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Craft Beer California

Capitol Summit, Gin and Bourbon with IPA + Select Chili

Last weekend, I flew north to the State’s Capital for a (Golden) State of the (Beer) Union. The second Summit for the California Craft Brewers Association drew a big crowd of brewers, vendors and...
Top 10 California

10 Great California Barleywines

Before I make my California barleywine choices clear, here’s a little history to muddle up the picture. Barleywine as a style unto its own has both evolved and changed course since its first tentative...
Top 10 California

10 Great California Coffee Beers

If brewers can create something magical with malt and roasters can find fabulous flavors in a bean, then just imagine what the combination can do.  Thankfully, in California, we don’t have to wishful think. ...
Top 10 California

10 Great California Stouts

Now that we are firmly in the grip of our mellow California autumn, it is time to turn our attention to the stout style of beer. I am not talking about the imperial or...
Top 10 California

10 Top California IPAs

It appears that the IPA (India Pale Ale) bubble refuses to burst, unless you count beers bursting with more and more bitterness with each passing year.  There are single hop, white or black, Imperial,...
Craft Beer San Diego

Tap Room: AleSmith

Beer at the Source is a user-friendly guide to brewery tap rooms. This week, Skipp Shelly visits Alesmith Brewing in San Diego.