On Saturday, March 2, Free Play in DTLA is hosting a sour beer showcase from 5 p.m. to midnight. The new second-floor sports bar and gaming destination at Los Angeles Football Club’s Banc of California Stadium is housing close to a dozen fine and rare treat of sour beers from around the country.
Craft-brewed examples of classic sour styles have become popular brews light in body (and alcohol) with a refreshing tartness. The LAFC season kicks off this Sunday, too, making the arcade on the second floor inside The Fields LA Food Hall one of the best sports bars in the city to catch the action.
Hill Farmstead (VT) // Anna
Bière de Miel, brewed with 20% raw wildflower Vermont honey and Hill Farmstead house saison yeast
BFM (Switzerland) // 2017 Saint Bon-Chien.
Winey, Tart, Sour, high ABV & complex, matured – slowly – in multiple oak barrels.
BoomTown, Dry River (DTLA) collaboration with Roots & Branch (NYC) // The Rising Society of Consumption
Yuzu & Lime Imperial Farmhouse Ale brewed By Boomtown & Roots & Branch, Aged at Dry River in White Wine Barrels.
O.E.C (CT) // Petanque, Barrel Aged Saison
Hybrid between a tart Saison and a Belgian style witbier. Brewed with wheat & oats and spiced with coriander & orange peel. A portion is aged in wine & fresh oak barrels.
Casa Agria (CA) // Cerezita, Farmhouse Ale
Barrel-aged Grisette inspired table beer. After several months aging it is then aged on tart cherries and pinot noir grape skins before naturally conditioning in the bottle.
Up Right (Portland, OR) // Doppelgänger
Brewed with spent pinot noir grapes from the 2018 Oregon Native.
Free Play details
3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, freeplaydtla.com, @freeplaydtla
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