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Craft Beer Bend

Bend Beer, Zero Flocs + World Series Bet

For three straight hours, rain pounded on the car as I drove up the Santiam Pass towards Bend, Oregon. At my last count, 14 independent breweries call this Central Oregon city home. For a...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Deschutes Brewery Zarabanda (Drink of the Week)

For many celebrated chefs, craft beer is an afterthought. Thankfully, Chef José Andrés appreciates that beer is another culinary outlet. The D.C. based chef, who oversees a culinary empire that’s extended to Los Angeles...
Top 10 List

Top 10 Beers of 2012

Each year around this time, I look back at my Ratebeer records and Untappd ratings to see which beers made their mark in the past 12 months. This year was a harder task with...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Stoutly Expanding in Los Angeles

At first there was one and soon there will be four. The Stout Burgers & Beer brand from Alex Kagianaris, Charles Lew, and Marc Kreiner has expanded to Studio City, with Santa Monica and...
Craft Beer San Francisco

What’s in a Monk’s Cellar

I have talked in the past of craft beer and food pairings and cellaring beer, but it is now time to bring in the big guns. Christian Albertson is master cellarman at Monk’s Kettle...
Brewer Oregon

Interview: brewer Veronica Vega (Deschutes Brewery)

In some ways, the recent tour that Veronica Vega took to L.A. bars like The Surly Goat was a homecoming. The brew pro and outdoors addict grew up in neighboring Ventura County before setting...