Author: Matt

America’s Oldest Homebrewing Club Starts Brewing Up Beers for its 40th Anniversary

At its monthly club brewing session, Los Angeles’ Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society, the oldest home beer brewing club in the United States, brewed the first of a year-long series of commemorative beers to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary in 2014. […] 

Wine Country is for Beer Tasting!

What better way to enjoy California’s wine country than going on a beer pilgrimage to Firestone Walker’s famed Barrelworks and tasting room? Santa Ynez Valley is Los Angeles’ own little backyard Napa. There among the vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms, […] 

Home Brewed Beer Ferments Community at Burning Man

For homebrewers, the only thing more fun than brewing beer is sharing your homebrewed beer with new and old friends and other brewers. So it’s no surprise that home brewers are so strongly drawn to Burning Man, where building community […] 

5 Min. Happy Hour – Fridays at BevMo

We all know and love BevMo as a fast, fairly low-priced place to find great beer. You can count on finding those famous or completely unknown beers, those small-run special batches from teeny tiny craft breweries, as well as those […] 

Wade’s Wines – A Beer Gem Hidden in a Frumpy Strip Mall

With apologies to all those sentimental types out there, I am a Valentine’s Day Scrooge. What drives me crazy more than the idiotic hearts, cupids and stuffed animals of the phony Hallmark-invented holiday, is the traffic. A 30-minute commute becomes […] 

The Doug King Memorial Kicks Off the 2013 Home Brewing Competition Season With Boundless Innovation

With 139 entries by 50 brewers, and 46 judges, the annual Doug King Memorial Home Brewing Competition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Eagle Rock Brewery epitomized the innovation, energy and community spirit of home brewers. This was the best kind […] 

What’s Bubbling Up in 2013 at the Local Home Brewing Supply Shop

January is the unofficial start of home brewing season, when a lot of home brewers dust off their equipment after the holidays and start planning and brewing for the 2013 beer competitions, and aspiring brewers have just gotten beer kits […] 

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