Golden Road Brewing & Pub Are Awesome (With Details on Hangar 24 Collaborative Dinner)

Golden Road Brew Pub Interior

This few months-old gem in Atwater Village not only signifies the continued evolution and uprising of the Los Angeles brewing scene, it’s a move towards the eco-friendly, gentrification of the beer can. Costing less energy and space than glass bottles in production and recycling as well as affording more protection from the elements for its beers, cans aren’t just used for casing PBR, anymore. Golden Road is out to educate LA beer geeks and dabblers, alike.

Twice-baked Potato at Golden Road Pub

The age of Golden Road Brewery also re-introduces sessionable beers to a scene that may have been bent on, or even obsessed with, high ABV beers just a few years back. They are also taking on IPAs by making them a custom by incorporating seasonal ingredients and making each brew truly local. Two go-to’s on those fronts: Their Golden Road Hefeweizen and Point The Way IPA.

Luckily, it’s not just a lone brewery Golden Road, helmed by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill, has up in Atwater Village, but a very cool pub offering each of their beers, 15 guest taps and a very chill, neighborhoody scene where, if you visited often enough, people will know your name. The food menu also has plenty of options for omnivores and vegans alike, so there’s something for everyone in your party.

By the taps...

And what better way to introduce your taste buds to Golden Road by dropping in on their collaborative Hangar 24 dinner? Their good friends from Redlands brought in 70 pounds of blood oranges from Hangar 24’s neighboring orchards thanks to their brewer Kevin Wright. Golden Road’s brewmaster, Jon Carpenter, spent the previous weeks developing a custom yeast for this very special brew, to create the end result: Valentin, a 6.5% ABV French Saison.

This one-of-a-kind beer dinner features dishes created by Golden Road’s Chef Adam Levoe, who worked closely with Jon and Kevin to craft each pairing. The five-course dinner will feature two beers from Hangar 24, two beers from Golden Road Brewing and our collaboration beer, Valentin.

Jonesin’ to see the whole menu? Look no further:

  • First course, paired with Valentin

Local Halibut or vegan hearts of palm ceviche with ruby red grapefruit, blood oranges and avocado salad

  • Second course, paired with Hangar 24’s Vinaceous

“Sushi” — Pan seared duck breast atop sweet potato hash browns with cherry reduction or vegan marinated portobello mushrooms atop crispy wild mushroom risotto with sweet soy reduction

  • Third course, paired with GRB El Hefe Añejo

Pork shoulder braised in GRB Hefeweizen and fresh chilis or vegan pinenut “carnitas” shredded napa cabbage, pico de gallo and spicy “crème fraiche”

  • Fourth course, paired with Hangar 24’s Alt-bier

Pan seared bistro steak with roasted sunchokes, caramelized onions, fried leeks and red wine reduction or vegan roasted brussel sprouts with roasted sunchokes, caramelized onions, fried leeks and red wine reduction

  • Fifth course, paired with GRB Schwartz Stout

House made truffles and berries

This is one beer dinner not to miss out on! Viva Los Angeles beer!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

7:30 PM

$50

To reserve: [email protected]

Golden Road Brewing
5410 W. San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 91342
213.373.HOPS (4677)

City Tavern and Ladyface Ale Beer Dinner: September 15, 2011

Grilled Stone Fruit, Burrata, Almonds, Ale Vinaigrette (paired with Eagle Rock Brewery Yearling Flanders Red ale)

Beer Dinners: You can’t really have too many. Good thing City Tavern, the Downtown Culver City hangout with taps at the tables (a couple of them, anyway) is holding one with Ladyface Ale Companie next Thursday, September 15th.

There will be one seating at 7 PM (up to 7:30 PM, if you prefer) and included in your $46 cost are 4 courses + amuse bouche, each paired with a Ladyface beer. For the full menu, peep below:

Amuse bouche
Deviled egg, asparagus, roe
Troisfillestripel
6oz., abv: 8.3%

1st course
Orzo salad with crab, avocado, grapefruit and beet vinaigrette
Chaparralsaison
6 oz., abv: 8.7%

2nd course
Potted duck confit and crisps
Chesebroipa
6 oz., abv: 10.9%

3rd course
Smoked cocoa-rubbed tri-tip sandwich and potato salad
Picture city porter
6 oz., abv: 7.0%

Dessert
Spiked watermelon and peppered strawberries
Sazerac-oaked red rye
6 oz., abv: 7.2%

 
I had a lovely time at one of City Tavern’s other beer dinners, which was in conjunction with Eagle Rock Brewery. My favorite was a stone fruit salad, which was paired expertly with their Yearling Flanders Red Ale. If this is any indication, next Thursday’s beer dinner will be solid. It’s a great way to support local business and beer while celebrating the end of summer (if that’s your thing).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

7 PM

Reserve: 310.838.9739

City Tavern
9739 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at The Foundry on Melrose: Bitchin’ Brews & Blissful Bites

Dogfish Head: "Off-centered ales for off-centered people" | Photo credit to kyleroth on Flickr

Dogfish Head, the Delawarean brewery that commands great enthusiasm amongst anyone who loves beer, is trekking to the West Coast this October for what promises to be an epic dinner. This beer dinner, the first with Dogfish Head in Los Angeles, will be held at none other than Chef Eric Greenspan’s The Foundry on Melrose. I can only guess that the personalities alone at the helm of this event will provide ample entertainment to pair with your…well, pairings.

On that Sunday afternoon, expect 5 award-winning Dogfish Head ales paired expertly with 5 of The Foundry’s dishes. Guiding you will be Bryant Goulding, Dogfish Head West Coast Sales Manager and Brewery Rep; Gev Kazanchyan, hospitality professor; Randy Clemens, certified beer judge and celebrity chef Eric Greenspan, himself. The $79 price point is all-inclusive and quite a steal for 5 courses with pairings. 

Space is very limited, so be sure to get your tickets now! I’ll see you there.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

1 – 4 PM

$79 per guest

Tickets

The Foundry on Melrose
7465 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Delicious Eats at Akasha: Unibroue Beer Dinner

I’d never been to Akasha in Culver City before, but this was certainly a great experience to start me off on the right foot of hopefully more trips back. My curiosity has been piqued on this corner resto all thanks to the opportunity to attend a special beer dinner featuring Unibroue beer.

Caroline on Crack and I arrived early for a cocktail prelude to dinner to sample Akasha’s drink menu. The drink I didn’t order but wished I had (because Beth from Bread & Butter had the foresight and ordered it) was Summer Heat. In it:

4 Copas tequila, fresh cucumber, jalapeno, agave and a splash of house filtered sparkling water, on the rocks

I had been at a tequila tasting at El Carmen* before at which 4 Copas was represented, and it was actually one of my favorite tequilas of the night. It’s organic, very clean and refined tasting – and is reason enough to completely discount our experiences with Jose Cuervo that are so often unfairly tied to too many perceptions of tequila. It’s a good vodka that really translated the opposite ends to which the cocktail went – jalapeno spiciness (it could make your nose run) yet having the refreshing element that is cucumber. Agave gave it just the right amount of sweetness to make it a palatable drink.

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