Category: Experience

The [Shelton Bros] Festival

5 Reasons I can’t wait for next year’s Shelton Bros Festival 1. Go for the Portfolio The showcase at this year’s festival was tremendous and great beer was plentiful.  Cantillon, Tre Fontane, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co, Fireston Walker, Jester King, […] 

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 […] 

The Perfect Beer Fest – FWIBF 2014

A Fest For Champions The Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest (FWIBF) is my home boy, my bff, my main squeeze.  I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a loyal fan of this central coast brewery and its annual fest. If you […] 

Wild Night with The Bruery at Haven Gastropub Orange (6/9): Review [and Interview with Chef Greg Daniels]

Admittedly I am not well versed in culinary arts. I am more familiar with a plate of curly fries, simple pulled pork sliders, and a plastic cup of ranch than I am with haute cuisine. A well-crafted beer is more […] 

Beerfest Recap – Bite at the Beach Food and Craft Beer Pairing Event

The city of Manhattan Beach was treated to an excellent joining of various brewing and culinary delights in the first ever Bite at the Beach Food and Beer Fest last Saturday amid brisk breezes and sunlight in the back lot […] 

Beerfest Recap – OC Brew Ha Ha’s Sabroso Fest

Amid the heat last Saturday hundreds of attendees congregated on Lake View Park in Silverado, South Orange County, for the First Annual OC Brew Ha Ha Sabroso Craft Beer and Taco Fest. Entry and Observations OC Brew Ha Ha has […] 

Falconettes Shop Brew Session

Situated in back of the Woodland Hills Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop lies the Maltose Falcons‘ clubhouse.  Perhaps you’ve visited the shop to pick up some supplies for a brew and you didn’t notice it, but it’s there, unassuming in […] 

Tony’s Vegan Chili Cookoff

It’s almost that time again.  Time to celebrate LA’s favorite Vegan, Tony Yanow, and his famous Chili Cookoff.  On March 2nd, prominent LA Chefs go head to head in a battle to the death and/or glory. Joining the spicy madness […] 

America’s Oldest Homebrewing Club Starts Brewing Up Beers for its 40th Anniversary

At its monthly club brewing session, Los Angeles’ Maltose Falcons Homebrewing Society, the oldest home beer brewing club in the United States, brewed the first of a year-long series of commemorative beers to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary in 2014. […] 

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, […] 

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