California doesn’t see the fresh hop bounty that Oregon and Washington does but the occasional glimmer appears. Just look for the spiderweb to get a Strata Fresh Hop Arachne from Ogopogo Brewing and Three Weavers.
Hollywood Park development next to the now not as new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood will have a YouTube Theater but more importantly Three Weavers Brewing Company will target a spring 2022 satellite location in the sprawling complex that has not been able to fully develop due to, well, you know.
One day, Angelenos may get to stroll the grounds and have a beer. Let’s hope it is before the LA Olympics.
First Deep Ellum Brewing filed suit against the CANarchy group and now another defection, this time close to home as Three Weavers Brewing is buying back what was sold a previously so the collective seems to be splitting at the seams.
Three Weavers and Inglewood have a SoFi growth spurt in front of them as the state and city re-open and in advance of Olympics in a few years time so that was probably part of the decision making process.
And does this mean that collectives are just not conducive to craft beer?
Three Weavers is leaving their latest beer unfiltered. A Thousand Times Yes is an unfiltered DIPA from the Inglewood brewery. How many times will you say yes to this hoppy creation?
The second of the Three Weavers featured reviews is Light Trails IPA. Getting quite a bit of grape character to this one Soft texture here as well, the bitterness is nicely understated. The aroma is very red wine barrel. Not the usual aroma which wakes up the senses. Overall, a very tannic experience, the IPA for wine fans.
I got a nice care package from Three Weavers Brewing with an exciting single hop beer, featuring Simcoe.
This pale ale pours a vibrant yellow. Pine and earthiness are first to make their presence known followed by a minor note of grapefruit. For a pale ale, Deep Thoughts has a strong layer of bitterness to it while still being lighter in body. Additional citrus notes come through as the beer warms up making the flavor profile more complex.
I am hoping that maybe, down the road, there will be a mixed 4-pack each can featuring a different hop.
Staying with Three Weavers for the day, they have a collaboration with Crowns & Hops on shelves…
West Coast IPA’s seem to be resurgent.
Haven’t talked about Three Weavers in a mo’ but they have a new imperial stout with an Irish twist to it Some Dark Hollow. A big 12.3% that aged in Jameson Irish Whisky casks. Look for it in finer beer shoppes.
Three Weavers is hitting us with (3) IPA’s in the 3rd month of the year. After having Expatriate IPA for the first time in a long while, I am intrigued by the West Coast, Light Trails the most but if you like Pineapple, that could work well too.
Gonna inaugurate a new monthly feature where I highlight great beer names (paired with great design, hopefully) on SoCal beers that you should be on the lookout for. The initial pair is below…