It’s been almost 30 years since the premier of Star Trek the Next Generation September 1987 and to celebrate CBS Studios and Shmaltz Brewing Company is releasing Star TrekSymbiosis®
The beer made it’s debut at Comic-Con International and official launch at Star Trek Las Vegas convention but it will now be available to beer drinkers and Trekkies nationally in 4 packs at stores and select bars on draft in 35 states. In 2016, Shmaltz debuted two critically acclaimed Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ales to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the iconic franchise, Star Trek. 2017 brings triple the excitement with the limited release of three Star Trek specialty beers rolling out throughout the year. Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the first extraterrestrial elixir of 2017 was Star Trek Klingon Imperial Porter® (7.3% ABV). Star Trek Symbiosis® transports itself to retail outlets and bars within Shmaltz’s expansive distribution network. To find a Shmaltz distributor in your state, please visit: shmaltzbrewing.com/distributors
Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Ale — Symbiosis
For over 10,000 years a symbiotic relationship has thrived between yeast and sugar, malts and hops, beer and beer lovers. Shmaltz’s latest Star Trek release celebrates this benevolent co-existence and pays homage to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: Next Generation, and the episode, “Symbiosis”. In this episode, two different races from the same galaxy have seemingly found a way to peacefully coexist and work together for the betterment of all. However, we eventually learn that their relationship is based on the false promise of felicium, which is sold by the Brekkians to the Ornarans. This forces Captain Picard to make an excruciating choice: uphold the Prime Directive, or save an entire civilization from exploitation. In this 30th Anniversary Ale, the Shmaltz crew has upheld its Prime Directive to boldly unite hops, malts, yeast, and water in the pursuit of craft beer excellence. Share a bottle of this limited edition commemorative ale with your own federation. Make It So!
Star Trek Symbiosis® Hoppy Wheat Ale pours a pale yellow with a thick white head. A generous amount of hops provide flavors and aromas of ripe lemon and pleasant herbs, giving Symbiosis® a dry, crisp and clean mouthfeel. Symbiosis® is a limited-edition, smooth, easy-drinking ale with prominent wheat maltiness and distinct flavors and aromas of Warrior, Centennial, and Amarillo hops, making it the perfect refreshment for enjoying a Star Trek marathon with fellow Trekkies or at your next summer bottle share.
About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Founder and owner Jeremy Cowan established Shmaltz Brewing in San Francisco in 1996. The first 100 cases of He’brew Beer® were hand-bottled and delivered throughout the Bay Area from the back of his Grandmother’s Volvo. Shmaltz Brewing now sells He’brew Beer across 35 states, through 40 wholesalers and in nearly 5,000 retailers.
After 17 years of being an outspoken cheerleader for contract brewing, Cowan and staff opened their own New York State production brewery in 2013 in Clifton Park, 10 minutes north of Albany. Shmaltz’s home boasts a 50-barrel brewhouse with 30,000 barrels of annual capacity and packages a diverse and tasty variety of core and seasonal favorites in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and kegs. The Shmaltz Tasting Room is open five days a week (Wed-Sun) and offers tours, barrel-aged previews, beer-to-go, and special releases.
RateBeer.com ranked Shmaltz as one of the “Top 100 Brewers in the World” in 2013, and the brewery brought home 10 gold and 6 silver medals from the World Beer Championships in the past several years.
Posted in Food, Geek Fun, geek tv, Gift Ideas, San Diego Comic Con Tagged with: beer, Captain Picard, Jeremy Cowan, Shmaltz Brewing, Star Trek Las Vegas, Star Trek Symbiosis, Star Trek the next Generation, Star Trek TNG, Symbiosis, Top 100 Brewers in the World
Let’s kick of the summer foodie season with the 2016 LA Wine Festival in Hollywood, CA! This yearly event is the must attend outdoor festival for friends, lovers and everyone in between! It’s a great idea for a gift <hint father’s day> or just make it a fun social event with friends.
LA Wine Festival offers daily, weekend and designated driver tickets! Or you can call Uber or Lyft for fun filled day under the Los Angeles sky!
Over the years I’ve volunteered as well as attend and it’s a blast. It’s low key friendly crowd of wine connoisseurs and casual drinkers. The staff at the booths are always knowledgeable about their product so that you can create a ‘buy list’ to stock your wine rack!
It’s not just wine but also spirits from Tequila to Rum that will dance across your tastebuds.
Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, comfy shoes and a smile because you’ll make new friends while wondering around the lot!
$20.00 – $70.00
21 and Over
L.A.’s signature celebration of all things wine: in a very L.A. setting, no L.A. attitude.
- SATURDAY June 25th, 3pm-7pm
- SUNDAY June 26th, 2pm-6pm
LAWineFest has moved to Sunset Bronson Studios, Hollywood on June 25 and 26, with epic days of fine wine, artisan beer, gourmet foods and fabulous fun. Enjoy unlimited sampling of diverse wines, browsing and learning at your leisure. Plus we threw in some artisan beers and ciders, since even the LAWineFest knows no one can live on wine alone on a hot summer day! General admission includes tastings, commemorative glass, event program, main stage shows, Icelandic Glacial water, Peerless coffee, La Brea Bakery bread, music, and vendor samples. Artisan exhibitors will be selling their fab items, as will our town’s great food trucks.
Event is strictly 21+. Not even infants in carriers allowed.
Drink responsibly. NO Refunds.
General Admission – $90 at the door
Designated Driver – $20 at the door
Boutique Winery Courtyard Add-on (GA is required) – $45 at the door
Sunset Bronson Studios 5901 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Follow the event with #LAWineFest
Posted in Los Angeles Tagged with: beer, Designated Driver, Foodie, Hollywood, june, LA Wine Fest, LAWineFest, LAWineFest2016, spirits, Summer, wine
LA Weekly has announced the final lineup for Tacolandia 2016 on Saturday, June 11th from 3 – 7 PM at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. Tacolandia tickets are on sale now for $50 at ticketf.ly/1QmOybu. $55 at the door IF any available.
L.A. Weekly is excited to confirm the final restaurant line-up for Tacolandia 2016, our fourth annual gourmet taco festival. Taking place on Saturday, June 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. at downtown’s El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the event will feature over 130 top taco vendors curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza.
As of press time, the following restaurants have confirmed attendance at this year’s event: Alberto Sentíes of Montelena, Alfredo Villanueva of Romero y Azahar, All Flavor No Grease, Amor y Tacos, Comuna by Andrea Martinez + Rivero González, Anepalco’s Café, Aqui es Texcoco , Balam Mexican Kitchen, Barrio Café, Birrieria Jalisco, Breddos Tacos, Burritos La Palma, Cacao Mexicatessen, Caló Provisions, Carnitas El Momo, Casa Vega, Cascabel, Ceviche Project, Chalio Mexican Restaurant, Chef Brian “Turok” Menendez, Chichen Itza, Cielito Lindo, Cities, Cobblermania, Colonia Tacos Guisados, Comida – Pan-Latin Arepa Cart, Coni’Seafood, Coolhaus, Corazon y Miel, Cueva Carvajal, Deb’s Delicious Tacos, Dia de los Puercos, Don Chente Bar-Grill & Lounge, Don Ramen, Dos Chinos, El Colimense, El Coraloense, El Huarache Azteca, El Marinero By Chef Ninive, El Shuko Guatemalan Cuisine, El Sinaloense, El Tepeyac Café, Frida Tacos, Galaxy Taco, Gish Bac Restaurante Oaxaqueño, Gracias Señor, Guerrilla Tacos, Huitlacoche, Komodo, La Barbacha Restaurant, La Cahua del Yeyo, La Calaca Fish Tacos, La Embajada, La Flor de Yucatan, La Mascota Bakery, La Monarca Bakery, La Tostaderia, Las 7 Regiones de Oaxaca, Las Molenderas, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Los Ruizeñores Gourmet Taco, Loteria Grill, Macheen, Mariscos El Bigotón, Mariscos El Güero, Mariscos German, Mariscos Guerrerense, Mariscos Jalisco, Mariscos Olas Altas, Mexicali Taco Co., Mexicano & Flautas, Mexikosher, Mi Ensenada Fish Tacos, Naugles, Nixtaco Taqueria, Nómada XXI, Oaxaca on Wheels, Petty Cash, Pez Cantina, Pink Taquiza, Pour Vida Latin Flavor, Primera Taza, Puertos del Pacifico, Puesto, Pupusas Paty & Faby, Rakken Tacos, RaspadXpress, RBTA x Monkey Bar, Revolutionario LA Food, Rika’s Empanadas, Rincon Oaxaqueño, Rocio’s Mexican Kitchen, Salazar, Sammy’s Mexican Corn, Sarita’s Pupuseria, Sergio Elias Gutierrez of Bocanegra, Slapfish, SOL Cocina, Sonoritas Prime Tacos, Ta Bom Truck, Taco Libre LA, Taco Maria, Tacos a Las Brasas, Tacos Los Desvelados, Tacos Puntas Cabras, Tacos Tamix, Tacoteca, Tamales Elena, Tania Leal from La Enramada, Taqueria Vista Hermosa, Tempo Urban Kitchen, The Briks, The Taco Man, Tlayuda L.A., Toca Madera. Tortas Ahogadas Ameca, Tortas Ahogadas Guadalajara in LA, Troika Project / Valle de Guadalupe, Ubatuba Açai, Vaka Burgers, Vchos Truck, Westside Taco Co., White Boy Tacos, Yo Boi’s Restaurant, Yuca’s Restaurants, Zamora Bros, Zema Food Truck – Latin Vibes and Zingo Tacos-Al Carbon.
All restaurants will have tasty samples of their signature gourmet tacos for all to enjoy! Complete with live mariachi music and cash bars with beer, wine and signature cocktails, Tacolandia 2016 will be LA Weekly’s largest event of the year and one not to be missed. More information can be found at laweekly.com/tacolandia.
Tickets for Tacolandia are on sale now for $50 at ticketf.ly/1QmOybu. $55 at the door if we have any available.
General Admission tickets include entry into the event, entertainment, access to cash bars, as well as tacos from over 130 vendors.
Sponsors of this year’s Tacolandia include: Presenting sponsor Taquiza TABASCO® who will be serving delicious Chipotle Brisket Tacos from Chef Ray Garcia of B.S. Taqueria in Father Serra Park, Exclusive VIP Lounge Presenting Sponsor Herdez, Exclusive Beer Sponsor Estrella, Chevrolet, AeroMéxico Airlines, Got Milk?, Southern California Buick GMC, Cacique, El Silencio Mezcal, Coca-Cola, Hornitos, Masienda, Central Intelligence, Kushmart and Sticky Medz, Hustler Hollywood, Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Clubs & Dames N’ Games Topless Sports Bar & Grill, O.penVAPE CA – Premium Cannabis Oil, Hawaiian Springs, Dave & Buster’s, Beautiful Things LA, Amoeba Music, Lucha VaVoom, Zouq, Grubhub, Naked Juice, DIABOLO Beverages, DRY Sparkling, Califia Farms, Mr. Churro, La Diabla Michelada Mix, KIND, Pepperjelly, Gardein, Del Real Foods, Jarritos, Mom and Pop Shop, Goya Foods, Vallarta Supermarkets, Farm Fresh to You, Flan King, Destiny Candle, Todo Verde, London Manori, Live Nation – The Greek, Earth Science, Pop Art Snacks and Carve Bar.
Tacolandia is proud to announce the El Pueblo Park Association and Food Forward as our charity beneficiaries for this event.
El Pueblo Park Association (EPPA) was founded in 1982 to foster public interest in, and good will for, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (El Pueblo). They are a volunteer group dedicated to promoting the historic plaza and its historic buildings. In addition, they are devoted to expanding El Pueblo’s use as an educational and cultural facility by: raising funds for the restoration, conservation and promotion of El Pueblo as a unique gathering place for the celebration of the historical and multicultural heritage of Los Angeles and sponsoring exhibitions and special events at El Pueblo.
Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. HARVEST FOOD • FIGHT HUNGER • BUILD COMMUNITY They are a volunteer-powered group of Southern Californians who are passionate about making change around hunger in our community. Food Forward convenes at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community’s most vulnerable. Combined, theirr diverse distribution partners provide food to over 100,000 clients a month across Southern California.
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All my foodies meet me DTLA for the LA Weekly’s The Essentials event on Saturday, February 20th at the California Market Center.
It will be a fun night of tasty bites and samples of beer, wine & cocktails from 60 of LA’s best restaurants featured in LA Weekly’s 99 Essential Restaurants issue that will be out the same week!
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HBO® and Brewery Ommegang to re-release first two beers in popular Game of Thrones® collaboration has the PERFECT gift for the GOT Fan and Ale/Stout Connoisseur!
Brewery Ommegang & HBO show Game of Thrones – Iron Throne Blonde Ale and Take the Black Stout
It’s the rerelease of the first two brews in the collaboration series not seen since King Joffrey’s wicked reign! This is a great addition for anyone who wants to play the Game of Thrones
aka who will rule the Seven Kingdom. Brewery Ommegang‘s beer finder
will show retail and bar locations by zip code when the beers come to market.
Iron Throne Blonde Ale has a slightly hazy golden amber hue. The head is full and fluffy. The finish is crisp, backed by a touch of spice and hops. The aroma is a bit grassy with a hint of lemon fruitiness from the lemon peel. The taste is lightly malty, rounded by honey malt sweetness. Iron Throne Blonde Ale is 6.5% ABV.
Take the Black Stout is deep black in hue, with a full tan head. Aromas include dark chocolate, caramel malt, earthy hops, and a touch of fruitiness. Tastes include chocolate, dark coffee, and rich malt character. The beer has light, balanced roastiness aroma and taste. The clean hop bitterness converges with a slight woody character and spiciness. The finish offers sweet malt character giving way to spicy, earthy, hop bitterness. Take the Black Stout is 7.0% ABV.
This is a major treat since Iron Throne Blonde Ale was released in 2013 and brewed at only 25% of the volume of the most recent beer the Three-Eyed Raven, which hit stores this spring timed to Season 5 of the show. Bottle shops across the country sold out in days, while bars poured through kegs in hours. Take the Black Stout was brewed at twice the volume of Iron Throne and still sold out quickly. Fans who missed out on both of these popular brews, and those who can’t wait to try them again, will finally have a chance this fall.
“We had no idea what the reaction to a Game of Thrones beer would be when this all started,” said Bill Wetmore, Marketing Director for Brewery Ommegang. “We were blown away by the runaway success of these first two beers and are very excited to give loyal fans another chance to enjoy them.”
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Fall is here and I’m ALL about the beer! Well the CRAFT beer to be found at the first annual 2015 Burbank Beer Festival this October 17! It’s a great opportunity to enjoy the (hopefully) cool fall weather with leaves changing, moon and a street festival. The Burbank Beer Festival will stretch San Fernando Boulevard with a celebration of 85 ice-cold craft beers on tap that will appeal to every palate as you enjoy live music, vendors and more.
The festival will have two sessions of sampling from 12 -3 pm or 4-7 pm showcasing local and out of state craft breweries. The street fair is open to the public and to purchase tickets to the beer tasting areas please click here.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Craft Beer Session I: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Craft Beer Session II: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Street Fair Hours: 12:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Downtown Burbank – North San Fernando Blvd., between Magnolia Blvd. and Angeleno Ave
Tickets are $40 and include a tasting glass and 3 ounce craft beer samples from more than 45 different breweries. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the festival’s sampling blocks and to consume alcohol. Tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. Entry to the street fair portion of the event is free of charge. For more information, please visit or www.dtnbur.com
Posted in festival, Food, free, Los Angeles Tagged with: beer, breweries, BURBANK, Burbank Beer Festival, craft, craft beer, Craft breweries, Fall, festival, Foodie, Free, live music, Los Angeles, purchase, Samples, Sampling, San Fernando Boulevard, spirits, The Valley, Tickets, vendors
Yum yum are you counting down the days for the 2015 The Taste at Paramount Studios? It’s the fun foodie event for people who want to foods from all over SoCal in one place. I find one of the best things about attending this food festival at Paramount Studio over Labor Day weekend is that it gives you an opportunity to try not only restaurants but also bakeries, desert shops and ICE CREAM! Hey it’s summer in LA so you know it’s HOT! I’ve had the opportunity to chat with some of the chefs at my favorite restaurants and ask how not only how they started to cook but get some cooking advice. Of course I can’t forget to say that I get to try delicious food! It’s a win win for everyone but especially your tummy! Check out my video from the 2014 The Taste at Paramount Studios! I discovered yummy buns with delightful flavors from green tea to macha that were Philippine recipes from their grandma! (you can order them online), saw an old foodie friend B Sweet Dessert Bar (dessert truck and store) with new bread pudding flavors (favorite is still Red Velvet! YUMMY) and Crème Caramel LA (it was the first time I ever tried Crème Caramel and I fell in LOVE). This year they’ve changed the schedule with a brunch & BBQ on Sunday (you can NEVER go wrong with grilling!) am hoping to try some new coffee and ideas for brunch items!
Having fun at the Los Angeles the Taste 2014
Meet the co-hosts and check out our schedule of events.
Sample the culinary creations of L.A.’s most talked about restaurants and enjoy a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits at the only food and wine festival that’s authentically L.A.
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Wow I can’t believe it’s been ten years from the very first LA Wine Fest WHERE I had a great time volunteering! Over the years I’ve attended and covered LAWineFest where every year this festival meets and surpasses my expectations. It’s just a casual fun event that is low key where non wine snobs get to enjoy tasting from wineries that criss cross the globe.
If you’ve never attended LA Wine Fest you have to take advantage of the offer I have for tickets for the event from May 30 & 31. Use my blogger code (BLOG15 ) for $48 general admission tickets for either day (Door value is $85) <buy LAWineFest Tickets>. You’ll have the opportunity to try food, wine, beer and other spirits. Make sure you download the Quini wine tasting app on Apple Store, Android (Beta) and Web App to track and recommend wines you enjoy like your own personal wine steward. So who’s meeting me at the LA Wine Fest 2015? Leave a comment below and maybe I’ll give you a personal tour!
Posted in Los Angeles Tagged with: beer, coffee, food, Foodie, Fun events in LA, Hollywood, LA Wine Fest, LAWineFest, Los Angeles, Quini, spirits, summer fun, Tasting, things to do in LA, ticket, Tour, wine, wine snob
WHEN: Saturday, August 23
7-10 p.m. “Lexus Live on Grand” (Grand Ave. between 1st & 2nd St)
Hosted by Michael Chiarello, including live musical performances from Common and the amaWolseley Marimbas
Are you joining me Saturday, August 23rd at the annual Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival! I’m going to shake my groove thing to Common’s chocolate velvet dulcet words as I get to taste the food of top chefs from across the nation! In case you’re thinking this is all high falutin fancy food no .. it’s damn good food with wine and spirits that will dance with your tastebuds. You can discover new tastes as well as modern interpretations of classics from a BLT to caesar’s salad all between 1st & 2nd street between Grand avenue. It’s a night that is perfect for couples, singles and groups of friends who want to try anything that a great chef can think of and I’ve found they think of LOTS of ways to make great food!
So get a ticket before it sells out and get ready to enjoy multiple Grammy winning artist Common with the African children’s ensemble amaWolseley marimbas on the main stage. We’ll get to hear hits from Common’s tenth studio album Nobody’s Smiling as well as selected hit songs! I’m very excited to hear the kids perform marimba from these eight kids who’ve performed in South Africa and throughout the United States. It’s all part of the four-day epicurean fête produced by Coastal Luxury Management, also the team behind Pebble Beach Food & Wine. The festival is presented by founding partners FOOD & WINE and Lexus, as well as major partners Chase, Delta Air Lines, JENN-AIR, and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Not only will you be eating and drinking good you’ll be DOING good! Attending the LAFT benefits Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign–-a national effort to end childhood hunger in the United States. Tickets for the gastronomic gathering are available on-line and at the door to each event, pending advance sales. Up-to-the-minute information on participants, event line-up and purchasing tickets is available at www.lafw.com
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The 5th annual LA Craft Beer Crawl will take place in downtown LA on Saturday, August 9th. Attendees will have over 100 craft beers to sample across 8 unique downtown LA bars & restaurants, all within walking distance. The event is a collaboration between 213 and The Beer Chicks, Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi. As always, the beer selection will be curated by The Beer Chicks and will feature the top craft and artisanal brewers in the country!
This event sells out every year, so get your tickets now!
HOW IT WORKS
1) Choose a general admission or early admission ticket. General admission allows you to crawl from 3pm to 7pm. Early admission allows you to crawl from 1pm to 7pm. A full 2 hours before everyone else!
2) On the day of the event, bring your printed to tickets and ID to Casey’s Irish Pub to check in and recieve your wristband, personal 6 ounce real glass tasting glass, and map. Everyone is allowed to check in as early as 12pm.
3) Plan your route. The map will show you where all 9 locations are located as well as the craft beers available. Look around! The city is full of historic sites and architecture.
4) Enjoy the rest of your day bouncing between bars and indulging in unlimited samplings of rare and special craft beers, along with some of your old time favorites.
5) All the bars will open to the public at 7pm, so feel free to stick around.
Get home safely! Plan ahead by using Taxi Magic to book your LA Yellow Cab. LA Metro is also a great way to get around. Both the Blue and Red Line take you right to the center of the crawl route!
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