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Great American Beer Festival 2012 – Live from Denver (Part 3)

California and Los Angeles breweries represented well at the Great American Beer Festival medal ceremony. Smog City Brewing (who is celebrating one year and a new space in Torrance) and co-owner Jonathan Porter won...

Great American Beer Festival 2012 – Live from Denver (Part 2)

Today is awards ceremony day at the Great American Beer Festival. But yesterday was the best brewery tour that I have experienced. New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins was an amazing complex with pipes...

Great American Beer Festival 2012 – Live from Denver (Part 1)

Winter is coming. Snow and even tornados in the forecast for today and Saturday but Thursday was beautiful in Denver, crisp and fall-like, which we don’t see in Los Angeles. And the Southland was...
Brewmaster California

Naming Beers at 13 Top Craft Breweries

On June 9 in Paso Robles, at the inaugural Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, I asked participating craft beer pros, “How do you go about naming your beers?” Read their responses. Tyson Arp (Nebraska...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Top Selling Beers from Los Angeles Bars

At the L.A. Beer Week fest on October 23, I asked three of L.A.’s best beer bar owners (and one GM) pointed questions, including, “What’s your top selling beer, and why do you think...
Brewers Los Angeles

Interview: brewmaster Jon Carpenter (Golden Road Brewing)

Even though Jon Carpenter grew up in San Diego, it was hardly a given that he’d end up brewing for a living. It wasn’t until he enrolled at UC Davis and met passionate practitioners...