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Tag: Orange County

GABF 2016: Riip Beer Co. Becomes The Most Underrated Brewery in SoCal

The Riip Beer Co. team accepting their Gold Medal at GABF. (Photo © Brewers Association)

A few weeks ago I was at an event for a big Los Angeles distributor and Phil Thomas, California rep for Clown Shoes Beer, was ranting about how Riip Beer Company in Huntington Beach was brewing some of the best hoppy beer in the region. Our group, consisting of brewery owners, sales people and Cicerones, was skeptical to say the least. Most of us could barely name one of their beers, let alone heard much



Bruery Terreux – The New O.C. Destination

Bruery Terreux: Frucht

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade – or – when mixed-culture fermentation contaminates your clean beer, build a beautiful new tasting room. Walking around the brand new Bruery Terreux tasting room – which opens today – its strikes me that this beautiful space, accented with herringbone wood and barrels stacked to the rafters, only exists because of a serious crisis moment for The Bruery. Back in 2013/2014, the Bruery was forced to recall and