Saturday’s 5th Annual L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival is sold out – but if you snagged some tickets early on you’re probably wondering how to navigate the over 40 craft breweries (that’s about 110 types of beer), not to mention the 30 food vendors to check out. Here are a few things special things to look out for when you arrive:
Golden Road’s Almond Milk Stout
The vegan-friendly version of a milk stout is brewed once a year just for this festival. Thankfully this time they produced a 50 barrel batch, so there should be plenty! Since Tony Yanow is also a host of the fest, expect a lot of other Golden Road brews to taste, including Cross the Pond, Heal the Bay, and more.
Noble Ale Works
Gosebusters is a Gose style beer and must-have – after all, brewmaster Evan Price said it is “maybe my favorite beer we’ve ever made.” Since Noble rarely disappoints, also get a try of the Stay All Night black session IPA.
Eagle Rock Brewery
Talk about a perfect summer beer – the Ginger Saison (which they just started bottling) will be a perfect thirst quencher.
The Redlands brewery is bringing something special: Betty IPA. Right now this beer is quite popular and hard to find both on tap and in bottles (we hear they sold out). The only other beer they’ll have is the Orange Wheat, so this will go fast.
The Berkeley brewery deserves a shout-out because they are not only very environmentally conscious, they are also extremely vegan friendly. The Hop Cuveé is a good choice for a hot day!
Hellooooo spicy beers! We love Sculpin but the Habanero Sculpin packs a punch! Spicy beers are also trending right now for the summer season.
And of course, Firestone, Modern Times, Smog City, El Segundo, Monkish, Pizza Port, Bootleggers and other great breweries will be bringing some great stuff that we are so excited to try.
Remember, if you’re a first time rider of LYFT you get $25 off with the promotion code VEGANBEER.