Just a Thought -Part 1

L.A. craft beer at the airport.  Why isn’t there more there?  I was set to thinking about this when I read (somewhere) that an America whiskey maker was setting up shop in a Paris airport.

Couldn’t there be a cart or a pop-up Welcome to L.A. Craft beer spot at LAX? It could be to-go only or a little biergarten area where either weary travelers could disembark from the plane and have a drink or a place where you could get a last minute gift before heading home.

It could rotate between Torrance breweries for a month, then DTLA, then Long Beach to keep things fresh and new.  Merch could be up for sale as well.  Teaming up with a winery or local spirits makers would work too.

Might make me think about flying more.

Sean Suggests for May 2022

This month is all California with a leaning to styles not normally seen or ingredients not as often used.

Firestone Walker / Green CheekParrotphrase – 4.5% “We teamed up with Green Cheek Beer Co. to create Parrotphrase, a limited-edition Dry-Hopped Grisette with crisp flavors of passionfruit and guava. Parrotphrase will be the Welcome Beer at the Invitational Beer Festival.”

Cellador AlesGolden Healer – 5% “an intensely aromatic, and reminds me of the perfumey quality of walking by a guava tree in Southern California in the fall. The base beer has lots of depth, with classic Farmhouse beer character, which plays well with the slightly herbal note of the guavas.”

Beachwood BrewingBarrel Aged Full Malted Jacket Scotch Ale – 12% – “Bringing back our two-time GABF award-winning Full Malted Jacket Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale. With its NEW partner in crime, Full Malted Jacket RYE Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale. You’ll taste accents of vanilla and toasted oak that meld seamlessly with notes of toffee and caramel.

In the Tap Lines for July 2013


And the Search Party is back from sabbatical or hiatus or whatever you call it when someone leaves the room while the party is still going on.  Now I am refreshed and ready to tackle a full month of beer in Los Angeles. I will also have extra beer reviews of three beers from Monday Night Brewing in Atlanta, Georgia.  Starting with their Ginger Wit by the name of Fu Man Brew.

~ e-visits to three breweries from America’s Heartland in honor of the 4th of July
~ video reviews tackles a “should have been June” review beer from Mother Earth plus more beer reviews minus the videos
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world
~ … and Session # 77 will converge bloggers onto a single topic, this month the IPA Boom
~ plus many more posts about new beers, beer products and breweries

Here are two events to get your July started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) July 6-14 Lucky Baldwin’s (all 3 locations) Sweet & Sour Fest
2) July 13 Dry River Brewing at the NELA Art Gallery – Highland Park