Three of the best Los Angeles craft beers of 2014
Noble Ale Works in Anaheim made one of the best beers of the year. (Julie Verive) These last 12 months may have been the best yet for craft beer in Los Angeles — 2014 was filled with some memorable events, a deluge of new bars and breweries, and a lot of great beer from the region’s newest breweries and veteran producers alike.
We told you about the stand-outs from the youngest breweries in town , now here are a few memorable and significant craft brews from the more established operations.
Batch 1000 — Golden Road Brewing
Golden Road Brewing continued to win over more fans during 2014, and the brewery began brewing their first lager: 329 Days of Sun. The seasonal Might As Well IPL (India pale lager) followed at the end of summer, and underscoring their commitment to lager beers, Golden Road also hired veteran Brewmaster Victor Novak away from the lauded Orange County brewpub TAPS Fish House.
Novak has won accolades for his refined and faithful reproductions of classic styles at TAPS, and he was a tremendous get for the growing Golden Road. While the details for how Novak will fit into the brewing team alongside Brewmaster Jesse Houck […]