Category Archives: Reviews

Tuesday Tastings: Angel City Brewery mix pack

Today’s Tuesday Tastings notes comes from a mixed case of Angel City Brewery beers, which I had picked up at Costco while in Burbank over the Labor Day holiday. The pack contained their IPA, Social IPA, Pilsner, and Oktoberfest, a decent style spread. Angel City was founded in 1997 in downtown Los Angeles, to be LA’s first micro/craft brewery, and at the beginning of 2012 they were acquired by acquired by Alchemy & Science, some sort … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Harvest Season

For this week’s Tuesday Tastings I’m going very seasonal, with a selection of harvest beers appropriate for the autumn. Gilgamesh Brewing Fresh Prince of Ales Gilgamesh Brewing out of Salem, Oregon, brews a number of unusual ales (including Mamba—not hopped but steeped instead with black tea, which is not my favorite) and has several with punny names. Case in point: they have a wheat beer they named DJ Jazzy Hef, so it’s only natural they … Continue reading →

Tuesday Tastings: Gosepalooza II!

Yes, more Gose-styled beers to taste means another Gosepalooza for Tuesday Tastings! I can’t get enough of this style. Almanac Beer Golden Gate Gose San Francisco Bay Area brewery Almanac has been making inroads into Oregon this year, but I had originally picked up this bottle before they began distributing up here. This Gose is in what they’ve dubbed their “Fresh Beers” series, and they say: Our Golden Gate Gose is inspired by the classic … Continue reading →

Golden Road Brewing, Los Angeles

Over the Labor Day holiday weekend earlier this month we were in Burbank, California visiting family, and while it ostensibly wasn’t a beer trip, we always seem to find some time to slip in a visit to a new brewery or locale to sample the local brew. This time around we had a free couple of hours one afternoon so sought out the nearest brewery to my brother’s place, which turned out to be Golden … Continue reading →

McMenamins Hard Blackberry cider

Jon has been receiving periodic offers for growler samples of select McMenamins beers for awhile now. When the notice came in for a sample of their Blackberry Cider, I immediately told him the growlette was mine. 🙂 Having just bought a fresh pint at the pub a few days prior, I waited a bit before filling the growlette provided to us by McMenamins for such a sample. The color is a very dark purple and tastes pretty … Continue reading →