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Spirits Long Beach

Portuguese Bend and 4th Horseman, Bears Ears + Cellador Ales Turns Three

You can get lost in a foeder forest maze of beer when visiting Long Beach, but there are times when you need a change of pace. There are two spots, quite near each other,...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Cosmic Ales, Gourd Standard + Rob Rubens Distilling & Brewing

A few Brew & You columns back, I mentioned that Cosmic Brewing would be opening up near Smog City and Monkish Brewing in Torrance. I since visited their taproom deep inside the industrial park...
Brewery San Francisco

Anchor Brewing: San Francisco Beer, Steam + Spirits [CLOSED]

Even after over a century, Anchor Brewing Company continues to generate caché in San Francisco. Ernst F. Baruth and son-in-law Otto Schinkel, Jr. founded Anchor in 1896, and the brewery’s overcome fire, earthquake, Prohibition,...
Distillery California

St. George Spirits: Taking Flight at Naval Air Station Alameda

St. George Spirits is located on the old Alameda Naval Air Station, in a hangar that previously housed the Firebirds, an A-6 squadron. Distiller Lance Winters once worked on the base as a nuclear...
Distiller California

Interview: Charbay master distiller Marko Karakasevic

St. Helena rests right in the center of Napa wine country, so it almost seems counterintuitive to start a distillery there, but that’s exactly what Yugoslavia natives Susan and Milorad (Miles) Karakasevic did when...
Distiller Vancouver Island

Interview: Master Distiller Peter Hunt (Victoria Spirits)

Sometimes, wine just isn’t enough. That was the case with Peter Hunt, a man with a Master’s in Molecular Biology who previously mapped genomes at the B.C. Cancer Agency before fermenting grapes for Barking...