If you, like me, are absolutely stumped on what to get your dad for Father’s Day, check out the Father’s Day Collabrewtive brunch by Firestone Walker and Food GPS this Sunday. Yup, it’s a brunch that combines the best of both coffee and beer worlds with six brewers and six coffee roasters teaming up to create one-off coffee beers just for the event! You won’t be able to get these creations by Eagle Rock Brewery and Tierra Mia Coffee, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing and Portola Coffee Lab, Cismontane Brewing and Caffe Luxxe and Ladyface Ale Companie and LAMILL Coffee anywhere else.
Here’s just a taste of a couple of the creations.
Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker collaborated with Intelligentsia to create ParabaJava –El Diablo, which is Intelligentsia El Diablo espresso-infused Parabola Imperial Stout for a “full-bodied stout with massive chocolate, roast and fresh coffee aroma and flavor.” Course ground coffee was added to the stout and aged for a year in bourbon casks. It’s 13% ABV, so look out!
Jesse Houck of Golden Road Brewing collaborated with Handsome Coffee Roasters to create a sessionable West Coast Mild called “Mildly Handsome.” “We chose premium English two-row malt and small amounts of specialty malts for a low ABV, full-flavored malt body that does not overpower the nuances of the roast or bean selected. Handsome chose a small lot of La Vega from Yilberto Guarnizo Osorio in Colombia, which imparts cherry, cocoa, and a hint of vanilla. These light flavors help round off the body, producing rich chocolate aromas and dry fruit character.”
Naturally it ain’t a brunch without eats. There will also be six food stations showcasing brunch dishes like Cooks County’s buttermilk biscuit breakfast, Littlefork’s maple yogurt with roasted peach and crispy freekeh and Sotto’s spiced ricotta fritters with stonefruit, bitter honey and salsiccia mattinale.
Tickets for the three-hour event are $50 and are all inclusive. A portion of the event proceeds will go to Share Our Strength, an organization that’s dedicated to battling childhood hunger. And nope, you don’t have to be a dad or bring a dad to go.
Man, I haven’t done one of these in awhile but when Firestone Walker and Food GPS offered me a couple of tickets to give away (value $100) I couldn’t say no. Now if you want these bad, all you have to do is one of the following for a chance to win them (no limit to how many times you enter):
- Leave a comment below simply giving your dad a shout-out for Father’s Day. Make sure you enter your email address in the comment form so I can contact you if you win!
- Tweet: “I wanna take my dad to @FoodGPS @FirestoneWalker’s #Collabrewtive, @carolineoncrack! https://wp.me/pNkdL-4PQ”
I’ll randomly pick a winner on Friday afternoon at 3pm and contact you via Twitter or email so keep an eye out on your Twitter feed/email inbox. If you don’t respond by 4pm then I’ll have to move on to the next person on the list so be on the look out. Good luck!
EVENT: SUNDAY, JUNE 16 from 11:30am to 2:30pm
613 Imperial Street
Los Angeles, California 90021 (map)