Happy Friday, Readers!
Hopefully by the time you read this, you’re already halfway through the first pint of the weekend.*
I don’t care if it’s only 10 AM on the East Coast, sneak off to the break room and crack open that pint of craft beer you have hiding behind your co-worker’s three week old egg salad sandwich.
If you happen to be my boss and are reading this, don’t worry, I’m totally not drinking either.
A new feature I’ve been wanting to do here for some time is a quick Friday post highlighting all of the great beers I’ve tried, and will continue to try. The point here is not to say whether a brewery is good or bad, but the goal is to find my favorite beer from each brewery I visit and share it with you.
This Friday’s brew post is from a brewery I had hear of for quite some time: Macleod Brewing in Van Nuys, situated in the midst of the wonderful San Fernando Valley for all you non-LA-ers.
In a state known for “Hoppier is Better” and the appreciation for pale beers, Macelod takes it in a different direction focusing on beers inspired by the British Isles. Cask ale (not as much carbonation and served at warmer the frigid temps) is the norm here, and you’ll thank me later for having tried it.
Situated on a commercial block in Van Nuys, Macleod Brewing is a welcoming spot with plenty of seating, artwork on the walls, and darts. There are even two chalkboards where you can buy a friend a drink that they can pick up the next time they visit.
Clutch. Someone buy me one, or five. Whichever.
Which brings me to my pick for best brew: Nutty Broon.
Don’t get me wrong, The Session Gap (Ordinary Bitter, 3.5%), The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale Ale, 4.3%) and The King’s Taxes (60 Shilling, 4.3%) are all amazing beers and great to enjoy on a cool afternoon in the sun, but Nutty Broon, their nut brown ale at 5.2%, is a true winner.
Mild, Malty and with a little bit of a sweet finish, this brown ale is definitely going to be one of your favorites, and is my top pick from Macleod Brewing.
See you Wednesday for an all new sandwich review, and next Friday for another FRIDAY BREWDAY.
* – Totally not endorsing drinking at work, but if you’re able to, you should be.