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Monthly archives: March, 2016

King Harbor Turns Two, Gives You A Big Swirly

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I drank a lot of beer at Firkfest a few weeks ago. As always, it was a fantastic event and somehow I enjoyed myself so much that I didn’t stop by the King Harbor Brewing booth until towards the end of the session. It was a big mistake on my part too, as their Coconut-infused Swirly cask ended up being one of the highlights of the festival. It was perfectly conditioned and surprisingly balanced for



El Segundo Brewing Gets Real (Ale) For Firkfest

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When El Segundo announced that they had hired Andy Black as a brewer, I think a big segment of the local industry was confused. After all, El Segundo is a brewery built on explosive west coast hop character and Andy is the guy who had a significant hand in building the core lineup for British ale-focused brewery Macleod Ales. On the surface, this is a weird pairing for sure. Whether on purpose or by accident,



June 2016: The Month Of Awesome Beer Festivals

LA Beer Week

At this point, there’s a resonably sized beer festival every couple weeks in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for people that like good beer and well organized events, most of them are pretty lousy. Usually one look at the event page and brewery list can tell you whether they are serious about beer, or serious about gouging patrons. But there’s a few festivals in Southern California every year that are absolutely worth checking out. One of them