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Craft Beer Los Angeles

First Draft LA, Comparing Casks + Welcome to the Wood Cellar

The downtown Los Angeles of 2018 is so different from the version of just last year. Modern Times and Mikkeller are becoming entrenched nearby and Karl Strauss is still plugging along as well. At...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Benny Boy Brewing, Still Beer + Cider in San Gabriel

I don’t normally write about breweries to be. The plan is almost always different from the reality of running a business, but (you knew that “but” was coming) Benny Boy Brewing has the potential...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Burgers and Beer, Van Ice + The Dankness Dojo

There are plenty of fancy beer-pairing dinners, but there is nothing like the classic burger and beer combo. It’s better, in my mind, than a burger and side of fries. Two Southland spots offer...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Mikkeller, Mikkeller + More Mikkeller

Danish craft beer vis San Diego has landed in Downtown as Mikkeller finally opened their Los Angeles outpost. This is their third California location, following San Francisco and San Diego. The window-fronted space on...
Craft Beer Huntington Beach

Riip, New and Old Collaboration + Karl Strauss DTLA

We return to Huntington Beach after last week’s visit to the latest Beachwood Brewing to check out Riip Beer Co. on the corner of PCH & Warner Avenue. The beer geek statisticians out there...
Craft Beer Maine

Allagash Little Brett + Indie Taproom Kick-Off

There are some breweries that you can simply count on. They aren’t trendy. They don’t do fruited IPAs or cloudy IPAs or, heck, even much IPA at all. That doesn’t mean they are not...