Food Drink Report

Two beer events back-to-back at Far Bar

Anchor Brewing Our Barrel Ale - Deconstructed and Firestone Walker Night

Craft beer lovers rejoice! More beer events are coming – one with San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Co., one of the oldest U.S. craft breweries still in operation; the other with Paso Robles’ Firestone Brewing Co., winner of 2011 Great American Beer Festival’s Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year. Both breweries will be pouring their beers at Far Bar in L.A.’s Little Tokyo, back to back – two events, that’s getting some hype. “I don’t normally throw events back to back, people think they’ll burn out [from all the alcohol], but people are excited for both,” says Beer Program Manager Jimmy Smith.

On Tuesday, February 28 starting at 7 PM, Far Bar will host “Anchor Our Barrel Ale – Deconstructed,” a brewery that’s well liked by Jimmy, “I am a big fan of Anchor.” The idea is to taste the three components within Anchor’s Our Barrel Ale – a blend of Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter and Old Foghorn, all aged in whiskey barrels. Those that arrive early (first 25 beer flights) will get a chance to taste the Old Potero Rye Whiskey (also distilled by Anchor), which is aged in the same barrel before the three beer blend. Flights/pints will be available in: Our Barrel Ale, Liberty Ale, Anchor Porter, Old Foghorn, and Anchor Bock.

On Wednesday, February 29 also starting at 7 PM, Firestone Walker Brewing Co. will be in the house featuring Sucaba (formerly known as Abacus, prior to the cease-and-desist letter) on draft, a bourbon aged barley wine with 13% ABV. Word on the street is that it’s one of the few kegs coming down to L.A. from Paso Robles. Other Firestone beers available for the night to include: Velvet Merkin (bourbon barrel-aged Merlin), 805, Pale 31, Union Jack, and Double Jack. 347 East 1st ST., Los Angeles, CA 90012. 213-617-9990.

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