March 6th, 2012 — 11:33am
Hello fellow beer lovers!
First of all, a big thanks to everyone who came to the Bootlegger’s tasting in February! They brought some amazing beers & we all liked their Black Phoenix Chipotle Stout, that we’re keeping on draft!
Our March Beer Society will be this upcoming Monday, 3/12 at 7pm. If you’d like to come, please RSVP at email@example.com as soon as you can, because the list fills up FAST (I get over 100 RSVP’s the first 2 days after this e-mail is sent). Our list is cut off at 50 people for this one.
Our Host for this month is El Segundo Brewing. Tom Kelley, their Sales Director will be tasting you on some of their amazing beers! El Segundo focus’ on true California styles & strives to be THE hop-centric brewery in LA.
We’ll be tasting the following:
Blue House Pale Ale
White Dog Wheat IPA
Hyperion Double Stout
Citra Pale Ale
For more information on the brewery go to: www.elsegundobrewing.com
Hope to see you all there!
Lauren Wong, GM, Golden Gopher
March 5th, 2012 — 6:16pm
The Mo-Odds believe in a genre of rock and roll that invites dancing, shaking, twisting and wrecklessly spreading your lifeblood from amplifiers to PA’s and all the way across to the bar and back.
The people of Los Angeles, having faced an omnivores dilemma of musical delicacies, choose to listen to the sounds of when R&R was still dangerous and new, the simplicity that worried parents, and the raw energy that felt good to share with other deviants. Those built the Mo-Odds and the old fashioned sound they call Los Angeles Rock and Roll. They pride themselves on their live shows where every song is played with the urgency of evacuation instructions during an emergency.
After a 15 city tour in August, The Mo-Odds won LA records mixtape contest for “best drinking song” which paired nicely with their residency at Casey’s Irish Pub in March 2010, Since then, they “brought the party” to the Silverlake Jubilee and many other fun parties. You May have seen them at The Smell, Echo Curio, El Cid, Several secret shows in the back of a U-haul in the industrial district or maybe one of them has been sitting right next to you all along. Join the Mo-Odds at Casey’s in March when they return to Casey’s to break some shit, and blow your mind.
Dave Freeman, Director of Music Programming, 213 Ventures
March 2nd, 2012 — 11:44am
We’re excited about UMAMIcatessan’s arrival at 846 S. Broadway, just steps away from the Broadway Bar! The soft opening is tomorrow, Saturday, March 3rd. See you there!
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