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Craft Beer Oregon

When Taprooms Re-Open

In times past, early June is a magical time here in Los Angeles. Beer lovers are coming down from the intense high of the Firestone Walker Invitational and preparing themselves for the fun in...
Brewery Whittier

Whittier Brewing Co., Flowers + Infinite Wishes

It is a romantic name with Valentine’s Day around the corner. Poet Gardens is the dining/food hall where Whittier Brewing Co. set up shop. I mentioned this brand new brewery in my new and...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Best L.A. Beers of 2019, Lavabeer + 12 Days of Christmas

This year, you will probably see a lot of Top 19 Beers of 2019 lists. Next year will bring the inevitable 20/20 lists, but I want to focus on (9) SoCal best beers, (2)...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Best Selling Beers From Los Angeles Brewery Taprooms

Sales numbers reveal insights into a brewery’s current focus and audience. With that in mind, I recently asked nine brewery owners and staffers to answer one question: “What’s the best selling beer in your...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Smog City West, Salt & Lime + Southland Anniversary

If Smog City Brewing had a motto, it just might be “Here We Grow Again.” The Torrance based brewery from Laurie Porter and Jonathan Porter has a wood cellar across the industrial park from...
Beer Festival Long Beach

A Summit in Long Beach, Oktoberfest Beer + Oktoberfest Festivals

It is now 30 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...