Category: Experience

Don’t just drink beer. Experience it. Travel, Events, everything you could think of!

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 […] 

The Summit in Sacramento

The California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento was a true testament to how well California as a whole is doing in terms of craft beer. Listening to the talks and advisory panels given by some of California’s most influential beer […] 

California Craft Beer Summit

Let’s climb together! It’s not often that I see a line-up for a beer fest or convention that I get truly excited about.  That’s not to say that there aren’t plenty to look forward to, but for me it’s like […] 

LABW7 – Kickoff to What’s Next

LA Beer Week is Now LA Beer Week is officially underway and that means beer events to the max showcasing everything from local beer to colorful collaborations.  If there was ever any doubt about LA’s devotion to beer and it’s […] 

The Success Behind the Invitational

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest 2015 It’s been four years now and the Firestone Walker team has been developing and executing one of the greatest beer festivals in the nation, the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest.  Unlike the traditional brew fest which […] 

Firestone Anniversary Blogger Blending

Continuing with coverage from the 2015 LA Beer Blogger pilgrimage to Firestone Walker, we experimented with barrel aged firestone beers and practiced blending them to create an FW Anniversary prototype #LA2FW3 How many bloggers can you fit into a Firestone Anniversary […] 

Total Acid(ity) Trip

Continuing with coverage from the 2015 LA Beer Blogger pilgrimage to Firestone Walker, we travelled to Barrelworks and attended a sensory analysis panel with food grade acid! #LA2FW3 Barrelworking Sour beers are complicated and definitely worth fussing over. The ecosystem […] 

From the Barrel

There are two events that I especially look forward to during the year. One is the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, coming up on May 30th, and the other is the annual LA Beer Blogger (LABB) pilgrimage to Firestone Walker. […] 

Brews as a Text: The System of Cultural Exchange in Beer Culture

Lately I’ve been kicking around some heavy thoughts about beer and it’s importance to human civilization. Admittedly I have been absent from Bierkast for many months, struggling through a sea of researching, editing, and writing a Master’s Thesis in History […] 

3rd Annual Brew Ho Ho

Are you still searching for that perfect gift but don’t know what to give the person that has everything. How about tickets to the Brew Ho Ho. Yes tickets are still available and if you have never been to a […] 

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