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Monthly archives: October, 2014

5 Ontario Casks I’m Not Missing at Cask Days 2014

Cask Days

When BlogTO posted their preview of Cask Days, I went on record saying that the last thing I want is to have the California Brewery Feature overshadow the great Ontario beers that are pouring at the festival. I realize that the BlogTO article wasn’t pumping up California beer over Ontario – Ben Johnson is clearly a huge proponent of this community – but the Ontario craft scene is what I cut my teeth on –



What’s On Cask? (10/20/14)

On Tap Now: Blue Palms Brewhouse – Macleod Ale The Session Gap Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  “Three Way” – Pink Trois Filles Tripel w/ Hibiscus Flowers. The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Modern Times Brewing Fortunate Islands w/ Grapefruit The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Pale Ale w/ Peaches & Cinnamon | Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA w/coffee, Carao & Persimmon | Stone Ruination Double IPA w/Citra & Centennial | Stone Arrogant Bastard w/Citra Hops *Tapped Today On Deck: (10/22/14) Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) -



What’s On Cask? (10/17/14)

On Tap Now: * Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Hoptonic IPA w/ Amarillo, Topaz & Mosaic. *  Absolution Brewing (Torrance) Crimson Angel w/ Ahtanum & cinnamon *  Hangar 24 Brewing Craft Brewery (Redlands) –  Cask Night TBD *  Story Tavern (Burbank) – Eagle Rock Brewing Cask Night *  Figueroa Mountain Brewing (All Locations) – Cask Night TBD Blue Palms Brewhouse – Macleod Ales The Session Gap Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (Universal City Walk) – Citra Big Barrel Double IPA Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), Session Gap Bitter,



Grow (h)OP: Harvest Season

grow Hop

In the two months since my last Grow (h)OP post, my chinook plant has done incredibly well growth wise. Lateral bines continued to sprout from the main ones, and the hop cones kept popping up in bunches all around the top of my trellis. As harvest season neared however I realized I was going to his a harvest time crunch. First of all, the hop cones were starting to dry out which meant I needed



What’s On Cask? (10/15/14)

On Tap Now: * Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), Session Gap Bitter, Jackie Tar Brown Stout, Nutty Broon Brown Ale, The King’s Taxes (Scottish 60-), * Old Toasty (Dark Mild) * Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) –  “Three Way” – Pink Trois Filles Tripel w/ Hibiscus Flowers. Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach) – Hop Vader Black IPA The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Modern Times Brewing Fortunate Islands w/ Grapefruit The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Levitation w/ Centennial