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Monthly archives: March, 2014

Drinking On A Monday: Beachwood’s Thrillseeker IPA

Drinking on a Monday is a short column where I share that one bottle that I open after the most dreadful of all weekdays. Since moving to the West Coast last February, the amount of time and money I spend hunting for new and rare beers has increased exponentially. While the amount of money that can be spent on beer (especially the high ABV, barrel-aged stuff that my fiance seems to like so much) can

Grow (h)OP: Urban Hop Growing (Part 1)

I started a patio garden in a very accidental way. My neighbor has done unbelievable things with the small enclosed patio and alleyway beside our building, growing green beans, corn, grapes, carrots and just about everything else you can imagine in pots mounted to the walls of the building. My girlfriend, jealous of his ‘magical forest’, decided that we should start one too. She bought a number of herbs and a few vegetables and planted

What’s On Cask? (3/28/14)

On Tap Now: * Bootleggers Brewery (Fullerton) – Belgian blond w/ strawberries * Hopscotch Tavern (Fullerton) Valiant Brewing – Alpha Drive * Hangar 24 Brewing (Redlands) – Orange Wheat with vanilla bean, lemon & lime zest, apple pie spice, and honey * Story Tavern (Burbank) – Eagle Rock  “Juicy Fruit”: Revolution XPA with Passion & Starfruit * Noble Aleworks Tasting Room (Anaheim) – Noble/Three Weavers The Messenger IPA * The Bruery Tasting Room (Placentia) – Me, Myself & I w/ honeysuckle /  Summer’s Eve (British Bitter) City Tavern (DTLA) –  Eagle Rock  Revolution

A Few Things About Firkfest

I don’t know what it is about beer geeks. We are so passionate about beer that sometimes we settle being treated like cattle in the process. I’m definitely not the first to say that many beer festivals are atrociously organized, with too big crowds crashing too few kegs. So when an inaugural beer festival goes off as seamlessly as Firkfest in Anaheim, it’s something worth talking about. I’m very happy to report that outside of

UPDATED 3/27/14 – What’s On Cask? (3/26/14)

On Tap Now: * City Tavern (DTLA) –  Eagle Rock  Cask TBD * Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (All Locations) – Big Barrel Double IPA w/Mexico Green Chilies * Angel City Brewing Co. (DTLA) – Salted-grapefruit Wit * The Pub @ Golden Road (Glendale)  Wolf Among Weeds * Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) – Changing Gears (Derailleur biere de garde) * Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach) – Ritual Red w/ El Dorado Hops * Surly Goat (West Hollywood) – Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye IPA Blue Palms Brewhouse –