Eagle Rock Brewery

LA Beer Week Comes to Beer Belly This Month

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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.

L.A. Growlers - Brewers Guild Speaks Out

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Growlers have been a bit of a hot topic recently with a lot of confusion regarding unlabeled growlers (see this post from Beer Advocate). The LA Brewers Guild has since released a statement regarding changes to the growler policies at LA breweries. Below is the statement from LA Brewers Guild President Jeremy Raub. page1image1024 page1image1344

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA Brewers Guild Updates Statement on “Non-Native” Brewery Growler Fills

Los Angeles, CA May 30, 2013 - Earlier this year a representative from California ABC commented on breweries’ ability to fill growler bottles with beers they manufacture, and stated (in summary) that any brewery can fill any container, provided that existing label information is obscured and that new, approved labeling is affixed to that container. Before this statement was issued many California breweries were operating to the contrary, in order to avoid confusion and to ensure they remained in compliance with State Law and avoided harsh fines and penalties.

For the past several months the Los Angeles Brewers Guild has been working with its member breweries, as well as other regional brewing guilds to determine the best course of action to address this new information. At a meeting of the LABG on May 15, 2013 several member breweries revealed that they have received label approval for a new format of growler label and will soon be ready to move forward with filling growlers not native to their own brewery. The guild unanimously agreed that the best course of action is for each brewery to begin these “non- native” fills at their own pace, dependent on their own label approval status, and on the infrastructure at each member’s individual establishment.

In the coming weeks you can expect to see some local brewers begin these “non-native” growler fills, however there are a couple key points to keep in mind:

  1. 1)  Each brewery is different and will consider non-native growler fills based on their own policies and procedures, and on their own preparedness to do so.
  2. 2)  Some brewers may choose to continue filling only their own growlers at this time. Please respect this decision.
  3. 3)  Call first. Before you bring a non-native growler to be filled at a brewery be sure to ask:
    1. a)  If they will fill a non-native growler
    2. b)  If they can accommodate filling the size/shape of your particular growler
  4. 4)  State law requires that all identifying marks on non-native growlers be obscured before another brewery can fill that growler. ABC specifies that the method of obscuring those identifying marks cannot be “easily removed”. Again, each brewery will have their own policy in how they comply with this law, so be sure to check with them before you go to get a fill.

Cheers, and happy growler filling!