Angel City Brewery Launches Avocado Ale with Inaugural Avocado Festival, August 24

Avocado Ale, Guacamole Contest and Tasting, Music, Food Trucks and More

Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2013) – Avocado season is upon us in Southern California and Angel City Brewery  is celebrating it as it does most things – with a party! Angel City’s Avocado Festival will be held on August 24, from 1 to 7 pm.  Brewer Dieter Foerstner will brew his 100th batch of beer in 2013 and guess what it will be? Yep, Avocado Ale, a guacamole inspired brew. Plus a whole roster of green goodness and messy fun.

The Avocado Ale, brewed with all the traditional guacamole ingredients, is just the latest original creation from Dieter. Since the start of 2013, he has produced a Pickle Weisse – a tart, light-bodied, straw-colored ale blended with pickles, White Nite – a nitrogenated, light-bodied golden ale with hints of chocolate and espresso, and the French Sip – playing off of the long-standing rivalry between Cole’s and Philippe’s the Original – the two Downtown institutions that both claim to have invented the French dip sandwich.  With no limitations on his creativity and 19 taps at the Brewery, Dieter has plenty of room to experiment and challenge the expectations of Los Angeles beer lovers.

Avocado Ale will be the perfect thing to wash down the great food from Steel City Sandwiches, who will be on site with their food truck and Octopops, makers of the famous avocado popsicles, will be there chilling. The first 50 people to show up to Avocado Fest will receive a free Octopop. Live music will be presented by The Sunset Drifters, the Downtown Country All Stars, Root Shakur, and RT n’ the 44s, among others.

No Avocado Festival would be complete without a guacamole contest. Those bold souls in possession of awesome – or at least unique – recipes can enter by contacting Emily at Emily@angelcitybrewery.com. Brewer Dieter, whose family owns an avocado farm and passion for the green fruit goes so far that he brews with it, will be among the judges.

A proud supporter of the Downtown LA community and its causes, the Avocado Festival will be in support of Lamp Community. During the event, art from Lamp residents will be on display. Lamp works to end the homelessness of Los Angeles’ most vulnerable individuals, primarily adults with mental illness, through a continuum of services and housing.

Angel City Brewery just celebrated its official opening on May 4 and is now fully open to the public after more than a year of building and brewing.  The Public House is Angel City’s own 19-tap bar serving a changing roster of classic and newly inspired brews. New hours are Monday-Thursday, 4:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday 4:00pm – 12am, Saturday 12:00pm – 12:00am, and Sunday 12:00pm – 10:00pm. The brewery will house a regular roster of events ranging from art shows and live music to game nights, and beyond.

About Lamp Community

Lamp Community is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that permanently ends homelessness, improves health, and builds self-sufficiency among the men and women most vulnerable to dying on the streets. What sets Lamp apart from other service providers in Los Angeles and Skid Row, is the agency’s expertise outreaching to women and men who have the most complex, high-barrier conditions contributing to their homelessness, including untreated, severe and persistent mental illness, as well as mental and physical disabilities including chronic disease. Lamp’s approach to service provision includes a high-tolerance, harm reduction framework, which means that the agency provides housing first with no preconditions including sobriety, religious participation, or income. Lamp is one of the only homeless service providers comprehensively serving the LGBT community in LA. For more information, please visit Lamp Community at their Website, Facebook or Twitter.

About Angel City Brewery™

Angel City Brewery™ is excited to be part of the renaissance of Downtown LA by bringing old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. Angel City is committed to the continued growth and revitalization of its neighborhoods by being an interactive and supportive partner to the arts and business communities, as well as the burgeoning craft beer movement in Los Angeles. Angel City Brewery is located at located at 216 South Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Angel City Brewery is online at www.AngelCityBrewery.com, on Facebook and on Twitter. The phone number is (213) 622-1261.

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