Ξ November 30th, 2008 | → 2 Comments | ∇ Highland Park |
Kids wait for Christmas with baited breath, and I’m counting the days until Eagle Rock Brewery opens (it has just been pushed back to sometime in the Spring). Until then, I thought I’d share on of the hidden gems that makes Highland Park such a great place to live: There are over 42,000 7-Elevens around the world and Highland Park’s has to be the best. Skip the usual frozen crap you can drown in Nacho Cheese and head straight to the back where they boast the best beer selection in the area (yes, it is at least as impressive in quality as Galco’s). In a refrigerator that would normally boast Lunchables and ham sandwiches sits an amazing array of (mostly) 22 oz. microbrews. Lost Coast’s Tangerine Dream was excellent with a strong citrus flavor combining more subtle wheat taste. The Lagunitas Red was also excellent, and strong at 7.6% ABV, but my favorite beer comes from San Diego County’s Port Brewing Company’s 2nd Anniversary Ale. Granted my recent purchases haven’t branched out of California breweries but 7-eleven also carries European imports as well as the usual macrobrews. So, swing by and don’t forget to grab some corn, tacos, and tamales from the vendors in front of the Food 4 Less. Not only do they go great with beer, it helps offset the alcohol. You’ll thank me in the morning.
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