Food of the Week

Brewery Pasadena

Wrong Time to Open, Unsung Heroes, Stir Crazy + Other Beer News

Imagine making the decision to open a brewery. You raise cash and ambitions. You hack your way through red tape and construction. You order up ingredients and get ready to brew. You set an...

COVID-19 Sign

What Food Writing Looks Like in the COVID-19 Era and My Hopes For the Future

My digital scrapbook was dozens-deep with ideas, including an exploration of the term “chef-driven,” a story titled “5 Misconceptions About Kid-Friendly Restaurants,” and round-ups of items ranging from brownies to fish sandwiches. After March...

Cider Long Beach

Ficklewood Ciderworks, Crosbo Pils + Virtual Beer Meetups

It would be easy to dedicate my monthly Brew & You column to the viral elephant in the room and how it is affecting the Los Angeles brewing industry. But I do believe that...

Beer Festival Oregon

Alternate Festivals, Lo-Cal IPAs + Getting Hop-adelic

The 2020 iteration of the L.A. IPA Festival landed on Leap Day this year. People judged 60 IPAs. This month Yorkshire Square Brewery hosts their annual N’Owt but Stout Festival where the darker style...

Beer Cans

Canned Allagash, Flyjack + L.A. Ale Works is 3

Rob Tod was catching waves instead of dealing with snow and cold. He was also promoting Allagash Brewing‘s foray into 16-ounce cans. I spoke with Tod at Player One, a new bar / arcade...

Brewery Whittier

Whittier Brewing Co., Flowers + Infinite Wishes

It is a romantic name with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Poet Gardens is the dining/food hall where Whittier Brewing Co. set up shop. I mentioned this brand new brewery in my new and...