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Craft Beer Orange County

TAPS Craft Brew Festival: A Meeting of Beer Minds in Brea

Brea was the center of the SoCal craft beer universe on April 27, as TAPS Fish House & Brewery brewmaster Victor Novak gathered more than 30 of his SoCal brewery compatriots to pour craft...
Beer Festival Denver

Great American Beer Festival 2012 – Live from Denver (Part 3)

California and Los Angeles breweries represented well at the Great American Beer Festival medal ceremony. Smog City Brewing (who is celebrating one year and a new space in Torrance) and co-owner Jonathan Porter won...
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...
Craft Beer Orange County

Interview: brewmaster Victor Novak (TAPS)

Is it possible for a brewmaster to be on the job for over a decade and still be under-appreciated? If so, a prime example could easily be Victor Novak, who’s manned the fermenters at...
Restaurant Anaheim

The Catch Returns to Anaheim

The Catch is an Anaheim favorite that was forced to relocate after 32 years so they could steer clear of redevelopment. Today marks the return of the sports-friendly American chophouse on the ground floor...