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Craft Beer Orange County

Firkfest Redux

Avoiding the sophomore slump was no problem for Greg Nagel of OC Beer Blog as his second Firkfest in Anaheim’s Farmer’s Park was as good (if not better) than the first event. To backpedal...
Breweries Orange County

10 Great Orange County Beer Destinations

Attempting to shoehorn only 10 stops into a must-see Orange County craft beer itinerary is next to impossible. Especially considering past Los Angeles County lists where everything was broken down into manageable neighborhoods like...
Craft Beer Orange County

Santa Ana + Costa Mesa Beer Scene

One third of the building is ready, and this time next year, you just might find the whole building in use with R&D brewery, distillery and a taproom. This is happening in Santa Ana...
Beer Festival Los Angeles

Foreign Crafted (and Local Too!)

Shelton Brothers is a noted distributor of foreign beer in the U. S. They have branched out by producing a San Pedro beer festival on November 8-9 that has an intriguing bevy of breweries,...
Craft Beer Orange County

Heading to the Barley Forge

In the last two months, I have spoken with and tasted the beers from many breweries that are in the “fermenting” stage here in Los Angeles. It has made my job both harder and...