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.