• GABF 2016- America's Best Craft Beer Festival Returns for it's 35th Year
  • We Need To Talk About Beer Releases
  • Bruery Terreux: The New O.C. Destination
  • Plaza Fiesta, Tijuana – A Serious Beer Geek Travel Destination
  • CaskAleLA Does GABF 2016
  • CaskAleLA On The Road: Oregon
  • What's On Cask?

Monthly archives: July, 2016

GABF 2016- America’s Best Craft Beer Festival Returns for it’s 35th Year

GABF had plenty of lagers to show off, but I would love to see more in the craft community. Photo © Brewers Association

Within our local beer community, its almost sacrilege to call anything other than the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival the ‘best beer festival in America.’ And to be honest, after attending it this year for the first time, I totally understand why it gets so much love. Its an event build around a very tight-knit community and the quality of beer and food is second-to-none. A few years back “The Festival” (hosted by importing company



We Need To Talk About Beer Releases

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Seriously – We need to talk about beer releases. Los Angeles has been pretty lucky so far in that most craft beers that hit the market have a reasonably sized footprint. For years, if you wanted a beer and made half an effort, you could get your hands on it fairly easily. That’s certainly not the case anymore. With people lining up 4-5 hours in advance for can releases at Monkish its clear that LA



Bruery Terreux – The New O.C. Destination

Bruery Terreux: Frucht

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade – or – when mixed-culture fermentation contaminates your clean beer, build a beautiful new tasting room. Walking around the brand new Bruery Terreux tasting room – which opens today – its strikes me that this beautiful space, accented with herringbone wood and barrels stacked to the rafters, only exists because of a serious crisis moment for The Bruery. Back in 2013/2014, the Bruery was forced to recall and