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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

Cask Days 658

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



A Few Things About Firkfest

I don’t know what it is about beer geeks. We are so passionate about beer that sometimes we settle being treated like cattle in the process. I’m definitely not the first to say that many beer festivals are atrociously organized, with too big crowds crashing too few kegs. So when an inaugural beer festival goes off as seamlessly as Firkfest in Anaheim, it’s something worth talking about. I’m very happy to report that outside of



What’s On Cask? (3/21/14)

On Tap Now: * Smog City Brewing (Torrance) – Grape Ape IPA w/Simcoe & Mosaic * El Segundo Brewing Co. (El Segundo) – Hyperion’s Stout w/ Diaz Brothers Smoked Chilis * The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Ballast Point Cookie Monster (Sea Monster brewed w/ Thin Mints) * The Daily Pint (Santa Monica) – Ballast Point Dorado Double IPA w/ Waimea Hops * Hangar 24 Brewing (Redlands) – Orange Wheat with vanilla bean, lemon &



What’s On Cask? (3/20/14)

On Tap Now: * Ladyface Ale Companie (Agoura Hills) – Vernalagnia (Brett Blossom Bière de Mars w Grains of Paradise) * The Bruery (Placentia) – 2014 Trade Winds tripel w/ coconut * Beachwood BBQ & Brewing (Long Beach) – Smog City Brewing Grape Ape IPA * Angel City Brewing Co. (DTLA) – Pilsner w/Citra Hops * Karl Strauss Brew Pubs (All Locations) – Red Trolley Irish Red Ale w/ Rose Hips * Blue Palms Brewhouse