Category: Tasting

Far East with Don Tahara

Little Tokyo is home to one of LA’s premier Craft Beer bars, Far Bar.  They recently expanded into the space next door, where you will now find Far East, a restaurant aimed at becoming one of LA’s premier Sake and Whiskey […] 

Beer Judging Series: Introduction

Hi, my name is John, and I’m a beer judge. Early on in my beer journey with LA Ale Works I decided to start studying for the Beer Judge Certification Program (or BJCP). I knew it was not a replacement […] 

Let the Games Begin

Last week I read an article online that I had a hard time swallowing. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had selected an official beer for the Olympic games in London. At this point I’m thinking, “How awesome is that?! An […] 

Craft Distilleries

GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES. I recently had an opportunity to visit Woodinville Whiskey Co. located some 15 miles north of Seattle at the southernmost tip of the Snohomish Valley.  Woodinville Whiskey operates a 4700 sq.ft state-of-the-art facility in […] 

Sagas & Suds: Beers of Iceland

Iceland: a land of vast and unspoiled beauty, where the people are as rugged and sturdy as the land itself. First populated in the 9th century by the Norse, Iceland has always had a special fondness for fermented beverages; celebrating […] 

Getting Odd With Stone

Howdy Bierkasters! Apologies for the delay between posts.  The lady and I just finished relocating to the brand new Nuber Brewing facility (slash-apartment).  The place is a tremendous upgrade with a garage, patio and utility sink that will allow me […] 

How to Drink Beer: Part #2

Pouring Beer & Serving Glasses Welcome to the second installment of drinking beer.  In this post we are going to discuss both pouring beer and serving glasses. Pouring beer is simple right? You just take a bottle, pop the top, […] 

How To Drink Beer: Part #1

This may seem arbitrary to many people, but contrary to popular belief there are right and wrong ways to drink beer.  These methods aren’t the end-all-be-all, but drinking and appreciating beer requires a level of understanding.  As Randy Mosher often […] 


Well, I’m finally sitting down to write about my Flip making adventure over Christmas. For those of you that are not familiar with the drink (it was new to me when I first read about it), Randy Mosher in “Tasting Beer” […] 


How is everyone doing out there? As you can see by this picture, I am as happy as a clam…or maybe a sparkly princess.  What a picture right? Matt and Ali have this Sony Camera that can modify a persons […] 

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