Below are some beers tasted take a look. The notes are basic. Because pretension is for the non-creative!!!

Revolution Rye stout repomax
Soft smoke, sleek chocolate are a smooth, fleeting finish of angel fade milk chocolate on the nos

Blue Moon Agave Wheat
crisp, unappealing, sour, lacking flavor, character, and feel

Boulevard Wheat Unfiltered
Great unfiltered color, cloudy yet appealing wheat gracious nose.  Soft sushi beer, no hop, very light

Brooklyn Summer Ale
Pine resin, coriander, soft, refreshing, crisp, clean, with short finish

Dogfish Head, Festina Peche
peach, stone, almost brett on the palate

Two Brothers Long Haul
Saison, great amber color, good

Brewery Vivant Triomphe
Belgian style India Pale Ale.  Very clean, nice, soft hop and pine resin, good stout [?]

Brewery Vivant Farmhouse
French style, soft brown flavor, very smooth and easy drinking, crisp

Arcadia Olde Ale Big Dick’s
Very nice, malty and soft chocolate, milk chocolate, very good, good malt color

Finches Cut Throat
Soft hop are easy pine and soft finish

Greenflash West Coast IPA
surprisingly smooth very little hop. Great nose

Rampant Imperial IPA New Belgium 
Great balance, good finish, awesome with food.

Boulevard Dark Truth Stout
Awesome malt and chocolate color.  Milk chocolate, stouty good malt

Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild Series – Chipotle Pepper Porter
Very malty soft smoke, easy, toffee

Pearl Necklace Flying Dog Oyster Stout
Flawless on the mid palette, Juicy and smoky

Dogfish – Jiahu
Interesting nose, awful palette.  Brewed with dates and figs, very complex

Dogfish – Indian Brown Ale
Salty, sweet caramel, bitter hop aftertaste on the palette.

Dogfish – Chicory Stout
Sweet malt milk chocolate, bark on the nose, very nice smooth finish.  Lacks something on the palette


Stillwater Stateside Saison
Nice hops, easy drinking.  Good drinking, good pine resin and nice finish

Big Muddy Monster 
Very creamy, notes of citrus peel, Papaya, very nice, stone fruit finish.  Pair with soft cheeses, Blue cheese polenta

Evil Twin DEVFFC Al. 9.8
Denmark ale, roasty, good hops, easy fruit, nice pine finish.

Six Point Brown Stone
Hop, mint on the nose, soft brown sugar on the palette, fleeting finish or nothing.

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Burbank Beer Fest

Burbank Beer Fest

Michelle De Silva and fiancé Frank Alatorre attended the inaugural Burbank Beer Festival with some work friends. “It was intimate and friendly with plenty of IPA’s “explains Michelle. The Burbank Beer Festival was by all accounts a successful endeavor bringing in crowds in the thousands to sample dozens of beers and some ciders. 


This was the first year that California Beer Festival put on a show in Burbank’s downtown.  For those who were nor brew inclined the streets were filled with and shoppers as there was a street fair featuring art, booze signs and other goods was packed all day. Michelle and Frank both attended the festival and seemed to enjoy themselves.

It was fun for all ages 21 and the crowd was mixed with male and surprisingly lots female beer aficionados who seemed to drink the whole spectrum offered.

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Some of the highlights included local beers alongside some of the big boys who came out to play. New Belgium was there and sold out of beer by 6:00 other lines were so long I didn’t even bother.

But there were some surprises of the show.

Some of the beer highlights were

  1. Angel City Wit- Soft and rounded with balanced nutty and hops quality.
  2. Chang Lager one of Thailand’s best kept secrets. It was as always crisp and clean and easy to drink.
  3. Elysian Jasmine IPA- decent floral notes and spice with some stone fruit.

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Once some of the kinks are worked out next year’s event should be spectacular and I look forward to attending.


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