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Brewery Pasadena

Wrong Time to Open, Unsung Heroes, Stir Crazy + Other Beer News

Imagine making the decision to open a brewery. You raise cash and ambitions. You hack your way through red tape and construction. You order up ingredients and get ready to brew. You set an...
Brewery Los Angeles

Highland Park in Chinatown, Iron Triangle 2.0 + Valley Beer Hoppin’

The actual brewing space for Bob Kunz at Highland Park Brewery was not, how would one politely put it, expansive. You could not swing a mash paddle without hitting something or someone. Now, with...
Craft Beer California

Best Beers of 2017

Yes, there is still time left to drink in 2017, but it is my self-appointed time to gaze backward at the most memorable beers from this year. Here are the ground rules: I drank...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

#LABW9, Unity IPA + Bartz BBQ at Boomtown

Only 2 days remain until L.A. Beer Week descends upon the city with great independent craft beer. Here are my picks for where to go and what to drink over the event’s nine day...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

BacoBeer, Edelstoff + Beer Hotline

The concept of a house wine is entrenched in restaurant culture, but the idea of a house beer is less prevalent. If you find yourself in one of restaurateur Josef Centeno’s four establishments in...
Beer Tours Los Angeles

Interview: beer pro Hal Mooney (L.A. Beer Hop)

Brew & You ran into Hal Mooney at Smog City Brewing while he was in the midst of a L.A. Beer Hop, so no interview then.  But the very next day, Mooney answered some...