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FoodGPS 3rd Annual Beer Float Showdown Hosted at Eagle Rock Brewery, October 16, 2011

Josh Lurie of FoodGPS hosted the third annual LA beer float showdown at Eagle Rock Brewery this afternoon.  http://www.foodgps.com/la-beer-float-showdown-3/

I’m coming down from being a lil blasted from the event. Mostly because there were open taps from 11:30 to 1:00. I ran the gauntlet with Eagle Rock Brewey’s dark session lager, Solidarity, their hoppy Revolution, and their yeasty Manifesto wit bier. That was all before the beer float competition began!

The competitors were as reported by LAist (copy on competitors) and witnessed by me (photos and some side comments):

Oinkster/ Maximiliano & Eagle Rock Brewery -OFFICIAL WINNER!!!

Andre Guerrero and Jan Purdy of The Oinkster and Maximiliano, and Jeremy Raub, owner and brewmaster at the GABF gold medal-winning Eagle Rock Brewery.

Vanilla Bean Solidarity with Chocolate Bourbon Ice Cream garnished with cocoa nibs and pig candy. Chefs Andre Guerrero and Jan Purdy participate in Beer Float Showdown with Jeremy Raub of Eagle Rock Brewery.


The crowd favorite and winner of the competition was the host Jeremy Raub of Eagle Rock Brewery and the collaboration if his Vanilla Solidarity floating a chocolate bourbon ice cream with a candied bacon chaser.

Ilan Hall of The Gorbals, winner of Top Chef season two, and Jonathan Porter, the GABF gold medal-winning brewmaster of Tustin Brewing Company now doing his own thing at Smog City Brewing.

CJ Jacobson of The Yard, contestant on Top Chef season three, and Jace Milstead, Certified Cicerone and L.A. representative of the fourteen-time GABF gold medal-winning Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

CJ garnished the glass with caramel and crushed potato chips.  The ice cream was, well I forget, but here’s some video of him making it with liquid nitrogen for the beer chicks.


Laurent Quenioux of Vertical Wine Bistro and http://www.bistrolq.com/LQ/SK/Foodings/, contestant on Top Chef’s upcoming ninth season, and Julian Shrago (brewmaster) and Gabe Gordon (owner) of Beachwood BBQ & Brewing.


Thi Tran and Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen, and Dave Griffiths (owner & brewmaster) and Cyrena Nouzille (owner) of Ladyface Ale Companie.  My WINNER FOR BEST LEDERHOSEN


Another delicious treat was The Eagle Rock and Craftsman collaboration, UNITY. This is a saison style beer brewed with tamarind which makes the beer taste sour.

Try it out while it’s on tap!

  1. Dimom
    October 16, 2011 at 1:57 am

    How in the world do you remember all this? Very impressive gathering .

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