Downtown Community Gardens to Be Taken Over by Craft Beer This Weekend


Chef Paul Buchanan of Primal Alchemy, who will be taking over Foodscape LB’s Chestnut Lot for “Garden on Tap.”

Come Sunday, Downtown Long Beach’s love and support of craft beer and grub will grow even more as two community gardens turn themselves into “Gardens on Tap” to promote urban gardening and local food sustainability.

First, the 7th and Chestnut Community Garden will be taken over by Bixby Knolls gastropub staple The Factory. The Factory is no stranger to the local food movement: they often use Long Beach-based farms such as Farm Lot 59 and Spring Street Farm for their produce while growing their own herbs directly in the restaurant itself.

The Factory will be serving some of the most known craft beer around including selections from Redlands’ own Hangar 24, Oregon craft heavyweight Rogue, and “farm to barrel” Bay Area brewery Almanac Beer Company.

To pair with the beer, Foodscape LB’s Chestnut Lot—just around the corner from the Chestnut Community Garden—will have popular catering company Primal Alchemy setting up a wood-oven for a variety of pizzas complete with garden-sourced toppings. For those trying to avoid carbs, salads will also be served while desserts will help those with a sweet tooth.

Garden on Tap will take place on Sunday, April 27, from noon to 4PM. The 7th & Chestnut Community Garden is located at 348 W. 7th Street while Foodscape LB’s Chestnut Lot, 727 Chestnut Avenue. For tickets, click here.

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