Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bread & Barley@Downtown Covina

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Bread & Barley
130 N Citrus Ave
CovinaCA 91723
(626) 339-3310

I've worked, lived, and breathed Covina for over 3 years and within that time I've slowly merged myself into the community. To outsiders, Covina is just another old town filled with antique shops not fit for the "modern" consumers taste. Much like any other old town, Covina has it's own unique heritage that's been aging for years and never dies. You'll see Covina's true colors coming down Citrus Avenue once you hit Badillo all the way down San Bernadino. It's almost like a time warp when you see all the brick buildings and the rustic facades of some of the shops and bars. Taking a cruise down this street is even more magical, the exterior lights from the theatre and bars light up the whole street. There's something nostalgic about the scenery and it hasn't been washed out by some of the newer businesses sprouting up north of the street. During October you can witness Covina's biggest event of the year, Thunderfest. The whole street is shut down and both sides of the street are filled with the rumble of hot rods, muscle cars, and a handful of bikers. 

This town has really got some character and it's a collective of both the atmosphere and the locals. Once I finally settled in this community, I recognize so many faces walking down these streets and not once has someone frowned at me or nodded a friendly gesture. This attitude is very contagious in Covina and what better way to repay someone then offer them a drink at the local gastropub. Finally, another grand addition to the Covina family and a milestone for craft beer lovers alike. It's up until now that Covina can be proud of having it's own gastropub that caters to craft beer connoisseurs and gourmet "foodies". Bread & Barley, Covina's finest, and it's here to make a point.

"Look good, drink good, feel good."

Hosting over 20 beers on tap, a seasonal array of gourmet burgers and sandwiches, this place boasts craftsmanship, style, variety and a friendly environment. Be sure to try their nitro infused beers! They'll be sure to keep at least two of them on tap. If you're having a hard time deciding what type of beer to get, there's always flight sets you can try up to 4 kinds of beer at a time. Of course the knowledgeable staff is always happy to give you single small samples and an explanation of each beer they serve

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You can never go wrong with their flagship burger or a leaner Bison Burger.
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If you weren't there for their Grand Opening, you missed out on these beautiful commemorative glasses provided to the first 100 loyal fans. If you were one of the first lucky hundred, cheers to that!
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Special Japan Release Project

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Japan beware. America's all about the hops and we sure love the bitterness, but can your lager-stained palettes handle this batch of our Triple IPA? Oops! I've said too much already, but don't you worry, it's designed for any beer drinker to handle. The beer has already finished it's first dry hop stage and is now just sitting pretty while we patiently wait till we get closer to departure to figure out if we're going add EVEN more dry hops. I'll keep you guys posted on the progress and when bottles will be available. 


Thursday, October 17, 2013

CBNC 5 Year Anniversary Exclusives

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It's been a busy end of summer throughout the beginning of fall working on projects and getting ready for my trip in December. One of the projects I've been working on is for CBNC's 5 Year Anniversary Hang Tag Show at The Brewery. T-shirts and beers designed by yours truly. I've been collaborating with Silenus's to brew and name CBNC's commemorative beer, PB&J Ale. Look out for a feature on that soon!

In the meantime, I will be working on a special limited edition Japan release project for my trip which will be wrecking palettes with pure hoppiness. 

Purchase my shirt AND the other shirts released during our show done by Visual Adhesive and a throwback from when CBNC all started! Support your local Boobery!

Click HERE!  

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Monday, October 7, 2013

CBNC 5 Year Anniversary Group Show

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Mark your calendars folks! This coming weekend the CBNC family is putting on an art show for the Brewery Art Walk. I know it's been a while since I've posted any photos but that doesn't mean I was sitting idle. I've been working on a few projects and I'm hashing out the last home stretch of school so excuse my absence. I will be posting some of the updates of the beer I made and the labels that I designed. Look out for a few more pieces coming this weekend at the CBNC Art Show! I bet you can't guess which one is mine...