Hello West Coast Fans!
February is the pub’s 5th Anniversary and we have an entire month of special events planned. We will be tapping beers from some of Larry’s (and mine) favorite breweries – Kern River, Lost Abbey, Societe Nickel and Firestone. We also have some specialty beers that Larry had hidden in the cold box that will be going on tap this week. And we continue with more new food specials and salads including Smoked Prime Rib and Duck. Here are all of the details….
We started the month with six different Kern River Brewing beers and they are all still on tap. We have the always popular Just Outstanding IPA plus Shuttle Bunny Double IPA, Gravity Check Session IPA, Dirty Hippie Imperial Red, River Buddy Pale and Class V Stout.
This week we have a very special line up of strong and barrel aged beers that Larry had ordered and set aside for a special occasion (and I think the 5th Anniversary is a very special occasion). We will begin tapping these beers today, Wednesday the 8th, when we open with AleSmith Ethiopian Mokasida Coffee Speedway Stout. Thursday we will tap one of Larry’s all time favorite dark beers, Firestone Parabola. Friday look for Lost Abbey Angel’s Share Barleywine. By Saturday we will have kegs of Nickel Larry’s Place IPA, Thorn Street’s Father Larry’s Rye Double IPA and Green Flash Lustrous Frumento with Coffee (this is the beer most of us would think of as Silva Stout).
There will be something to enjoy each night with all of the beers on tap by Saturday afternoon. We’ll bringing out something special to hang up at the pub in honor of Larry around 4 pm on Saturday.
Friday night our kitchen manager Humberto will be cooking up some amazing new food specials. Starting at 5 pm on Friday we will be serving up Smoked Prime Rib with either Baked or Mashed Potatoes and beer gravy. He will also be doing a Smoked Duck Breast Salad. Humberto cooks duck for many of our beer dinners at O’Brien’s and he always does an incredible job cooking it just right. Humberto is hoping to run a Prime Rib sandwich special on Saturday as well.
Next weekend we will host a tap takeover with Lost Abbey. We will have some great hoppy beers like Hop Concept Dank and Sticky and Mongo IPA along with amazing specialty beers like Deliverance (blend of Bourbon Barrel Serpents Stout and Brandy Barrel Ange’ls Share), Cuvee de Tomme and Angel’s Share Barrel Aged Barleywine. Look for Red Barn Saison and Road to Helles Lager on tap as well.
Be sure to check out the Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastBarbecueBrew/ for updates on next weekend’s fantastic food specials.
We will be opening at Noon on Monday the 20th for the President’s Day holiday. To make it really feel like a holiday we will have 50 cent wings, $3 Tacos and craft beer pitchers starting at just $12 all day long. And if that is not enough to tempt you, we will be putting on a keg of Russian River Blind Pig IPA when we open. The brewery sent this down for the anniversary to honor Larry. Truly some Presidential specials.
The final weekend of the month we will be tapping beers from our friends at Societe. Look for a full line up of beers with an emphasis on hops but with a few Belgian inspired beers and something dark. We have not finalized the tap list yet – but I will have the details in the next email.
That is your West Coast news for now. We hope to see you this month to celebrate 5 years of great food, beer and people and hopefully many more to come. Cheers, Tom