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The Froth Awards at Saint Rocke

Today we went to The Froth Awards by Easy Reader at Saint Rocke for Saint Patrick’s Day. It was a fun event with local craft beers, local bands and local food. The local flavors of great food and craft beer were paired and served throughout the day. The pairing that won were The Rockefeller ahi won ton shell cajun spiced with fresh guac and jicama slaw & El Segundo Brewery Blue House IPA. Other pairings included The Brewery at Abigale Death or Glory IPA with The Standing Room chicken skin tacos and a mango sauce, Monkish Brewery Feminist Trippel with Tin Roof Bistro chilled mussels, Strand Brewing Company Russian Imperial Stout with Hot’s Kitchen lamb shoulder in a stout reduction sauce with candied baby carrots and then we finished off with Smog City Brewing Chocolate Coffee Porter and an almond biscotti from Simmzy’s. The great bands included Hang Dog Expression, Johnny Jump Up and Los Sindicate.

Lloyd took me kicking and screaming today, okay just a little grouchy since we were out of coffee this morning. Luckily Saint Rocke had some and I was good to go after that. My vote today was for Strand Imperial Russian Stout with the lamb shoulder from Hot’s Kitchen. I could only vote between Strand with Hots and Smog City Chocolate Coffee Porter with the almond biscotti. Allergic to both shell fish and avocado I skipped food with them in it, I also am not a hop head so I do not go for hoppy bear, I did sip some though. Lamb is a favorite for me and Strand has won me over with their Russian Imperial Stout.

Strand Brewing Russian Imperial Stout and Hot's Kitchen Lamb Shoulder

Strand Brewing Russian Imperial Stout and Hot’s Kitchen Lamb Shoulder YUM.

Bottle Share at Sophie’s Place

photo of 3 Floyds beer at Sophie's Place

Rare find at Sophie’s Place Bottle Beer Share Event. This is a 3 Floyds Apocalypse Cow from Munster, Indiana.

Sunday we went to a bottle share event at Sophie’s Place located at 1708 South Catalina Avenue Redondo Beach, California. As soon as we found out there was going to be a 3 Floyds at the bottle share we knew we were not going to miss this event. The first photo is a 3 Floyds Apocalypse Cow beer, this is one of their hoppy brews so Lloyd was pretty happy to get to share some. If they have more bottle share events I may have to ship some 3 Floyds here the next time I go to Indiana to visit friends and family. Here is a few of the beers that were at this bottle share:


Epic Fermentation Without Representation
Fifty Fifty Eclipse brandy
Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah
Fifty Fifty Eclipse grand cru
Founders Blushing Monk
Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
Founders Imperial Stout
Freemont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Abominable
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee
Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla
Hoppin’ Frog Doris The Destroyer
Jack’s Abbey Hoponius Union
Jester King Black Metal


photo of Sophie's Place hummus plate

A yummy combination of different types of hummus with pita bread available at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach, California.

We had a really fun time at this event which had a huge list of beers being shared, visit Got Baddog to see all the photos and the list of beers that made an appearance.  Sophie’s Place provided some hummus trio plates and french fries for everyone to enjoy. I really like their hummus plate and now know where to go when I am craving some hummus. The trio of hummus included Garbanzo, Black bean and Edamame, yum.

Our next beer event will be tomorrow night for Business & Beer which will be held at Strand Brewing Company in Torrance, California. Come out and enjoy a beer with us and lets talk!

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