Dual Review – 2 from Dokkaebier

My interest in the Oscars has waned over the last few years but if the movies nominated one of the few that caught my eye was Minari, so when I saw that Southland Beer Co. was selling a unique witbier honoring that movie, I picked it up along with another beer from this unique brewery, Dokkaebier.

Not their Kimchi sour though.

Let’s start with the Grand Quimen Pilsner which starts off well but the crispness slides into a more silky mouthfeel. I get a weird tannic but smooth note. I would hazard a guess that I would not like this tea straight. The tea does come through which is what you want but this just doesn’t quite reach the mark for me.

On to the water celery! And Citrus Witbier. This pours a dark amber. Not what I was expecting. The aroma is straight up celery. A little more expected. There is a big malty note sitting under the celery taste but the citrus is missing. And to me, this isn’t a wit really. I would need to get some spice and any citrus (lemon, lime, traditional orange).

Of the two, I would go with the tea pilsner even though the tea was not to my liking, it was in balance with the beer where the celery was not.

Not the Entire Southland

…just Southland Beer Co. is turning 2.

The Koreatown spot will open early at 1pm. There will be new t-shirts an Instagram contest and most importantly a special taplist.

This is just the start….
Beachwood – Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket
Beachwood Blendery – Into The Great Unknown (with Strata & Mosaic hops)
Bottle Logic – Vaporware Golden Milk Stout with Espresso on nitro
Bottle Logic/Abnormal Metropolis Zone Hazy Triple IPA
The Good Beer Co/J Wakefield – Cool Island Song blonde ale with mango, pineapple, passionfruit, and lemon
TRVE – Life’s Trade

In the Tap Lines for June 2017

Get ready. The first part of the month will be filled with Firestone Walker Invitational re-capping and the last half will be all about L.A. Beer Week including my review of the Unity Brew that was brewed at El Segundo this year.
~ e-visits to three breweries from Nashville, Tennessee. Southern Grist, Honky Tonk Brewing and Czann’s Brewing Company
~ special featured review of the newest Unity beer for LABW
~ Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events
~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark
~ A Book & A Beer reads The Mezcal Rush
~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.

Here are two events to get your June started in the Los Angeles craft beer world:
1) June 1st – Libertine Flight Night at Southland Beer
2) June 2nd – Beer Camp Across the World at Select Beer in Redondo Beach