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The California Guide to Cask Days 2015

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Last year’s Cask Days festival was a real honor for me. Bar Volo and Cask Days are both very important pieces of my craft beer education and it was great to finally be able to connect my home city with my adoptive State of California. We made history by serving casks from craft legends like Stone, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Ballast Point for the first time in Ontario and in some cases, the first time



GABF ’15 Snippets: More Lagers Please

GABF had plenty of lagers to show off, but I would love to see more in the craft community. Photo © Brewers Association

I’m not delusional enough to think that I’m the first person to call for more craft lagers. Hell, we have been hearing for more than a year about how lagers are going to be the next big thing in craft beer. But IPA remains king, and sours have effectively secured second place. Sure, more breweries are making India Pale Lagers than they were three years ago, but I would argue most of them are more



#1000Tepaches, or at least 5 of them

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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



What’s On Cask? (11/21/14)

On Tap Now: * Noble Aleworks (Anaheim) – Cask TBD * Bootleggers Brewery (Fullerton) – Golden Chaos w/ Rose Hips * Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Grape Ape IPA w/ Lifesavers * Hangar 24 Brewing Craft Brewery (Redlands) –  Cask Night TBD * Story Tavern (Burbank) – Eagle Rock Brewing Cask Night TBD * Figueroa Mountain Brewing (All Locations) – Cask Night TBD * The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Stone Enjoy By 12.05.14 Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (Universal City Walk) –Meyer Lemon Pin Tail Pale Ale Ladyface Ale Companie(Agoura Hills) – Green



What’s On Cask? (11/19/14)

On Tap Now: * Ladyface Ale Companie(Agoura Hills) – Cask TBD Macleod Ale (Van Nuys) – The Little Spree (Yorkshire Pale), Session Gap Bitter, Jackie Tar (Brown Stout), Nutty Broon (Brown Ale), The King’s Taxes (Scottish 60-), Yankee Mick’s (American Brown) The Med (Hermosa Beach) – Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA w/ Herkules The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Stone Arrogant Bastard w/Mexican Coffee & Cinnamon | Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA w/ Amarillo |  Stone Enjoy By 12.05.14 |  Stone Ruination Double IPA w/Agave