8/21/2012 05:30:00 PM

Brew News: Angel City Brewing Readies Release, Stone Brewing to Pasadena

Angel City's Dieter Foerstner knows how to pour 'em
Big news for local hop heads: Angel City Brewing, which has new owners and brewmaster, is getting ready to release its first beers to Los Angeles. Purchased earlier this year by Alchemy & Science, a boutique brewing offshoot of Sam Adams, brewmaster Dieter Foerstner has been testing a wheat beer, two IPAs and a German-styled Altbier, according to the LAT. The first release, still unnamed, will hit the streets in a few weeks. The Arts District brewery has plans to open a tasting room and retail shop this fall, as well. With tours, which is fantastic. Although it wasn't a brewery, the building has a great history - it was built in 1913 as a West Coast warehouse for the company that made steel wire for suspension bridges (i.e. the Brooklyn Bridge) and has really cool architectural elements.

Over in Pasadena, Stone Brewing has plans to open tasting room and retail store in the same (former train station) complex as La Grande Orange and the Luggage Room on Raymond. The North San Diego craft brewery, now heralded as one of the top 12 in the country, is well-known in the beer-drinking circles, especially those of us in SoCal. Just think: Hop off the Gold Line at the Del Mar Station, grab a brew and sit on the patio, fill a growler before you make your merry way home. There's word it might open by late September for LA Beer Week, but it all depends on permits and construction.

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