Category: Craft Beer

The History of California Beer: LA’s First Brewery

Leave it to a historian to analyze a beloved subject ad nauseum. Admittedly writing a thesis on California brewing has proven to be a slow process; the twin difficulties of little oversight from faculty advisors and lack of inertia equals […] 

BBC14 – Closing with Collaborative Blogging

Well here it is, the end of the Beer Bloggers Conference 2014 coverage.  If you’ve been following along through parts 1 and 2, you have my thanks.  Covering an event of this magnitude is difficult as there is often too much […] 

BBC14 – Word Crafting / Ken Grossman / Stone

Day 2 WordPress, Ken Grossman, and Stone Liberty Station Provided you didn’t destroy yourself during the Lagunitas afterparty, day two started at a bright and early 9:30 AM with a hello from the WordPress creator, Automatic.  Speaker, Derek Springer, AKA Dr. […] 

BBC14 – It all Starts with San Diego

Once a year, local, national, and international beer bloggers descend on the Beer Bloggers Conference. This year’s 5th annual con was held in beer mecca, San Diego, California, and was nothing short of fantasmic.  Not only did I get the opportunity […] 

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 […] 

Sneak Peak Beer Release: Valiant Brewing ‘Alpha Overdrive’

Just what the heck is a Quad IPA anyway? I’m certainly familiar with Belgian Quads, and Triple or Imperial IPAs; but a Quad IPA? When I joined a group of bloggers yesterday to sample Valiant Brewing’s newest bold creation, I […] 

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 […] 

The LAAW of Shu (Japanese Sake)

The Los Angeles Ale Works Sake/Nihon-Shu Project One of the greatest parts about home brewing is being able to experiment with drinks of any shape, size, flavor, and origin.  From beer, to mead, to wine, as long as you have […] 

LA’s JFC Sake Expo 2014

Letter from the Editor (who also happens to be the author of this post) We’ve been focusing tremendous attention on Los Angeles Ale Works, our private fundraising, and seeking out interested investors that want to help us take the brewery […] 

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