Angel City, whose brewery is located in the Arts District just six blocks from LA's City Hall, was founded in 1997 by Michael Bowe, a homebrewer who won the prestigeous “California Hombrewer of the Year” award in 1995 and 1996.
The brewery has since been purchased by Alchemy & Science, an "independently operating” subsidiary of The Boston Beer Company, which brews Sam Adams.
The two beers hitting Sacramento are the Angel City Pilsner and the Angel City IPA, which received an 85 from Beer Advocate. The Pilsner did not receive a rating from BA. To give you a sense of scale, Track 7's popular Panic IPA has an 86 on Beer Advocate.
Locally, their Web site says the beers can be found at:
- The Grange
- University of Beer
- Rio City Cafe
- Kupros Bistro
- Alley Katz
I haven't tried these beers, but it's always good to have more choices.
For more information, visit http://angelcitybrewery.com/.
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