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The 2017 Return of Hoppywood & Bine IPL: An LA Beer Week Collab with Karl Strauss

The 2017 Return of Hoppywood & Bine IPL: An LA Beer Week Collab with Karl Strauss

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Collaborating with Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Back in 2015, we got the call from Karl Strauss Brewing Company that they were looking to expand their presence in Los Angeles by taking part in something special for LA Beer Week. For us, it sounded like a no-brainer to work with acclaimed Brewmaster Paul Segura on a unique offering that would be exclusive to LABW. It was then that Hoppywood and Bine IPL was born and has continued the next two years working with brewer Mickail Murawski on a fresh recipe for the IPL in 2016, and now with the head brewer of Karl’s new DTLA brewpub Steven Hicks.

Steven cut his teeth early on working at the now defunct Valiant Brewing in Orange County which gained him valuable experience as he continued down his path that led to him to become Karl’s head brewer for both the Anaheim and DTLA brewpub locations. A big job to say the least. While British ales are a style he personally enjoys brewing and drinking, Steven had been playing with the trending hazy-style IPAs. So, when it came to developing the recipe for the 2017 version of Hoppywood and Bine, hazing the lager is exactly what he wanted to do.

The Recipe

For the mash, it was a mixture of wheat and oats to help create a desired glowing golden haziness for the IPL. And in the spirit of experimentation, generous amounts of Loral and Ekuanot cryo hop powder were used in the kettle and in the later dry-hopping to achieve bursting aromas and flavors of lemon peel, yuzu, and hints of berry. Thirsty yet?

The Brew

On brew day, we met up bright and early with Steven, the Karl Strauss marketing team, and their LA sales reps and chipped in on the brewing process. With Steven guiding the more technical parts, we all helped prep ingredients, add grains and hops, clean equipment, and of course, drink some beers along the way.

Where You Can Drink Hoppywood and Bine IPL

Come on down to Karl Strauss’ awesome new brewpub in DTLA for the Hoppywood & Bine release party on Friday, June 16th. The fun starts at 6pm and will feature special beer and food pairings, a brewery open house, a deconstructed beer station, and merch giveaways when you buy a pint of Hoppywood. Get more info and RSVP here!

We also took the extra leap to make sure more of LA’s best craft beer bars are serving this year’s phenomenal version of Hoppywood during LA Beer Week to commemorate the locally brewed collaboration.

Here’s where you can find Hoppywood and Bine during #LABW9:

Bar 326 – West Hollywood / Fairfax
Blue Palms Brewhouse – Hollywood
Cellar 43 – Hollywood
Stout Burgers & Beers – Hollywood
The 1776 – Monrovia
T Phillips Ale House- Monrovia
LA Beer Week Kickoff Fest at LA Center Studios – DTLA
Mega Bodega – Downtown LA
Karl Strauss – Downtown LA
28 West – Alhambra
Craft Beer Cellar – Eagle Rock
Corner Tavern – West Covina
Brew and Meatball – Covina
T Phillips Ale House- Glendora
Whole foods – El Segundo
Rock ‘N’ Brews – El Segundo
Richmond Bar – El Segundo
Stout Burgers & Beers – Santa Monica
Whole foods- Venice
Whole foods – Playa Vista
Naja’s Place – Redondo Beach
Quality Seafood – Redondo Beach
Silvio’s – Hermosa Beach
Venice Alehouse – Venice
Bar Food – Brentwood
City Tavern – Culver City
Public School – Culver City
Brewco – Manhattan Beach
Simmzy’s – Manhattan Beach
Simmzy’s – Long Beach
The Good Bar – Long Beach
Public Beer and Wine – Long Beach
Dutch’s Brewhouse – Long Beach
Stache Bar – Long Beach
Phantom Carriage – Carson
Cabo Taco Grill – La Mirada
The Cellar Bottle Shop – Whittier
The Junction – Downey
Wades Wine – Agoura Hills
Twisted Oak Tavern – Agoura Hills
Timmy Nolans – Toluca Lake
Stout Burgers & Beers – Studio City
House Of Billiards – Sherman Oaks
The Local Peasant – Sherman Oaks
The Local Peasant – Woodland Hills
Eureka! – Woodland Hills
The Moose Den – Glendale
Tony’s Darts Away – Burbank
WestEnd Tavern – Chatsworth
Bar One Tap Room – North Hollywood
Golden Nugget Tavern – Simi Valley
Draughts – Thousand Oaks

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