Tapped Out is a weekly round-up of the stories and posts that didn’t get covered on Beer of Tomorrow but that are still interesting and worth a read. So grab your favorite weekend beer and take a look!
There are plenty of events going on around town to keep you busy all week - especially if you love pumpkin beers, and we’ve also got plenty of interesting links to keep you entertained though the dragging workday until Friday night happens!
- The 4th annual Hoptoberfest is on Saturday at 38 Degrees Alehouse. The event celebrates both German fest beers and hoppier IPAs with a side of seasonal autumn brews. You can check out the tentative tap list, and it looks like something to celebrate!
- Also on Saturday is the first annual Fall Fest at Sunset Beer Co. A mix of pumpkin beers, autumn seasonals, and some Octoberfest brews will be available all-day at the Echo Park spot.
- If you’re not burned out on pumpkin beer you can hit up the Pumpkin Palooza at Blue Palms Brewhouse on Sunday October 28th starting at 3pm. The tap-list is looking good, and the menu of pumpkin foods looks even better! We’ll be there so say “hi” if you see us!
- Are you feeling Lukcy? The new Stone Company Store Pasadena is having a special growler-fill on Tuesday the 30th for the rerelease of Stone’s Lukcy Basartd Ale. Don’t miss this one kids; this beer is off-the-charts delicious. 2012 bottles of Double Bastard will also be available!
- Grab some cheap craft beer in the South Bay. Adam’s Fine Wines & Liquors in Redondo is having a 20%-off sale on all 400 craft beers in stock on Saturday!
News and More Stories
- Greg Koch says this video “captures my / @StoneBrewingCo’s simple philosophies as well as any I’ve seen.” It is absolutely worth the 5 minutes you’ll spend watching it, and I’d actually give it its own post if we hadn’t been to Stone-heavy recently:
- Golden Road Brewing’s Meg Gill shares her five favorite LA-area beers in this piece on the LA Weekly Squid Ink blog from September 2011.
- The LA Weekly also has an update on the start-up brewery Ohana Brewing Company. You might have tried their beers at the LA Beer Week closing festival, and they’ve started to show up on tap-lists around town (we’ve seen them at City Tavern.)
- We love a good beer with a good meal, but not all our favorite restaurants have a beer-list that excites us. Sometimes we want to just bring our own bottle to the restaurant, and this is a list of the 15 best spots to BYOB and not even get hit with a corkage fee! The Hollywood Bowl is an obvious pick, but we’d never thought of brown-bagging some Prima Pils to Village Pizzaria! And did you know Pasadena’s Houston’s not only has one of the best Caesar Salads in the city, but they don’t charge a corkage fee (and Houstons is just a short stroll from Stone’s new Company Store!)
- Learn about the process of developing and protecting Stone Brewing’s proprietary yeast strain.
- We knew that Andrew and Lee Bakofsky from Eagle Rock Brewing were talented brewers and talented graphic artists, but we had no idea just how much their work permeates the LA beer scene. You know that awesome painting of the beer-sipping goat featured prominently at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood? Yup, that was Lee and Andrew!
That’s all we’ve got for this week! Get out there and enjoy (what we hope is) the last gasp of summer’s warm weather!