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Learning Lessons at Beer Camp Across America w/ Photos

Fewer things are more pleasing in a beer-geek’s life than a finely run beer fest. Sad that I could not join the activities at the Firestone Walker Invitational, I opted to sign up for a few legs of Sierra Nevada’s […] 

Sierra Nevada: “Beyond the Pale” and Beer Camp Across America

It feels as though Sierra Nevada has been on my mind a lot lately. Their Beer Camp Across America hits the road on Saturday July 19th, hitting seven stops on a massive journey through the nation. I have the good […] 

Sneak Peak Beer Release: Valiant Brewing ‘Alpha Overdrive’

Just what the heck is a Quad IPA anyway? I’m certainly familiar with Belgian Quads, and Triple or Imperial IPAs; but a Quad IPA? When I joined a group of bloggers yesterday to sample Valiant Brewing’s newest bold creation, I […] 

SS Brew Tech – Brew Bucket

If you’re like me, home brewing sanitation is one your top priorities.  It’s this focus alone that causes stress when determining whether to ferment in plastic or glass.  Glass is sanitary and easy to clean, but it’s also heavy and […] 

The Perfect Beer Fest – FWIBF 2014

A Fest For Champions The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest (FWIBF) is my home boy, my bff, my main squeeze.  I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a loyal fan of this central coast brewery and its annual fest. If you […] 

Wild Night with The Bruery at Haven Gastropub Orange (6/9): Review [and Interview with Chef Greg Daniels]

Admittedly I am not well versed in culinary arts. I am more familiar with a plate of curly fries, simple pulled pork sliders, and a plastic cup of ranch than I am with haute cuisine. A well-crafted beer is more […] 

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, size, flavor, and origin.  From beer, to mead, to wine, as long as you have […] 

“California Brewmasters” Book Release Party at Noble Ale Works (6/3)

The Party Last night the tasting room of Noble Ale Works was filled with buzz over the release of California Brewmasters, a newly released book of photographs and interviews with 46 California brewers. I arrived early to purchase a copy […] 

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LA Beer Bloggers

  • 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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