Golden Road Brewing has already launched its first two beers, Point the Way IPA and Golden Road Hefeweizen, and is on the verge of releasing a third: Burning Bush IPA, a smoked beer that’s developing a cult following. The brewery’s location in an industrial district just outside of Glendale and north of Atwater Village gives it a wide footprint – one that’s big enough for all its brewing operations, as well as a brewpub outfitted with 40 taps, a full kitchen, and even a merchandise area for brewery visitors. Founder Tony Yanow is hoping that the 3,500 square foot Brewpub (and tasting room), with its large patio adjacent to the train tracks, will add to the brewery's energy.
Up above, the first preview of the space that’s still looking to get all of its licenses and permits. General Manager Mitch Durette, formerly a manager at The Oaks Gourmet, is overseeing the build out and final construction. He has personally built many of the long wooden tables that span the clean, airy space. Including the patio, they’re looking to fit around 140 seats.
Durette is working with Mohawk Bend’s Executive Chef Randal St.Clair to assemble a selection of “healthier” pub menu items comprised of sandwiches, hot plates, salads, and vegan-friendly options to go along with the beers.
Unlike another Yanow-owned establishment, Tony’s Darts Away, Golden Road Brewpub will have drafts from outside of California. Look forward to seeing taps from the Colorado craft beer community. When asked if the Brewpub was going to have a signature burger, Durette responded by saying that they were going to convert a space outside to an industrial grill and offer $5 burgers on the weekends to go along with the beers.
Also on on site is an exclusive back tasting room called “Chloe’s” (named after Yanow’s daughter) that will work as a local beer industry hub. Brewery sales reps can meet clients here and offer tastings in a more confined environment. The décor will be marked with darker wood accents and a clubbier feel.
As far as hours of operation, the pub will serve from 11AM to 11PM daily, with lunch catering to local film industry companies. Durette is hoping to open optimistically within a month or so, depending on the progression of permitting.
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— Matthew Kang