Category: Breweries

Bierkast Visits Bellingham Beer Week

I recently traveled up to Bellingham, Washington and, together with some fellow craft beer writers, took a tour of the fair city and its burgeoning craft beer scene during the 2nd annual Bellingham Beer Week.  Beer Week was truly a success, […] 

Philosophy with Victor Novak

As the clock ticks down on the due date of my book and I convert all of my chicken scratched notes into book entries, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting.  This assignment, although massively time-intensive and intimidating, to me […] 

Philosophy with Mark Jilg

He stands on a giant oak stave, part of one the giant Foudres he’s assembling in his barrel room.  A bug zapper hangs off a stainless tank to his right in silence. In his hand he holds a plastic pitcher […] 

Interview with Dry River Brewing

Our friends over a Dry River Brewing are currently about half way through a Kickstarter campaign to get the nano/contract brew phase of their Brewery plans off the ground. Read more about the Kickstarter and see their awesome video by […] 

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 […] 

Everything from a barrel

Early in the morning on the first Friday in April, I headed north to California’s Central Coast. I have done this many times before and I enjoy the Central Coast with its slow laid-back lifestyle. It is far from the […] 

Heritage Festival at Angel City Brewing

Angel City Brewing held their first annual Heritage Festival this past Saturday. From 11am to 6pm, the street fair event featured artists, live music, food, and tons of Angel City beer. The festival marked a major milestone for Angel City […] 

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 I drank there, and the status of craft beer in Scotland.   Real Ale: The […] 

White Labs: For the “Beer Geek” in all of us.

As someone who is interested enough in beer, or more specifically the craft beer community, to venture to a website dedicated to celebrating the craft of beer you have probably been to your fair share of tasting rooms or events. […] 

Pilot System Rue

Tai Kao Patrick Rue, founder of Orange County’s The Bruery, is not afraid to experiment with odd ingredients in beer. In fact, when it comes to using interesting ingredients in the kettle Patrick welcomes it.  Take Tai Kao for example, […] 

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