Angelenos can rejoice in the introduction of Belgian brewpub, Bluebird Brasserie, in Sherman Oaks, California on April 2, 2018. Brought to you by Artisanal Brewers Collective (ABC), the brasserie will offer beer connoisseurs and locals alike a quintessential Belgian pub experience including beer brewed on site, themed cocktails, and a traditional menu featuring delicacies like Beer Cheese Croquettes, Moules-Frites and Liege Waffles for dessert.
“The beer culture in Belgium runs very deep and is something that we have always wanted to bring to Southern California,” said Tony Yanow, one of the founders of ABC. “Our goal with Bluebird Brasserie is to pay tribute to Belgian beer culture by creating our own version of a refined, yet casual Old World Belgian pub that is very much a gathering spot for locals. From the brickwork, to the traditional beer styles and even the frites, we’ve worked hard to make sure every detail is perfect to help create the most authentic Belgian brewpub experience we can.”
Bluebird Brasserie’s seven-barrel brewing system will brew a rotating selection of Belgian-style beers available on tap that pay homage to traditional Belgian brewing techniques, while the remainder of the tap list will be replete with 10 taps of Belgian-style beers from known breweries such as The Lost Abbey, The Bruery, Allagash, Ommegang and more. A curated bottle list rounds out the beer menu with Belgian offerings such as Duvel, St. Bernardus 12, Deus, as well as some Trappist beers such as Orval, Chimay Red and Westmalle Tripel.
Culinary Director Trevor Faris has created a menu focused on fresh and bright ingredients with a comforting and traditional Belgian twist. Entrées include Steak Frites with green peppercorn sauce and compound butter, Moules-Frites with garlic, shallot and white wine, Moules Au Curry with garlic, coconut cream, green chilies, yellow curry and cilantro, and Moules Provençal with garlic, shallots, celery, fennel, tomato and white wine. Guests can also enjoy Belgian appetizers like Beer Cheese Croquettes with gruyere, gouda and herb salad, and Boulettes and Stoemp, a traditional Belgian dish with meatballs, mashed root vegetables and leek relish. A small, yet defined sandwich section of the menu will offer guests distinctive options such as the Brie Baguette with melted brie, herb butter, arugula, radish and lemon, the Veg Baguette with zesty sauce verte, roasted tomato, whipped almond ricotta and frisee, and a vegan Merguez Baguette with Merguez-spiced Impossible Foods meat, Belgian fries, pickled carrots and sauce andalouse.
Bluebird Brasserie will be open for limited reservations and a portion of walk ins for dinner only for the first two weeks of opening- starting at 5pm, and then will be open from 12:00pm-12:00am on Sunday–Wednesday, and 12:00pm-2:00am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For more information about the restaurant, visit Bluebird Brasserie’s website bluebirdbrasserie.com .
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