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Tag: firkfest

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,



Four Brewers Live From Firkfest!

Firkfest 2015 happened this weekend and if you are paying attention to twitter at all right now, you’ll know it was a huge hit. Four Brewers hosted a live podcast from the fest, which I was honored to be a part of. Check out the stream above via YouTube and subscribe to future episodes of the show. Subscribe to the show: RSS iTunes Stitcher



5 Casks Not To Miss at Firkfest 2015

Cask Pyramid

To this very day, last year’s preview of Firkfest is one of the highest viewed posts on this site. It was a bit surprising to me at the time. After all, its really just me choosing three casks from the list and telling my readers that they should drink that beer, but you guys clearly wanted that kind of info going into the festival. I’ve since used the same kind of post for my previews



Macleod Previews Their Special Firkfest Collaborations

Macleod Pilot System

Last year at Firkfest I was handing out flyers promoting this site and some dude with a weird brown vest approached me and asked if I was with CaskAleLA. I laughed as I normally do towards that question and confirmed that not only was I with CaskAleLA, I was CaskAleLA. That weird vest has since become a bit of a trademark in the LA beer community as belonging to Andy Black, brewer for the soon-to-be-opened



Firkfest Returns and You Don’t Want To Miss It

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At 2pm on November 8th, 2013 I created @CaskAleLA on twitter, and within 45 minutes I received the following message from some dude called @OCbeerblog: @CaskAleLA follow my other account: @Firkfest. Planning a cask ale fest 4/14. — OC Beer Blog (@OCBeerBlog) November 8, 2013 At the time I was fairly new to the Los Angeles beer community and didn’t know Greg Nagel (OCBeerBlog) or how long this whole @CaskAleLA thing would last for. But