Category: Travel

Los Angeles is awesome, but sometimes you just want to get on a plane and go somewhere else. The good thing is, it’s easier than ever to find great craft beer. Join us as we travel around USA and beyond finding great beers.

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 […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

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, […] 

Home Brewed Beer Ferments Community at Burning Man

For homebrewers, the only thing more fun than brewing beer is sharing your homebrewed beer with new and old friends and other brewers. So it’s no surprise that home brewers are so strongly drawn to Burning Man, where building community […] 

The Mexican Revolution

Cinco de Mayo was a hectic weekend for many beer lovers in the Los Angeles area. Eagle Rock Brewery had their annual Session Beer event, Angel City had their grand opening in downtown LA, 38 Degrees had their monthly bottle […] 

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 […] 

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