At Surly Goat and Verdugo Bar
Beer lovers can rejoice – every year Santa Rosa, CA based Russian River Brewing Co. releases a limited edition version of their Pliny the Elder brew called the Younger. According to Russian River Brewing Co.’s blog, the wait at the Santa Rosa brewpub over the weekend is about five hours. You don’t have to travel to Santa Rosa, but you might have to do a little waiting. The Younger will be poured at the Surly Goat in West Hollywood on Tuesday, February 21, at 6 PM and it’s first come first serve. “Surly Goat Passport” holders with over 40 and more stamps can get early entry at about 5 PM. There will be approximately 215 – 8 oz. Younger pours available that night. Other Russian River Beers will be on tap including: Consecration, Supplication, Temptation, Damnation 23, and Pliny the Elder. 7929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046. 323-650-4628.
Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park will also host a Pliny the Younger night on Monday, February 20. More details will be release via Verdugo Bar’s Facebook/Twitter. 3408 Verdugo Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90065. 323-257-3408.
Wednesday, February 29
a|k|a Bistro in Pasadena is throwing a dinner party to celebrate the bistro’s first anniversary, on Wednesday, February 29 starting at 6 PM. For $50, guests will be served hors d’ oeuvres, plus Mojitos, Blood Orange Cosmos, or wine upon arrival. A three-course meal is to follow along with all you can drink wine (Cotes du Rhone and Verdejo). For reservations call 626-564-8111. 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103. Read More
While most vacations involve a train or cab getting you where you need to be, Wine Country Trekking introduces the “San Francisco Bay and Islands Trek“ – an inn-to-inn walking vacation. An experience for travelers who want to explore the history and scenery of the San Francisco bay area on foot, without traffic, taxis, or any other forms of unfamiliar transportation. Read More
Monday, February 13 at 7 PM
Far Bar in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is hosting Colorado based New Belgium Brewing for a night spotlighting the 2012 released of La Folie – a sour brown ale aged in French oak barrels. Additionally, New Belgium’s Beer Ranger, Dallas Byerley, will be on-site to educate enthusiasts on the brews. Read More
Cruise ships to conduct safety drills before leaving port, ten chocolate beers to love on Valentine’s Day
Drinking, eating and traveling news from around the web
- Major cruise companies now requiring ships to conduct safety drills before leaving port.
- CNN.com’s five reasons to care about new FAA law.
- NPR on the saltiness of bread.
- According to the L.A. Times, Los Angeles has an obsession with beer cocktails.
- USAToday.com on the ten places to get drenched in chocolate.
- WSJ.com on the success of sommelier Gérard Basset.
- Craftbeer.com lists the ten chocolate beers to love on Valentine’s Day.
- Travel advisory urged U.S. citizens to avoid Mexico.