Prepare for an intoxicating pairing that goes way beyond a shot with a beer back.
Food writer Gev Kazanchyan is teaming up with Dave Watrous of Beachwood BBQ & Brewing for a one night fundraising event. Bartender, Matt Biancaniello, of The Roosevelt Hotel’s Library Bar has been recruited to concoct five craft beers with five craft spirits.
(LOS ANGELES, August 15) -- The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10. Cramming so much win into seven days proved impossible, so the event organizers decided to slightly alter the definition of the word “week,” opting to extend the festivities through October 23, spreading the gospel for a whopping 14 days.
Bier ist gut. For those German challenged, it means what it sounds like. Beer fricken’ rocks.
It’s the 200th anniversary of the German Tradition of Oktoberfest. That’s right, in 1810, some beer loving German royalty decided to get hitched and that’s how we ended up with the rich, amber, copper seasonals that are Oktoberfest style beers. It’s like a really long, international game of telephone that started with a traditional German marriage and horse race and ended up being a bunch of people gathering around to drink beer, roast sausages and wear the most hideous outfits you can think of.
The first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco on 31 August, 1933. General Brewing was begun as Prohibition was ending as a way to profit from the beer business boom. Unlike other large, new breweries at that time, General Brewing built everything from the ground up.
Imagine a collective of people from all walks of life, gathering together in a city with 40 microbreweries, with one commonality, and that is their love for beer.
As I arrived at the hotel in Portland on Friday evening, I entered the Alaska room where the Night of Many Bottles was held. It was a fitting title for the night.
On the other end of hipster Hollywood Boulevard, lies a beacon of craft beer nestled inside an unassuming corner building. For three years, Blue Palms Brewhouse has been serving 24 specialty craft draft beers on tap and one cask ale. With zero pretentions, Blue Palms has been rated the eighth best beer restaurant in 2010 & 2011 by Rate Beer.