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sobriquet Jul 22, 2009 12:19 PM

I heard somewhere (I can't remember where) about a micro-brewery in Orange County, CA that is using yams. It's relatively new, but supposedly has been getting a lot of attention.

I can't remember what it was or where I heard about it. Does anyone know what it is? If so, where it could be purchased in the Los Angeles area?

Thanks, Chowhounds.

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    joshekg Jul 22, 2009 12:26 PM

    That would be Autumn Maple from the Bruery. I get their beers at Whole Foods Venice, and I've seen them at a fair amount of other liquor stores (they're distributed by Stone).

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      DougOLis Jul 23, 2009 08:45 AM

      yeah, The Bruery's Autumn Maple. The distribution of it was pretty wide in San Diego so I assume it was in LA as well. I know I saw it at Whole Foods, the better liquor stores, and I think BevMo, but it's been like 8 months since they put it out so it might be more difficult to come by now. They did recently have a post on their blog about starting the new batch but that won't be ready until next fall.

    2. Josh Jul 22, 2009 01:14 PM

      Bruery's Autumn Harvest. I'd give it a while before buying. The one I tried was way undercarbonated, and cloyingly sweet.

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        janeyoc Jul 22, 2009 07:28 PM

        Stone is in Escondido (San Diego).

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          sobriquet Jul 23, 2009 08:19 PM

          Perfect. Thanks, gentlemen.

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            Moongoddess797 Oct 30, 2009 06:17 PM

            You probably know this already, but you can visit the Bruery's tasting room which is located in Placentia in a industrial park area (make sure and take down good directions before heading out the house). Check out their website and they should have all their hours, etc. on there. They even have a home brew supplier store, though I believe Steinfillers in Long Beach has more on hand. The Bruery is doing a lot of unique brews with different ingredients like yams and also using a lot of barrel aging techniques... Stone is a great visit too but they are a 'stone's' throw from Orange County - down in Escondido...check out their annual beer festivals or stop on your way back up from San Diego. One last great spot is Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, they have a lot of great beers on tap and amazing BBQ...though be prepared to wait to get in...they have beers from all the great craft/micro-brew places and more, its constantly rotating....hopefully this is helpful, even if it is like 3 months after your original post.

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              burntwater Oct 30, 2009 10:20 PM

              If you can get your hands on the barreled aged version there is some improvement unless your ok with the sweetness. Perhaps when your visiting the Bruery ask if they have any available for tasting. At Black Tuesday if you knew the secret hand shake you could sample the barreled age version of Partridge or Autumn.

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