I usually don’t talk a lot about Avery Brewing on this blog. They have kept up with innovating and the above caught my eye due to the addition of pears. I have had a couple of pear beers this year that have been fantastic and maybe we are rounding into an increase of Bosc and Comice. It will be fun to see if the combo of Imperial IPA and two fruits will meld together.


Better than whether the groundhog sees his/her shadow is the day at the Los Angeles Zoo when an animal selects the special ingredients for the Brew at the L.A. Zoo special beer.  This year Charlie, a Linné’s two-toed sloth picked pear and roses for the 2019 beer.

The Brewery at Simmzy’s brewmaster Brian Herbertson will add those two ingredients to the German Kolsch style, which will be named, Slothen Bräu,” According to Herbertson, “This light beer will have bright pear notes and some subtle cherry-like flavors and pair well with a range of pub foods that will be served that evening.” 

You can taste this special beer at the Brew at the Zoo on Friday, August 2, 2019 from 7-11 p.m with VIP Early Access and Lounge from 6-11 p.m.