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Monthly archives: June, 2014

What’s On Cask? (6/20/14)

On Tap Now: * Eagle Rock Brewing (Glendale) – Sour Joe (Sour w/ Portola Coffee) * Story Tavern (Burbank) – Eagle Rock Brewing Populist IPA w/Sylva Hops *  Hangar 24 Brewing Craft Brewery (Redlands) – Columbus IPA w/ Red Apples & Cinnamon * The Hangar at Whole Foods Jamboree (Tustin) – Stone IPA w/ Moroccan Mint Tea * Surf Brewery (Ventura) – Wahine Wheat w/Goldings * Noble Aleworks (Anaheim) – Mariah’s Fantasy  (New Edition Brown w/Vanilla & Cloves) The Bruery (Placentia) – Berazzled w/ Lemon Zest &



Grow (h)Op: Saaz Has Seen Better Days, Chinook Pushing Through

Bad news: pests have become a serious problem in my patio garden. A few weeks ago an aphid infestation literally destroyed a dill plant in about 36 hours, and since then my Saaz plant has become overwhelmed by what I believe are spider mites. But before I get into that, I should back up for a moment. My last post in this series was all about the excitement of getting full hop cones on the



What’s On Cask? (6/18/14)

On Tap Now: * The Pub @ Golden Road (Glendale) –  Cross The Pond Session IPA * Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) – Summer Solstice (Saison w/orange peel and fresh sage) * King Harbor Brewing (Redondo Beach) – The Quest w/ Citra Figueroa Mountain Brewing (Los Olivos) – Hoppy Poppy w/ Simcoe Surly Goat (West Hollywood) – Sierra Nevada Nooner IPA The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Nooner IPA w/Centennial Hops The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Ruination Double IPA w/Blonde Roasted Coffee The



Drinking On A Monday: Figueroa Mountain Brewing’s Lizard’s Mouth IIPA

 Drinking on a Monday is a short column where I share that one bottle that I open after the most dreadful of all weekdays. If you read my recap of Firkfest this year, you’ll remember that I mentioned Figueroa Mountain Brewing as the best conditioned cask of the festival. It was something the really stood out to me, as cask can be so hit and miss. The beer I was awarding was a cask conditioned



What’s On Cask? (6/16/14)

On Tap Now: Figueroa Mountain Brewing (Los Olivos) – Hoppy Poppy w/ Simcoe Surly Goat (West Hollywood) – Sierra Nevada Nooner IPA Institution Ale Company (Camarillo) –Toffee Restraint (Mapled-Aged brown ale) The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Nooner IPA w/Centennial Hops The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Ruination Double IPA w/Blonde Roasted Coffee The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone IPA Cask w/Oak & Bing Cherries The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Sierra Nevada Sno Wit IPA *Tapped Today On Deck: