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Category: Editorials

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



2015 in Review: 5 Awesome Beers That I Liked

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Its kind of standard practice for me to be late with posts these days. Maybe that should be my New Year’s Resolution this year – to not start every story with “I know I’m late but…” Better late than never I guess. Anyways – there were a lot of great beers in 2015 and here are 5 that I really liked. Smog City Brewing Co. – Infinite Wishes By this time last year, I had



A Year In Beer: 2014 via Instagram

A Year In Beer

The end of the year calls for a lot of ‘best of’ lists and reflection on the previous twelve months. While considering what kind of content I was going to post on CaskAleLA to commemorate 2014 I went through my instagram feed as a way to remind myself of the year and realized that those photos are simply the best and most honest way to reflect on 2014. I’ve broken down the year month by month and chosen an



State Of The Firkin

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In the last twelve months, the Los Angeles beer community has come a long way with cask-conditioned ales. We’ve seen two cask ale festivals (Firkfest and Figueroa Mountain’s Real Ale Invitational), the opening of a cask-focused taproom with Macleod Ale, and multiple breweries around town holding regular cask events. Back in November, CaskAleLA.com turned one year old and while I’m both excited and proud of the growth we have seen since we began, I thought I



Thoughts on Stone’s IndieGoGo Campaign and it’s Detractors

A lot has been said on the recent Stone Brewing crowd funding campaign, and while its unlikely to change a person’s perspective on an issue like this, I believe your stance largely comes down to a few factors: Your opinion on crowdfunding at large Your opinion on Stone Brewing Your definition and beliefs regarding what consitutes craft. In terms of crowd-funding, I’m a fan of it as long as the campaigns are structured as a