I think I've died and gone to heaven. I had zero idea there were about a dozen craft beer places within 10-15 miles of where I live. After a few years here feeling depressed about the state of food and drink around the neighborhood, a friend of mine from work introduced me to many of these places. I'm going to highlight one of them today. Five Threads is becoming a frequent haunt of mine. It's a tiny place with a small bar which has since expanded to the area next door with a couple of booths and tables. It's still a tiny place. One great thing that I learned today is that I can drag my kids here. The place does not serve food, but Farm and Flame just a few doors down does supply food. Their food is pretty fricking awesome and better than ANY restaurant to the east in Calabasas proper (all the places I've been to so far in Calabasas are complete shit - I'm really not surprised.) FTBC does allow customers to bring in their own food! My two favorites are the belgian Serenity and Twisted Threads in the "Bigger and More Complex" Five Pence Series on the board above. FTBC does change their beers around, so I have no idea if these will continue throughout the year. I'm not an IPA person, but the Jessica is impressive, probably because it has 14% alcohol. All the dark stuff is excellent as well. I will usually get a taster of at least one of them with a Twisted Threads. The Serenity is lighter and sweeter. The Twister Threads is a darker ale with a sweet nose and bitter finish. The Game Day Blonde is a light non hoppy ale that goes down super easy. The taster on the very right is the Twisted Threads. You can tell which beers Julie and I prefer the most with the next photo: It's all good though as we finished up everything rather quickly. We actually brought Panda Express Broccoli Beef and Mushroom Chicken bowls with us this time. I'd say the Serenity paired best with these two dishes. The darker Twisted Threads would have gone best with the Bejing Beef, which I wish I had ordered. After we were done with the Panda Express bowls, we drove down to the local Ralph's supermarket to grab a chocolate cheesecake keeping the BBA Coconut Porter in mind. Indeed, this was the best pairing. We tried the Coffee Porter too, but I think the Coffee would have worked better with a plain cheesecake. So if you guys are ever in the Malibu Canyon / Agoura / Westlake area, give this place a shot.