Casa at the Southland

I would recommend driving out of Los Angeles to check out Casa Agria’s tap room (among many in the area) but if you wanna stay in town then Southland Beer will be pouring a mini-tap takeover of beers….

On tap:
Slammin’ at the Club – American lager
Summer in the Streets – hazy IPA
Bliss and Death – west coast IPA
Unseen Dreams – wild ale with apricots

Wren in the House

It is always fun to welcome in breweries from other states and on the 25th, Southland Beer in K-Town will be bringing the Arizona brewed beer of Wren House to Los Angeles.

And as a special bonus beer from Arizona Wilderness will be on tap too!

Russian to Mohawk Bend

Thanks to the new production facility in Windsor, Angelenos have been getting a nice, steady supply of beer from Russian River Brewing. And that means that we will probably see more tap takeovers, like the one coming up at Mohawk Bend on August 29th.

As that date gets closer, check the social media to see if any tap list emerges but I would recommend starting with STS Pils.


If you have not found the time in the new year to visit the now open Craft Beer Cellar in Eagle Rock, well, I have an excuse for you….

“On Saturday, January 9th from 4-8p we’re hosting our first of many Second Saturday Sessions and to kick the year off right who better than Eagle Rock Brewery to take over our tap room! The Eagle Rock crew will be in the house and some awesome beer will be pouring from the taps, like Manifesto, their Witbier style beer, Stimulus, their Belgian-style Amber with Intelligentsia Coffee, and a bunch of their delicious core lineup. As if that wasn’t enough, Eagle Rock Brewery Public House will also be offering some of the delicious munchies! All Eagle Rock Brewery Beer bottles to-go will be offered on sale with 10% off!”

And if you read that whole paragraph, the other easter egg is the fact that the Public House will be providing some foodie treats. Great way to kill two beer birds with one visit.

a Dogfish at Blue Palms


Blue Palms will be hosting Dogfish Head  this Wednesday, February 5th with a large list of off-centered ales from Delaware.  Check out the list….

American Beauty
Bitches Brew
World Wide Stout
120 minute
90 minute
Burton Barton
Indian brown Ale
Midas Touch
Namaste Belgian Wit
Chickory stout

(I’ve highlighted the beers that I would choose)

Strand + Cinco


Strand Brewing Tap Takeover at Cinco tomorrow night from 3pm to 11:30pm

Enjoy half pints, full pints, and four, six and eight pour tasting samplers of Strand Brewing brews and “Drunken Tacos” during Cinco’s Tap Takeover with Strand Brewing.

Every time a guest buys a beer, taco or sampler, they can toss their name in a raffle jar to win sweet Strand prizes including hats, shirts and pint glasses. One lucky winner will go home with a rare special release Strand Second Sheep Russian Imperial Stout.

MENU SPECIALS:  “Drunken Tacos” – Strand Beach House Amber Beer-Battered Shrimp, pickled radish slaw, topped with a creamy chipotle salsa (two for $7)

BEERS ON TAP: Beach House Amber, 24th St. Pale, Atticus IPA, White Sand Imperial IPA, Bahgeera East India Pale Ale (3rd Anniversary Beer) and the last keg in LA of Ito-Weisse, Cherry Ito-Weisse and Musashi Black IPA


Blind Donkey + Beachwood

On Saturday, 5/25 at 2pm Beachwood BBQ & Brewing will Tower Takeover The Blind Donkey.


It will be the “very first tap takeover” for the Pasadena joint and Owner Gabe Gordon, Head Brewer Julian Shrago & Creative Manager Jarred Ekstrom will be in attendance with the following on tap:

Foam Top – American Cream Ale – 5.5%ABV (GOLD Award 2012 World Beer Cup – Blonde or Golden Ale)
Hef Leppard – Bavarian Style Hefeweizen – 5.1% ABV
El Verano Saison – Belgian Style Saison – 6.7% (Bronze Medal at 2012 Great American Beer Festival® French/Belgian Saison)
Street 3, Block 2 – American Pale Ale – 5.5% ABV – 70 IBUs
Hops of Brixton – English Special Bitter – 6.1% ABV
Knuckle Head Red – American Red Ale – 5.7% ABV (Bronze Award at 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition)
The Falcon – West Coast India Pale Ale – 7.1% ABV – 99 IBUs
Full Malted Jacket – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale – 9.2% ABV
Still Life – Smoked Double Oat Stout – 8.8% ABV – 69 IBUs
Beyond a Reasonable Stout – American Imperial Stout – 10% ABV – 85 IBUs