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Golden Road Brewery

Overall Score: 4/5

Happy Hour Score: 4/5

Inside the historic Grand Central Market you’ll find Golden Road Brewery. An extension of their flagship Glendale location, the GRB bar is a great place to people watch, meet tourists, and a few locals. They keep a rotating beer selection for Happy Hour at a steal of a price and offer a ton of vegan food options. Read all about what we ordered, the 12 beers we sampled, and Alex finally finds a good beer cheese pretzel. Cheers!

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German Beer Day

Despite the fact we are celebrating ALL things beer this month, today is specifically dedicated to German Beers, but also the law that puts their quality in the top tier of brews. Find out all about this 1500’s law that is still in act today, how to celebrate, and where America ranks in the beer consumption list. Cheers!

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What is an IPA?

Happy Monday guys! It’s the third week of our Beer month, and we are so excited to share with you the story of the wonderful IPA. The India Pale Ale has a history that has come across numerous seas, we discuss the major differences between all the subcategories within it, and how Australia is involved in the name! Cheers to learning!

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Michelada

We are spicing things up here in Happy Hour City! And what a better way to do that + celebrate Beer month than with a refreshing Michelada? The savory beer cocktail has many versions of the original recipe throughout the Americas, but getting it right is not all about the ingredients. Learn how to make it, the history behind it and what beer related honor Mexico City received following European conquest. Cheers!

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Brack Shop Tavern

Overall Score: 4.3/5
Happy Hour Score: 4.5/5

For our first Beer Edition review we visited DTLA's favorite upscale sports bar, Brack Shop Tavern! Located on restaurant row, the Happy Hour deals are an absolute steal, with an equal focus of quality draft beers, cocktails, and wine! Also, the food is not one to skip on. See all about how we ate everything, our first experience with canned wine, and the flight of beers that we enjoyed. Cheers!

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What is Ale?

It’s another Monday in April which means it’s time to learn some more basics about beer! Today, we are taking a closer look at the father of all beer types: Ale. Learn all about how to differentiate it from a lager, all the varieties it can come in, plus how women shaped the history of brewing it! Cheers to learning!

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National Beer Day

Today we honor all things beer, an alcoholic beverage that has been around longer than any of us thought possible (ancient Egypt). Even if you celebrate beer everyday, specifically today, we should all come together, raise our glasses, and toast in honor of the freedom to be able to drink beer. Read all about how the beer industry is a major player in today’s economy, why today is an important day in American history, and how to celebrate! Cheers!

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Snakebite

Come celebrate Beer Month with us and take a look at our first featured beer cocktail! Find out what the Snakebite is made of, why you get so much control, and how Bill Clinton is involved. Cheers! P.S. No snakes were harmed in the making of this article. 

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Christina Ray

Every month, we gather intel on the best Happy Hours in LA, but where would we be if not for the dedication of bartenders? March's honor belongs to Christina Ray, a genuine bartender who will have you rockin' out to metal music after one of her highball drinks. Get to know Christina one on one like we did and learn all about how she found her niche at The Slipper Clutch in DTLA, what drink she has mastered over the years, and where she hangs out before a shift. 

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Blue Hawaii

Can we begin summer early? Perhaps take that vacation to Hawaii sooner rather than later? No? Well, with the Blue Hawaii we can pretend! This tiki cocktail has an incredibly history that involves… Elvis!? Plus, all about how it's inventor helped make Hawaii the tourist destination it is today. Grab a glass and learn how to make this tropical deliciousness. Cheers!

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