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Category: Beer News

GABF 2016: Riip Beer Co. Becomes The Most Underrated Brewery in SoCal

The Riip Beer Co. team accepting their Gold Medal at GABF. (Photo © Brewers Association)

A few weeks ago I was at an event for a big Los Angeles distributor and Phil Thomas, California rep for Clown Shoes Beer, was ranting about how Riip Beer Company in Huntington Beach was brewing some of the best hoppy beer in the region. Our group, consisting of brewery owners, sales people and Cicerones, was skeptical to say the least. Most of us could barely name one of their beers, let alone heard much



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



TAVOUR – The Future Of Beer Mail

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A few months ago I was scrolling through Facebook when an ad appeared in my feed for TAVOUR, claiming to be provide ‘Worlds Best To Your Doorstep.” Having toyed with “beer of the month” clubs before I was a little skeptical, but after looking into it, Tavour seemed to be a bit different. Tavour is entirely location-based – meaning you mostly only get offers for beers that aren’t available in your distribution area. Each day,