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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...
Craft Beer San Francisco

Christmas Beers, Doppelweissen + Beer of the Month Club

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, whatever we call Sunday now, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday are all history for 2017. But there is still shopping to do. The best kind of shopping. Holiday beer...
Craft Beer Japan

Coedo Brewery Tsuyu Saison (Drink of the Week)

Coedo Brewery, based in Japan’s Saitama Prefecture, doesn’t exactly get wide distribution. We should give thanks to beer festivals and anniversary parties, which are hotbeds for rare kegs. On January 22, a day with...
Craft Beer California

Capitol Summit, Gin and Bourbon with IPA + Select Chili

Last weekend, I flew north to the State’s Capital for a (Golden) State of the (Beer) Union. The second Summit for the California Craft Brewers Association drew a big crowd of brewers, vendors and...
Beer Conference California

California Craft Beer Summit, Citracado Anniversary + Seminars

This is your final admonition from me to consider heading north to our State’s Capital and attending the California Craft Beer Summit in September. Just click the link HERE to see the long list...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

Stone Brewing Pasadena Special (Drink of the Week)

In the legendary country song “Sixteen Tons,” Tennessee Ernie Ford sings: “You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I...