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Belmont Brewing Company

Located overlooking the beach is Southern California’s oldest operating brewpub, Belmont Brewing Company. Lindsay and I ventured there for dinner on St. Patrick’s day in hopes they would have some beer deals for the holiday. They unfortunately didn’t, but that’s okay because we got to sit outside with a view of the beach and the gorgeous sunset.

Although there weren’t any deals for the holiday, we still ordered their beer sampler that came with six beers. I will describe the beers pictured below in clockwise order, beginning with the one on the left that has a red tint to it. The first beer I tried was Top Sail, which I thought was tasty and I enjoyed it. I then moved onto Marathon, although I found this beer to be too light for my taste. Next came the Pale Ale. I found this one to be nice, hoppy and refreshing. However, the Long Beach Crude that came next wasn’t as good for me because it was too dark for my taste – it was similar to a Guinness. I then sampled the Strawberry Blonde, which really did taste like strawberries. I finished it all off with the Ale of the Month. I thought this one had a light flavor but still had a nice hint of hops.

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As Lindsay and I sipped on our beers, we ordered the smoked salmon flatbread. I found this flatbread to be delicious because it tasted just like a bagel with lox and cream cheese. This flatbread took that concept to another level with the drizzled balsamic and the delicacy of the flatbread.

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 I ordered the ahi tuna salad as my entree. This was a salad composed of spinach, arugula, mango, golden rasins, candied walnuts, sesame dressing and wontons. I thought it was a tasty salad and I liked having a sweet component with the mango, raisins and walnuts. However, I wish there was more tuna in it because this salad was very spinach based. It was still tasty regardless.

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I really enjoyed the setting of this restaurant. I didn’t get to see much of the interior decorating, but I really enjoyed sitting outside and looking at the view. Our service was good and I didn’t have any complaints. The food and beer were tasty and reasonably priced. This was a great way to begin our St. Patrick’s day.

Belmont Brewing Company

25 39th Pl, Long Beach, CA 90803

562-433-3891

Mon-Fri 11:30 AM–10 PM; Sat-Sun 10:00 AM–10:00 PM

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