Los Angeles beer blog Beer Search Party is teaming up with Beer Belly for an event highlighting lagers and lighter brews perfect for summer. If our pilsner post had you thirsting for some crisp lagers, or just just want an excuse to hang out on the patio and session a few pints, you could do a lot worse than “Summer Camp” at Beer Belly!
Beer Search Party founder Sean Inman has this to say about the event:
[One] reason that I want to focus on the lighter beers is to take back what is ours. Industrial beer has put such a stigma on lagers and pilsners that it is hard for even the world’s best to be rated fairly.
I want to change peoples’ minds about these beers. And I know it can be accomplished because America craft beer geeks have re-embraced cans even though they were considered outré and the tools of the Bud Devil to make into bow tie shapes. To me, part of the joy of craft beer is the ability to have a hefeweizen on Monday, a Double IPA on Tuesday, a Belgian sour on Wednesday and so on. Lighter beers should also be part of the craft beer calendar.
While there’s been no official word on the tap list, you can expect lots of pilsners, light lagers, kolsch beer, and maybe even some cream ales to be pouring alongside Beer Belly’s infamous menu. It’s a good bet that beers like our favorite Pivo Pils from Firestone Walker, Craftsman Brewing’s classic 1903 lager, and Golden Road’s new Carbillo Kolsch will be pouring at the event.
Hit Beer Belly between noon and 4pm on Sunday June 9th for Summer Camp with Beer Search Party, and be sure to say hi to Sean for us!