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Monthly archives: February, 2014

5 Reasons to Drink Cask Ale

I dream of a day that I can walk into any beer bar in Los Angeles (or anywhere, really) and ask my favorite 3-word phrase: “What’s on cask?” But that day won’t come until more people demand casks from their local watering holes. Casks aren’t cheap and they don’t have much of a shelf life, so if people aren’t drinking them quickly, bars aren’t going to stock them. Need further convincing? Here’s 5 reasons:



What’s On Cask? (2/28/14)

On Tap Now / Tapping Today: Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Amarilla Gorilla double dry-hopped w/ Simcoe and Citra. Bottle Logic Brewing (Anaheim) – Double Actuator on whole Citra hops (served by OCBeerBlog) Hangar 24 Brewing (Redlands) – Alt-Bier with Augie’s Coffee House’s Ethiopian Roast Story Tavern (Burbank) –Eagle Rock Brewery Populist IPA with Anzacs Hop Angel City Brewing Company (DTLA) – Rain Dance Rye (Dark Rye Lager) Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (All Locations) –



What’s On Cask? (2/27/14)

On Tap Now / Tapping Today: Story Tavern (Burbank) – LA Ale Works Dampfmaschine California Common Angel City Brewing Company (DTLA) – Rain Dance Rye (Dark Rye Lager) Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (All Locations) – Wreck Alley w/ Cinnamon and Curacao The Pub at Golden Road Brewing (Glendale) – Russian Imperial Stout aged on French Oak Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) – Crystal Rain (Ladyface IPA w/ Crystal Hops) Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach) –Sublimely Self-Righteous



What’s On Cask? (2/26/14)

On Tap Now / Tapping Today: The Pub at Golden Road Brewing (Glendale) – Russian Imperial Stout aged on French Oak Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) – Crystal Rain (Ladyface IPA w/ Crystal Hops) Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach) –Beachwood Brewing Amalgamator w/ Mosaic Surly Goat (West Hollywood) – Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 38 Degrees Alehouse (Alhambra) – Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich w/ Habanero Beachwood BBQ & Brewing (Long Beach) – Smog City Brewing Amarilla Gorilla



My First Date with Pliny The Younger

There are a lot of things to love about relocating from the frozen tundra of Canadian winter to Southern California, but for someone like me, the exclusive beer releases have been the icing on the cake. I’m coming from a place where getting Stone IPA wasn’t exactly easy, and now I live in a world where Stone is just as common as Molson Canadian is back home. So as the excitement built about this years