Mix This: The Southside

August 21st, 2012 — 4:44pm

A while back, we asked Eric Alperin for a few gin cocktail suggestions. My favorite one that he introduced us to is The Southside. It’s a classic and a perfect summer cocktail.

In researching the drink’s history, there seems to be 3 possible stories of origin:

1. It was created at the Southside Sportsman’s Club on Long Island, NYC, and evolved from the Mint Julep.

2. One says it was created during prohibition at the infamous 21 Club (during prohibition the bar was known as Jack & Charlies).

3. The least likely of the stories (but more exciting), was that it was invented during prohibition in Chicago on the Southside by the infamous and violent Saltis-McErlane gang to make their low quality bathtub spirits more palatable. Most of the evidence suggests that this infamous gang mainly sold beer, not spirits.

The Southside
- 1oz lime
- 3/4oz simple
- 2oz Beefeater Gin
- 5 mint leaves

Hard shake, strain into coupe, mint leaf garnish.

Lauren Wong, Golden Gopher, GM

Music Monday: DJ Phyz Ed Final Night at Casey’s on Friday, August 24th

August 20th, 2012 — 3:31pm

DJ Phyz Ed is back at Casey’s for his final night this month for a raging dance party! Come out and dance your ass to the soul, 80′s, mixes, and mashes. Phyz busts the jams on the one’s and two’s and it all starts at 10P. No Cover!

Dave Freeman – Music Director

2012 LA Craft Beer Crawl – Complete Brewers & Beers List

August 18th, 2012 — 9:54am

Here is the full list of breweries that are participating in the LA Craft Beer Crawl along with the beers they are serving at each of the bars!

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Check out our beer crawl mobile website at to find a Google Map for the bars, breweries list, food truck & restaurant info and more!

Brouwerij West – Blond 5
Brouwerij West – Saison Extra 6
Brouwerij West – Tripel 9
Lagunitas – Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas – Sumpin’ Sumpin
Monkish – Floraison
Monkish – Pour Toi
Monkish – Rosa’s Hips
Stone Brewing Co. – Saison du Buff
Stone Brewing Co. – Smoked Porter with Chipotle
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone 16 Anniversary Ale
Uncommon – Bacon Brown
Uncommon – Baltic Porter
Uncommon – Siamese Twin

Allagash Brewing – Allagash Black
Allagash Brewing – Allagash Four – Quad
Allagash Brewing – Allagash White
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Humming Ale
Anchor Brewing – Mark’s Mild Zymaster #2
Bayerischer Bonhof – Berliner Weiss
Beachwood BBQ Brewery – Rubia Blonde Ale
Beachwood BBQ Brewery – Thrillseeker IPA
Black Market Brewing Co. – Rye IPA
Craft Brewing Company – Devil’s Double
Craft Brewing Company – Raven Stout (vanilla bean)
Craft Brewing Company – Sir Walter’s Scottish Ale
Green Flash Brewing Co. – Double Stout
Green Flash Brewing Co. – Rayon Vert
Green Flash Brewing Co. – RETRO Extra Pale
Rodenbach – Grand Cru
Strand Brewing Co. – Atticus IPA
Strand Brewing Co. – Beach House Amber
Strand Brewing Co. – Black Sand Dark Double IPA on Cask
The Bruery – Oude Tart
Timmerman’s – Limited Edition Selection Oude Gueuze

Bootlegger’s Brewery – Black Phoenix
Bootlegger’s Brewery – Golden Chaos
Bootlegger’s Brewery – Wildfire Wheat Smoked Wit
Craftsman Brewing Company – Fireworks Saison
Craftsman Brewing Company – Triple White Sage
Eagle Rock Brewery – Manifesto wit
Eagle Rock Brewery – Populist IPA
Eagle Rock Brewery – Unionist
Telegraph Brewing Co. – Abbey Ale
Telegraph Brewing Co. – Los Padres
Telegraph Brewing Co. – Obscura Vulpine

Cismontane – Black’s Dawn
Cismontane – Citizen
Cismontane – Coulter IPA
El Segundo – Citra Pale
El Segundo – Sand Dune Sage
El Segundo – White Dog IPA
Kinetic Brewery – Peanut Butter Jelly Time
Kinetic Brewery – Test Flight IPA
Kinetic Brewery – White Thai

Ballast Point Brewing – Dorado Double IPA
Ballast Point Brewing – Sculpin IPA
Ballast Point Brewing – Sour Wench
Drake’s Brewing – 1500 Pale
Drake’s Brewing – Aroma Coma
Drake’s Brewing – Denogginizer
Hangar 24 – Belgian Summer Ale
Hangar 24 – Orange Wheat
Hangar 24 – Polycot
Ladyface Ale Companie – Coronado XPA
Ladyface Ale Companie – Ladyface IPA
Ladyface Ale Companie – Ladyface Red Rye
TAPS Fish house and brewery – Balinese Stout
TAPS Fish house and brewery – Helles

Golden Road – El Hefe
Golden Road – Get Up Offa That Brown
Golden Road – Point the Way IPA
Noble Aleworks – ESB
Noble Aleworks – Mucky Muck Double Black Rye Lager
Noble Aleworks – Nobility Imperial IPA
Smog City – Hoptonic IPA
Smog City – LA Saison
Smog City – Smog City XPA

Brasserie d’Chouffe – Biere de Soleil
Brewery Ommegang – Biere De Hougomont
Brewery Ommegang – Ommegang Witte
Deschutes Brewery – Black Butte Porter
Deschutes Brewery – Black Butte xxiv
Deschutes Brewery – Chainbreaker IPA
Deschutes Brewery – Conflux #1
Duvel – Duvel Single
Firestone Walker Fine Ales – DDBA
Firestone Walker Fine Ales – P 31
Firestone Walker Fine Ales – Wookey Jack
New Belgium Brewing – Abbey Ale Collaboration
New Belgium Brewing – Honey Chamomile Blonde Collaboration with The Beer Chicks!
New Belgium Brewing – Tart Lychee
Sierra Nevada Brewing – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing – Torpedo Ale
Sierra Nevada Brewing – Summerfest
The Bruery – Melange 3
The Bruery – Mischief
The Bruery – Nottenroth
The Bruery – Sans Pagaie

Please note that breweries and beers may change.