Meet the Team: Lee Bakofsky

We realize that many of you are awesome supporters of our brewery and most likely know everyone in our very small staff. BUT, for those of you that maybe haven’t seen all the faces here, and even for those of you who do…. we want to introduce you to each person. Maybe find out a few things you never knew and a bit more about what they enjoy outside of the brewing world.

So to continue the series we are going to introduce you to our production manager, mustache and ginger extraordinaire; Lee Bakofsky.

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When asked the following questions, here were Lee’s short but sweet replies.

1] So what do you do here at Eagle Rock Brewery anyway?

Manage Packaging. Run the Meheen. Coordinate with our distributor. Clean lots of stuff. Pour beers in the taproom.

2] What’s your favorite activity outside of work?

Homebrewing. Cooking. Traveling for food and beer.

3] What your best memory from your time here at the brewery? Annnnnd Go!

Various exploding casks. Spraying beer on ceiling while refilling barrels. Etc…

4] What would be your desert island food and beer?

Whatever’s in the fridge I guess. Thank God the island has electricity!

5] Superpower you want to have?

Flying. Invisibility. Ability to stop time for everyone but me. Etc.

6] If money were no option and science didn’t matter; what kind of beer would you make?

Does the DEA exist in this fantasy land?

7] If you could get rid of all of the songs from a particular singer, whose would you delete and why?

The Beatles. Because they suck.

8] What’s the best place you’ve traveled and the strangest thing you saw while there?

Not sure yet,  jury is still out your Honor.

9] Top three favorite breweries (besides where you work) and why?

Kern. Alpine. Alesmith. Russian River. Because their beers are always delicious.

10] Where IS Waldo?

That’s what she said.

Meet the Team: Ting Su

We realize that many of you are awesome supporters of our brewery and most likely know everyone in our very small staff. BUT, for those of you that maybe haven’t seen all the faces here, and even for those of you who do…. we want to introduce you to each person. Maybe find out a few things you never knew and a bit more about what they enjoy outside of the brewing world.

So to start the series we are going to begin with the lady that keeps us all on our toes and the brewery running smoothly (much of it behind the scenes)…. co-owner, Ting Su.

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When asked the following questions, here were Ting’s entertaining replies.

1] So what do you do here at Eagle Rock Brewery anyway?

A bit of everything… Manage day-to-day operations of the taproom, bookkeeping, scheduling/coordinating taproom (and all other) events, purchasing, merchandising, beer drinking, and giving the stink-eye to everyone and anyone who needs it…

2] What’s your favorite activity outside of work?

Leaving town… It’s the only possibility that I’m not drawn into work in some way, shape, or form. I love love love going snowboarding, for hikes, and kicking it with my family and friends.

3] What’s your best memory from your time here at the brewery? Annnnnd Go!

Wow, too many to count! First brew day, first keg EVER released at Verdugo Bar, opening our doors, Anniversary events, freaking out at how many people showed up to the first women’s forum, every time we get to bring someone new into our family… it goes on!

4] What would be your desert island food and beer?

one of everything on the menu

5] Superpower you want to have?

To be able to clone myself at will and teleportation… Oh! And to be able to eat and drink the way that I do without gaining weight!

6] If money were no option and science didn’t matter; what kind of beer would you make?

The same beer that we’re making now… Yes, I love our beers and wouldn’t have it any other way.

7] If you could get rid of all of the songs from a particular singer, whose would you delete and why?

Bahahaha! To avoid being a dick I’ll hold my tongue…

8] What’s the best place you’ve traveled and the strangest thing you saw while there?

I’ve traveled a lot and love traveling so this is a tough one. I once saw a family of 4 riding on a single moped (scooter) in Indonesia though…. It was pretty amazing.

9] Top three favorite breweries (besides where you work) and why?

1. Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – because their stuff is SO interesting and I’m loving what they’re doing right now. 2. Craftsman Brewing – because the people there are RAD and they’re my homies. And because they have set a high bar for craft brewing in LA. All the respect and love for them. 3. Kern River Brewing Company – Because those guys are amazing and I’ve never had one of their beers that wasn’t excellent!

10] Where IS Waldo?

I’m pretty sure he’s hiding where the sun don’t shine… Or maybe in our fermentor with the FUNK! They may be one in the same…

Staff Pick Bottle: February: Round TWO

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

Well we officially sold out of our staff pick bottle for this month, in the very first week, and so we’re going to pick again! We decided to let Bakofsky brother #2 pick the second one for February and he went with, Hair of the Dog: Doggie Claws. This beer (as described on their site) is a Barleywine made in the West Coast style with big malts and hops. Lee chose this bottle because he said it’s one of the first barleywines that introduced him to the style in a good way. This beer has rich dark fruit and fig flavor and is good for aging. The brewery is also cool because the beers are named after dogs and the packaging is well done. Overall it’s a great beer to try if you’ve never had a barleywine or if you love them already.  Stop by the taproom soon and grab yourself a bottle before they’re all gone!

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Women’s Beer Forum: Seeing RED

Hey ladies!

Can’t get enough of Valentine’s Day? Does the thought of Valentine’s Day make you wanna vomit? Or does it just make you wanna drink heavily? Either way, this month’s forum will be lots of FUN because it’ll be all about RED beers paired with delicious sweets!

Chelsea Lundy from The Sugar’d Flour (and The Angry Shrimp Truck) knows her sweets and will be baking up some delicious treats to pair with each of the reds in the flight. Did your mama teach you to have a proper meal before moving onto dessert? Fear not, Mandoline Grill will be here to help you out!

The Women’s Forum will be at the brewery on Wednesday 2/20/13, from 7p-9p. The cost will be $20 and will include an amazing flight of beers, the delicious treats to pair them with, a flight sheet, and a great time with your best female beer buddies. Now that’s a STEAL! (Space will be limited so please RSVP so that we know how many treats to have prepared.)

Hope to see y’all there!

Cheers!

-ting

Staff Pick Bottles: February

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

For the month of February our very own Andrew Bakofsky decided he’d give you his choice of bottle and it’s a pretty rare one that you might not be able to find just anywhere. Unless of course you live in Oregon.

This month’s bottle is “Peche’n’Brett” from Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales. According the the brewery this bottle is described as, ” crisp peach flavor with added acidity produced by our special Brett yeast. The beer was created with organic peaches from a nearby farm and then added to our ‘Seizoen Bretta'”.  Logsdon is located in Hood River, OR and produces some of their own hops, fruits and more that are used to create their organic brews. Andrew chose this bottle because he thinks it’s freaking awesome!

 

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