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Brewery Ventura

Ventura County Breweries, Ventura Light + Smog City 4.20

As the brewery count rises in L.A. County, it is easy to cocoon yourself into your local haunts and hyper local beer. That is not a bad thing, but it does need to be...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

First Draft LA, Comparing Casks + Welcome to the Wood Cellar

The downtown Los Angeles of 2018 is so different from the version of just last year. Modern Times and Mikkeller are becoming entrenched nearby and Karl Strauss is still plugging along as well. At...
Park Signal Hill

Knolls and Hills, Roadhouse Wyoming + Hand-Brewed Beer Opens

For years, Torrance seemed to be the place where breweries converged. Sometimes across the street or a parking lot from each other. DTLA has also sprouted a bounty of options, to the point that...
Craft Beer San Diego

Reorganizing in a Flash, Saison Ardennes, Belgian Wit + Awkward Anniversary

The story of craft / independent beer is one of growth. Breweries open seemingly every weekend. New taprooms. New can releases. New everywhere you look. As of 2017, the United States was home to...
Craft Beer Long Beach

Beer in Food Halls, Angel City Private Collection + Firkfest

Los Angeles has been graced with two iconic forerunners to today’s food hall: Grand Central Market downtown and The Original Farmer’s Market in Mid-City. 2018 is seeing a boom in plans for new food...
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...