Chicago Craft Brewery Pouring Brews In The South Bay
Goose Island, the Chicago craft brewery that has exploded onto the beer scene, is doing a “tap takoever” at BrewCo in downtown Manhattan Beach on Tuesday, Feb. 25. It goes from 5-close (about 11) and will feature four “classic” beers and three “vintage” selections, as well as the 22-ounce bottle of Pepe Nero.
The beers are: Sofie, Matilda, Pere Jacque, Honkers Ale, Indian Pale Ale, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, and the current seasonal.
I’ve tried Goose Island and like it immensely, particularly the Honker’s Ale and India Pale Ale. My beer tastes are more of the lager variety, but those two selections have a lighter taste than the name and even color of the beer implies. And Goose Island beers also have no of the bitter aftertaste that, in my opinion, accompanies and is a fault of most darker beers.
Matilda is an interesting beer in that it almost has a champagne quality to it. It’s a Belgian style pale ale and is one of Goose Island’s vintage beers. I’ve not had Pepe Nero but it’s described as a Belgian farmhouse ale, which certainly sounds interesting.
Brew Co is a restaurant/bar in downtown MB, just up from the Pier.
I suggest watching sunset, which sinks into the Pacific Ocean about 5:45, then going inside and enjoying the beers. The restaurant will be open, as on any normal evening, and the food is good, certainly better than your average bar food.
Going there will bring back some great memories. It was once the Manhattan Beach Brewing Company, a very lively spot for us South Bay singles.
It’s time to create some new memories.
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