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Cider Long Beach

Ficklewood Ciderworks, Crosbo Pils + Virtual Beer Meetups

It would be easy to dedicate my monthly Brew & You column to the viral elephant in the room and how it is affecting the Los Angeles brewing industry. But I do believe that...
Beer Festival Oregon

Alternate Festivals, Lo-Cal IPAs + Getting Hop-adelic

The 2020 iteration of the L.A. IPA Festival landed on Leap Day this year. People judged 60 IPAs. This month Yorkshire Square Brewery hosts their annual N’Owt but Stout Festival where the darker style...
Beer Cans

Canned Allagash, Flyjack + L.A. Ale Works is 3

Rob Tod was catching waves instead of dealing with snow and cold. He was also promoting Allagash Brewing‘s foray into 16-ounce cans. I spoke with Tod at Player One, a new bar / arcade...
Brewery Whittier

Whittier Brewing Co., Flowers + Infinite Wishes

It is a romantic name with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Poet Gardens is the dining/food hall where Whittier Brewing Co. set up shop. I mentioned this brand new brewery in my new and...
Breweries Los Angeles

New L.A. Brewery Watch 2020, 40th Anniversary + Brewbies 11

At the start of each year, I like to feature L.A. breweries that could/should open in the near future as well as those breweries that opened recently and started their brewing journey. This year...
Craft Beer Pico Rivera

2020 Crystal Ball, Californio + Last Weekend of 2019

The only thing more popular than a year-end Best of List is a year-end look into the crystal ball of craft beers future. Here is what I will be monitoring throughout 2020. The Hard...