Firestone Walker – A Journey to the Center of the Barrel

It’s five in the morning when the alarm goes off. I’m already awake. I can’t ever sleep when I have something important to do the next day. Today I am going to Union Station to meet with the LA Beer Bloggers. Firestone Walker has invited us to tour their facilities. A farm that supplies their […]

DAVE HATES YOUR BEER – Blueberry Wheat Ale – KBC

I have had good blueberry wheat ales. This is not one of them. When people say “blueberry ale” I am immediately reminded of several experiences across two extremes. On one hand, there is Eagle Brook Blueberry Ale, which I became fond of while working at the saloon of the same name during college. It is […]

Spaten Optimator – Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

I have to admit that it was the low cost, at under $3.00, that has kept me from trying Spaten Optimator. Brewed in Munich by Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu, I thought there was no way a quality beer could make it from Europe to America and through customs at that cost. Thankfully, I have learned my lesson. After […]