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Link N Hops Giveaway!

Hey everyone! In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t live in California anymore, but I know I have tons of beer-loving readers who do. Link N Hops was one of those magical places that I never actually was lucky enough to visit, but it was always one that I wanted to go to: 18 different types of meat-lovers sausages, 6 types of vegan sausages and a long and beautiful list of beers featuring both from the US and overseas.
link Link N Hops is having an Oktoberfest THIS WEEKEND and has generously offered to give me two free tickets (each with a +1 attached so you can bring a buddy) to readers who are over 21 years of age and will be in the Atwater Village area this weekend. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below and I’ll be choosing those two lucky winners on October 18th around 12pm. You will be required to show ID at the door to receive your tickets. You will receive tickets to only one of the two sessions.

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More details are featured below. Check it out and good luck!!!

LINK N HOPS OKTOBERFEST!

Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th, from 1 pm-5 pm each day

Join us for our first annual Oktoberfest as we celebrate the fall
season with craft beer and great food for two days in a row in Atwater
Village!

Sip on a variety of seasonal specialty beers by four amazing Southern
California breweries and munch on a savory sausage with Belgian fries.
Enjoy the cooler fall weather of Los Angeles at Atwater Village’s own
sausage and craft beer spot, Link N Hops.

Each brewery will feature Oktoberfest- or Fall-inspired specialty
beers like Pumpkin and amber ales. The breweries involved include
Bootleggers, Hangar 24, New Belgium, and Golden Road.

The Link N Hops Oktoberfest is all about promoting local craft beer
and delicious quality food with a variety of options including vegan
and gluten free.

A $27 ticket gets you six tasters of 6 ounces each, plus a food
option, which includes a sausage sandwich plus fries (one day per
ticket).

A $20 ticket gets you six tasters of 6 ounces each (no food, one day
per ticket).

There will also be a classic car show in the parking lot of Link N
Hops on Saturday, October 19th – More info on that HERE.

PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Buy today! Prices go up to $37 and $30 respectively at the door.

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Golden Road Brewery Tour

I finally got a chance to check out the actual BREWERY instead of just the pub!
AM Of course, beforehand I had to fuel up in said pub. I can’t go on a brewery tour without fuel. I’m not completely insane.
AM1 There was a big group of us and they assigned ordering to me. I closed my eyes and pointed. Roasted potatoes with soy chorizo and vegan ricotta. Surprisingly pleasant, even for someone who lives for bacon!
AM3 Vegan wild mushroom fritters with vegan pimento – for someone who hates mushrooms and loves pig, also surprisingly pleasant. One might even say delicious!
AM2 Pretzel with non-vegan cheese. Two vegan options are more than enough in my opinion, no offense to all my vegan/vegetarian readers out there!
AM4 We topped it off with the charcuterie plate full of cheese, grapes, spicy peanuts and cured meats. Okey, fueled up. Tour time.
AM5 We made our way through Chloe’s – the exclusive club for all those who love beer.
AM6 As you can see, I hadn’t quite gotten my lens repaired/been able to remove the lens yet…
AM7 We made our way into the gigantic offices/cold room. Don’t worry, these are separated. They don’t actually cryogenically freeze the employees. Yet.
AM8 This be a pretty big walk-in. I be pretty jealous. I become pretty chilled…
AM9 That ought to satisfy the LA consumers for a few days…
AM10 Once we got back into the warmth, we were greeted with all these empty cans, waiting to be filled with Wolf Among Weeds.
AM11 And finally, into the brewery!
AM14 They had to remove the roof of this building in order to lower these fermentors in by crane.
AM12 They’re kinda big…
AM13 And finally, a glance at the 50bbl brew system. Fifty. Barrel. Brew. System.
AM16 AM15 am17 They run their wort through the hop dosing system before sending it to the boil kettle.
am18 Instead of filtration, they have a separation tank. This spins the chilled wort around and all of the solids are brought to the center and removed – basically a second whirlpool tank, but faster and cooler looking.
AM20 The canning machine! We didn’t get to see this in action, but that makes for easier pictures anyway. These are spun around, sanitized, purged with CO2, filled and capped/clamped.
AM21 The quality assurance room/lab. If anyone for some reason calls in about their beer having an issue, the Golden Road team is able to come in here and taste that exact same batch to see if it’s a problem based on brewing or by handling. I think I’d be good at this part of the job.
Wolf I’m checking out how good I am at quality assurance right now.
wolf2 In other news – I took my camera in to the repair shop and after a lot of hammering from the backroom and me cringing as I listened to each bone-shattering crack, the shattered cover was removed and my camera is at the ready to take some more awesome pictures!

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