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Craft Beer Los Angeles

MacLeod’s New Brewer, Daily Grind + Dry River Taproom

MacLeod Ale Brewing celebrated their 3rd anniversary at their Van Nuys taproom and brewery on June 18. Before that, I spoke with their third head brewer, Dave Charney, about his brewing origin story and...
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 California

Capitol Summit, Gin and Bourbon with IPA + Select Chili

Last weekend, I flew north to the State’s Capital for a (Golden) State of the (Beer) Union. The second Summit for the California Craft Brewers Association drew a big crowd of brewers, vendors and...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Nitro Should Not Be Forgotten

A wide-ranging variety of beer styles is great but there are also a variety of dispensing styles that should not be forgotten. I was thinking of this when I heard that the fabulous Sunset...
Craft Beer Orange County

Firkfest Redux

Avoiding the sophomore slump was no problem for Greg Nagel of OC Beer Blog as his second Firkfest in Anaheim’s Farmer’s Park was as good (if not better) than the first event. To backpedal...
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...