The Propagator

Firestone Walker’s Monumental Westside Alehouse

Rare Drafts, Pork Belly Tacos and Growler Fills

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Looks like you’re staying indoors this weekend.

Not because of the rain.

Probably not because of Obamajam, either.

It’s more on account of all the beers and brisket pizzas.

Get thee to the Propagator, Firestone Walker’s finally-now-open Westside spot where you’ll show up for the rare drafts, stay for dinner and go home with a full growler. Here’s the slideshow and the menu.

Neat, right? It’s like you, your friends and everybody else in Venice have walked into a big beer barrel. There are booths made of real fermentation tanks, keg stave stools and a bottling conveyor belt dangling over the bar. They’re into beer, you see.

And you’ll be getting some very special ones here. One-off drafts from the brewery like their DBA, unfiltered, in the cask and pulled by hand. Or their Velvet Merlin turned into a milk stout then gone nitro. Or some experimental barrel-aged stuff.

You’ll be pairing your pints with burgers and other bar food flying out of the open kitchen. Things you can share with your party. Like beer-braised pork belly carnitas tacos, smoked-brisket pizzas and drunken shrimp with a hoppy pilsner citrus sauce.

Turns out, beer pairs remarkably well with beer.

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