Beachwood Using Barbecue Wood To Smoke Its Newest Brew

Beachwood Six

Just a month after releasing its first bottled beer, a Slavic-strengthed Russian Imperial Stout called Tovarish, Seal Beach and Long Beach-based Beachwood BBQ and Brewing is now offering its second ale to the retail market. Called "Beachwood Six" for the brew-pub's sixth anniversary, the new release is a smoked black saison offered in corked, wire-caged 750ml bottles at Southern California booze merchants and available on tap at both locations. Brewer and co-owner Julian Shargo and his crew are smoking the dark malts for Beachwood Six at the LBC location, using the same wood that's used for the restaurants' meats, coming in at 6.9 ABV and priced at $14 per pig-stamped bottle.