Category: Experience

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 […] 

Uppers and Downers: Coffee beer tasting at Intelligentsia Coffee

While sipping my green tea this morning (yeah, I know this is supposed to be about coffee but I like tea too. Now quite interrupting and keep reading.) my mind was reeling at how many different iterations and creative combinations […] 

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 […] 

Atwater Village Oktoberfest

Our dear friend’s at Girls who Like Beer have been planning an Oktoberfest event and Classic Car Show in Atwater Village with Link n Hops that kicks of this weekend!  Check out the great brewery line-up and the rockin’ food […] 

The Board Beer Geek Tavern

I’m a huge fan of board games.  I can still remember my Grandma Barnes teaching me the finer points of wining at monopoly.  Here secret always seemed to be revealing “Grandma’s House Rules” each time we played, which appeared to […] 

Halbreween with Beers in Paradise!

Our dear friends at Beers in Paradise are throwing an awesome halloween beer party this October 25th at Noble Ale Works.  Not only are they awesome, but the brewery they’ll be at is amazing too.  Come down to the brewery […] 

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 […] 

Day One at Great American Beer Festival

As I left our hotel to attend the first session of the Great American Beer Fest it started misting rain over the Denver streets. I love the rain and we don’t get enough of it in Los Angeles but I […] 

A Taste of the 5th Annual LA Beer Week

Living in northeast LA, I’m blessed with craft happenings just outside my door.  I took advantage of LA Beer Week’s eastsider-friendly scheduled events, and ventured out on a few occasions to drink it all in, quite very literally. Sunday, September […] 

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, […] 

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