Atwater Village brewery taps its first kegs

Atwater's own brewery, Golden Road Brewery, making beer!

The best part of the start of Fall? Forget the turning of the leaves, the changing of seasons – it’s Los Angeles, after all. The best part of fall is, of course, Octoberfest! And just in time for our favorite beer-filled month (including LA Beer Week), local Atwater Village brewery Golden Road Brewing is releasing its first batch of delicious local beer for all to enjoy!

Tom O’Shanter Inn just announced it has tapped the first keg of the brewery’s Hefeweizen, snagging up the first keg sold to the public. According The Inn describes the type of brew on its Facebook page: “It’s a delicious German style Hefe, brewed with honey and northern California citrus fruit. It’s yeasty, with hints of citrus on the finish.”

Golden Road Brewery is also releasing its first IPA, called “Point The Way IPA,” to hit bars this weekend. This brew is a lower alcohol content than most IPAs (5.2% compared to the usual 6.5%). LA Weekly describes the flavor as “mild with a light, fruity quality to the hops, befitting what master brewer Jon Carpenter refers to as a ‘simple, straightforward beer.’”

In addition to trying out the IPA at Tom O’Shanter Inn tonight, the IPA and Hefeweizen will be available at the following locations starting this weekend:

  • Saturday, September 24 at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank
  • Sunday, September 25 at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park
  • Monday, September 26 at 38 Degrees in Alhambra
  • Wednesday, September 28 at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood

Golden Road Brewery will have its grand opening of the tasting room on October 16, 2011. More info TBA!

Congratulations to Golden Road Brewery for tapping their first kegs!

Golden Road Brewery is located at 5410 San Fernando Rd.

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