There's a week left before Angel City Brewery's annual What Would You Brew? competition ends, and the stakes are high. For the second year in a row, the Downtown brewery has invited beer-loving Angelenos to submit ideas for unique, LA-centric brews, with the opportunity to win a day brewing with the Angel City team, the winning beer featured in next year's LA Beer Week, and a custom kegerator. Last year's winner, Emily Finch, wooed the Angel City team with her idea for Mexican cola beer, a spicy, caramel-y brew, now on tap at Angel City until the end of September.
It got me thinking: What would Time Out LA brew? I polled the office for ideas, and while there was certainly a common theme—apparently we love fruity beers—each editor came up with their own totally-LA brew. Here are the beers we would love to make happen (and don't even think about submitting them as your own):
Sara Fay, Editor: I’d brew a Foraged Farmhouse using the four fruits I see all the time on public property in LA: figs, lemons, oranges and pomegranates.
Ramona Saviss, Managing Editor: The Fruit Man—mango, lime, Mexican chili powder, and a tequila-infused ale, because the corner fruit cart needs a boozy pairing.
Kate Wertheimer, Senior Associate Editor: I'd brew a Rhubarb Sour, for sharing at Echo Park Lake picnics.
Michael Juliano, Assistant Editor: Lemon + Cherry + Black Currant. Consider this a boozy take on those tempting roving popsicle pushcarts.
Erin Kuschner, Associate Editor: A bacon- and pepper-infused wheat ale, to be enjoyed at 2am alongside your Danger Dog.