June 25th, 2012 — 11:01pm
By Garrett Snyder
If you’re looking to experience what some of L.A.’s best breweries have to offer in one whirlwind night, make sure to mark your calendar for the third annual Los Angeles Craft Beer on Saturday, Aug. 18. “Beer Chicks” Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi, along with 213 Nightlife proprietor Cedd Moses, have created a list of brews that showcase the 70-plus craft beers involved, spanning seven downtown bars and restaurants laid out walking tour-style, including Golden Gopher, Broadway Bar, Tony’s Saloon, Las Perlas, Seven Grand and Caña Rum Bar.
Breweries include Noble Ale Works, Uncommon Brewers, Drake’s Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing, Hangar 24, Green Flash Brewing, Smog City Brewing, Eagle Rock Brewery, Strand Brewing Co. and dozens more. Food from Cole’s French Dip, Casey’s Irish Pub and a plethora of food trucks (including In-N-Out) will be available as well.
You can even fit a bit of learning into your day of drinking, too: Beachwood BBQ’s David Watrous will be teaching a class on sour beers, beer writer Tomm Carroll will be hosting a class highlighting the Italian craft beer movement, and the Beer Chicks will be tasting a brief respite from the suds to lead a class on Scotch and craft beer pairings.
Tickets are available online and are priced at $54 per person for unlimited tastings ($10 if you are a designated driver) and $74 for early entrance. Tickets to the additional beer seminars will cost you $15 per person.
June 25th, 2012 — 3:31pm
The Get Down Boys are a Los Angeles based string band performing high energy traditional and original Bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana. Known for their carefully crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies, The GDBs bring an irresistible and infectious passion to their spin on American roots music.
In addition to their regular So Cal residencies, The Boys have opened for Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers at Ed Helms’ 2nd Annual Bluegrass Situation, played along side John C. Reilly at the 3rd Annual Bluegrass Situation, made an appearance on FOX11’s Good Day LA, as well as a performance at the Grammy’s 10th Annual Producer’s & Engineer’s Wing Party, honoring T Bone Burnett.
You can catch the boys picking and jamming at Casey’s on July 6th and 13th starting at 10:00PM.
Dave Freeman – Music Director
June 25th, 2012 — 11:59am
Wednesday, June 27th, we will be having Josh Gelfand, West Coast Brand Ambassador for The Glenlivet taste and educate us on the Glenlivet 12, Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve, and the Glenlivet 18, as well as one surprise that we are still working out details on. Josh works with Rick Edwards, who recently was promoted to Master Of Scotch for the entire Pernod-Ricard Portfolio. Come meet Josh, and taste this legendary line. 7pm, in the Jackalope Room. Please be punctual.
If you’re not a paid-up member, don’t worry, first one is on us. Memberships are $120 a year, allowing you to bring a guest to any event, and can be purchased at the bar.
I will be down in San Diego with Angus, helping out with the Staff Training down there. We’ll keep you posted on the Inaugural Seven Grand Whiskey Society event in SD, we are trying to plan a fun, Diplomatic road trip to meet our So-Cal co-enthusiasts.
For more information on the Seven Grand Whiskey Society, check the link beneath my signature. We look forward to meeting you.
Pedro, currently sipping Fighting Cock 103, Seven Grand Barrel.
Spirit Guide, Seven Grand Whiskey Bar
Co-curator, Seven Grand Whiskey Society