Edible Skinny was lucky enough to do Angel City Brewery this weekend (our father the wannabe pirate Tony Thomas was in town!)
Angel City Brewery is an old-world, small-batch, craft brewery located in the heart of downtown LA. Its wares are available in the greater LA area, as well as Las Vegas. Founded in 1997, the brewery relocated to the historic John A. Roebling Building in the Arts District in 2010. It’s been a DTLA staple ever since!
While ACB our favorite beers included the tart and refreshing light-bodied wheat beer Berliner Weisse (which was perfect for someone looking for a girly beer aka ME) and the Coconut Marzen, a traditional malty lager where unsweetened, toasted coconut added to the mash to make for a tropical twist (Kelly’s BFF)!
Our visit was perfect timing as Angel City Brewery’s ‘What Would You Brew?’ contest is now open for public submissions. One lucky and creative winner will have the opportunity to brew their beer with the Angel City brew masters.
"What Would You Brew has been such a fun and challenging way to give the community a closer look and deeper appreciation for the art of brewing,” said Layton Cutler, brewer at Angel City Brewery. “The response has been fantastic, with really creative and complex entries. Bringing the winners into the brewery to actually make their dream beer come to life is really rewarding, for us and them.”
What Would You Brew 1 and 2 culled creative responses from across the Southland with contributors submitting hundreds of incredible recipes and stories. 2013’s top entry was a sweet and spicy Mexican Cola Beer from home brewer Emily Finch, and 2014’s winning entry was the intricate Desert Dreams by Lori Newman.
The prize package also includes a custom kegerator, case of pint glasses, tap handle, a tin tacker sign, and Angel City Brewery featuring the winning brew during LA Beer Week 2016. Ideas can be submitted here: http://angelcitybrewery.com/wwyb/. Entries will be accepted through September 30, 2015.
Here’s to life being delicious and crafting that perfect creative beer!