I’ve only just begun to tap into the craft beer scene in Los Angeles, and my palpable pre-pubescence about it all has me feeling star-struck when I meet head brewers or bartenders or the dudes who lug around kegs or even just people who look cool drinking beer.
Imagine my giddy delight when I met Devon Randall, newest head brewer of Pizza Port Solana Beach, at Eagle Rock Brewery’s Women’s Forum held March 20th. I had amassed a six-woman crew to join me for the extra special two-year anniversary of the forum. And the place was packed. It was on fire in there. We were all sweaty and laughy and pink.
Devon brought with her a flight of five Solana Beach brews (and I learned that yes, the different Pizza Port locations have some different brews because, also I learned, duh, they each have a different head brewer). They were, in no particular order: Kashi Kronik (special and likely not to be seen for long), Ponto Pale Ale (a mysterious beer lacking a consistent recipe. Through trial and error, Devon figured ‘er out), Whale’s Tale Pale Ale (a fav among my lady-crew), Swami’s IPA (yes, please), and Silky Heads, a total surprise – Thai food-inspired wheat beer.
Ting Su, co-founder of ERB/Women’s Forum (and bierkast contributor), also generously honored the festivities (two years!) by gifting us each a REALLY AWESOME commemorative goblet! A warm congratulations goes out to Ting for all her efforts!