Food Drink Report

One month of rare bourbons at Far Bar, Karl Strauss’ 23rd Anniversary Old Ale

Karl Strauss is debuting their 23rd anniversary Old Ale at “Changing of the Barrels” with a limited tasting on February 2, 2012, 6 PM – 9 PM. 100 ticket holders will get the first tasting of the 23rd anniversary brew and will also be able to sample the 24th Anniversary Flanders Red Ale before it goes into barrels for a year. Tickets, only purchasable online, are $50 and include beer for the night, MIHO Gastrotruck food ticket, live music, a commemorative 23rd Anniversary snifter, and a 33 Beers tasting book. 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109.

The month of February will be dedicated to bourbon at Little Tokyo’s Far Bar. Expect “top notch bourbons and ryes as well as some rare and decadent barrel-aged beers” to be at the first “Annual Bourbon on 1st Street.” They’ll also be pairing stouts and barleywines along with bourbon and rye. If you haven’t had a beer and whiskey pairing, then you haven’t lived. 347 E 1st St , Los Angeles, 90012.

Confirmed events:

Wednesday, February 8th for Hanger 24 Barrel Roll 3 Pugachev’s Cobra

We’ll have Hanger 24 in the house as we unleash the Cobra! This is the 3rd Annual release in the Barrel Roll series from H24 and it is a big, rich and delicious beast of a Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout t at 16.5% ABV. We’ll also have five other H-24 beers on tap this night.

Tuesday, February 21st for Port/ Lost Abbey Barrel-Aged Night

So far we have a keg of Older Viscosity ’11 waiting to be tapped along with a couple of Barrel-Aged gems from Lost Abbey that we should be able to confirm soon.