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Craft Beer Orange County

Interview: beer pro Evan Price (Noble Ale Works)

On a recent Thursday night, Mohawk Bend hosted a Noble Ale Works mini-tap takeover.  After sampling Gosebusters, a tea infused American version of the German Gose, and the Nepenthia Belgian Amber, I asked a...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Interview: brewmaster Dave Larsen (Haven Gastropub + Brewery)

Dave Larsen, a native of California’s City of Orange, had varied jobs in his 20s, including fishmonger and butcher, before fully embracing a culinary career. He rose to sous chef at the original Haven...
Craft Beer Japan

Interview: brewmaster Masafumi “Mori” Morita (Yo-Ho Brewing)

When Yo-Ho Brewing Company brewmaster Masafumi “Mori” Morita e-mailed Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson, asking about the secret to his success, he got much more than he expected in return. Not only did Brynildson...
Craft Beer Copenhagen

Interview: brewmaster Mikkel Borg Bjergso (Mikkeller)

Copenhagen is at the forefront of the global culinary movement, but Rene Redzepi isn’t the only person pushing boundaries. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, who put the Mikkel in cutting-edge gypsy brewery Mikkeller, started the company...
Craft Beer Kansas City

Interview: brewmaster Steven Pauwels (Boulevard Brewing Company)

Steven Pauwels grew up in Belgium, in a cradle of craft beer, and his father even worked at Brouwerij Krüger. He followed a similar path and was working in Bruges when Boulevard Brewing Company...
Craft Beer Marin County

Interview: brewmaster Arne Johnson (Marin Brewing Co.)

The Bay Area’s become renowned for its craft breweries, but back in 1989, when Brendan Moylan and his late partner Craig Tasley opened Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, they were certainly ahead of the...