Staff Bottle Pick: October

To read more about what our staff pick bottles are all about, head here.

For October we’re starting fresh all over again with Ting Su; picking a beer for you.  And this month she choose for you:

Alesmith Brewing:  Evil Dead Red. From Alesmith’s site this beer is described as, “Vivid mahogany color, good head formation and retention. Rich, chewy, toasty, malty flavors perfectly balanced by a moderate hoppy bitterness. The aroma starts with a pleasant hop aroma followed by a nice malty sweetness. Well-rounded and well-balanced. Smooth, medium-bodied. Lush and rich on the palate with a semi-dry finish.”

Ting likes this beer because she says, “It’s made by Alesmith and they’re our homies, because our brewhouse came from them. Malty beers make me think of cold weather, because that’s what I crave more when it’s cold out…. and I love cold weather. But it’s a great beer because it has a good bit of hops to balance the huge malt flavors. “

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

 

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Women’s Beer Forum: Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

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Ladies!

This month’s women’s forum will be an extra special one because we’ll be teaming up with Keep A Breast Foundation to raise some funds for breast cancer awareness. We’ll have our friends from Craftsman BrewingAngel City BreweryGoose Island BrewingThe BrueryPizza Port Solana Beach, and Ladyface Ales bringing out some special beers. But wait – there’s more! We’ve got some special edition women’s forum glasses that you’ll get to take home with you.

The event will be on Wednesday 10/16/13 from 7p-9p. The cost will be $22 and includes some super special beers made by some of your favorite ladies in the beer industry, hang time with these amazing ladies, a flight sheet, a commemorative glass, and bragging rights that you spent the evening drinking for a cause (Because yes, for each of your pretty faces in attendance, I’ll be kicking some cash money over to Keep A Breast Foundation to support women’s health.)!

Worried about how much beer there will be? Have no fear, becauseJoe’s Pizza Truck will be there with some amazing eats to help soak up some of that beer. Also, Sweet E’s Bakery Truck will also be around to tempt your sweet tooth with some “pink-inspired” treats and will also be donating a portion of their proceeds to Keep a Breast!

What are you waiting for? RSVP soon!

Cheers!

-ting

LABW 2013 or BUST!

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LA BEER WEEK 2013:
SEPT 19th-29th

It’s that time of year once again where you strap on your big kid liver and experience the greatness that is LA craft beer. If you’d like to check out the full calendar of events for the week click here. If you want to see just what your FAVORITE brewery is up to this week….. keep reading!

ERB TAP TAKEOVER/DUELING CASKS

September 19th-22nd, 6:30PM | @Story Tavern 

Story Tavern will be tapping Populist & Solidarity Casks, Nitro & CO2 Unionist, Revolution & Manifesto. For 4 days, versions of Eagle Rock’s beers. On the opening night, Sep 19th, we will tap both the populist & Solidarity Casks & Eagle Rock Brewery Owners Ting Su & Jeremy Raub will be in attendance. The following nights we will be tapping the Unionist, Revolution & Manifesto.

150 S. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502

BEER FLOATS!

September 20th, 7-10PM | @Verdugo Bar

Peddler’s & Ales is an event for L.A. Beer Week, based around the perfect beer float, pairing Peddler’s Creamery’s delicious ice cream and sorbets with the amazing line-up of beers below. You can try one of the menu’s special beer floats, or create your own. There will also be some really fun outdoor games on the patio!

Peddler’s & Ales is about enjoying and celebrating local ice cream and beer.
Proceeds from the event will go to The Keep A Breast Foundation™. Who doesn’t like eating ice cream, drinking beer, playing corn hole, while supporting a great cause?  See you there!

INFO & TICKETS

3408 Verdugo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065

CHINATOWN MOON FESTIVAL

September 21st, 5PM-12AM | @Central & West Plaza & Bamboo Lane

Join us in the beer garden celebrating the mid-autumn moon. Free festival for all ages with calligraphy, clay sculpture, face painting, ghost storytelling, street magician, lantern making, moon viewing, photobooth, MONKEY, live music, gourmet food trucks and MORE. A great event for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors of LA now that the heat has finally cooled off!

INFO

943-951 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

LABW OPENING GALA

September 22nd, 11AM-3PM  | @Union Station

This event features unlimited sampling from over 50 breweries (including your favorite ERB brews) in the beautiful, iconic art deco ticketing hall in LA’s famous Union Station. For your comfort, the event has been moved indoors with a limit of 600 tickets for sale.

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Tickets to the event include commemorative LA Beer Week glassware, unlimited 4 oz. samples in during a four hour session, and small bites. The event also features the opportunity to meet the faces behind and try the beers from breweries of the newly formed LA Brewers Guild.

INFO&TICKETS

Los Angeles Union Station
Los Angeles, CA 90012

SEPTEMBER BEER GARDEN

September 22nd | @Tendergreens Hollywood

Join us for an amazing all-you-can-drink beer pairing event with Tendergreens Hollywood. With a delicious spread of sides, starters, veggies, seafood, desserts and the main event – a whole roasted animal slowed-cooked in a La Caja China.

MENU:
“Faux” Gras, Stone Fruit Jam, Crostini
Open Face Smoked Duck Tender Sandwich, Pickled Onions
Balistreri Salumi Board, House Mustard
Shrimp Toast
Hummus
Game Birds
(Savory Fig Compote)
Baked Ling Cod , Stewed Tomatoes
Freekeh, Cherry Tomatoes, Eggplant, Peppercress
Not Yo Mama’s Mac & Cheese, Oregano Crumbs
Cavalo Nero, Bacon Lardon, Pearl Onions
Beer Braised  Gizzard & Sourdough Bread Stuffing
Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Smoked Garlic Aioli
Frisee, Watermelon, Pimenton Roasted Almonds, Feta
Mini Almond “Joy” Bars
Mini Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies
Mini Sweet Potato Tarts
Mini Peaches n’ Cream Whoopie Pies
Large Apple Crisp

$45 per person
To RSVP, email angie@tendergreens.com (Limited to 50 spots, the events sell out quickly)

6290 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

ERB PINT NIGHT

September 23rd, 6-10PM  | @Beer Belly

Join us at Beer Belly for a full night of your favorite ERB brews plus some rare specials such as: NITRO Solidarity, Unity, Imperialist, Tarte Noir and a very special cask beer. With a great menu and this awesome taplist you certainly won’t want to miss the fun of drinking good beer and hanging out with our crew!

532 S Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

ERB PINT NIGHT

September 25th, 6-10PM  | @Crazy Harry’s

Come hang out and share a pint with owner Jeremy Raub! They’ll be pouring all the usuals along with a few specialties like Tarte Noir and Unity: a blonde with honey and hibiscus. Ask Jeremy all about owning the first craft brewery in LA in over 60 years and all the fun that making beer entails.

http://www.crazyharrysbar.com/

20112 Saticoy St.
Winnetka, CA 91306

HANGIN’ W/ OUR HOMIES: ENEGREN

September 26th, 7-10PM  | @ERB Taproom

Every 4th Thursday night of the month we’re bringing in some of our rad friends in the industry and hosting a “Hanging with our Homies” night where our guest will bring some of their delicious product and take over two of our taps! You’ll also be able to ask questions of their rad brewers about how they came up with the beer recipe, how much they love their job….or whatever you like.

The event is happening September 26th from 7-9pm. Pop on down to the taproom and check out our homies from Enegren. You might recognize them from beers such as Valkyrie California Altbier, Protector Imperial IPA, Protector – Hop Project IPA and many more!

To find out more about Enegren Brewing Co. visit their website: HERE.

It’s going to be an exciting night as they come share new brews with us and as always you’ll get to hang out with their team and ask all the beer questions you’d like. Make sure you’re here!

As usual we’ll have tasty bites in the lot for you…this time by Canvas Foods to make sure your belly is full and happy.

3056 Roswell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

NOT YOUR AVERAGE OKTOBERFEST

September 27th, 6-10PM  | @ERB Taproom

Oktoberfest is pretty much like a birthday party for beer. But this year we decided to crank it up an extra level and team up with Evan and Alex from Hot Knives and turn that party into a CARNIVAL.

That’s right, we’re doing Oktoberfest…..carnival style.

Our taproom will be open to the public as usual but will have a circus like atmosphere where you can purchase tickets to use at various booths around the brewery.

We’re gonna have a pairing booth w/ those awesome dudes Alex and Evan, a photo booth, a specialty beer booth, readings of beer paraphernalia, crazy-good hot dog truck and the ULTIMATE EVENT: an arm-wrestling invitational where other brewers will be here to throw down.

So come one, come all to this ADULT carnival. Or just grab your favorite pint and watch all the mayhem!

Tickets will be available to purchase at the brewery and can be used at each booth in exchange for goods.

You won’t want to miss this night!

3056 Roswell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

HOMEBREW DEMO: UNITY BREW

September 28th, 9AM-4PM  | @ERB Brewhouse

Curious about making your own beer at home? Looking for new friends to brew with? Wanna hone your brewing skills? Or just looking for new brewing techniques or recipes to add to your repertoire? We’ve got just the solution!! And, since we’re in a brewery, as opposed to the garage, the batch we brew will eventually go on tap in the tasting room!

This month we’ll be brewing up a batch of beer with the LA Beer Week theme! We’ll be using the ingredient every local brewery used in their Beer Week batches: Honey. And our brew will be in the style of the UNITY brew for this year. Want to know more and be part of the batch? Get your ticket quick!

The cost is $20 and will include a simple lunch and a pint of one of our house beers. The taps will be available at their usual prices if you’re still feeling thirsty. You’re also welcome to bring your own homebrews to share or to get objective opinions.

It will be a full brew day, so be prepared to spend some quality time with your favorite brewery staff and to make some tasty beverage!

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP by purchasing the class in our online store to save your spot soon!

3056 Roswell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

BREWER’S BRUNCH

September 29th, 10AM-1PM  | @ERB Taproom

In celebration of LA Beer Week we’re inviting fellow brewers, beer industry and beer lovers to the brewery for a special brunch.

We’ll be opening the brewery up to chat with the owners and brewers and to hang out with fellow beer industry folk and beer enthusiasts.

The fabulous and Los Angeles local, Lemon Poppy Kitchen will be here amazing brunch options as well as home-baked pastries. The event will be held Sept 29th, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM.

The price is $12 and includes 1 beer & food (*a portion of the proceeds will be going to the LA Brewers Guild ). Additional food can be purchased with Lemon Poppy. Join us in celebrating craft beer, and more importantly craft beer in LA!

3056 Roswell Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065

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Women’s Beer Forum: Beers w/ Wood!

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Hey ladies!

This month’s Women’s Forum is all about lovely lovely barrel-aged beers. It’s back-to-school season so come and learn about these delicious beers!

Don’t like wood? You may be surprised at the variety of styles that are actually aged on wood and the subtlety of some of them. You know how I feel about it… if you think you don’t like it, it’s all the more reason to explore it further.

The cost of the forum will be $16 and will include a flight of beers, a flight sheet, and some QT with all your favorite ladies. Too close to dinner time? No worries! We’ll have Me So Hungry food truck here that night to help soak up some of that beer!

Hope to see y’all there!

Cheers!

-ting

Staff Bottle Pick: September

To read more about what our staff pick bottles are all about, head here.

For September we decided to let our behind the scenes member in the team, keg-cleaning, brew house-assisting: Andrew K; pick a beer for you. Most of you have never met Andrew K but he’s quite the asset around here on Mondays when he’s working away beside Erick in the brew house. And this month he choose for you:

Allagash Brewing: White Ale. According to Allagash this beer is, “Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance”.

Andrew K likes this beer because he says, “ it’s a standard American witbier.”

Bottles are available in the taproom now so stop by soon and take some home before they’re all gone!

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Photo c/o Allagash