Category: Breweries

Golden Coast Mead

What exactly is mead in the first place? Some people say it’s the oldest fermented beverage on earth. Others say wine was first, and some say it’s beer. Does it really matter? In the words of Rodney King, “Can’t we […] 

Strand Brewing Bottle Release 3/16

Calling all LA, South Bay, and Strand Brewing Co fans! Strand Brewing will be releasing bottled versions of their beers starting Saturday, March 16th from 12:00-8:00.  Bierkast recently attended an exclusive pre-party and tasting with Rich Marcello and Joel Elliott. On […] 

Journey to the Center of the Barrel

On March 1st, I had the opportunity to participate, with the company of the LA Beer Bloggers, in an exciting experience at Firestone Walker.  The event, Journey to The Center of the Barrel, was an educational field trip through the […] 

Destination: San Antonio

Bierkast continues its Texas Take-Over as Todd journeys through the Lone Star State! I recently spent five days in the beautiful city of San Antonio, deep in the heart of Texas.  Accompanying me were my sister Laura and niece Brooke.  […] 

Cosmic Ales – Interview

One of the best brown ales in california is made by a brewery called Cosmic Ales Meet Chris Briles, proprietor and brewer of Cosmic Ales, a contract brewer based out of the LA area.  He currently creates his product up […] 

Celebrator’s 25th Anniversary Beer

The Celebrator America’s premier and oldest beer news publication, or “beeriodical” as they refer to it, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and it’s going to be a blast.  The good news is that you’re more than likely be able to […] 

Valiant Brewing Co

A New Brewery in Orange On Saturday, February 9th, 2013 Valiant Brewing Company will celebrate its grand opening in Orange, CA.  The new brewery is slated to debut four main beers with a slew of other seasonal releases.  We were […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

A Welcome Reboot

Hey everyone! I’m proud to present a new guest writer, Todd Blickenstaff. He is very active in the Los Angeles food and drink scene, and we’re happy and lucky to have convinced him to pen this write up for us. […] 

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