Golden Road Brewing makes exceptional, fresh beer of the highest quality. They are open-armed enhancers of life’s journey committed to building sustainable, vibrant community around beer and beyond. They are facilitators of fun who value self-expression, the arts, athletics, adventure, giving, good food and family.
GRB was founded in October 2011 by Tony Yanow and Meg Gill, who are committed to bringing fresh beer to market in the most sustainable way possible.
“We love brewing beer.”
This place is greatness. I got hip to it, interestingly enough, by a couple of healthy friends of mine. One was and has been vegan for years, another is a pretty hardcore vegetarian. Both chicks, that I’ve know for years, and they have been trying to get my super carnivore ass to eat, better. I’d heard about this place, driven by this place, but never gone to this place. Luckily, the aforementioned friends of mine are really attractive females, so when they double texted me talking about heading over, I was down.
The was over a year ago. I went this past weekend with my brother and his wife. He’s a beer lover and had been looking for a reason to come here. She is allergic to gluten and loves finding places that can make it happen for her, which this restaurant does extremely well. Excellent business that goes far and away in the direction of vegan/vegetarian/gluten free stuff. I’ve been back, just for a beer or two, or to pick up something for later, and never really stayed for a meal like i did this weekend, but I’ve always loved it.
The used to have these incredible fried avocado jawns, for appetizers, but accruing to my guy Chris who served us this weekend, they no longer do.
I had beers. I had food. I got beer to go. I can’t suggest this place highly enough. Check out some of my images below, but do yourself and make your way to Glendale (North Los Angeles) to check this place out for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
As you can see by this picture of the menu, and all of the (v) notation, that it is very vegetarian and vegan friendly. A quick look tells you that about 70% of their menu items are vegetarian or can be made vegetarian – and many of those can be made vegan if you are about that life.
Beer number 1, was my favorite GRB beer of all times, GET UP OFFA THAT BROWN – a beer with trace amounts of smoked malt to build a toasty complexity, balanced by rich notes of caramel and chocolate. ABV – 5.5%
Artichoke “fritters” (VEGAN) – Point the Way battered artichoke hearts served with spicy marinara and garlic “aioli” $7
Beer number 2 was the HUDSON PORT – a IMPERIAL PORTER WITH RYE that they dropped in May (my birthday month) that I absolutely love. I’m not a huge port guy, because its heavy, but once I stopped in to pick up some togo IPA’s and a bartender mis-poured for a customer and asked me if I wanted it while I waited. I’m never one to turn down a beer and I have one every time I go in now. Its that good.
The GRB – Golden Road Burger – Ground short rib and rib eye patty, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon, aged white cheddar, and remoulade sauce $11
Beer number 3 was the 2020 IPA – a dark red IPA, with a rich pine aroma, light roast, all balanced by a hearty hop bitterness. 2020 IPA celebrates the Greenway 2020 Project, which will connect 51 miles of the LA River—transforming it from a neglected, concrete riverbed to a connected, public green space by the year 2020. ABV – 7.4%
My brothers wife goes gluten free. She got the tostada salad, which they made vegan style. It looked pretty darn good and she loved it.
The Vegan Tostada Salad – Black beans, red leaf lettuce, sweet corn, chipotle-lime vinaigrette and pico de gallo with your choice of achiote marinated chicken or vegan carnitas $9
I HAD to get some togo beers. Hopefully this will last me a few days. I have a feeling that it won’t. I need to start stocking up on the big to go bottles.
You can also take a tour of our brewhouse and canning facility on the weekends. Lets just say that while we were there, 2 or 3 tours came in. I don’t know if thats because we were there for several hours, or because they were that slammed on the weekend.