The Copper Door brought the creations of nearly 50 craft breweries to downtown Santa Ana when it opened in 2010. The (literally) underground beer bar has approximately six beers on tap at a time but dozens upon dozens bottled delights. Their simple menu is broken down into categories (beer connoisseurs, beer lovers, beer drinkers, etc.), with beers ranging from highbrow, like Duchesse de Bourgogne, to Pabst Blue Ribbon tall cans (obligatory for the under-30 crowd that crawl these gentrifying streets).
only have one beer for the rest of your life, this is it right here,”
Corona said. This Canadian tripel was slightly darker than the other
tripels presented with a deep yeasty flavor.
casks and tastes just as you'd imagine a bourbon/Belgian ale fusion to
taste. The sweetness of the bourbon overtakes any sweetness in the
ale. It leaves behind the Jim Beam burn despite it's 11% APV. On top of
the bourbon lies vanilla and coconut notes. A truely complex, successful
was created by a female office worker while she tinkered around in the
brewery. It was so well-received that they started manufacturing it, and the
dark chocolate Belgian stout is now their second-best selling beer.
“The world's best beer,” Corona said. It was brewed at a Trappist
monastery in 1948 as a Christmas edition. Thank baby Jesus the public
demanded it be sold year-round! The Copper Door serves Chimay Tripel (8%) on tap but Blue (9% APV) and Red
(7% APV) will never be served on tap–the bottled carbonation is
impossible to transfer to a keg, because it will explode if attempted (then again, remember when Homer opened the Duff can that Bart had placed in a paint shaker as an April Fools' joke? Mmmm…beer mushroom cloud explosion).
beers are. It's not nearly as heavy and tart as say Lindemans'
lambics thus goes down much, much smoother. I personally liked it, but
Corona warned your stomach might not appreciate if you drink more than a
few of the 4.1% strawberry beer.
or names of their appetizers but they were what one can expect from the
Crosby: experimental and provocative.