Category: Breweries

The Goddess Flies South for the Winter

Ninkasi Succeeds The great Oregonian beer baron, Ninkasi Brewing Co, is expanding its distribution into Southern California.  This decision comes as a result of an incredibly successful operation for the last 7 years.  Founded in 2006 by Nikos Ridge and […] 

Smog City Brewing Local Excitement

The Best of 2013 – Smog City Brewing It’s no secret that there is something special brewing in Torrance, CA.  Smog City Brewing opened earlier this year to much anticipation and excitement.  The brew team has been killing it with […] 

Hand Brewed Beer – West Valley’s New Nano

Chatsworth get ready to welcome your new Nano Brewery! Meet Anthony Castaneda and Brian Hand, two charismatic beer advocates looking to develop the beer scene in the West Valley with their brewery Hand Brewed Beer.  Like many new brewers, this […] 

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, […] 

Bierkast Visits Bellingham Beer Week Part 2

In part 1 of my visit to Bellingham Beer Week, I covered some of the craft beer veterans in town that have helped pave the way for new establishments and breweries to open up.  As the saying goes, a rising […] 

Uppers and Downers: Coffee beer tasting at Intelligentsia Coffee

While sipping my green tea this morning (yeah, I know this is supposed to be about coffee but I like tea too. Now quite interrupting and keep reading.) my mind was reeling at how many different iterations and creative combinations […] 

GABF 2013 Denver Brewery Tour

So following the GABF media luncheon we made our way by bus to three Denver breweries: Crooked Stave, Epic Brewing and Black Sky Brewing. Our first stop was to the RiNo area of Denver. RiNo (short for River North) was […] 

Day Two at the Great American Beer Festival 2013: Media Luncheon

So it was a chilly and overcast morning that greeted us on the second day at the 2013 GABF. Day two was a hiatus day of sorts from the festival itself and saw us going to the Media Luncheon followed […] 

A Taste of the 5th Annual LA Beer Week

Living in northeast LA, I’m blessed with craft happenings just outside my door.  I took advantage of LA Beer Week’s eastsider-friendly scheduled events, and ventured out on a few occasions to drink it all in, quite very literally. Sunday, September […] 

Federal Brewing Puts South El Monte on the Craft Map

What I’m really loving right now is driving ten minutes to any one of several new breweries popping up all over greater Los Angeles.  After finally recovering from LA Beer Week, we headed out this weekend a few miles eastward […] 

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