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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 […] 

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 […] 

Yum! The Craft Beer Cookbook

Flipping through the pages of The Craft Beer Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd, I became entranced by the delicious-sounding recipes as they flew past my eyes. Orange wheat beer and dark chocolate muffins, soft pretzels with chipotle beer cheese sauce, beer-braised […] 

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, […] 

Home Brewed Beer Ferments Community at Burning Man

For homebrewers, the only thing more fun than brewing beer is sharing your homebrewed beer with new and old friends and other brewers. So it’s no surprise that home brewers are so strongly drawn to Burning Man, where building community […] 

Dogfish Head pint night at Franklin and Co. with Sam Calagione

This past Monday, Franklin & Company, the neighborhood gastropub in Franklin Village, hosted a Dogfish Head pint night with DFH owner and founder, Sam Calagione.  The event did not seem to be widely publicized, but I’m guessing maybe this was a conscious decision […] 

5 Min. Happy Hour – Fridays at BevMo

We all know and love BevMo as a fast, fairly low-priced place to find great beer. You can count on finding those famous or completely unknown beers, those small-run special batches from teeny tiny craft breweries, as well as those […] 

The Truth About Beer

Since I draw science comics at Beatrice the Biologist, and beer is perhaps the most science-y beverage there is, Kip and I thought it was about time Bierkast, Los Angeles Ale Works (check out their Kickstarter!), and Beatrice hung out together. […] 

The Doug King Memorial Kicks Off the 2013 Home Brewing Competition Season With Boundless Innovation

With 139 entries by 50 brewers, and 46 judges, the annual Doug King Memorial Home Brewing Competition on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Eagle Rock Brewery epitomized the innovation, energy and community spirit of home brewers. This was the best kind […] 

Orange County Brew Ha Ha

The one beer event that I have been looking forward to the most is just a week away. This is the third year for the OC Brew Ha Ha and it looks like they just keep getting better and better. […] 

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