Wedding season. I don't get invited to a lot of weddings, probably because I'm still kind of young, but mostly because I'm a natural embarrassment to my friends. It's ok. Today was my friend's, Pat and Hollyn, big day. I wasn't only lucky enough to score an invitation, they asked me to personally brew the beer for their wedding. This was kind of a big deal considering the volume, effort, and responsibility it entailed. It was really an honor to have an opportunity like this and I was glad to accept.
Shameless self promotion, Biere De Fluers and 17th Century. Note the mason jar glasses in the rest of the pictures, that's me.
And this guy.
And then night came.
Congratulations, and thanks again.
On the way down to San Diego, we stopped by Far Bar LA in Little Tokyo. Specializing in mostly rare and hard to find beers from Japanese craft breweries (Baird, Coedo, YoHo, Hitachino, Isekadoya), it's the place to go if you've been seeking out Japanese beer, but can't justify the expense of going over seas. Beyond Japanese beers, they also carry an impressive regional selection. If you're in the Los Angeles area, find your way here.
A more than generous Japanese beer flight.
Sake braised pork tacos.
I've had this every time I go here, its a hard thing to pass up and isn't really mentioned on the menu for some reason. Cheese cake eggrolls, educate yourself.
Pour over at Cafe Dulce.
I would give a lot for this, but I have little to give.