Craft Beer

Fundraiser: Together we toast for a cure

LLS

Join us at Beer Belly this Sunday from Noon-4PM for beer and brunch.  We are hosting a fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Team in Training, with 20% of beer sales and 100% of opportunity drawing ticket sales going to LLS and TNT.  Opportunity drawing prizes include an iPad Mini, craft beer package, & gift cards.

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease & myeloma, & improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

What's better than drinking beer for a good cause? Together we toast for a cure!  See you Sunday!

LA Beer Week Comes to Beer Belly This Month

LABW

The changing of the seasons brings us the 5th Annual LA Beer Week which means eleven days filled with craft beer events all over Los Angeles. We hope that you'll take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the LA craft beer community by meeting new people and of course trying new beers.

As part of our LABW participation, we will be hosting three special events:

Saturday 9/21 (12pm-4pm) TAPS: A doozy of a taplist as we welcome TAPS back to Beer Belly. Chef Wes will be cooking up mussels, and beer battered shrimp tacos to go with the beers.

Here's what we have on tap:

  • Cream Ale
  • Irish Red
  • Schwarzbier
  • Belgian White
  • MJoe (Raw Honey Ale)
  • Saison
  • Helles Lager
  • Seaward Centennial
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Mocha Stout
  • Remy
  • Altbier

Monday 9/23 (6pm-10pm) Eagle Rock Brewery: Our homies from the eastside are back in our neck of the woods, and like any good friend they're bringing beer!

On-tap:

  • Solidarity
  • Manifesto
  • Revolution
  • Unionist
  • Populist
  • Nitro Solidarity
  • Unity
  • Imperialist
  • Tarte Noir
  • Cask: TBD
  • Surprises: TBD

Wednesday 9/25 (7pm-11pm) Kinetic: Not only will we be welcoming Kinetic Brewing to Beer Belly for the first time, but I'm also hearing rumors that Chef Mike (Kinetic) will be bringing some amazing Pumpkin Cheesecake, and that Chef Wes is conspiring to deep fry it. Hm...

If deep fried desserts aren't your thing, then we have some awesome beer on the tap-list for you instead:

  • Potential Blonde
  • Hefeweizen
  • Torque Session IPA
  • Ignition Pale
  • Propulsion IPA
  • Rusted Coffee
  • Fusion Porter
  • Infrared Imperial Red
  • Saison Ete
  • Dark Chocolate Matter RIS
  • Dark Matter RIS on Nitro
  • Surprise: tbd

For those you participating in our One Night Stand program, all three LABW events will be ONS make-up opportunities. Just be sure to take a photo in the 'photo-zone' and upload to our Facebook page.

One Night Stand with El Segundo Brewing Co.

El Segundo Brewing

Next Wednesday, September 18, El Segundo Brewing Co. will join us for a One Night Stand. Rob Croxall and Tom Kelley set out to be the hop-forward brewery in Los Angeles. With their Blue House Pale, Citra, White Dog, and Two 5 Left, they have certainly succeeded in bringing hops to the thirsty masses. El Segundo Brewing currently has a few kegs of fruited IPA's rolling around and Tom, a certified Cicerone, recently held a class focusing on the relationship between hops and fruit. Many of those wonderful fruity flavors you associate with beer are derived from the use of hops.

It is the esters and hop oils that provide the flavors and aromas reminiscent of the best pineapple, orange, apricot, apple, and passion fruit you've ever had. The Citra hop, a newer hop variety, is showcased in El Segundo's surprisingly session able Citra Pale Ale. With tropical fruit, grapefruit and a hint of navel orange peel, this monster of a beer will smack you in the face and leave you crying for more.

One of my other favorite hops is the New Zealand native Nelson Sauvin. These lupulin treats give off an intense fruit flavor that can be described as gooseberry, passion fruit, and hints of melon. Grab a bottle of Nelson from Alpine Beer Company to fully understand what these wonderful Kiwis are up to. Debuted in 2011, the Calypso hop is a sharp, pungent variety that calls to mind apple, pear, and lemon. I had much success homebrewing a pale ale with Calypso hops. Commercially, Stone relies heavily on Calypso in it's Enjoy By and Old Guardian. Fortunately for us hop heads, as growers continue to experiment with new hop varieties, the beers we enjoy will become more and more creative in their flavor profiles.

Come out to Beer Belly next Wednesday to grab a few pints of the local hoppy stuff. Below are the beers we will have on hand:

  • Blue House IPA
  • Citra Pale
  • Grand Hill IPA
  • Hyperion's Stout
  • Hyperion's Vanilla Stout
  • Standard Crude
  • Two 5 Left
  • White Dog IPA
  • Casa Azul
  • Fruit Beer TBD

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