Label design is tough and I can be a harsh judge. Paperback Brewing has a bold dime store novel cover with super bright colors look that I don’t vibe with but they have a winner with their Surrealist beer…

…and it doesn’t hurt that the style of beer is one that I, personally, would like to see more of, the Belgian Blonde ale.

Wild in the Yard

Hopyard Wildings is a new Hazy IPA collaboration between Hawthorne and Glendale. AKA, Common Space and Paperback. With notes of pepper, peaches and kumquat.

A little extra info on the beer, “Hopyard Wildlings brings together Hazy and Belgians for a big expressive flavor, of a type not currently found in Hazy IPAs.”

Paperback Celebration

Lookee here, a beer event, on this blog. These have been few and far between haven’t they?

Anyway, Paperback Brewing in Glendale will use three days to celebrate what has been a year for sure. So pick your day and check out their beers and their space if you are like me and haven’t actually been inside.

Featured Review – Swingers Party from Paperback Brewing

To close out the tasting of Paperback beer in July we head to a party…

Not one of the haziest beers that I have seen. Not in grapefruit juice visual territory. Earthy hop aroma to this one. Initial taste is very much Old-fashioned tongue scrape-y IPA. A little undercurrent of orange peel tucked inside. The haze bros would probably call a misnamed foul on this one. I like the flavor but this is not a hazy to me.

Featured Review – Cosmic Buzz DIPA from Paperback Brewing

I am quickly falling behind in tasting Paperback beer. I am really missing the old taster tray. Next up is a DIPA with a buzz to it. Cosmic Buzz.

This is an old school DIPA. Big and malty. You feel the alcohol and the bitterness quickly. Flavor wise, you are not going to get complex notes. It is basic and earthy. A powerful beer that does its job. If that doesn’t sound like a rave review, there are a lot of beers that do not hit their marks. This one does it.

Paperback Brewing Sneak Peek

Over the holiday weekend Paperback Brewing opened up and I took some quick snaps from a reasonable distance to show what the space looks like, spoiler, it looks cool. The outside will fool you.

The exterior from Magnolia Street.
The brewing side in the back of the building.
Two levels of seating and bar which is currently in use for to-go processing
Retro pulp branding

New Beginnings

Shoots of beer growth are starting to happen again! First up is a name I have been talking about for some time, Paperback Brewing in Glendale which is right near The Glendale Tap. They teased on Instagram the date of 7/3.

Second, it appears that the Glendora location of Smog City is on track to be open sooner rather than later as well.

Make sure to look for any instructions either place will be needing you to follow and be super nice to these people who have been through a ringer already.

Paperback on the Shelf

Last year, I put Paperback Brewing on the radar of readers and then, well, nothing really happened. I mean there was probably forward motion but nothing really concrete. Seems like 2020 might hold more news on this Glendale brewery….