Meet #Anaheim’s newest brewery, All-American Ale Works. I guess it’s technically in Anaheim Hills but I can forgive that, we’ll call it Anaheim for argument’s sake. All-American is located in a business center off of what I have drunkenly dubbed Lager Palma Brewlouvard (although the cool kids are calling it the La Palma Beer Trail).
Keep your peepers open for the CRAFT BEER banner and you will know you have arrived when you see this:
In case you haven’t noticed, Anaheim is becoming known for it’s wide selection of breweries. “Aleaheim.” “Brew City.” These words have been tossed around in people’s brains just long enough to give my city something to be proud of. There are currently 14 up & running breweries in Anaheim alone.
It was crowded with almost every table taken when I arrived with the Old Man. We checked out the menu board, ordered and grabbed seats against the wall.
There were 10 or so brews to choose from on the menu above the taps. I started off with a strong one, the Renegade Warrior. It’s an American IPA with a 6.8% ABV and measuring in at 65 on the IBU scale. It was a hoppy dream come true. The Old Man tried the Red Ale called Storm The Beach that had an alcohol content of 6.9% but a mild 28 IBU’s. It was floral with a light hoppiness and deep reddish color that the light could barely penetrate.
Here is a postmodern picture that the Old Man shot of me, taking a shot of our beers to post on this here blog. It’s awesome. Notice the cool logo glasses.
#BeersOfInstagram #tweetingaboutblogging #research #postmodern
There is paper menu with all of the 12 brews that are offered. I grabbed a pic of this one:
I spoke with one of the brewtenders about how excited I was to have another brewery in town. Travis was really friendly and talked about how they had started out brewing in a hot garage in Riverside & now they were brewing in a hot warehouse in Anaheim. All-American is fairly new having only opened up within the last 2 months. They are veteran owned and operated and their love for our country shows in the decor.
Well, nothing goes better with patriotism than beer and pretzels. The Old Man wanted to goof off so he tried on a pair of pretzel specs, lol!
All-American has t-shirts for sale but with a limited selection at the right price of $15. Sean wanted to buy one so badly because they were cheap & they had 2XL but they were the “slim fit” kind. Sean wonders what kind of person, whom was large enough to be a 2XL, would want to wear a slim fit. Perplexing.
There are several big screen tellies against the walls and about 8 wooden tables with chairs to hang out at. This is what All-American Ale Works looks like from the front corner:
Down a hallway in the back is The Taco Bar to satisfy your munchies. Here’s a pic of their menu. Not many choices and nothing vegetarian so…meh.
Feel free to bring your 4-legged friends to All-American as they are welcomed by everyone. I assume you can also bring your little munchkins but give them a teaspoon of whisky before you arrive. It’s rude to drink in front of your kids without including them.
The Friday night that I visited, there was a princess named Daisy who was friendly and curious and adorable as hell. She could melt your heart.
I stealthily listened in on the conversation between Daisy’s papa & his friends. They were looking for a brewery to hit up next and they looked up something online and then decided on Bottle Logic. A good choice in my opinion and just 3 miles up #LagerPalmaBrewlouvard. Daisy’s dad had also said that he sometimes goes to Backstreet Brewing on Monday nights for the $3 pints. Next time I’m at Backstreet, I hope to run into her again.
Since it was #datenight as well as a covert information gathering job, I decided to try another brew before we left. The Patriot Pale Ale was a delicious choice with a light 5.7% ABV. Patriot was crisp and refreshing. There are a few more that I would’ve sampled but another brewery was calling softly. The Old School Mix Tape is a session IPA that I would be interested in and I have a curiosity about the Blue Manchu, a fruit beer. These will have to wait another day. I will definitely come back for another sudsy round of brews from All-American Ale Works. It’s a great starting or stopping point on Lager Palma Brewlouvard and where you go from there is totally up to you! Drink well & remember to tip your brewtender.