Finals week is coming, students are probably all exhausted by all the projects and final exams. Fortunately, I found a good place to chill out a bit and to get away from the stressful atmosphere for a while. 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill is located in Alhambra; it is a restaurant serves food and craft beers. The reason why it is called 38° is because it has 38 taps, and also the beer is served at 38°. According to beeroftomorrow.com, 38° Ale House & Grill opened in 2009 by Clay Harding and his partners, the lively restaurant and bar has become one of LA’s most well-regarded beer-centered eateries, and the reputation is well deserved. If you are looking for a place to get away from all the school works, then this is a good place for you to release your stress and enjoy some beer.
Also, this place is a good news for football fans; they have special NFL Sunday Brunch, and all games are available in the restaurant all season long. Sadly, I am not a big fan of football, but I am a fan of beer. Every time when I am stressed out from school works, I like to go out and have a beer, watch people passing by the doors, enjoy the street views, and watch people interact with one and other.
They do offer tap samples if you cannot decide what beer you want to order; they also have 5oz. tasters of all taps.
I ordered a flight of four tasters.
- 4 Hands/ Bale Breaker Sorry Not Sorry. Double IPA, 9.3% ABV
- Russia River Pliny The Elder. Imperial IPA, 8.0% ABV
- New Belgium (Lips Of Faith) Le Terroir Dry-hopped Sour Ale. American Wild Ale, 7.5% ABV
- Deschutes Hop Trip Fresh Hop Pale Ale. American Pale Ale, 6.1% ABV
I also tried some samples.
- Ironfire Judge, Jury And Ex American IPA, 11.2% ABV
- Beachwood BBQ the Hops of Brixton. Ordinary Biter, 6.1% ABV
- Angel City Jameson Barrel Aged Imperial Irish Red Ale. American Strong Ale, 15% ABV
I like the Angel City Jameson Barrel Aged Imperial Irish Red Ale the most; I usually do not like sweet favor beer but this one is a must try. The taste spread out on your tongue when you drink it, and the taste of malt remains in your mouth for a while. Because I was going there alone and I have to drive so I did not order it. I will carpool with my friends next time so I can order this beer when I visit here again.
After tasting the beer and having lunch in such an amazing place, it is time to get back to the reality, finals and projects. My experience at 38° Ale House & Grill was terrific. It did draw me away from the finals and projects for a while.