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Category: Beer Events

California Returns To Cask Days 2016 With Some Heavy Hitters

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For the third year in a row, we’re bringing California to Cask Days and for 2016 we’re bringing back some heavy hitters. While last year we tried to contain our California feature to the Los Angeles area, this time we’re expanding our line-up to include breweries from all over the state, bringing some of the biggest craft breweries side by side with some of the smallest. Sierra Nevada Returns Two years ago, Sierra Nevada was



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



The CaskAleLA Guide To LA BEER WEEK 2016

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With the official festival kick-off coming up this Saturday, LA Beer Week is approaching fast and I for one let it sneak up on me. As always, the official calendar can be a little overwhelming, so here’s my guide to the events totally worth your time during LA Beer Week. Saturday, June 18th 2016: Kick Off Festival: Despite what LA Mag might say, this is the absolute best craft beer festival in Los Angeles County.



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,