One-year anniversaries call for a certain special celebration. Any time a small business, especially a restaurant, to makes it through its first year, some booze and good vibes are definitely deserved. So when we heard that Bread & Barley in downtown Covina plans to celebrate its first anniversary with not one, but two, beer-tastic events, we couldn’t help but cheer.
First up on the party docket is a Bottle Logic Brewer’s Brunch on Sunday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This ticketed event will be fairly limited, so plan in advance. Your $40 ticket gets you a pint glass, unlimited brunchy goodness, one beer cocktail (craft micheladas, anyone?) and one full pour of Bread & Barley’s anniversary beer made by Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim. Bread & Barley has collaborated with the award-winning brewers on the recipe, though you'll have to attend to learn the style of this mystery celebration beer. But since Bottle Logic's Lagerithm Dark Lager recently won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival—hardly some county fair—and they haven’t even been open for a year, you'll be in good brewing hands.
As for the food, Bread & Barley fans know that the place won't stick you with a vat of scrambled egg beaters and over-crisped bacon. Monte Cristo sandwiches, apple ambrosia and beer pancakes are on the bill for November 9. Anyone else’s mouth watering?
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Event numero dos will take place the following Saturday, November 15 at the Covina bar and this one is more open to the public. Tickets are only $10 and that grants you a glass and a full pour of the anniversary beer. But there's a catch: Because the bar isn't huge, only the first 50 patrons who show up at noon, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. that day will get the free glassware. Plan accordingly.