I arrived a few minutes before my friend and went ahead and ordered their sampler of the 5 beers currently on tap. I’ll go over my brief notes on each of them below.
Electra Lite: 4.42%. Very light, very lightly hopped. Very clean tasting. Good for a warm summer day.
Winsome Wheat: 5.74%. Nice light bodied wheat beer. Lightly hopped.
South Bay IPA: 9.04%. Nicely hopped. High alcohol level is largely hidden. Probably the best LA-area IPA I’ve had.
Big Red Ale: 5.74%. Nice malt forward beer. Very clean tasting (only slight aftertaste…which is largely pleasant).
Pumpkinhead Ale: 4.42%. Sweet, malt forward ale. Pumpkin flavor hidden by the maltiness. Doesn’t taste artificial, like many of the Pumpkin ales on the market. They didn’t have a description of the ingredients, but my guess is it includes real pumpkin and very little “pumpkin pie” spices if any.
All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by the beers. It would be a trek from LA proper…but since I work nearby, it could end up being a nice happy hour location.