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Say Hello To LA’s Newest Brewery Golden Road Brewing

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.

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Oishii. Beer and Noodles in Little Tokyo.

It’s the best week(s) of the year! I am of course talking about Los Angeles Beer Week. Two jam packed weeks full of beer. Every good bar in the city is holding events in celebration of locally made brews. We really aught to extend the festivities and  just call it LA Beer Month. I don’t think that too many people would complain.

For my first event of the week my friend Garrett and I went out to Little Tokyo to check out a bar called  Far Bar, which was releasing Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder (Gradually, Quietly, Steadily), a collaboration between Dogfish Head and one of my favorites, The Bruery.  In my four years living in LA I have not really spent much time exploring downtown LA. I’m sure like many people, I thought that downtown was for bums and basketball games. I was wrong. Little Tokyo is an amazing example of what downtown has to offer.

 

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