Now that everyone has gotten their turkey fix and can’t wait to get away from their families, here are a few fun beer things to do this weekend. Plus, drinking beer is way better then the mall on Black Friday.
When you walk into The Rookery in Pomona, you can tell brothers Oscar and Raymond Perdomo have put their heart and soul into the place. They work to turn people onto local breweries and trying new beer styles by creating a comfortable drinking experience. With a well though out tap list and some really top-notch pub food, The Rookery is a rising star in the Greater Los Angeles craft beer scene.
This weekend brings the Greater Los Angeles craft beer community a very diverse array of events they can attend. Plus, if you are a hophead, then you are stoked.
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.
As the days get shorter, the weather starts to get a bit chilly and the holiday beers start to flow. Celebrate the longer evenings at one of these great events this weekend.
Not every beer drinker homebrews. But they should. At least once.
Greg Nagel of OC Beer Blog, recently attended the Annual Autumn Beer Dinner at TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Brea. Beer Paper LA is happy to present his review of the event.
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.
Fight off the post-Halloween blues and check out some of the cool craft beer events happening around the Greater Los Angeles area.
Playground DTSA has emerged as one of the best restaurants in Orange Country. And most of the press has rightfully gone to celebrity founder/Chef Jason Quinn. But for us beer nerds, who appreciate the chance for some fine dining along with a world class beer selection Playground Director of Libations, Jarred Dooley is the man with the master plan.
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.
Halloween is almost here and there are lots of events for those who can’t wait to put on a costume and drink some beers.
This is the first installment of a new weekly series of interviews that will spotlight some of the people who work in and around the Southland's thriving craft beer industry. They are exclusive to our website (no print) and are designed to be short and sweet and to give a peak at a wider swath of the craft beer scene than we can cover in our print edition.
Beer tours are a great idea no matter what city you live in; but in LA, with our sprawling 500 square mile metropolis, it's an even better idea. Enter Hal Mooney and LA Beer Hop, a company that offers not only a great way to get to know breweries in different areas around our region but also provides occasional opportunities for safe barhopping and private tours.
October is in full swing with fall and winter beers beginning to show themselves. Check out these awesome events this weekend to help ring in the fall.
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.
Here, in no particular order, are four great craft beer events in the Southland this weekend.
Aaron Barkenhagen of Bootlegger’s Brewery, Evan Weinberg of Cismontane Brewing and Jerrod Larsen of Tustin Brewing have teamed up to brew a special festival beer for this year’s OC Brew Ha Ha.