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The undeniable craft beer culture of San Diego

Plus an interview with the president of the SD Brewers Guild and Mayor of San Diego

You know your city is big on craft beer when the mayor makes it his civil duty to attend the kick off event to San Diego Beer Week. The San Diego Brewers Guild Festival, held exclusively for San Diego breweries with live music and local food is an eye opener to how important craft beer is to San Diegans. Read More

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The Tripel: food and drink balancing act with chef Brooke Williamson

The Tripel in Playa del Rey, CA, is a bar and restaurant opened earlier this year by chef/couple Nick Roberts and Brooke Williamson. The Tripel is their third project, Beechwood in Venice being their first followed by Hudson House in Redondo Beach. We visited Brooke during one of their newly available lunch hours to chat about how she became a chef, beer cocktails and the impeccable marriage of beer and food. Read More

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LA Beer Week Closing Festival 2011: photo recap

Beer lovers lined up at the entrance of Union Station waiting for their commemorative glass of unlimited beer access. Cheers and heckles were heard throughout the day as those same glasses shattered on the floors. Sadly, the LA Beer Week Closing Festival signals the end of LA Beer Week. Check out our photo recap. Read More

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Golden Road Brewing opens their doors for Los Angelenos

Last Sunday marks the official opening of Golden Road Brewing, located in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. We’ve followed progress for a while now and were on scene for the debut event where we tried the beers, heard their plans, and found out little more of their beginnings. Read More

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Deconstructed LA: introducing Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s newest anniversary beer with Matt Brynildson & Sean Z. Paxton

Paso Robles, CA’s Firestone Walker Brewing Co. debuted their latest anniversary beer, XV, on October 12th. To kick off the brew, an eight course pairing held at the Avalon’s Bardot Room in Hollywood was conceived by “Homebrew ChefSean Z. Paxton with the theme of deconstruction. The intent was to take the eight beers that comprise Matt Brynildson’s blend, XV, and pair them with foods to bring out their intricacies. Ultimately, the goal was to better understand and appreciate the anniversary beer that will be available for purchase at their brewery on November 5, and to Firestone Walker vendors shortly after. We were on the scene with chef Sean Z. Paxton and Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s brewmaster, Matt Brynildson, to chat about Deconstructed LA. Read More

Ryan Sweeney talks about Surly Goat, Verdugo Bar and the Belgium Beer Knight

Did you know there’s an age-old connection between goats and beer?  Ryan Sweeney, Los Angeles’ first Certified Cicerone and owner of Surly Goat in West Hollywood and Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park, teaches us about beer’s past and religious background.  Read More