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L.A. Vegan Beer and Food Festival 2012

Saturday May 12, 2012 12-5pm Roxy Theater W. Hollywood Ca.

Another year in the books, actually it’s their 3rd year of this fun festival held at the world famous Roxy Theatre in Hollywood. Every year this festival sells out faster than the last and gets better and better. Great food trucks, good bands, lot’s of friendly people and great beers flowing. This year they moved around the brews, so we can enjoy them inside rather than outside. Worked out great, seeing that it was a very warm Saturday afternoon. As always, it was great seeing lots of familiar faces and sharing opinions about great beers being served this afternoon.

The list of breweries were:

Green Flash, North Coast, Smog City, Golden Road, Sierra Nevada, Karl Strauss, Firemen’s Brew, Stone Brewery, Epic Brewing, Bootlegger’s, Eel River, Hanger 24 to name just a few.

This year I went for the beers I haven’t tried before, so I was looking forward to seeing a few of these folks. The one’s that I enjoyed were Green Flash (Palate Wrecker), Sierra Nevada (Torpedo), Bootlegger’s and Stone Brewing. Two outstanding breweries that you simply MUST have in the future were, Firemen’s Brew (Brunette) amazing brew & that’s coming from a person that typically stays away from bock style brews. Next one was Epic Brewing, what can be said? Amazing brewery with tons of great craft beers for every different palate out there. I was lucky enough to meet Dan Cole (So Cal rep) and David Cole (Co-Founder) of Epic Brewing Company a few weeks back and talked so much of brews and this great craft beer nation, but that’s a different article. This time I met up with Dan while they were tapping Brainless Corruption IPA, part of their Exponential Series. If you haven’t already, go get some now, worth every drop.

Overall a great Saturday afternoon, I’m not a vegan but I will tell you this, Seabirds Truck had Beer Battered Avocado Tacos (fried avocado, creamy jalapeño-cilantro sauce, red onion, cabbage slaw) that were absolutely out of this world! Thanks to everyone behind the scenes, food trucks, bands, The Roxy and breweries, see you next year.




To check out more photos of The Vegan Beer Fest event, click here.



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