Simmzy’s has always been more draft centered even in the canniest of 16oz four-pack Times and even when they entered the package realm they went towards a different style, bottles.
Three IPAs dot their landscape starting with their Tips Up, then Tips Down the DIPA and then the cheekily names “It’s What Day” Hazy.
They will certainly break up the can monotony in your fridge
In a little over a week, the parking lot of the Burbank Simmzy’s will be turned into 1st Anniversary World. So after work on Friday, be that earlier or later, head over to see what beer surprises will be on tap.
If you did not make it to the Brew at the Zoo this year, you can still check out the special beer made by the Brewery at Simmzy’s for that festival at Simmzy’s Zoo Brew Dinner which will feature Hasani’s Silverback Summer Ale.
To recap: “Head Brewer Brian Herbertson was invited by the Los Angeles Zoo to work with Hasani to create a beer based on ingredients sampled by the gorilla during a special tasting.”
On Wednesday, September 13th, Simmzy’s will present a four course dinner expertly paired by Head Brewer Brian Herbertson, and Advanced Cicerone Greg Bechtel. A percentage of profits form the event will benefit the Los Angeles Zoo.
Morning Session Saison
Fresh melon and Peach salad with spring greens, goat cheese and herbed croutons
Tips Up IPA- (Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo Hops)
Fried Chicken with a creamy lemon, buttermilk sauce served with a fresh sweet corn
Hasani’s Silverback Summer Ale (Belgian Single with Blood orange)
Roasted pork tenderloin with a Blood orange sauce on a bed of wood-fire roasted green beans and crispy sweet potatoes
Chocolate Mousse with fresh whipped cream and Salted caramel brittle
If you want to meet the brew team from Simmzy’s and get a special limited release beer then you are in luck. Especially you Westsider’s.
Brewing Partner Greg Bechtel (LA’s only Advanced Cicerone), Head Brewer Brian Herbertson, and Founder Mike Simms will be touring…
Tuesday, August 22 at 5pm at Simmzy’s Huntington Beach
Wednesday, August 23 at 5pm at Simmzy’s Venice
Tuesday, August 29 at 5pm at Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach
Wednesday, August 30 at 5pm at Simmzy’s Long Beach
Saturday, September 2 at 2pm at Lil’ Simmzy’s El Segundo
There was always a couple reasons as to why I didn’t get out to Simmzy’s more often. One it was in Manhattan Beach (then Belmont Shores) which is not an easy 405 drive or parking experience. Secondly, it is teeny-tiny and super popular.
Well, those two problems have been alleviated for me. With the new Burbank location that has some elbow room to it. The same food concept reigns here with a curated menu of items that should hold a choice for everyone in your party. Or just the S’more Pudding for dinner. OK, I had the Bleu Cheese Burger which was really good though a bit tall to fit into my mouth.
The beer menu shows great diversity as well. Locals? Check. El Segundo, Smog City and MacLeod on tap. Styles? Covered. Porter to brown to ESB to IPA. And you can order up a Simmzy’s Flight as well to get a broad spectrum of tastes. I can see studios converging to the corner of Olive and Alameda for lunch often.
The 2nd Beer Float Showdown presented by FoodGPS and held at the Verdugo was a rousing success with a bunch of people taking the leap into the realm of beer and ice cream.
Four competitors created really original floats with most involving fruit beers. Here are the four floats in pictorial form.
# 1 from Ladyface Brasserie
# 2 from Simmzy’s
# 3 from Boneyard Bistro
Here is the description of the winning float, “Boneyard Bistro bar manager Rory Snipes made a float using Floris Apple, Bourbon-salted caramel-cinnamon ice cream, and a garnish of green apple coated with caramel cinnamon crumble.” Since it was such a hit, it may end up on the regular menu.
# 4 from Tony’s Darts Away
float photos courtesy of the Rosen Film Institute
Since there is no such thing as too much ice cream or too much beer, next stop was Scoops on Monday night for some incredible artisanal ice cream made with beer as a highlighted ingredient. I had the apricot/Chimay which was really good. You got a both fruit and beer solidly. The Hazelnut Lost Coast combo also worked wonders.
To further tempt you to go, here are some photos of the deliciousness… (Double click the photos to see the combinations)