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!

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What the f#&k is “Hanging w/ our Homies”?

This year we started a fun new event each month that we so kindly like to call, “Hanging w/ our Homies”. But maybe you’ve read that title and thought…. “what the eff is that?”

No worries… I’ll explain it to you.

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In the beer world we all have these very unique relationships called friendships. It’s a pretty mind-blowing concept in the world of business because we all love each other and want to support each others goals and build a community for you the consumer (whom we also consider our friends).

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Because of that idea we started the “Hanging w/ our Homies”. Every fourth Thursday night of the month, we invite a brewery that we love into our taproom to share their beers and their love of beer with you. They take over 2-3 of our taps and some fridge space with their bottles and then stay to answer questions and share a pint with you. You can ask them how they make their beer, why they love beer or even what color underwear they have on. It’s up to you. But it’s a time we created so that we can all get together and celebrate what we love most. That beer stuff.

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So come. Enjoy. Have a pint. Ask a question. Hug a brewer.

Every fourth Thursday.

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Working at Eagle Rock Brewery is pretty much the jam. I mean we make beer here. And then on top of that every now and then we take these amazing field trips. Sometimes it’s to our brewery friends’ places to take a tour and drink good brews, sometimes to fun restaurants to eat amazing new foods or two weeks ago…… to scream and cheer for the DODGERS!

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Oh and in case you haven’t heard…. we won this little award; BEST IN SHOW at the International Beer Festival for Equinox (our Sour Blonde Ale). We got this pretty rad little fermenter trophy (that actually functions) filled with BEER! So we emptied it (into our mouths of course) and then took the pretty thing to Dodger Stadium with 170 of our closest friends to see the game and show it off.

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We’re pretty proud of the beers we brew and the amazing city we live in. Thanks for your continued support LA and hope to see you in the taproom for  a pint soon!

And special thanks to the Dodgers for beating the Giants!

 

WANT A RAD SHIRT LIKE THE ONES ABOVE? FIND THEM IN THE TAPROOM OR ONLINE HERE!!!

Women’s Forum: 2 Year Anniversary Recap

Wow! Seriously two whole years of ladies drinking, learning about and enjoying beer has already passed us by. And because of the momentous occasion you know we celebrated big!

Curious what the Women’s Forum is all about? Check out more info here.

For this event we had Devon Randall; the head brewer of Pizza Port Solana Beach come out with five of her own brews for the ladies to taste and chat about. Devon is one fantastic chick rocking pink hair and making crazy delicious beers and any girl who can work her way to the top of the brewing food chain as fast as she did is excellent in our book.

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Also special for our two year anniversary were our new Women’s Forum Snifter Glasses! Each glass has a cool teal ERB logo in the shape of the female symbol and a portion of the proceeds from these glasses is going to help support the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. The NOCC exists to raise awareness and promote education about ovarian cancer. According to their mission statement on their website, the coalition is “committed to improving the survival rate and quality of life for women with ovarian cancer”. It’s a great organization and we’re happy to be able to contribute to their cause.

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For our fabulous flight of five we tried Kashi Kronik (an Amber using all 7 Kashi grains), Ponto Pale Ale (a pale using Mosaic hops), Whale’s Tales Pale Ale (another pale but brewed with Rye), Swami’s IPA (Pizza Port’s iconic IPA that will soon be produced in their upcoming production facility) and finally Silky Heads (a wheat beer brewed with lemongrass). All beers can be found only at the Solana Beach location and are brewed by Devon.

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Also joining us for the evening was the Urban Oven Pizza Truck, serving up individual-sized freshly baked pizzas to soak up our tasty flights.

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It was such a fantastic night and and even better past two years! We want to say thanks to all the ladies who have joined us throughout the past two years of forums and to Devon and many other awesome guest hosts who have helped make these forums extra special.  We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve tasted and learned and maybe even made some new friends. We’re excited for the forums to come and we hope that you’ll join us! If you’d like to see what’s coming next, and make sure you get your RSVP in for the night, check out our info for the next forum here. But just remember…. every third Wednesday the ladies will be hanging in the brew house; talking beer.

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All of the ladies who attended the two year anniversary were able to take own that swanky snifter you saw above and over $150 from this night alone is being donated to the NOCC. If you’d like to purchase your own glass (and help contribute to the cause!) you still can! We’ll be selling these great glasses throughout the year in our taproom and online! And we can ship them for you too. So if you’ve got someone you think would love to have this be sure to get one today for just $7.

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Meet the Team: Steve Raub

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 tell you about the man that fixes it all, drives large Marge, gives the very best brewery tours in town and always whistles while he works…. co-owner, Steve Raub.

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When asked the following questions, here were Steve’s humorous replies.

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

Co-founding co-owner, C.O.O., fixer of things broken, truck driver – as a small business owner, whatever it takes

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

A movie date with Donna, my lovely wife of 41 years

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

Unloading our brewhouse system from the delivery truck

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

Roast beef on kimmelweck, fresh horseradish on the side with Southern Tier 422 Pale Wheat Ale

5] Superpower you want to have?

Flying like a bird

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

The beer that would delight all palates, heal and soothe universally, and indicate to all when they’ve had just enough

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

Foster the People- “Pumped up Kicks” is the most annoying thing in 20 years

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

Juneau, Alaska – land of the Freezing Fog

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

Rohrbach Brewing Co., Rochester, NY – Founder John Urlaub took the time to talk with me, brewed great beer, and inspired me by his example AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA – E.R.B got started with their former brewing system, they continue to grow and craft awesome beers BridgePort Brewing Co., Portland, OR – Our head brewer Erick Garcia interned there after completing his Brewers’ Guild education, thank you BridgePort!

10] Where IS Waldo?

Living in a secret cave above the highway tunnel heading north of the Golden Gate Bridge en-route to Sausalito

Meet the Team: Jeremy Raub

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 tell you about the man that created most of the core brews you love, keeps the biz running and always has a smile on his face…. co-owner, Jeremy Raub.

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When asked the following questions, here were Jeremy’s clever replies.

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

I try to funnel the daily chaos into a concentrated laser beam, then I attach that laser beam to the head of a shark. I then try to shoot that laser beam at a moving target carried by an agitated monkey, all while riding on the back of the laser-beam-shark. It’s quite exhilarating and fun.

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

Adventuring and exploring new places.

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

Our very first brew day! It was such a long and tedious process to get all the licenses and permits and to build the brewery, so when we finally earned our brewing privileges, it was a huge cathartic moment.

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

A well-made pilsner and a crispy, thin-crust margherita pizza. And some sunscreen. And a helicopter.

5] Superpower you want to have?

The ability to insert more hours into the day.

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

Fizzy Lifting Beer…kinda like Willy Wonka’s version, but beer instead of soda

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

I wouldn’t, because as a wise man once said: The world don’t move to the beat of just one drum…What might be right for you might not be right for some.

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

Bali is one of the best and most beautiful places I’ve travelled, and that’s where I saw a mola-mola, which is one of the strangest creatures I’ve ever seen.

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

Anchor Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Stone Brewing. Because they have all managed to grow and innovate in a way that didn’t compromise the quality of their beer or the integrity of their companies.

10] Where IS Waldo?

He’s right behind you!!!!!

Meet the Team: Erick Garcia

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 head brewer, Erick Garcia.

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When asked the following questions, here were Erick’s well-thought out replies.

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

Director of Microbiological Research… or Head Brewer.

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

Exploring Los Angeles with my fiance. She’s always scouting out fun spots.

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

Our last anniversary party (3rd) was awesome! It is humbling to see so many people come out and celebrate with us!

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

If it’s a desert island… it’s gotta be hot so I’ll say german pilsner and mussels.

5] Superpower you want to have?

The ability to fly so I can get off that desert island!

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

I’d have someone build a time machine so I could travel back in time to brew some porter with George Washington.

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

Florence and the Machine… enough said.

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

Well, Brussels is near the top and it’s kind of odd that the Manneken Pis is such a huge tourist attraction.

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

Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Firestone Walker… they all make fantastic beer and rarely have I had one of their products that I didn’t like.

10] Where IS Waldo?

probably hiding out in a cabin… trying not to be found.