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Craft Beer Los Angeles

Look for the Helpers

I have yet to run across a kind word for the year 2020. Even graphics are not nice, images such as “Rated 1 Star – Do not recommend” or the commemorative candle for the...
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...
Craft Beer Santa Monica

Santa Monica Brew Works, New Guinness + Barrel Aged Beer

If you look at the handy map that the L.A. County Brewers Guild recently published, you will see pockets of activity and a blank hole in Santa Monica. That changed with the opening of...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

The Santa Monica Brew Works Way

I don’t usually walk into a hotel lobby bar (even one of the high-end variety) and expect to see hyper-local beer on tap. But that is one of the avenues that Santa Monica Brew...
Craft Beer California

10 Best California Beers of 2014

Best Of lists are notorious for being a bit marshmallow fluff (my trademark in case some adventurous brewer wishes to brew a beer by that name), but I hope to use this space to...