Dry River in DTLA focuses on funk
Immediately east of the elusive L.A. river, you’ll find Dry River Brewing right in downtown L.A. If you’re looking for a truly craft, artisan beverage, Dry River is your answer. They describe their program as “slow beer,” emphasising the importance of fermentation and ageing. Fittingly, their beers are largely fermented in oak barrels and foeders, and many continue ageing in wine barrels – all of which helps to impart rich, layered flavour into the beers.
At Dry River, the bulk of what you’ll find are aged sours, often made with added ingredients like fruit or non-traditional grains, leading to tempting final products like the Pomona, a foeder-aged gose with kiwi, basil, and sea salt, or the Xibalba, their sour chocolate stout. Generally speaking, their brews lean towards the culinary and wine-like, but aren’t without variety. Apart from sour beer enthusiasts, their lineup is likely to intrigue beer-curious oenophiles as well. Serious fans might consider joining or gifting their Slow Beer Society membership program in order to try their tempting special releases.