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Monthly archives: December, 2013

@SmogCityBeer Compete For Cask Supremacy

In the short two months that I’ve been doing this caskalela thing, I’ve had a lot of discussions (and blogs) about what I think casks can do for a beer community. One of the best opportunities they can bring is the fine art of friendly competition. Its a great way of taking a familiar beer and seeing how different people approach it and make it something unique and new. Its one of my favorite things



Cask Ale-erts! (12/26/13) @DailyPint @tonysdartsaway @BeachwoodBBQ_LB @SmogCityBeer

Tapping Tonight / On Tap Now (12/26/13): Beachwood Brewing (Long Beach) – Street 3, Block 2 Pale Ale w/ Simcoe Tony’s Darts Away (Burbank) – Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown French Oak Ladyface Ales (Agoura Hills) – Santa’s Holiday (Pareidolia w mango & scorpion pepper) Angel City Brewing (DTLA) – Mystery Cask Karl Strauss (All Locations) – Lemongrass Tower 10 IPA The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Unfiltered Pale Ale The Daily



Cask Ale-erts (12/19/13) @BeerBelly_LA @LadyFaceAle @DailyPint @StrandBrewingCo @SmogCityBeer

Tapping Tonight (12/19/13): Ladyface Ales (Agoura Hills) – Saturnalia (Midnight Special Scotch Ale with Elderberries) Angel City Brewing (DTLA) – American Wheat Ale w/ Watermelon Karl Strauss (All Locations) – Grand Marnier Red Trolley w/ Orange Peel & Cinnamon The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Celebration Fresh Hop IPA w/ Centennial Hops The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial



@SmogCityBeer Announces Their First ‘Battle of the Casks’ for December 28th

My trips from West Hollywood down to Torrance have become steadily more frequent and one of the major factors is whats happening at Smog City. Its not the most convenient trip, especially when drinking beer is involved, but as long as the folks down there keep releasing exceptional beers, I’m clocking a lot of gas miles. Recently, Smog City has really upped their game when it comes to cask conditioned ales – with them releasing



Cask Ale-erts! (12/11/13) – @BluePalms_Brew @SmogCityBeer @LadyFaceAle @DailyPint @tonysdartsaway @ESBCBrews

Blue Palms Brewhouse (Hollywood) – Abita Oak Aged Pecan Brown Ale Ladyface Ales (Agoura Hills) – T’was The Beer Before Christmas – Pareidolia Black IPA w/ apricot The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Double Bastard Ale Tony’s Darts Away (Burbank) – Golden Road Get Up Offa That Brown Tapping Tonight (12/12/13): Karl Strauss (All Locations) – Oaked Four Scowling Owls Belgian Tripel Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Hoptonic au Poivre (Hoptonic with Peppercorns) City