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Craft Beer Los Angeles

What’s Brewing in the Arts District?

As you walk into the new Arts District Brewing on hip Traction Avenue, below, to your right, you can see some of the brewing equipment. Up ahead the rectangular bar cocoons gleaming silver serving...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Dream Customer Walks Into a Craft Beer Bar

There’s no telling who might step up to a bar and order a beer, especially in a city like Los Angeles. I asked eight craft beer professionals, who all own or manage leading establishments,...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Blue Palms 5th Anniversary: The Re-Cap + Pistol Whipp’d

Blue Palms Brewhouse filled their space, took over the adjacent parking lot, and armed tap after tap with incredible beers last Sunday in Hollywood as part of their blowout 5th Anniversary bash. There was...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Interview: beer pro Brian Lenzo (Blue Palms Brewhouse)

The beginning of Brian Lenzo’s Hollywood story might sound similar to some other Angelenos. The one-time Marine was working in restaurants in Nashville when he created some onscreen success for himself and migrated west...
Sour Beer Los Angeles

Brouwerij Bockor Sour Beer Blending at Blue Palms

On March 19, Blue Palms Brewhouse hosted a Flemish Sour Blending Seminar with Brouwerij Bockor brewmaster Sam Quartier. He was in town from Belgium to educate attendees about brewing and blending West Flemish sour...
Pairing Competition

Epic College of the Canyons Beer vs. Wine Battle

The biggest promotional event for the College of the Canyons Culinary Arts Program is going especially big for 2010. On Sunday, March 28, an event titled “Men are from Malt, Woman are from Vinos”...