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Breweries Southern California

New Breweries to Visit in 2019, Dream of Barleywine + Plan 9 from Eagle Rock

At the end of 2018, I finally visited Liberation Brewing. I highlighted six upcoming breweries in April of last year and with that last taster flight (OK, two taster flights), I had ticked all...
Fall Gourds

10 Great California Pumpkin Beers

There are pumpkin Oreos, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin gum and even pumpkin hummus out there, but the least gimmicky use of the Jack-O-Lantern is in craft beer.  Why?  Because brewers in America have used everything...
Craft Beer Orange County

Interview: beer pro Evan Price (Noble Ale Works)

On a recent Thursday night, Mohawk Bend hosted a Noble Ale Works mini-tap takeover.  After sampling Gosebusters, a tea infused American version of the German Gose, and the Nepenthia Belgian Amber, I asked a...
Craft Beer Los Angeles

The Great Pumpkin… Beer

For a few years, pumpkin ales had a bad rap as a cheesy, novelty beer that only the gullible would try and did not even include pumpkins as an ingredient. Just pumpkin pie spices...
Craft Beer Orange County

The Bruery Taproom Version 2.0

Fireworks went off in Placentia on July Fourth, but not in the way that you think. Rather, it was to celebrate the grand opening of The Bruery’s new Orange County tasting room. Four years...
Beer Festival

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest

Paso Robles and the surrounding area is best known for wine, but maybe not for long. The brewery, which dates to 1996, is increasing production and points of excitement at a rapid clip, and...