Tag: craft beer

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 […] 

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, […] 

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 […] 

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 […] 

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, […] 

Brew at the L.A. Zoo 2013

Brew at the Zoo, in its third year, is an event that takes place each August at the Los Angeles Zoo.  The zoo opens for the night and for the ticket price you can wander around and check out the […] 

Interview with Dry River Brewing

Our friends over a Dry River Brewing are currently about half way through a Kickstarter campaign to get the nano/contract brew phase of their Brewery plans off the ground. Read more about the Kickstarter and see their awesome video by […] 

Heritage Festival at Angel City Brewing

Angel City Brewing held their first annual Heritage Festival this past Saturday. From 11am to 6pm, the street fair event featured artists, live music, food, and tons of Angel City beer. The festival marked a major milestone for Angel City […] 

Beer Judging Series #2: The Guidelines

John discusses the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) in an on-going series about beer judging. Part 1 here. Welcome back to the beer judging series! It’s been a couple months since the last post so to get reacquainted with the BJCP let’s […] 

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