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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Photo via Friends of Local Beer

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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Staff Bottle Pick: August

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

For August we decided to let our newest face in the team, beer-slinging: Gobany Depaz; pick a beer for you.

Noble Ale Works: The Good Ship ESB. According to Noble, “malts are the backbone for this pub ale and add a clean toastiness that marries perfectly with American hops; delivering a beer that drinks on the drier side of balanced”.

Gobany likes this beer because he says, “ it is freaking delicious and the guys who make it are also super cool”.

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

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Meet the Team: Gobany Depaz

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 newest guy behind the bar and one of Eagle Rock’s newest members: Gobany Depaz.

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When asked the following questions, here were Gobany’s interesting replies.

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

Bartender and product sampler for Revolution XPA

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

Watch sports games, Go to Dodgers games or Clippers Games, Kings Games, [but] sorry no Lakers; too expensive [and I] can’t afford [them] LOL

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

Opening on Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays

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

Revolution and a Dee Snider from Grill ‘em’ All

5] Superpower you want to have?

Read females minds

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

Horchata Beer

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

Justin Bieber, cause he is a male diva and can’t sing for crap

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

Don’t travel much but I will have to say the Grand Canyon. Like the way the canyon looks like a projection in the middle

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

Sierra Nevada – No matter what style of beer you try you know they always do a great job. The Bruery – Sour Beer Collection. Russian River- Pioneers of Barrel aging Beer (YUM)

10] Where IS Waldo?

At home chillen, drinking a beer

Women’s Beer Forum: Summer Fun with the ladies from Drake’s

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Hey ladies!

This month’s women’s forum is all about DRAKE’S BREWING! Some of the amazing ladies at Drake’s will be coming down to share their awesome beers with us. They’re making the trek from San Leandro to hang out, so you don’t wanna miss this!

But wait… there’s more! Because you should probably treat yourself to some delicious eats by The Flatiron Truck to have with the beers, so be sure to come hungry and thirsty.

The cost will be $14 and will include a flight of 5 amazing beers made by Drake’s Brewing, a flight sheet, an opportunity to hang out with the lovely ladies from Drake’s Brewing, and a great time with your favorite beer-drinking ladies!

Be sure to RSVP soon so that we can make sure that we get enough beer for all of youze! Looking forward to seeing y’all and hanging out with the lovely ladies from Drake’s!

Cheers!

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Staff Bottle Pick: July

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

For July we decided to let our newest face in the team, beer-slinging: Kelly Sycz; pick a beer for you.

Kelly likes this beer because she says, “it’s the perfect beer for warm weather… [It’s] tart, refreshing and reminiscent of my summer time in Germany”.

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

 

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Doyer Game!

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!

 

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Staff Pick: June

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

For May we decided to let our own blogger, social media maven, beer-tender and OCD-freak, ME: Tara Fulps; pick a beer for you.

As a girl from Portland, Oregon who’s been dating a brewer for the past five years (who used to work for Full Sail Brewing Co and is now Head Brewer at Golden Road Brewery); all beers that come from Hood River or Portland have a special tie to my heartstrings. But it also helps that this pick is from one of the THE MOST fantastic breweries you’ll ever try beer from. The bottle this month is none other than Oak Aged Bretta from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.  There’s firm oak presence with spicy floral and pepper-like notes. Also a strong presence of fruit; with flavor notes such as: apricot, pear, lemon, and apple. The finish is fruity, spicy, grassy, and dry with a not insubstantial oak presence.

As described by Logsdon, “Our organic Oak Aged Bretta is made with our Seizoen Bretta that is aged for a period of time to deelop the wood aged character in the beer. Oak Tannins, vanilla notes and subtle smoky spiciness soften and mellow this beer over time. The aged unfiltered beer is refermented and carbonated in the bottle with select yeast strains to provide added dryness and complexity then sealed with beeswax for additional aging.”

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

 

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