It’s a wonderful day at Venice Beach California and today we find ourselves at the Venice Ale House which is located right on the board walk off of Rose Avenue. This is a great place to people watch in typical LA style.
The Venice Ale house was created by Venice locals Tom Elliott and Spoon Singh. Two friends who enjoy organic food and quality micro brews. The Venice Al House works with local farms and growers to present the freshest ingredients for their customers.
The staff was very helpful and prompt to get us seated and beer-ed. I was feeling adventurous and started out with the TriceroHops from Ninkasi Brewing Company in Eugene Oregon. This was a flavorful IPA, very hoppy especially with it’s IBU of 100. Yet it also had some maltiness to even it out. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
As usual I ordered a burger. Here at Venice Ale House the burger is standard on an artisan sesame bun with tomatoes, onion and lettuce. Then you customize it. I order the burger well as a California grass-fed beef burger. You can also have this burger as a Niman Ranch lamb burger, a free-range turkey, a veggie burger or portabella mushroom burger. Then you have your choice of having it with a garlic or chipotle aioli sauce. There are also a number of other toppings that you can add for a little extra like bacon, jalapeño or fried eggs. The burgers came out fast and well made.
They don’t do fries here. Instead our burgers came with rosemary roasted russet potatoes and market salad greens. I don’t miss the fries at all. Over-all a very satisfying meal.
For my second beer I ordered the Hopulent Nitro IPA by Epic Brewing, Salt Lake City, Utah. Not sure why the nitro thing does but it was good. It is a little bit citrusy, but it did not beat the TriceroHops.
Venice Ale House is a “must do”. Great place for a beer and a burger.