Courtney Barnett @ Rickshaw Stop 02/24/14
The Pizza Underground @ Neck of the Woods
St.Vincent @ Fox Theater 03/22/14
Kraftwerk @ Fox Theater 03/23/14
The Knife @ Fox Theater 04/15/14
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds @ The Warfield 07/07/14
Cismontine Coulter Rye IPA is amaaaaazing
That Surly looks pretty amazing.
Currently enjoying a Turnhout's Hop Ruiter. It's a strong Belgian Ale "Blond Hoppy Beer". Little sour note at the open and very smooth. Another 8% ABV that I'm sure will bite me later. Also picked up a couple more 4 packs of Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA. It's damn good.
I need to find more Cantillon.
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I've got another growler of the Mammoth Brewing Stump Alley Sour right now. That beer is really damn good. I also tried their chileno pilsner today, and it was good but maybe a bit too spicy. Odd considering chilenos are so mild normally.
I really like the Mammoth beers. We'll be up there on Tuesday until Saturday. I'd love to meet for a beer.
For when you need a beer your girl who hates beer will drink and even like
Went to Angel City Brewing now that they're back open and i'm walking distance from them. They have a magnificent vanilla porter that i ended up grabbing a growler of after having a pint. So good!
What do you guys think of Golden Road brewery? (Los Angeles local brewery) I just found out that the brewery is down the street from my house and i REALLY like it. Posted about it in the Coachella threads regarding beer in the camping grounds, but wanted to know other people thought of it!
They're good, not great, but i'm really happy a local brew is getting as much attention as it is. The pub space itself is really awesome, and after a couple years I'm sure there will be some really good stuff coming out of there. Point The Way is a totally decent, serviceable low-abv IPA, but by the time it came out there were already far too many other great IPAs out there. The Hefeweisen is definitely above average for an American Hefe. Get Up Offa That Brown is not very good as far as browns go. The Burning Bush Smoked IPA is interesting, but not groundbreaking. The limited release El Hefe Anenjo tequila-barrel-aged hefeweisen is definitely the most interesting thing i've had from them so far. Tony Yanow, who owns the brewery, is a master business-man though, and his other two bars/restaurants, Tony's Dart's Away and Mohawk Bend, have some of the best taplists in town.
@drinkey i really liked the Point The Way and the Hefe. I'm not that much into beers but i'm really getting curious. Any suggestions for a beer noobz?
Ah, i am definitely speaking as a huge beer guy (as are a lot of the people in the thread). Point The Way is actually a really good starter IPA. I think most IPA fans like a lot of hops and a bit of a bitter taste. if you're looking for a really good IPA, My current favorites are Russian River's Blind Pig, Ballast Point's Sculpin, Green Flash's West Coast, Sierra Nevada's Torpeda, and Firestone's Union Jack. For higher abvs and more hop flavor, then you can move onto double ipas - Russian River's Pliny The Elder and Port Brewing's Mongo are two of the best. And then for even a little more variety, i am a HUGE fan of rye in beers. Sierra Nevada's Ruthless Rye, Surf City's black rye ipa, and Cismontane's Coulter rye are some of my favorites.
This is just scratching the surface of course.
If you're just starting, I'd recommend going to either Mohawk Bend or Yardhouse and just trying things. They both have tons and tons of taps and you can just start to try stuff out. From there you'll start to be able to really tell what you like and what you don't like. And talk with the bartenders and liquor store owners about what you buy: they're great resources and can teach you lots about good beers.
So I haven't really been drinking that much anymore but I had to tonight. Just got back from dinner with family, went to a restaurant and unknowingly to me they had Pliney The Younger! After wanting to have the beer for a few years and due to it's very limited release I had to have it. It was very hoppy, as expected from a triple IPA, but yet very clean at the same time. It also might be the best smelling beer I've ever had. I would highly recommend it if you get the chance.
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Man, you guys are cool as fuck. I feel like i just got inducted into a super bad ass group. hahaha
Thanks for the info guys! I'm going to try the beers you recommended Drinkey. Also going to try all the suggestions all you guys gave me. Pretty sure i just opened a gold mine of a door.
He said he lives down the street from Golden Road. Definitely go check out the brewery itself, as they get other good stuff there, and check out Tony's Dart's Away right down the street in Burbank, to start. The Federal bar on Lankershim in NoHo is good too.