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LA Beer Week kicks off in just a week

September 13, 2014

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It’s already starting to feel like LA Beer Week! Even though we have a few more days to go, Eagle Rock Brewery debuted its pale ale Unity (the official beer of beer week) at its taproom on Friday, and our dance cards from September 20-28 are filling up quickly.

What is LA Beer Week?

If you’re new to the scene, LA Beer Week is a celebration of the Los Angeles craft beer culture for one week each year. Bars, breweries, restaurants and other venues host events throughout the week and all over Los Angeles – tap takeovers, music and beer entertainment, dinners/pairings, cask events… you name it!

The events themselves are not hosted by the LA Beer Week organizers – they are hosted by the venues themselves, so any beer/food or ticket purchases must be made through that venue. But all LA Beer Week participating events are posted on the official website, so the best way to see if there’s something in your neck of the woods is to click here and filter through the calendar.

Otherwise, there are a few things we’re really looking forward to on the east-ish side of town if you’re over here, including:

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From the Archives: Barbarella on tap

April 30, 2012

Scrimshaw and St. Bernardus ABT 12 at Barbarella Bar

Even though Girls Who Like Beer is in its infant stages, we’ve been drinking lots of (and collecting photos of) beer for some time now. Here’s one from the archives: Barbarella Bar in Silver Lake.

Barbarella has had kind of a tough time since it opened a couple of years ago – it’s gone through many different chefs, and most recently had yet another redesign, turning the formal dining area to incorporate separated pizza restaurant called Lago D’Argento. Frankly, one of the few consistent things since its opening has been the beer.

With well over 20 taps, we easily pick out our favorites: St. Bernardus ABT 12, Allagash White, and North Coast Scrimshaw, amongst others. Despite the consistency issues, it’s our favorite after work happy hour spot. Most beers are $5 for happy hour ($6 at the most), and we have yet to find our favorite St. Bernardus for cheaper any where else.

We’ll have more on Barbarella Bar later. Happy hour is happening now until 7:00 pm – time to get going!

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What to expect from Girls Who Like Beer

April 25, 2012

At last! The launch of Girls Who Like Beer. An idea that sprouted a couple of years ago as an excuse for me to drink more… beer!

Not your typical Los Angeles resident, I’m a northern California mountain girl who knows how to build a camp fire and kick back (or keep up) with the boys. A former bartender, a graphic designer, and a budding foodie, I’m an experienced Angeleno living in the neighborhood of Echo Park. And the most important thing?

I don’t diet, I’m not experienced with lipstick, and the high heels are currently collecting dust. But it’s not just about beer – it’s about the lifestyle of beer-lovers, a rustic girl’s guide to Los Angeles. Who’s got the best happy hour? The strongest margaritas? Belgians on tap? Bar food to die for?

This website is a personal endeavor – you may get glimpses into my life – as well as a place for fellow beer-loving Angelenos to contribute. For those girls who say they don’t like beer – ditch the fufu girlie shots at the bar (no Red Headed Slut shots here), and get to know the carefully crafted brews that make life worth living and Los Angeles worth exploring.