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Category: Bottle Release

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



Monkish Quietly Releases a Rare Bird and an Old Favorite

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If you caught the recent profile of Monkish founder Henry Nguyen in LA Weekly, you get a pretty fantastic picture of how the brewer approaches his business. Henry is a very low-key personality shying away from crowded festivals and has a distaste for marketing and promotion. In many ways it seems that Nguyen would prefer to stay below the radar rather than compete with the staggering expectations that popular breweries have to face. So it should come



Smog City Sells Out (of Infinite Wishes)

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Smog City Brewing opened its doors this past saturday to about one hundred patient beerfans, anxiously awaiting their latest bottle release – their Imperial Chocolate Stout The Nothing and its bourbon barrel-aged cousin Infinite Wishes. About two hours later I was down the street sipping on a Selah at Monkish and confidently quipped to a friend: “In an hour that line-up is going to die down and you’ll be able to walk in and grab all