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Beer Festival

The GABF Post Game Show

The Great American Beer Festival concluded last weekend with their annual awarding of medals in a mind-blowing 92 style categories. The question is, how did Los Angeles do and how did the state of...
Beer Festival Los Angeles

L.A. Beer Week Preview #LABW7

L.A. Beer Week Recommended Events obviously starts with the main event. 60+ breweries in Exposition Park kicking off LABW7. But it does not end there. Oh no. Here is a tiny (but representative sampling)...
Craft Beer Orange County

Firkfest Redux

Avoiding the sophomore slump was no problem for Greg Nagel of OC Beer Blog as his second Firkfest in Anaheim’s Farmer’s Park was as good (if not better) than the first event. To backpedal...
Top 10 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...
Beer Los Angeles

Hop in a New Way

This year’s Unity beer for L.A. Beer week featured Gargoyle hops. This hop sprung from California Cluster and imparts (in general) a mango/citrus bouquet. Though not grown in large acreage yet, if it becomes...
Beer Week Los Angeles

#LABW6 in Review

Now to step back into the past. Seemingly all of the brewing talent of Los Angeles was in one spot downtown on Saturday. Chinatown’s main plaza was the host for the L.A. Brewers Beer...