Author: Brett

Brett Padelford majored in English from USC and is currently the resident Bierkast photojournalist. He works with the USC Spirit of Troy as the social media manager and also writes about the local indie music scene. He enjoys beer, but isn't a snob and loves a good cigar.

Alaska: Craft Beer’s Last Frontier

Recently, a group of friends – dubbed the “Party of Six” – boarded a cruise ship in Vancouver for a seven-day trip up through the Inside Passage to Alaska. Like most cruises, it was full of excesses: too many entrees […] 

Beer, Brett & Baseball in the Desert

It was an only-in-California kind of day. On a February afternoon, two friends and I walked into Palm Springs Stadium with the temperature hovering north of 60 and a bright sun soaking the bleachers. Back east, baseball fans could only […] 

Brett’s Canadian Adventure

My Canadian beer knowledge has always been pretty sketchy.  I used to drink Molson because they had those cheeky sayings on the label, like “Guess Where My Tattoo Is” above a little picture of a donkey. …get it? And when […] 

Beer, Brett and Baseball in the Southwest, Part II

Featuring the White Sands Pupfish, Old World Brewery, AZL Reds & Arizona Diamondbacks After our harrowing overnight drive from Tucson, Josh and I woke up late in Las Cruces, had a coma-inducing Cracker Barrel breakfast and drove an hour northeast […] 

Beer, Brett and Baseball in the Southwest, Part I

Featuring Barrio Brewing Co., Nimbus Brewing Company and the Tucson Padres. A coast-to-coast, 10-day beer and baseball trip along historic route 66! The Mother Road! The expanses of the Southwest! Unending plains through the heartland! Oh, what a great adventure… […] 

Beer, Brett and Baseball in San Diego, Part II

Featuring The Local, Iron Fist Brewing Co., Stone Brewing Co. and Pizza Port. What’s the deal with Charlie Sheen and baseball? Why does playing an a-hole in a baseball movie twenty-something years ago make him an ambassador for the sport? […] 

Beer, Brett and Baseball in San Diego (and London) Part I

The same weekend Kip and John were busy schlepping grain and sparging their first batch of LA Aleworks beer, I was getting drunk… uh, I mean hard at work “researching” the latest edition of Beer, Brett, and Baseball. That’s right; […] 

Beer, Brett, and Baseball in Florida

It’s a popular misconception (or maybe it’s just me) that baseball is played year-round in sunny Florida.  So when in Orlando recently with my girlfriend Monique to hit up Disney World, I thought we could take in a game or […] 

Beer, Brett, and Baseball – Home Edition

Little did I know when John “I have 400 Twitter followers” Rockwell roused me from a nasty haze a couple Saturdays ago that our local “Beer and Baseball” outing would, by the end of the night, compete for the title […] 

Beer, Brett, and Baseball 2011 #4

Canada… is… AWESOME! If you need proof, just walk down Toronto’s hipstery Bloor Street (you know, where Scott Pilgrim hangs out). If you’re lucky, a cute girl in a Carlsberg onesie will hand you a FREE BEER. Who cares if […] 

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