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The GABF Post Game Show

The Great American Beer Festival concluded last weekend with their annual awarding of medals in a mind-blowing 92 style categories. The question is, how did Los Angeles do and how did the state of...
Craft Beer California

Firestone to Duvel

The Interwebs nearly broke a week ago when news of the sale of Firestone Walker Brewing Co. to Duvel Moortgat was announced. The night of the press release, I e-mailed David Walker a few...
Craft Beer California

Acid Trip

I dropped acid last weekend. No, this column isn’t about drugs now and no it wasn’t the acid you probably are thinking of right now. It was pH education at Firestone Walker Brewing Co....
Craft Beer

Fired Up About the Word Craft

There is a new scourge upon the land, and it is the word “craft.” What that means for beer fans in Los Angeles, I will get to later. First a little historical backstory, when...
Craft Beer California

10 Great California Barleywines

Before I make my California barleywine choices clear, here’s a little history to muddle up the picture. Barleywine as a style unto its own has both evolved and changed course since its first tentative...
Craft Beer Predictions

2015 Los Angeles Craft Beer Forecast

Looking backwards, 2014 was a major growth year for craft beer in Los Angeles. Just based on the metric of brewery openings alone. But what does the next year have in store for SoCal...