Top O’ the Taps 4/30 to 5/6
Happy Monday to all in the craft beer community. We thank all of you for supporting local craft beer. We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Once again, Beers in Paradise brings you the best beers and best experiences in LA, Orange and surrounding counties for the week of 4/30 to 5/6.
Blind Lady Ale House – Can Diego CBC Opening After Party
We love cans. We love our friends. We love our friends that can their beer, so it’s absolutely time we all get together. After kicking off the Craft Brewers Conference, come join Team GRB, our dear beer friend Lee Chase and several of our favorite, hand-picked breweries …who CAN at our very first CAN DIEGO event at Blind Lady Ale House!
Confirmed in attendance we have:
• Golden Road Brewing Co-founder Meg Gill and Brewmaster Jon Carpenter with cans of Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen
• Maui Brewing Company Founder Garrett Marrero with cans of Coconut Porter and La Perouse
• Avery Brewing Co. Owner & Brewmaster Adam Avery with cans of Joe’s Pilsner and Ellie’s Brown Ale
• Oskar Blues Head Brewer Dave Chichura, Marketing Director Chad Melis, and Beer Traffic Control Freak Jeremy Rudolf with cans of G’Knight Imperial Red Ale and Chaka, their epic Belgian Pale collaboration with Sun King http://beerstreetjournal.com/oskar-blues-sun-king-create-chaka/
• 21st Amendment Co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan and Sales Director Dave Wilson
•Tallgrass Brewing Co. from Kansas!
• Ska Brewing Co. plus more to come…
• JUST ADDED! Surly Brewing Co. from Minnesota!
Try some of the best canned brews in the nation and meet these great peeps to talk beer and cans from 9 PM – 12 AM at BLAH. There is no entry fee. One night. One place. Many, many cans. CAN you handle it?
Blind Lady Ale House – 3416 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116 – 619.255.2419
Brew at the Zoo – Palm Desert
“Saving Wildlife One Beer at a Time.” That’s the theme behind the 3rd Annual Brew at the Zoo, one of SoCal’s most popular beer festivals. Presented by Integrated Wealth Management, this year’s event includes three live music stages, over 1,500 guests, 35 vendors, Paradise Island, Discovery Ale House, Exo-Luxury Safari Lounge hosted by Hot Purple Energy, VIP Lounge with jazz combo, premium wine and beer, deluxe appetizers and private animal encounters, Sustainability and Leadership Award for green brewers, Brew Blends, food demos, beer and wine pairings, special presentations by leaders in the beer and restaurant industry, gourmet raffle, Hangover Prevention Center, delicious non-alcoholic beverages, and more! To purchase tickets online through May 4th click here. You can also call 760.346.5694 ext. 2121
Brew at the Zoo – 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 – 760.346.5694
Beachwood BBQ: Long Beach – Ode to Lambic
Sunday, May 6, 2012 – 4pm to 11:30pm
Lambic is one of the most sublime and complex beer styles one can try.For those of you who love Lambic like we do, you know that a love for Lambic is a love for challenging the limits of beer flavor. It’s an appreciation of technique coupled with a little bit of luck, patience and a devotion to tradition.
Lambic brewing traditions, preserved since the Middle Ages are subject to the forces of nature–spontaneous fermentation, exposure to the wild yeasts and bacteria that represent a particular geographicalthumbprint, and influence by the local microbial micro flora. Lambic is a unique representation of a brewery’s environment. It is an intricate expression of the brewers’ craft, and still to this day, one of the most mesmerizing categories of beer being produced—perhaps the best example of terroir that the beer world has to offer.
Come join us for a celebration of these legendary wild ales and the amazing beers that they have continued to inspire. Gain some insight into the world of Lambic through guest speakers from The Bruery, Artisanal Imports and more… True to Beachwood style, we’ll have some unique food pairings available as well.
For those of you that have been squirreling away your favorite Lambic beers in hopes of sharing them with like minds, this could be your perfect opportunity. We’d like to extend the celebration with a bottle share of your favorites.
- Cantillon Kriek
- Tilquin Gueuze
- St. Louis Gueuze
- Bockor Oude Lambic
- Boon Framboise
- The Bruery Sans Pagaie Kriek
- Jolly Pumpkin Bambic
- The Bruery – Cuvee Jeune *ON CASK*
- 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
- 3 Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
- 3 Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek
- Timmerman’s Oude Gueuze
- Oud Beersel Oude Gueuze
- Lambick X
- Birra del Borgo Duchessic
- Birrifico del Ducato Beersel Mattina
- De Ranke Cuvvee de Ranke
- The Bruery Batch #50
- The Bruery Mother Funker
- Russian River Beatification
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – 210 E. 3rd St., Long Beach, CA 90802 – 562.436.4020
What’s New on Tap?
The Bottle Room, Uptown Whittier – Ale Smith IPA, St. Feiullien Saison.
The Daily Pint, Santa Monica – Loast Coast Double Trouble IPA, Alaskan Summer Kolsch Style Ale, Stone Pale Ale w/Columbus Hops on Cask.
Rock & Brews, El Segundo – Drakes Denogginizer Imperial IPA, Hop Henge, White Dog IPA.
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