Ballast Point’s ‘Tiki Takeover’ at the Surly Goat

On Thursday, January 19 starting at 7 PM, L.A. imbibers will be able to try spirits by San Diego’s Ballast Point at the Surly Goat in West Hollywood. That’s right, they’re not just a craft beer brewery, they also distill their own gin and rum. Craft spirits served that night will be served up in a specialty mug (guests will be able to purchase the “Ballast Point Pirate Skull Tiki Mug”, and get discounted refills during “Tiki Takeover”).

Distiller Yuseff Cherney & Sales Manager Matt Wilson will be onsite with cocktail blends using their barrel-aged 3 Sheets Rum plus the debut of a new vodka. Beer lovers will get a chance to try Ballast Point Indra Kunindra, a stout brewed with madras curry, cayenne pepper, cumin, toasted coconut, and kaffir lime leaf. 7929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90046.

Brats Brothers: The ‘Other’ Big Cheese

Co-owner Roland Radler lived in Germany for over a decade before opening up Brats Brothers in Sherman Oaks, CA. The ‘Other’ Big Cheese is a pork bratwurst infused with cheddar held together by a large toasted French roll plus a choice of three different toppings (for an additional cost): sauerkraut (plain or grandma’s), roasted peppers and onions, onions (grilled or raw). Read More

Drink + Food

Golden Road Brewing pub serving up something for everyone

Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village had their grand opening party last Sunday. To celebrate, they tapped seven new beers: Burning Bush IPA, Either Side of the Hill American strong ale, El Hefe Anejo – a tequila barrel-aged Hefeweizen, Festivus Cinnamon Bitter, Get Up Offa That Brown, Lost its Way IPA, and Rye on the Palate. Those delicious glasses of malty goodness will be joining the three taps already up – Golden Road Hefeweizen, Point the Way IPA and Schwartz Stout. Read More