Tuesday Mystery Reveal

There’s a story I tell about a young gentleman who came into the pub for his first visit and asked in a rather judgmental tone why there’s no Firestone Walker DBA on tap. The response given was a synopsis of what Darryl’s Couch is: we tap craft brews that you’re not likely to find at other restaurants and bars in the area. A simple plan that, from what I can tell, you all seem to like.

But in a quest to find the newest and most unique craft beers I believe some craft beer aficionados — myself included — may have forgotten some of the classics and originals that first attracted us to craft beer to begin with. With that in mind, yesterday’s Mystery Beer was first brewed in August, 1996 and may have been one of the first craft beers many of us enjoyed; without even knowing what a craft beer was.

We present to you the Mystery Beer for July 28, 2015:
Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale (aka DBA)
From the Firestone Walker website:

Our flagship brew highlights barrel-fermented batches from our patented Firestone Union blended with beer fermented in stainless steel. It opens with a biscuity toasted malt aroma and a hint of oak and vanilla. Pale malts create a smooth malty middle with ribbons of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak. A tribute to English pales traditionally fermented in cask.

style: British Pale Ale
abv: 5.0%
ibu: 30
color: 13.5SRM
fermentation: Selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.
malts: Premium Two-Row, Maris Otter Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
hops: Bittering—Magnum; Late Kettle—Styrian Golding, East Kent Golding; Dry Hops—East Kent Golding

Many of you enjoyed more than a single pint yesterday — I did, even though I forgot to check-in on Untappd last night — leaving not much in the keg. Come and enjoy another pint this evening along some great food from tonight’s food truck!


Food Truck Wednesday Tonight

Join us tonight as we welcome the Shrimp vs Chef​ food truck to Darryl’s Couch​ for their Camarillo Springs debut!

Featuring shrimp and Cajun inspired dishes, Chef Temple is making a name for his truck amongst the SoCal food truck fans. Using fresh, local ingredients, some of his creations include:

  • Kingston Shrimp Bowl: Loaded with Caribbean grilled shrimp, seared pineapple, diced red onions, house made black beans and fluffy white rice
  • The Road Warrior: A Butterflied Louisiana Hot Link, Voodoo Chili, Cheddar Cheese, House Fried Red Onions on a toasted roll
  • Volcano Shrimp Bowl: Spicy Teriyaki Grilled Shrimp, Soy-seared Bok-Choy, Julienned Seaweed and finished with Sesame Seeds, on a bowl of fluffy Jasmine White Rice

There’s more on the menu, and Temple has been known to make some at-request creations too!

Shrimp vs Chef will be serving their delicious fare from 5:30pm-9:00pm (or when they run out) on Wednesday the 29th. Grab some food to pair with our delicious craftbeer on tap or something from our bottle fridge!

Anyone can order food from our food truck friends, but please remember that you MUST be 21 years of age or older to be in the pub.