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Der Wolfskopf

The beer from foreign shores has to deal with travel times and freshness issues, which is a problem, but lately, I have noticed that some beers from Germany and Europe have gotten short shrift. With...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Dream Customer Walks Into a Craft Beer Bar

There’s no telling who might step up to a bar and order a beer, especially in a city like Los Angeles. I asked eight craft beer professionals, who all own or manage leading establishments,...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Sweeney’s Ale House Brings Craft Beer + Irish Whiskey to Encino

Sweeney’s Ale House is the latest craft beer destination from Ryan Sweeney and frequent business partners Brandon Bradford and Alen Aivazian, who previously teamed on spots like The Surly Goat in West Hollywood and...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Interview: Ryan Sweeney, a Leading Los Angeles Craft Beer Pro

Los Angeles has finally becoming a force in the craft beer movement, and one of the leading arbiters is undoubtedly Ryan Sweeney. The Palo Alto native has a pair of academic parents and majored...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

BrewDog Visits The Surly Goat

At this stage, if you’re a beer lover in Los Angeles, it takes minimal effort to find compelling beer-driven events on a near-nightly basis. Of course the L.A. Beer Blast is the best place...
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Epic College of the Canyons Beer vs. Wine Battle

The biggest promotional event for the College of the Canyons Culinary Arts Program is going especially big for 2010. On Sunday, March 28, an event titled “Men are from Malt, Woman are from Vinos”...