There has been lost of news about California breweries this week. Green Flash is opening an east coast brewery, Sierra Nevada has broken-ground on their North Carolina facility, and all manner of new beers are coming out from across the state. There is a lot going on at our local LA breweries as well; read on for updates on the LA scene.
Golden Road Invades San Diego
After months of furious expansion, including a massive build-out of the new brewhouse, LA’s Golden Road Brewing has inked a new distribution deal that will send cans of Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen into north San Diego County. It sounds like entry into the SD market wasn’t always on Golden Road’s agenda, but the expansion of production capacity and the opportunity to bring some LA beer to the well-established SD scene was irresistible.
Eagle Rock Brewing Drops the UMLAUT
Eagle Rock Brewing just started pouring a new summer-seasonal beer called UMLAUT. The brew is a kolsch-style ale that should be a refreshing treat, and it is pouring now at the ERB tap-room.
Angel City Brewery is the Official Beer of Bloomfest
The downtown art/food/craft festival Bloomfest is being sponsored by the new and improved Angel City Brewery, and Brewmaster Dieter Foestner is busy preparing some new pilot beers for the event. A pilsner and two IPAs (it sounds like one will be an east-coast style, and the other a west cost style) will join Test Beer B: their tamarind-spiked Belgian Wit.
Los Angeles Ale Works Starts Production
One of LA’s newest brewing companies is set to brew their first commercial batch in early July. The brew is the Gams-Bart Rye, a beer that netted the LA Ale Works brewers a bronze medal in the
first final-round of the National Homebrew Competition. The new brew should start flowing at local bars in August!
Expansions, Awards, and More New Beers
Local favorite El Segundo Brewing Company is adding two more 30 barrel fermentation tanks to their operations to help meet the growing demand for their ales, Beachwood Brewing and BBQ in Long Beach won seven total medals at the San Diego International Beer Festival, and Agura Hills’ Ladyface Ales will follow their gold-medal-wining sour beer Trebuchet by debuting two more barrel-aged beers in July.
It is shaping up to be an exciting summer for beer in Los Angeles!