On Saturday, August 13th, 213 Nightlife and The Beer Chicks (Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune) are teaming up once again to present the 2nd Annual Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl in downtown Los Angeles. For the price of one ticket, Crawlers will get unlimited samples of over 60 craft beers, including Allagash, Brouwerij West, Craftsman Brewing Company, Eagle Rock Brewery, Lost Coast, Maui Brewing Co, Brewery Ommegang, Stone, Telegraph, and dozens more. The Crawl will be hosted at 213 bars Broadway Bar, Caña Rum Bar, Casey’s Irish Pub, Cole’s French Dip, Golden Gopher, Las Perlas and Seven Grand. The beer selection is curated by Perozzi and Beaune, authors of The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer.
Tickets are only available online at Eventbrite and are on sale now. General Admission tickets cost $49.00 and include a 6-ounce tasting glass and wristband, which gives access to all the participating 213 bars and unlimited beer tastings from 3pm to 8pm.
Limited VIP Tickets are available for $69.00, which gives Crawlers early entry into the festival at 1pm, a full two hours before General Admission. Besides the extra sampling time, VIP ticketholders will also get to try exclusive pours from the brewers, as well as enjoy beer cocktails from 213’s mixologists.
To help soak up the suds, Evan Kleiman (host of KCRW’s Good Food) has invited some of LA’s favorite gourmet food trucks to take care of Crawlers along the route. Cole’s and Casey’s will also be offering food at their respective locations.
2nd Annual LA Craft Beer Crawl
Saturday, August 13, 2011
- Unlimited samples of 60+ craft beers
- Food trucks curated by Evan Kleiman
- Broadway Bar
- Caña Rum Bar
- Casey’s Irish Pub
- Golden Gopher
- Las Perlas
- Seven Grand
General Admission tickets: $49 (3pm entry)
VIP tickets: $69 (1pm entry)
Visit the event’s Facebook page and follow its Twitter feed for updated info and participating breweries.
A portion of the proceeds will go to Heal the Bay, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.
8th Street Bottle Shop
Earlier this week, 213 Proprietor Cedd Moses, Perozzi and Beaune hosted a sneak preview of the LA Craft Beer Crawl at Golden Gopher, featuring a meet and greet with the founders of four acclaimed local breweries participating in the Crawl: Mark Jilg (Craftsman Brewing), Victor Novak (TAPS Fish House & Brewery), Jeremy Raub (Eagle Rock Brewery) and Evan Weinberg of Cismontane Brewing Company. (Check out a video clip of Jilg speaking over at Drink Eat Travel.)
During the preview, Moses and The Beer Chicks announced that they are building on their LA Craft Beer Crawl partnership to open the 8th Street Bottle Shop, a craft beer specialty store located just inside the entrance to the Golden Gopher. The 8th Street Bottle Shop will be housed in the space where guests could previously buy spirits to go, thanks to the Gopher’s 1903-era liquor license, which provides for on-site and packaged liquor sales.
Going forward, The Beer Chicks will curate the beer lists at all of 213’s bars, as well as consult on management and staff training. “We recently revamped Golden Gopher’s craft beer menu and are adding taps and bottles across the 213 bars,” noted Perozzi. “We wanted downtown dwellers and bar patrons to take home the same great beer experience 213 bars provide in the way of personalized service and craft selections.”
Among other services, the Bottle Shop’s staff will offer special tastes and advise on flavor profiles and food pairings. The Beer Chicks will rate and review the beers, and patrons will be able to peruse the store’s “beer bible” for descriptions.
The 8th Street Bottle Shop officially debuts on August 13th, during the LA Craft Beer Crawl.
8th Street Bottle Shop
417 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014