Los Angeles has nearly always been a lager beer town and when Golden Road’s sales team saw this giant segment of market going largely untapped by local brewers, they engineered 329 Days of Sun Lager to wedge into this market without compromising flavor.
Seven craft breweries from the greater Los Angeles region took home eight awards from the 2014 World Beer Cup in Denver this past weekend, bringing deserved recognition to not only the area's seasoned winners, but also several newcomers who entered the international competition for the first time.
Wednesday, 8:11 P.M. Linbrook Bowl, Anaheim CA. Interviewee: Victor Novak, Brewmaster, TAPS Fish House and Brewery. Novak’s European-style beers seem to strike a pose in the glass and tell a story, not only about flavors and aromas, but about the people and cultures that first brewed and enjoyed them. But why would anyone on the West Coast focus on delicate European beers…and do it so well?
Beer Paper LA’s Rob Wallace chatted with Ryan Sweeney about the early days of getting craft beer into his bars, the explosion of craft beer and his plans for the future.
Cask ale, once the purview of stodgy british expatriates and traditionalists, has been growing in popularity, especially in the Southland. But instead of the classic casks of subtle and soft session brews coaxed into a state of balance by attentive publicans, the casks being tapped with increasing frequency around LA and OC are bold and inventive experiments.
Starting a brewery and launching a successful brand is a task that requires resourcefulness, patience, perfect planning, and a little luck. Lynne Weaver, the founder of Three Weavers Brewing Company, knows all of these things and more. The homebrewer and business owner has been planning her brewery project for a little over a year now, and she recently teamed up with all-star GABF medal winning brewer Alexandra Nowell—who previously worked at Drake’s Brewing and Kinetic Brewing—to help bring her dream to fruition.
There’s a story that’s circulated in many an Inland Empire paper: It was 2008, when Ben Cook opened the doors to his aviation-themed brewery after the pilot began sharing his brews with his buddies after a round of flying. The guys would all hang at his friend’s hangar, number 24.
Cyrena Nouzille, co-founder of Ladyface Ale Companie, is the newest member of the national Brewers Association’s Board of Directors, Chairman Sam Calagione, announced in January.
IBUs and ABVs seem to be constantly edging upwards for LA’s most popular craft beer, but I think one of the best brewed-in-LA craft brews is also one of it’s lightest and lowest-in-alcohol. It’s also one of the first craft beers made in LA since the brewpub bubble burst in the Nineties: Eagle Rock Brewery’s flagship beer, Solidarity.
Not every beer drinker homebrews. But they should. At least once.
In recoginition of this Saturday's Beer Fest Artesanal in Mexicali and the arrival of distribution of Cerveza Cucapa and Ensenada Brewing Co. in the Southland market, Sarah Bennett gives us a primer on the exploding Baja California craft beer scene.
Earlier this month, while those jerks up on Capitol Hill were busy not agreeing on a budget for the federal government, agencies countrywide took a 17-day furlough, including one of the most important for craft beer fans--the TTB. Don't believe the sensationalist headlines, though. The reality was bad, but it wasn't that bad. And it's even less bad now that the government returned to work on October 17. Check out our roundup of the affected area breweries and where they are at now that the shutdown is over.
Our local Southland craft brewers took another step toward garnering national respect this past weekend, bringing home eleven medals from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
Sitting copilot on a brew day with Orange County’s biggest beer rockstar
Beer Paper LA’s Daniel Drennon sat down with Haven Brewing Head Brewer Brian Thorson to discuss where the brewer hascome from and what his plans for the future of Haven Brewing are.
Like many small craft breweries, both Monkish Brewing and Smog City Brewing Co. have been self-distributing their beers since day one. But as they grew their beer production to meet increasing demand from consumers, the logistics of self-distribution have become too great for these two small, family-run breweries in Torrance. It comes as no surprise, then, that both have recently inked deals with SoCal craft beer distributors.