June is a busy beer month for me. Firestone Walker and a trip to Paso Robles at the beginning and then the LA Beer Week takes over in the 3rd Week. Expect lots of coverage of both.
~ e-visits to three breweries from England like Affinity Brew Co., Boxcar, Anspach and Hobday
~ special featured reviews of Paso Robles beverages
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark
~ A Book & A Beer reads Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jay Jones
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.
Here are two events to get your June started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) June 1st – King Harbor Brewing 5th Anniversary
2) June 11th – Beer – Cheese – Chocolate at Eagle Rock Brewery Public House
The answer is yes. Here are some apple specific events for you to take in, starting tonight!
Wednesday, June 22nd
We’re celebrating LABW by tapping our newest cider blend, Sunset Swizzle. A spin off of a traditional Haymaker’s Punch, this is a dry cider made with local strawberries, fresh ginger, local lemon verbena, then naturally conditioned with local orange blossom honey. On the beer side, Westlake Brewing Co. will feature a syrah barrel aged Kolsch on tap!
Wednesday, June 22nd
“Highland Park Brewery and 101 Cider House have teamed up to create a beer and cider hybrid for LA Beer Week. We’ll have this funky, fruity, barrel-fermented concoction on tap, along with a few special treats from 101 Cider.”
Thursday, June 23rd
“This is a battle of the ages, a showdown of traditionally made ciders versus their modern day counterparts. Taste handcrafted ciders from LA’s local 101 Cider House and Oregon’s Wandering Aengus Ciderworks, joined by classic European ciders from France and Spain. Ticket price includes 8 ciders (4oz pour), plus burger & fries.”
Do you like sour beers? Do you like driving around LA? Or are you like me and picking one spot to grab some Firestone Walker beer?
“Walker’s Wild Ride is back during L.A. Beer Week! Join the Lion & the Barrelmeister on Saturday, Sept. 27th as they make their unruly trek in “Olivia”, the ’64 Land Rover, hosting a crazy LA pub crawl with four sour beers in tow! Follow along as we make stops at Tony’s Darts Away (12pm), Library Alehouse (2:30pm), Naja’s Place (4:30pm) & The Federal Bar – Long Beach (7pm).”