Editors' pick

The Bruery Night

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Editorial Review

Over the past two years, a Southern California brewery called the Bruery has garnered "one to watch" status among beer lovers, melding classic European styles - golden Belgian ales, tart German-style Berlinner Weisse, spicy, malty saisons - with American hops and clever twists. Mischief, a dry, peppery strong Belgian ale, sold out in bars around the area; at Galaxy Hut, owner Lary Hoffman went through 10 kegs before his distributors ran out. Mischief finally makes a return to Galaxy Hut as part of the Bruery Showcase on Monday, where it will be featured on tap along with several other brews: Hottenroth Berliner Weisse; the light, hoppy Saison du Lente spring seasonal; and Rugbrd, a dark brown ale made with rye malt. The latter will also be available in a cask-conditioned firkin. Brewery - er, Bruery - rep Jonas Nemura will be at the bar to answer questions about the beer. There's no cover charge, though individual glasses of beer will sell for $6 to $9.

-- Fritz Hahn (April 22, 2010)