The Beer Chicks’ Fall Picks @ The 8th Street Bottle Shop!
Our favorite beer seasons are upon us! Fall and Winter usher forth some of the best artisanal beers from around the world. We find great comfort in an alcoholic beverage that showcases rich fall flavors like clove, pine, pumpkin, allspice, brandied cherries, vanilla custard and dark chocolate.
This is also the time of Halloween parties and Holiday shin-digs, and we find that the best drinkable gift is a seasonal beer in hand. Let everyone else bring recycled wine gifts, we prefer to provide the conversation piece; a carefully brewed craft beer.
Here’s a list of seasonal craft beers available at 8th Street Bottle Shop (8thstreetbottleshop.com ). Buy a couple as gifts for your friends and co-workers, but be sure to keep at least one for yourself and your beer fridge (selfishness in beer-buying is key to enjoyment of the experience).
Please note that many of these seasonal brews are rare and limited, so we may only have a few bottles left!!
Autumn Maple – The Bruery, Placentia, CA.
Belgian-style brown ale, brewed with yams, molasses, maple syrup and spices. Trick or treat! 10%
750 ml bottle – $14.00
Kern River Pumpkin Ale – Kern River Brewing Company, Kernville, CA.
Fall seasonal brewed with real pumpkin and a hint of allspice. Lightly sweet and spicy like good pumpkin pie. 6%
22 oz bottle – $11.00
White Knuckle Double IPA – Marin Brewing Company, Larkspur, CA.
A Hophead’s beer. Big, fat, chewy, resiny hops. Nice spice, grapefruit and caramel notes. 8%
22 oz bottle – $ 15.00
Scaldis Noel 2010 (Yes beer can age!!) – Brasserie Dubuisson Freres, Belgium.
This ‘Belgian Special Ale’ is brewed for X-mas & is an indulgence that will leave you warm and tingly. Dark fruit, spices and malty sweetness. 12%
8.48 oz bottle – $8.00
Token – Alpine Brewing Company, Alpine, CA.
Luxurious Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Porter. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla and charred oak. Great complexity. 9.5%
22 oz bottle – $ 25.00
Aphrodite – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, New York.
Limited edition sour fruit ale with lots of beautiful Brett and Champagne-like bubbles. Brewed with tart raspberry and fresh pear, finishes with an earthy funk. She’s soooo pretty…. 8.9%
750ml bottle – $ 22.00
Schonramer Festweise – Brauerei Schonram, Germany.
Brewed for the first time in 2005 to commemorate 225 years of brewing, this delicious dry wheat seasonal fest beer has notes of banana. 5.6%
500 ml bottle – $7.00
DuganA – Avery Brewing Company, Boulder, Colorado.
Double IPA with Chinook, Centennial, and Columbus hops. Piney resin coats your mouth and leaves a hop kick at the end. 8.5%
22 oz bottle – $ 12.00
8th Street Bottle Shop is a curated craft beer bottle shop inside the Golden Gopher bar in downtown LA, and is a collaboration between 213 Downtown Nightlife (213nightlife.com) and The Beer Chicks. We sell beer to go!!
The beer list is carefully selected by The Beer Chicks
8th Street Bottle Shop
417 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA
(inside the Golden Gopher)