Something must be in the air this spring: lots of LA breweries – from the South Bay to Glendale – have started packaging new beers to send out to thirsty Angelenos, and there are some real treats for the city’s hop-heads! Read on for details on who is bottling what. I covered this story for the Daily Dish last week, but it is certainly worth a mention here on Beer of Tomorrow! Some of our favorite beers from our favorite brewers are going to be available in bottles first time; clear out some space in your fridge for these brews:
- El Segundo Brewing Co. held a release party for their second run of bottles last Friday. Their hoppy but super-sessionable pale ale Blue House Citra Pale joins our favorite, White Dog IPA, as a year-round release while the resinous fan-favorite Two5-Left double IPA is the special release beer this time. Beer Paper LA calles Two5-Left “the first Double/Imperial IPA ever commercially bottled in LA County” and it will only be brewed around six times this year. It always goes fast, so keep your eyes out for bottles at fine bottle shops and Whole Foods markets soon!
- Beachwood BBQ will be unleashing their first bottled IPA tomorrow April 9th! Thrillseeker is a west coast IPA with layer after layer of hop aroma and a punchy palate to back it up. Julian makes some of the best IPAs in LA and you gotta try this beer!
- Eagle Rock Brewery has announced that Unionist Belgian pale ale will join their core-four year round beers in 22-ounce bottles this month. The brewery is just waiting on final label approval before the bottles can be filled and released into distribution. As exciting as this is, the rumor is that they will also be bottling the next batch of Imperialist double IPA that is slated to be brewed in April or May.
- Golden Road Brewing has just released cans of their new-look Wolf Among Weeds, and you can grab 4-packs of their 16-ounce cans at the Pub now or at shops around town very soon. We were big fans of the original Wolf Among Weeds, but the new recipe is even better. It’s a great spring beer, and if you didn’t get a chance to try it at the anniversary party before the keg kicked you’ll be abel to bring home a 4-pack soon.
- Monkish Brewing has aquired a bottling line and is planning to package their jasmine-spiked Lumin Belgian pale ale “soon”. There is not official word on when the bottles will get filled beyond, “hopefully in the coming months “.
Have you found any of these new-to-bottle brews around town yet? Lets hear about where you scored in the comments!