Pie + Beer at Two Local Pop-Up Pie Shops

Did you know PIE is the #1 food trend predicted for 2011? I, for one, couldn't be more happy about it -- if you're a regular reader of Pardon My Crumbs, you'll probably remember the S'mores Campfire Pie I baked for KCRW's Pie-A-Day contest last year, as well as my list of L.A.'s best pies for National Pie Day a few weeks ago. As if the resurgence of all-things-pie isn't appetizing enough, now two local pie pop-up shops are pairing a hoppy (err, happy) element with their homemade pies. BEER.

My S'mores Pie

Sunday, Feb. 20 (12-6 p.m.): Flying Pie Man + Eagle Rock Brews
Yuichiro, the Flying Pie Man himself, brings his homemade savory pies to Eagle Rock Brewery (3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles), famous for its award-winning Red Velvet ale. Few things sound better than digging into a pie -- especially when they're savory flavors such as pork belly, chili, vegetarian pot pie, or Flying Pie Man's award-winning meat pie -- while sipping a frosty brew that was made mere steps away. Even if you can't hang out, bring your EGB growler for a re-fill and take some pie to-go.

Brews at Eagle Rock Brewery
Photo credit: LA Times

Flying Pie Man's Award-Winning Meat Pie
Photo credit: Flickr/dommichu

Monday, Feb. 21 (6-10 p.m.): Crust by Stephanie Jayne + Golden State
Aside from my personal favorite happy hour at Oliverio, Crust's four-hour pop-up appearance at WeHo's burger & beer bar Golden State (426 Fairfax Ave., WeHo) can certainly be considered the next best thing. Stephanie Jayne, former law-student-turned-pastry-chef-turned-Crust's-owner, is sure to satiate the after-work, happy hour and dinner crowd with her made-from-scratch pies; think cherry pie with tart red cherries and a perfectly-weaved lattice crust. A Fleur de Sel caramel tart with dark chocolate ganache, salted caramel and addictive cracker brittle (salted crackers layered with caramel crunch and dark chocolate drizzle). Sugary, buttery Missouri butter pie. Classic apple with Washington apples and signature crust, and her version of a campfire S’more pie with milk chocolate ganache, homemade graham cracker and homemade toasted marshmallow. The pies come whole, in individual portions, by the slice, in "shooter" form, and in paper bag-wrapped, handheld pies (finally, a fabulous alternative to McDonald's crapple pie). Order one of Golden State's beer floats or a pint of their MANY beers on draft and you're, well, golden.

Photo credit: Crust By Stephanie Jayne

Crust's S'mores Pie
Photo credit: Crust By Stephanie Jayne


  1. It is quite delicious to go through the exciting post about pie and beer at two local pop-up pie shops. I think they would make an excellent combination.

  2. What an excellent mixture of these most favorites - Flying Pie Man + Eagle Rock Brews. It quite very exciting information for every man with great appetite for these mouth watering items.


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