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Ss Brew Tech – FTSs

Recently, I reviewed both the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket and Half Barrel Chronical Fermentor, high end stainless fermentation vessels put out by Ss Brew Tech.  In both of these pieces I detailed the upcoming release of something called the FTSs or […] 

The History of California Beer: LA’s First Brewery

Leave it to a historian to analyze a beloved subject ad nauseum. Admittedly writing a thesis on California brewing has proven to be a slow process; the twin difficulties of little oversight from faculty advisors and lack of inertia equals […] 

Ss Brew Tech – Half Barrel Chronical

I recently reviewed the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket, a 7 gallon stainless steel fermentation vessel for home brewing.  The bucket came complete with a conical bottom, a ball valve, locking lid, and airlock port, but other than it’s sturdy construction, […] 

BBC14 – Closing with Collaborative Blogging

Well here it is, the end of the Beer Bloggers Conference 2014 coverage.  If you’ve been following along through parts 1 and 2, you have my thanks.  Covering an event of this magnitude is difficult as there is often too much […] 

BBC14 – Word Crafting / Ken Grossman / Stone

Day 2 WordPress, Ken Grossman, and Stone Liberty Station Provided you didn’t destroy yourself during the Lagunitas afterparty, day two started at a bright and early 9:30 AM with a hello from the WordPress creator, Automatic.  Speaker, Derek Springer, AKA Dr. […] 

BBC14 – It all Starts with San Diego

Once a year, local, national, and international beer bloggers descend on the Beer Bloggers Conference. This year’s 5th annual con was held in beer mecca, San Diego, California, and was nothing short of fantasmic.  Not only did I get the opportunity […] 

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.

  • OC Brew Ha Ha

    How do you improve on perfection? Just ask the organizers of the OC Brew Ha Ha. This is my third time attending the OC Brew […] 

  • Beer in Scotland: Old Traditions, New Players

    In March, I was lucky enough to get married and honeymoon in Scotland.  Here are some of my observations about the different types of beer […] 

Home Brew

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

  • Ss Brew Tech – FTSs

    Recently, I reviewed both the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket and Half Barrel Chronical Fermentor, high end stainless fermentation vessels put out by Ss Brew Tech.  In […] 

  • Ss Brew Tech – Half Barrel Chronical

    I recently reviewed the Ss Brew Tech Brew Bucket, a 7 gallon stainless steel fermentation vessel for home brewing.  The bucket came complete with a […] 

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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