Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Gr8t Place to 8 and Drank

Just wanted to give a shout out to my client's opening! The fabulous new 8oz Burger Bar on Melrose in Hollywood is opening today! I mean, really, at the end of the day is there anything better than a great burger and beer combination? - Except maybe a burger and a beer float? You know how I feel about beer floats!

I'm really stoked to be able to say that I worked with 8 oz. on their beer list. They have some gr8t beers now, rare and delicious. Mostly from local sources! They have Dale Brothers from Upland, Skyscraper from El Monte, Telegraph from Santa Barbara, The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing and Stone Brewing Company from the San Diego area. They have gr8t crisp lagers in the form of Craftsman 1903 and Victory Prima Pils. They also let me do gr8t beers in cans! We did Dale's Pale Ale, Gordon's and Old Chub from Oskar Blues Brewing Company out of Colorado. Also, just for fun, we have some kitschy cans in the form of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz and Olympia! (article coming soon on canned beers and why they aren't all bad)

Here's what Urban Daddy just wrote about them:
"You'll recognize the address-it's the famed former home of celebrity chef Govind Armstrong's Table 8, which is moving up the street-but not much else. Instead of mohair walls and endless small plates, you'll now find a rustic, come-as-you-are vibe...and a rustic, eat-what-you-want burger menu. (All that remains is the occasional flash of Armstrong's signature dreadlocks to confirm you're in the right place.)

Grab the large leather booth in the back of the left room if you came with a pack of carnivores, a seat at the bar on the right for a quicker solo meal, or stick to the open-air sidewalk for a casual date. You'll be having that Beer Float (like a root beer float, but using one of the specialty brews instead of soda) with the Estancia Grass-Fed Burger, or building your own ode to beef with housemade extras like Fried Green Tomatoes and Purple Mustard. But if you've brought along someone who likes her burger bars a little less burger-y, she can have her patty in turkey, fish or veggie form.

You won't judge."
You can also read about them on today's Daily Candy !
Here's their kick ass BEER LIST!

On Tap
Telegraph White Ale
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Craftsman 1903
Full Sail Pale Ale
Skyscraper Lugnut Lager
Telegraph Stock Porter

Big Bottles
Ommegang Hennepin
Lost Abbey Lost & Found
Wandering Aengus Heirloom Cider
Franziskaner Hefe Weisse
Dale Bros. Pomona Queen

Small Bottles
Allagash White Ale
Victory Prima Pils
Port Brewing Shark Bite Red
Anderson Valley Boont Amber
Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout
ACME India Pale Ale
Flying Dog Road Dog Porter
Unibroue Fin Du Monde
North Coast Blue Star American Wheat Ale
Oaked Arrogant Bastard

Great Cans
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Gordon
Oskar Blues Old Chub

Kitschy Cans
Pabst Blue Ribbon
8 oz. Burger Bar is located at 7661 Melrose Ave between Stanley and Spaulding in Hollywood, CA. Their phone number is 323-852-0008.


  1. "Kitschy Cans"

    Why kitschy,out of all the ways to describe those beers?

  2. Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source - Share This
    Something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.

  3. Yeah, I read that one, but there were some less friendly definitions as well. Wasn't quite sure of your intentions at first.

    Cheers and keep up the great work.