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Tag: monkish brewing

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



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



The CaskAleLA Guide To LA Beer Week

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I’ve got an sad confession to make: I won’t be attending LA Beer Week this year. When the LA Brewers Guild shifted the festival’s schedule to June they dropped it right on top of my vacation to Portland. I will literally be gone from the moment LABW starts, to the moment it finishes. Rude, I know… (you can send complaints to LA Beer Week). But just because I’ll be in Oregon enjoying everything they have to



#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