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Monthly archives: August, 2014

LA Ale Works / Cask Ale LA / Glendale Tap Cask Collaboration!

For months Kip from Los Angeles Ale Works and I have been trying to schedule a cask collaboration and we  were finally able make it happen a few weeks back. The base beer for the collab is the LAAW Lievre Saison, so I wanted to compliment the flavors that are natural to the farmhouse style. We settled on apricots to compliment the fruitiness of the yeast, and pink peppercorns, which hopefully will build on the spicy



Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational Gets A Date!

One of the highlights of Firkfest for me was Figueroa Mountain’s Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA. It was conditioned exceptionally well and despite many people’s claims that DIPA have no business in a cask, this one worked. At the same time, brewer Kevin Ashford was on hand at the festival and spoke very briefly about their plans to hold a cask ale festival at their brewery in Buellton. Well those plans have finally arrived and can be



What’s On Cask? (8/20/14)

On Tap Now: * Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), The Kings Taxes (Scottish 60/-), Session Gap Bitter, Jackie Tar Brown Stout, The Crisis (Pale Ale) * Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  Hala Kahiki  (Chesebro IPA w/ Pineapple Kona Pop Tea) The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Epic Brewing 825 Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs Barrelhouse 101 (Ventura) – Libertine Pub Summer Breeze Sour (Berliner w/ Apricots & Raspberries) The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Go To IPA w/ Amarillo The



Drinking on a Monday: Prairie Artisan Ale’s Funky Gold Mosiac

Drinking on a Monday is a short column where I share that one bottle that I open after the most dreadful of all weekdays. I took last week off from posting a DOAM featured bottle, partially due to time and partially because it was a dry few weeks in terms of bottles that I felt like I needed to talk about. I don’t want to write beer reviews for the sake of them, and just



What’s On Cask? (8/18/14)

On Tap Now: Institution Ale Company (Camarillo) – Frantic w/ Toasted Coconut Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  “The Nutty Brewer”-Picture City Porter w/ Vanilla Bean and Hazelnut The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Epic Brewing 825 Stout w/ Cocoa Nibs Barrelhouse 101 (Ventura) – Libertine Pub Summer Breeze Sour (Berliner w/ Apricots & Raspberries) The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Go To IPA w/ Amarillo The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Levitation Amber w/ Centennial *Tapped Today On Deck: (8/20/14) Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The