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.
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.
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.
This review marks my 3rd Paperback beer which means I should probably go get some more.
Not bad at all but not particularly a blonde ale. More of an Amber or German Alt. Big amount of malt flavor in the dark yellow beer. Loads of mineral water taste at the back and very full tasting. Great beer with pizza if your pizza is spicy and carries the bold flavors.
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.
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….