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Culinary Explorations and Experiences around LA and the Foodiverse
I love beer. I love ice cream. So I when I found out about Food GPS’ beer float showdown, I was ecstatic! What made it even better was that most of the proceeds from the showdown went to 826LA which is a non-profit organization that tutors kids 8-16. How awesome is that?! For once my love of beer is somehow making this world a better place. To prepare myself for the showdown, I went without the maple bacon donut at Nickel Diner that morning so I would have more room in my stomach and more sensitivity in my taste buds to experience all the happiness that would be happening in my mouth.
The showdown is between Golden State and Scoops vs Bottlerock LA and MILK and the competition was held at Blue Palm Brewhouse in Hollywood. Hubs and I got there about 30 minutes after the event started and the placed was packed. We paid our $23 per person at the door got our score cards and stood in line to get our first taste.
We started out with Golden State and Scoops. They paired the Bruery’s Berliner Weisse with Raspbery & Yuzu Sorbet which turned out to my favorite out of the 4 offered in the entire showdown. We wasted no time and also got their North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Stout and brown bread gelato.
The first selection with the Hefeweizen and the raspberry & yuzu sorbet was very refreshing. The lightness of the citrus notes in the Hef was brought out by the yuzu in the sorbet. The stout and the brown bread was a heavier and it felt like I was drinking coffee.
After slurping down our beer floats from Golden State & Scoops, we got in line for Bottlerock LA & MILK. I couldn’t help myself but to Twitter my thought provoking thoughts on my Iphone.
Bottlerock LA & MILK had Allagash Curieux with vanilla bean ice cream and Samiclaus with coffee toffee ice cream.
The first one with the vanilla ice cream didn’t blow me away since I thought the vanilla ice cream was slightly on the creamier side and masked the flavor of the beer. The second beer float with the coffee toffee ice cream was bitter and crunchy and delicious. It felt like I was eating dessert. By this time, I was feeling *good*. I realized that we slurped down 4 of these beer floats within a 30 minute time frame on an empty stomach. Then it was time for scoring!
I was so impressed with Golden State & Scoops’ Hefeweizen and raspberry yuzu sorbet combo that I gave them 6 points for originality although only 3 points max were available. Yes, I was plenty buzzed. However, I did catch my own mistake and corrected it to 3 points.
Later that night, Joshua from Food GPS posted the results and the winner was Golden State & Scoops! Thank you to Joshua at Food GPS for holding the showdown. I can’t wait for the next one! *Thanks to Hubs for the photography as I was too busy downing my floats*
As a resident of Los Angeles and an extensive traveler, Nanciful’s tastebuds have been around the block and then some. This blog will focus on my reviews of local and international dining experiences. These will range from restaurants that break the bank to delectables that can be bought from change found in the couch. The blog will also include my musings of the world, her travels, her wishes and desires and everything else.
I am also trying my hand at cooking. So stay tuned for adventures and experiments from the kitchen.
Some of my interests include spending time with the Hubs, yoga, running, Sweaty Sunday, traveling, eating, reading food blogs while eating, and perusing a menu or cookbook before bedtime.