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The Beer Curmudgeons

Craft is Worth Discussing There are quite a number of beer podcasts available online ranging from dudes drinking around a table, to commercial beer tastings, to more traditional-style talk radio.  From Jesse Friedman’s (Almanac Beer) Brewer’s Log to John Palmer & Jamil Zainasheff’s Brew […] 

BPLA – On the Air Pilot

Suds on the Radio It has been a long time goal of mine to, at the very least, attempt a podcast, hence “Bierkast.”  Wether it was convenience or general time-commitment, podcasting just never came to fruition, until now.  On February […] 

Simmzy’s Opens New Burbank Location

Burbank just got Simmzier I last wrote about Simmzy’s when I was putting together my Beer Lover’s Southern California Book.  At that time, the young gastropub brand had a location in Manhattan Beach, the first, and a location at Long […] 

Barley Forge in Costa Mesa

New craft brewery makes Costa Mesa a beer destination! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a little over two years since I last wrote about Greg Nylen and his brewery, Barley Forge Brewing Co.  (December 17, 2012 when I […] 

Ss Brew Tech – 7g Chronical

Ss Brew Tech continues to impress me with the equipment they release.  I was incredibly excited to ferment my first stainless beer in a brew bucket, and I then was again amazed when I upgraded to my conical style fermentor.  Using a […] 

Ss Brew Kettle – Updated Trub Dam

New & Improved Exciting news for existing and future Ss Brew Kettle owners.  The trub dam has been updated to increase stability and improve the seal between pot and silicone dam.  What does this mean? Ss Brew Tech has released a […] 

Craft Beer

Here you’ll find everything Craft Beer. Brewery tours, beer pairing dinners, beer bars, events, and beer travels can all be found here.

  • Better Weather Fest – LA Beer Week

    Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Golden Road Brewing Co.! To celebrate their successful first year of beer production, Golden Road Brewing held their Better Weather […] 

  • LA Brewers Guild – Growler Filling

    Hi Everyone, Here’s an update about one of LA’s hottest topic, growler filling.  The LA Brewers guild has issued a statement with some guidelines.  Non-native […] 

Home Brew

News from the land of Home Brewing! Beers, Clubs, and Adventure!

  • Ss Brew Tech – 7g Chronical

    Ss Brew Tech continues to impress me with the equipment they release.  I was incredibly excited to ferment my first stainless beer in a brew […] 

  • Ss Brew Kettle – Updated Trub Dam

    New & Improved Exciting news for existing and future Ss Brew Kettle owners.  The trub dam has been updated to increase stability and improve the seal […] 

Follow the LAAW

Join John and Kip as they jump through the many hoops on the road to opening their brewery, Los Angeles Ale Works.

  • The LAAW of Shu (Japanese Sake)

    The Los Angeles Ale Works Sake/Nihon-Shu Project One of the greatest parts about home brewing is being able to experiment with drinks of any shape, […] 

  • Follow The LAAW: Buttress of Windsor

    Our Philosophy The Los Angeles Ale Works brand is a living animal, an intentional point in our business plan. With the amazing help of our […] 

LA Beer Bloggers

Here you’ll find the latest news and events going on for LA Beer Bloggers and beyond.

  • Firestone Walker Beer Blogger Trip

    Rough Cuts & Remixes It’s been a year since our last trip together with Firestone Walker.  Last year we focused on barrels, how they affect […] 

  • LABB Camp Kern

    Camping near Kern River Brewing Co Easter weekend marked the 1st LA Beer Bloggers Camping Trip – Destination Kern River and Kern River Brewing Co. […] 

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