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A Summit in Long Beach, Oktoberfest beer + Oktoberfest festivals

It is now thirty years that the California Craft Beer Association has been advocating on behalf of small, independent breweries. The Golden State, by their calculations now has over 1,000 operating breweries which is...
Beer Festival Los Angeles

L.A. Beer Week 11 Recap, El Grito + Smog City at the Hollywood Farmers Market

Another Los Angeles Beer Week has come and now gone. This is the 11th year of the celebration of all things beer across my sprawling metropolis, the City of Angels. It would take a...
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...