Green Cheek Beer Co. is taking over Barley Forge Brewing Co.

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by ComradePalmer, Dec 11, 2019.

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  1. AndyBrewsBeer

    AndyBrewsBeer Initiate (101) May 6, 2015 California
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  2. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (185) Jul 27, 2015 California

    Green Talon :thinking_face:
     
  3. LGHT

    LGHT Aspirant (213) Sep 28, 2007 California
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    smash burger, fried chix sandwich, and pastrami?? Wow went low level on the food :slight_frown:
     
  4. pinballplayer

    pinballplayer Disciple (335) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Grinding their own meat and smoking their own bacon is legit in my book.
     
  5. LGHT

    LGHT Aspirant (213) Sep 28, 2007 California
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    I guess if you like bar food. I was hoping for something more evolved.
     
  6. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (185) Jul 27, 2015 California

    What the heck do you even mean by that?
     
  7. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Poo-Bah (3,209) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    No real opinion here, but I randomly saw this bottle in a local liquor store today. :neutral_face:
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  8. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I’m still seeing a few kegs floating around town and I’m sure bottles will be on shelves for awhile. Speaking of...did BF ever do cans? Or bottles only?
     
  9. AyeDogg

    AyeDogg Initiate (191) Oct 29, 2015 California
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    Plenty of cans, from Patsy to Orange Curtain.
     
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  10. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Got it. Never cared for their products so I never looked. Just curious if they did cans or not. Thanks.
     
  11. Akahoshi

    Akahoshi Initiate (112) Sep 28, 2010 California

    This is the same dude that said most businesses left California. :rolling_eyes:
     
  12. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California
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    I had one of these back in August. Pretty good but probably much better when it was fresh.
     
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  13. hoppedout

    hoppedout Initiate (20) Dec 10, 2018 California
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    Anyone know if they are still on track for the Wed soft opening?
     
  14. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    It’s all in the hands of ABC.
     
  15. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Initiate (170) Jul 13, 2012 California
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    Elaborate a bit more on this. Are you looking for Crudo's, Turrines and Bone Marrow toast at a brewery....? Doesn't seem very lucrative.
     
  16. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (239) May 2, 2016 California
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    Yea I was thinking Cioppino, Lobster Thermidor, Filet Mignon, and Baked Alaska.



    My only point of reference for those items by the way, is that they are high end cooking items in The Sims.
     
  17. thetastywort

    thetastywort Initiate (129) Jun 2, 2011 California
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    A couple opinions here:
    1) Make a menu you can execute well. For those who have worked in the restaurant industry, you would know what it feels like when a kitchen is slammed and the customers are restless. The facility has a full kitchen and to get all the permits to operate your entire location, there are certain requirements that must be met. Restaurants can spend over a year planning a menu that will appeal to something more than bar food. Perhaps this is start to get the kitchen up and running and they can add from there. BL is an example of a brewery that started small and continues to develop and grow this side of their business in preparation for the bigger plan.
    2) Green Cheek is a BREWERY and maybe they want their priority to be beers and serve food as supplement to it. Their beers have always shined and there is no point if they are going to serve mediocre beers. You can go to BJ's or Karl Strauss for that.
     
  18. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    If memory serves me the inside really isn't set up for a restaurant. Nothing like Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach or Alvarado Street. I think the intensions is to serve beer with food on the side. But I hear they get a lot of traffic during lunch time when BF was there? And not many businesses these days allow their employees to drink alcohol during lunch.
     
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  19. Frosty11161

    Frosty11161 Aspirant (239) May 2, 2016 California
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    I mean, 1 beer isn't going to be largely noticed unless that person operates heavy machinery and should avoid it in that situation.
     
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  20. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I deal with electricity and heavy equipment when I'm at work. Plus I'm too close to retirement to take any chance on a beer at lunch. I can wait till I get home.
     
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  21. HaoleToYouToo

    HaoleToYouToo Disciple (354) Mar 26, 2014 Hawaii
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    Costa Mesa opening to the public TONIGHT, Wed. Jan 15th @ 5pm.

    Looks like hours will be Sun-Wed 11:30am-10pm; Thurs-Sat 11:30am-1am
     
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  22. Goldrush

    Goldrush Initiate (108) Jun 22, 2008 California

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  23. FrogOut69

    FrogOut69 Devotee (490) Sep 24, 2013 California
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  24. ComradePalmer

    ComradePalmer Initiate (185) Jul 27, 2015 California

    I'm sorry, things are just unclear in this thread. When is the opening?
     
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  25. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (576) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Decenuary 35teenth
     
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  26. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (173) Nov 22, 2010 California

    See you guys there at 5!
     
  27. SoCalBeerIdiot

    SoCalBeerIdiot Defender (679) Mar 10, 2013 California
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    AM or PM?
     
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  28. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (173) Nov 22, 2010 California

    Knowing me, I'll be there p.m., but might likely still be in my car in the parking lot a.m.
     
  29. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (213) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    42 minutes ago
     
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  30. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Almost an hour ago now. But looks like they opened the doors for special peeps/guests before the 5pm opening.
     
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  31. Goldrush

    Goldrush Initiate (108) Jun 22, 2008 California

    First round was Green Cheek pours, but second round is definitely HPB and SARA pours between the wife and me. I’m seriously so excited about this place opening up.
     
  32. Craft_Drinks

    Craft_Drinks Initiate (34) Oct 4, 2017 California
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    Any other guest taps?
     
  33. Goldrush

    Goldrush Initiate (108) Jun 22, 2008 California

    Aside from wine, not right now
     
  34. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (173) Nov 22, 2010 California

    Huge turnout, but no food served, at the opening. Parking sucked, as expected. I hope they use valet going forward during peak hours.
     
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  35. J-loco

    J-loco Aspirant (213) Jan 23, 2015 California
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    What brewery has valet ?
     
  36. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Hopefully parking won’t be a problem at lunch time 1130.
     
  37. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (173) Nov 22, 2010 California

    Barley Forge had used one (not sure how often) because the parking is so limited over there. I saw a ton of folks park across the street at Gunwhale, but not sure if Gunwhale is going to be cool with that in the long term.
     
  38. Miruguy

    Miruguy Initiate (173) Nov 22, 2010 California

    That SARA was outstanding. The HPB WCIPA was good as well, but I thought the Green Cheek WCIPA I tried was better.
     
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  39. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (923) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Gunwhales parking lot isn’t that much better. And don’t they open at 11 or 1130am. But close early because of the night club. So at night the parking will be horrible too.
     
  40. hoppedout

    hoppedout Initiate (20) Dec 10, 2018 California
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    Went last night, and I'll be honest, got a little nostalgic for BF (sans the beer). I missed the cool wooden tables, the free popcorn (maybe that's coming back), and the games. Plus parking is now a bigger disaster than before.
     
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