For one week, local breweries, bars, restaurants and other venues host events celebrating the culture of craft beer in the Los Angeles community.
Eagle Rock's Unity, is the official beer of LA Beer Week. This collaborative beer, brewed with members of the L.A. County Brewers Guild, is a pale ale with California-grown Centennial and Gargoyle hops.
We arrived at the First Annual Craft Beer festival in Echo Park, Los Angeles an hour late on May 9th, and the line was down the block – and not moving. The doorman with the big, red goatee pulled us aside after hearing us inquire about the line. We asked if there was a cool local brew pub in the area, where we could possibly wait out the line. Feeling as if he didn’t want a lot of tourists or visitors bombarding his ‘joint’, he quickly looked us up and down before divulging the location. Apparently, we passed the cool factor test and he could tell we were far from tourists. He whispered that El Prado had some great craft beers.