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The CaskAleLA Guide To LA BEER WEEK 2016

photo by LA Beer Week Staff (@labeerweek)

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.



GABF ’15 Snippets: Stem Ciders, Or Where I’ll Find My Wife If She Goes Missing

Le Chene & Remedy

While its been almost two months since the Great American Beer Festival there was one aspect of my trip to Denver that I’ve fully intended to write about but I’ve been unable to find the time to post. That place is Stem Ciders and outside of the Convention Center, it was probably the bar I spent the most time at during my 5 days in Colorado. This year my wife decided against getting a designated



Thinking Beyond Beer with the LA Cider Fest

While Portland, San Francisco and Seattle have been hosting cider festivals for years, LA Cider Fest will be the first one for Los Angeles

My home – the province of Ontario in Canada – is a prominent apple growing region and combined with the English influence on Canadian culture we have a pretty strong hard cider market. For as long as I can remember, Strongbow was a staple on taps in Toronto but over the last few years that’s changed as craft cideries have started to pop up – creating incredibly dry and complex ciders that make the big



#1000Tepaches, or at least 5 of them

#1000Tepache

Back in April I wrote an article in Beer Paper LA about Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider and how their mad scientist owner Nat West has been unleashing his incredibly unique beverages on the LA market since the fall last year. His ciders – everything from hopped apricot ciders to uber-tart cherry ciders that mimic just about everything that a kriek should be – seem to speak directly to the hearts of beer geeks and its always exciting to



GABF 2014: Hogshead Brewing, Colorado Cider Company & Too Much Simcoe

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“Aaron, the world is your oyster until 5pm” are the words I woke up to on saturday morning in Denver. We were staying with a friend for the weekend – my wife’s friend to be more precise – and they were happy to drive me around to local craft beer spots until the final GABF session began, at which point they could drop me off and have a girls night for themselves. With the schedule up