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3rd Annual Brew Ho Ho

Are you still searching for that perfect gift but don’t know what to give the person that has everything. How about tickets to the Brew Ho Ho. Yes tickets are still available and if you have never been to a […] 

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 […] 

Sierra Nevada: “Beyond the Pale” and Beer Camp Across America

It feels as though Sierra Nevada has been on my mind a lot lately. Their Beer Camp Across America hits the road on Saturday July 19th, hitting seven stops on a massive journey through the nation. I have the good […] 

“California Brewmasters” Book Release Party at Noble Ale Works (6/3)

The Party Last night the tasting room of Noble Ale Works was filled with buzz over the release of California Brewmasters, a newly released book of photographs and interviews with 46 California brewers. I arrived early to purchase a copy […] 

Adventure in the North – The Red Beast of Fairfield

Preface and Personal Notes I did not begin drinking until I was 22. Unlike many of my fellow high school and junior college students, I opted not to begin drinking in part because I had no desire to. In hindsight […] 

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 […] 

IPL & THE LAGER RENAISSANCE part 2 Q&A

I have tried a few delicious IPLs since The Humulus Lager revelation (read IPL & The Lager Renaissance part 1).  Pizza Port Brewing Claudie’s lager is a delicious example.  I still giggle every time I see a Humulus on a […] 

IPL & THE LAGER RENAISSANCE part 1

Giant brewing conglomerates have done a great job selling tasteless beers to the masses. A majority of these beers are brewed with the Lager yeast, or  “Saccharomyces Pastorianus”.It is named after Louis Paster. His research demonstrated that fermentation is caused […] 

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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