Of all of the SoCal breweries on the rise in the past few years, it is hard to name one that has had a greater impact in such a short time period than Noble Ale Works. With experienced brewer Evan Price (formerly BJ’s Brewhouse/Hangar 24) at the helm, Noble has seen its share of hits, […]
What better way to beat the mid-week slump than by helping a great local craft beer establishment celebrate its third year in business? Mohawk Bend carries a Cali-centric selection of craft beer and spirits set in the gentrified remains of a movie theater, making this bar a must see for all craft beer lovers. The […]
Sunday June 8th, from 4-8PM 150 S. San Fernando Blvd Burbank, CA 91502
It’s hard to believe today, but not so long ago Burbank and the surrounding area was a craft beer wasteland. Then, small breweries and other craft establishments began popping up all over Los Angeles in the dawn of this new wave of craft beer. There was a growing demand for a local spot to serve […]
Coming up on April 3rd, Story Tavern in Burbank will be hosting a tap takeover and flight night with SoCal favorites; The Bruery. The event will begin with a “beer education” session led by Carl Katz at 5:30PM, giving way to the main event at 6:30. As of today the exceptional tap list includes;
Anybody who has read my reviews of Boston Beer Co’s offerings can see I have mixed feelings about my home state’s craft beer giant. On the one hand I love and respect Sam Adams for being a huge part of my transition into craft beer adoration.
Some will say I have unfairly targeted the Voodoo Doughnut series as a set of easy marks in my quest to point out the worst beers I’ve ever had. I just want to point out that the only reason I’m drinking this beer at all is in the hope it will buck the trend and […]
Coming up on March 2nd, Tony’s Darts Away will feature its second annual Vegan Chili Cook-off. Stop by and witness five teams of chefs competing for “ultimate culinary bragging rights”. This year’s line-up includes well known chefs from across LA, including returning competitor, Randy Clemens author of the Sriracha Cookbook series.
As part of my annual haul of craft beer received during the holiday season, one of the IPA’s to make its way under my tree this year was Hop Diggity, a Double IPA by Mother Earth Brew Co. My first crack at a beer from this brewer, I found this one to be remarkably balanced […]
Just in time for Christmas it donned on me that so many of my trips to Vendome Toluca Lake have involved the casual skipping of a vast holiday beer collection. Though the sight of a year’s worth of dust on some of the bottles would give anyone pause when dealing with some of their more […]