L.A.’s newest brewery, Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village, has launched its very own brewpub for your drinking and eating convenience. Here you can enjoy GR brews the best way possible, paired with food. That’s right, The Pub at Golden Road features vegan and non-vegan bites, salads, sandwiches and entrees meant to be paired with beer. And on the back patio during the weekends, you can score beer specials as well as rotating burger specials. There’s also a deli case for those who want to grab and go for lunch.
The Pub’s chef, Chef Adam Levoe (formerly of Pasadena’s Quadrupel), is actually a home brewer himself and is known for his beer and food creativity. Those scared away by the term “vegan” showing up on any menu needn’t fret. Levoe’s menu offers comfort foods like meatballs served on spicy vegan cornbread and a Sloppy Joseph made of Porter-braised beef short ribs and housemade BBQ sauce.
Here are a few of Chef Levoe’s food-beer pairing suggestions for your drooly consideration:
- Pulled Pork Sandwich with the Golden Road Hefeweizen (the pork in the sandwich is braised in the Hefe as well)
- Sun-dried tomato polenta with the Point the Way IPA
- Sloppy Joseph with the Schwartz Stout (the short ribs in the Sloppy Joseph are also braised in the Stout)
- Coconut “Noodle” Salad with the Festivus Cinnamon Bitter
The renovated 3,500-square-foot warehouse space, with its high ceilings and 30-foot bar, will accommodate 80 folks with 72 additional beer geeks on the patio. And seeing as how it’s the brewery’s own bar, it’ll offer all of Golden Road’s beers (five to start) as well as up to 15 guest taps. “All beers will come from friends of ours, as we want to support people that we respect and admire such as Dogfish Head, Oskar Blues, Firestone Walker, Avery, Stone and Hangar 24,” said brewmaster Jon Carpenter.