Post Number: 176
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 08:19 am: ||
I was excited Friday to discover there has been a new brewery next to my city. Open for a year and I never knew. Even better, they opened a homebrew store a month ago. $35 for a 50 lb sack of two row! The store is well stocked, so I no longer have to drive 30 miles to my old LHBS. There's a tasting room, and I was there Friday, Saturday, and today. Not affiliated, yadda yadda... Just happy the magic is that much closer to my base camp. www.thebruery.com in Placentia, CA
Post Number: 1751
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 10:16 am: ||
Since you seem to have moved in with the Rue family, how's the beer?
Appears they have a thing for Belgians.
Post Number: 10560
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 11:33 am: ||
I've always marveled at the difference between San Diego, which is one of the centers of craft brewing, and LA, which seems almost indifferent to craft beer. And I've considered that the San Diegans might begin their invasion via Orange Country. Is this the first wave?
Post Number: 177
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 08:36 pm: ||
I've only had Leffe Duvel and Chimay at multiple times. I base my expectations around these beers. Let's just say the brewer is into his own interpretations. A tripel that has basil. A wit with lavender. A saison of 8.5%. But I liked everything I had. Very flavorful beers.
Post Number: 589
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 01:25 am: ||
Au contraire Bill, there's plenty of craft beer in L.A. Granted, not a lot of it is brewed here, but San Diego had the advantage of a successful brewpub, Carl Strauss' Old Columbia Brewery, early on. Nothing is better for extracting cash from bankers like the ability to point to a successful local venture.
However, I would put the number and quality of the beer bars here up against any in the country. And at least one brewery, Craftsman, produces beers as good as any I've had.