Last month, during American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), I accidentally discovered The Rockefeller Gastropub on Pier Avenue in Hermosa Beach. I will never forget our first visit there. It was day six of ACBW and it was my goal to find as many American craft beers that I had never tried before as possible. The fact that I was able to come up with 12 new brews at that point of our adventure truly said something about the quality of the brews they pour. As Colleen, the manager, said, “We try to keep a good turnaround of quality brews.” They are doing a great job. I think it was at The Rockefeller that I first heard the term “gastropub.” For those wondering, a gastropub is a restaurant that specializes in good food with upscale beers brewed by others. A brewpub serves food and their own beer.

I let Tanya chose our meal since we were splitting it, and she opted for the Arugula Parmesan Salad with a Royale Burger. Both were pretty tasty, with my leaning towards the salad. As it turns out, Hangar 24 was doing a beer tasting, so Daren, another manger asked me if we wanted to join in. You can probably guess our response. Since we were staying a little longer we decided to try the Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding for dessert. I know if we have dessert again, I will be urging a repeat try.

The Rockefeller is located at 422 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 and is open 7 days a week, until 11:00 PM. Monday-Thursday they open at 5:00 PM, Friday they open at 11:30 AM and weekends they open at 11:00 AM. They rotate their beer taps on a regular basis and carry some very nice craft brews from around the United States and a few from Belgium. The food menu seems to change slightly and they always have some kind of special going on. I suggest checking out their website, or just stop in. You won’t regret it.

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I donated the watermark to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation to help bring awareness of the only charity for those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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