Looks like veggie and beer fanatics are in for a treat. The popular organic plant-based eatery, Sage Vegan Bistro has launched a fully vegan microbrewery next to their Echo Park cafe. Aside from the brewery operation, there's a whole tasting room and bar allowing the public to stylishly devour the animal-friendly beverages.
There are six fermentation tanks on board. In other words, there's a possibility that about six of the tasting room, which comprise 36 taps, will be employed for the house beers. At the moment, they are gradually rolling out their own beers, beginning at a habanero pilsner, and using the other taps for kombucha, wine, and pre-batched cocktails.
While non-vegans are highly unlikely to stop to consider this, beer doesn't really go with a vegan diet. Quite a few breweries, especially those that conform to the established practice of British and Irish beer brewing, resort to utilizing animal-based components and additives in order to make their beer.
For instance, Guinness, one of the most successful beer brands in the world used clarifying agent isinglass which is derived from fish but has recently phased out the use of the agent. Other beers are likely to comprise additives including gelatin, and casein that are not fitting for vegetarians. While there is no dearth of exquisite places for vegan dining in Los Angeles, Sage’s brewpub seems to be first zealously-vegan drinking setup in the vicinity.
The fully vegan brewery and bar are now open but, it is imperative for night owls to bear in mind that hours currently end at 11 pm on weekdays, which is rather early. However, the bar will stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Besides, if things get better, they may even consider staying open until 1 am. In addition to Echo Park. Sage Vegan Bistro has locations in Culver City and Pasadena. Photo Source: Bernt Rostad / flickr