Category: Breweries

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The Next Chapter

Hooray! I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Los Angeles Ale Works is actually happening! The past 6 months have been a huge turning point for me and the company as a whole. We officially and successfully finished our first […] 

Brouwerij West

Grand Pedro Brouwerij West’s Brian Mercer has been making beer commercially since 2010, but it’s 2016 that hallmarks a new chapter in the gypsy brewers book of beer.  On Saturday Feb, 27 2016, Brouwerij West celebrated its official grand opening […] 

Detour Seattle

I don’t get to travel back home very often, but when I do make the trek up to the Seattle area, I’m always very excited to see how the beer scene is doing.  I didn’t really get a chance to […] 

Phantom Carriage

Climb aboard On March 7th, LA’s first all wild brewery opened its doors, Phantom Carriage.  Angelenos are notoriously late to everything, unless it comes to beer.  Even arriving early 11:45 wasn’t enough to beat the line that had formed in […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

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 the liquid inside them, and the then new Barrelworks in Buellton.  It was an epic […] 

Three Weavers Brewing Co

I recently sat down with Lynne Weaver, the founder of Inglewood’s soon-to-be first and only brewery, Three Weavers Brewing Co.  Like many other new entrants to the space, Weaver was brought into craft beer through staple brands like Sierra Nevada […] 

Firestone Walker Venice!

Some exciting news! One of my favorite Central/Southern California breweries is opening up in Venice.  There have been rumors circling the facility and exactly what it’ll be and here is the official news.  The most exciting part of this whole […] 

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