I’m working on a post about my recent trip to Santa Barbara, but in the meantime here is the first video I shot for Beer Belly.
Tomorrow, we will be headed to Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village to shoot another video. I am really excited that we’ll get to speak with Meg Gill, co-owner of the brewery. I’m hoping to get more time editing this video so that I can improve upon the previous one.
I am also planning a return to homebrewing. My last beer was a pale ale brewed with Calypso hops. It was a great beer with a lot of pear and apple flavors. A friend of mine gifted me a pound of Cascade hops grown on his parent’s farm, so I’m putting together a recipe that will lend itself to Cascade. I’m thinking of brewing a (Brown) IPA, or a hoppy wheat beer.
LA’s newest brewery, Golden Road Brewing, opened this past Sunday and I of course had to be there. GRB had a huge grand opening party with a long list of guest kegs. I’ve been reading about this new brewery for several months now so I was really excited to finally check it out. As I tend to do all too frequently, I forgot to take a lot of pictures while I was there, so you’ll have to be okay with just a couple. Deal with it.
The brewery is the love child between Tony Yanow, owner of Tony’s Darts Away andMohawk Bend, and Meg Gill, of Speakeasy Brewing and Oscar Blues. Meg was lucky enough to convince John Carpenter from Dogfish Head to swap coasts and brew beer for them. Good choice Meg! Three of John’s beers were on tap for the opening party, Point The Way IPA, Hefeweizen, and Burning Bush IPA (a smoked IPA). I had a glass of each and loved all of three of them.
Tony told me that GRB is planning on brewing a variety of cask ales. Unlike many other breweries, GRB will brew beers with the intention of putting them into casks. If you haven’t had a cask ale do yourself a favor and go get one. You won’t regret it.