LOS ANGELES—Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, a SoCal born and bred leader in the upscale casual dining space, is refreshing their craft beer program with some local flavor, teaming up with Golden Road Brewing for the launch of three new beers this fall. Lazy Dog Founder Chris Simms and Executive Chef Gabe Caliendo, an avid home brewer, worked closely with the pioneering brewery to develop unique beers specifically for the palates of their guests. While Golden Road has created special limited-time collaboration offerings in the past, this is the first time the two-year-old craft brewery has worked with a restaurant group to draft beers for an ongoing release.
“Since our founding in 2003, craft beer has been a central part of our beverage program at Lazy Dog – I met our Executive Chef Gabe Caliendo over a beer he brewed at home, and early on we decided that we wanted to bring that serious beer culture to our restaurants,” says Chris Simms. “Collaborating with Golden Road, a state of the art craft brewery, allows us to build upon that foundation, while also staying true to our beer-roots.”
Joining Lazy Dog’s extensive roster of beers on tap and by the bottle, are a collaboration IPA, Pale Ale and Hefeweizen, each brewed with home-town hero Golden Road to satisfy the specific tastes of Lazy Dog’s beer lovin’ clientele. The Lazy Dog Pale Ale offers full malty flavor balanced with medium hops, while the fuller-bodied Lazy Dog IPA demonstrates a floral hop aroma and features Warrior, Palisade, Cascade, Opal, Zythos and Simcoe hop varietals. The Lazy Dog Hefe, an unfiltered Bavarian-style Hefeweizen with notes of light banana and clove esters, completes the trio and showcases German Tradition, Cascade and Northern Brewer hops.
The beers will be available at all twelve Lazy Dog locations in Southern California starting November 7th, and will be on draft at their first Northern California restaurant in Concord when it opens on November 14th. Golden Road’s Kölsch will also be on tap at each outpost to round out the offerings with a crisp, traditional German-style ale featuring Opal hops and citrus notes.
Chris’ brother, Mike Simms, will also be pouring collaboration brews at both outposts of beach-side craft beer haven Simmzy’s (Manhattan Beach and Long Beach), and Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach.
ABOUT LAZY DOG RESTAURANT & BAR
Inspired by the lifestyle of the Rocky Mountains, where founder Chris Simms spent many family vacations, Lazy Dog offers the perfect environment for a quick week-night dinner, a meandering meal with old friends or a big night out. The first Lazy Dog restaurant opened in the Huntington Beach area in 2003 and showcased an eclectic menu of memorable family favorites reinterpreted with bold new flavors and served with small-town hospitality. Open for lunch and dinner daily with a full bar program that includes unique and approachable specialty cocktails, a wide selection of craft beers, and Lazy Dog’s own hand-crafted beer selection, Lazy Dog is also a perfect happy hour or game day destination. Lazy Dog currently has twelve locations throughout Southern California with their first location opening in Northern California this November. For more information visit www.lazydogrestaurants.com.
ABOUT GOLDEN ROAD BREWING
Golden Road Brewing was founded in October 2011 by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill, who are committed to bringing fresh beer to market in the most sustainable way possible. Golden Road Brewing is the maker of Los Angeles’ first canned craft beer, offering 16 ounce ‘honest pint’ cans of their flagship Golden Road Hefeweizen and Point the Way IPA, which is now also available in convenient 12 ounce 12-packs. Golden Road currently produces over twenty beers which include a Custom IPA series and limited seasonal releases. Golden Road Brewing and The Pub at Golden Road Brewing are located at 5410 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90039. For more information, please visit www.goldenroad.la.
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