The opening of West Hollywood’s The Surly Goat has been fawned over since fall when craft beer bar construction was bucking the economic downturn in a most serious manner. Eater finally tracked this animal down at its opening last night in the former home of iCandy. The collaboration between Verdugo Bar’s Ryan Sweeney and Brandon Bradford with Alen Aivazian and Boho’s Adolfo Suaya is a beer bar serving only obsessively-crafted brews on 27 taps that will rotate different selections, with the inclusion of cask beer and mythic names like Pliny the Elder from Russian River Valley and Sea Monster Stout from Ballast Point.
We rang Ryan up at the restaurant and he said, “We had a big turnout, especially among the beer community.” The Goat has been flattered by the attention, but is simply satisfied “having a great tap selection, and happy being a local bar serving craft beers to the neighborhood.” Surly Goat is now open. Check out the on-tap beer menu on Surly Goat’s website. 7929 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood. 323-650-GOAT.