I was introduced to an epic place in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. I helped out with an event for Enegren Brewing and was treated to delicious foods and beers after.
I realized just now that I already used this picture, but since I’m a hotel (Edit: I’ve studied for years to be able to call myself a hotel. I didn’t mean to type “at a hotel” like many of you may have thought…) and it took ten minutes to upload, I’m leaving it in. I’m sure you’ll forgive me – plus it’s a gorgeous pic.
Wurstküche is a sausage sammich haven with twenty-four imported beers on tap. When you enter the front, you’re greeted by a tiny little white room with a line full of people, all of who are holding Belgian beers that have been served into proper glassware. I knew that this was the right place for me. After you’ve placed your order and have your beer in hand, you walk down a long corridor toward what sounds like the center of a dance club.
The room in the back is filled with long family-style picnic tables with crowds of people. Apparently this place is packed at all times of the day – and for a good reason.
Commander Matt ordered a Weihenstephaner Dunkelweizen and I grabbed a Reissdorf Kölsch. I’ve never had a Kölsch before this night – at least not a legit one (must be brewed in Cologne, Germany under the Kölsch-Convention which states how Kölsch is to be defined). This beer was extremely clear, highly carbonated with a bready aroma and crisp taste with an extremely faint end of bittering hops. Summer beer, anyone? High drinkability, especially at 4.8%ABV!
This meal lit up my night! Mango-chicken sausage smothered with whole grain mustard, caramelized onions and sweet peppers. The wonderfully crispy fries on the side were generously dipped in sundried tomato mayo and melted in my mouth. Looking at this picture (not the best picture due to the dark lighting) is making me salivate right now…
Since it was late at night and so dark inside, I would like to apologize for the fact that these pictures are not up to par. In order to make up for this, I’m offering to go back to eat more fries and sausages and take more pictures in the daytime: for the sake of the blog, of course.
I’m selfless like that.
4 Responses to Wurstküche
Your description of the Kölsch was so good, it made me wish I had one. I’m now on a mission to find a store that sells that beer. 🙂
Try to find one that’s legit and from Cologne! It may be all in the psyche, but I think it tastes better 🙂
If you go back, can you do me a favour?
Can you please take a Belgian beer?
I’ve been reading the blog for a while now because I am also very passionate about beer. And although I love the way you describe everything, it’s hard for me to compare. I’ve never been to America, so I don’t know what all those exotic beers taste like (but I’m coming to check it out next year) And if you would describe a Belgian beer, I might get some more insight.
Also, you should tell them La Trappe isn’t a Belgian beer, It’s made in the Netherlands… 🙂
I’ve never heard about fruli and the apple ale.
Grz from Belgium
P.S. I’ve always known you are a hotel….
After the mass amount of time I spend in hotels, I think I’ve earned the title “hotel”. Purposely wrote that… Yeah, that’s it. As for the Belgian beer, I will definitely taste and describe for you!