Last night we had a late start for day 4 of American Craft Beer Week. We headed to Brewco in Manhattan Beach, California located at 124 Manhattan Beach Boulevard. I went with the Cismontane Black Dawn (Nitro) brewed with gourmet coffee, brown sugar and oats. This craft beer was rich & complex, very creamy with a hint of hops. It was very good!
We also enjoyed the Spinach & Artichoke Dip which came with toasted sourdough bread and fresh tortilla chips. It was probably one of the best spinach and artichoke dips I have tried. It had plenty of artichokes, bread and chips and it also came with fresh salsa. All of it was yummy.
On our walk back to the car we decided we would step into Simmzy’s to try another American Craft Beer if there was room. We got lucky there was enough room to squeeze in by the bar. I had the Firestone Parabola which just came out this month. This barrel aged imperial stout features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas with a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. I did not really care for it but Lloyd seemed to really enjoy it, I think he started to have beer envy. I am starting to think the oak flavor dark beers are less enjoyable to me, that is twice this week that I did not like an oak flavored beer. Simmzy’s Pub is located at 229 Manhattan Beach Boulevard Manhattan Beach, California.
If you want to see the high quality photos of Brewco and Simmzy’s Pub keep watch at Got Baddog’s American Craft Beer Week to see his photo coverage and reviews. These photos were taken with my Android Motorola Xoom and edited with Google Picaso.