Articles by Jon Urch

Does anyone give a bean who owns coffee?

Espresso at Blue Bottle on LA’s Abbot Kinney. Before I bought it, who owned it? Disclosure.  I do normally gently mention this, but in this instance I’m serving it up as an unsolicited [Read more]

July 24, 2017 // 3 Comments

A visit to Firestone Walker Propagator

Firestone Walker Propagator on Washington Blvd, Venice, CA. (That’s my wife’s bike there.  Mine was broken.) Shortly before I moved to Santa Monica last year, I heard that Firestone [Read more]

July 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Foam Top by Beachwood Brewing

Foam Top Blonde Ale by Beachwood Brewing Name: Foam Top by Beachwood Style: Cream Ale/Blonde Ale Numbers: 5.5% ABV, IBUs unknown (RateBeer says 12, Taphunter says 17) Brewer: Beachwood BBQ & [Read more]

June 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

A visit to Gigantic Brewing Company

Gigantic Brewing Co. in Portland Oregon. “I’m not an artist, and I hate being called an artist.  It pisses me off.  Calling me an artist denigrates what actual artists do.  I’m a businessman [Read more]

June 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

A conversation with economist Bart Watson

Bart Watson, Chief Economist at the Brewers Association, when I met him in The Other Portland: “I’m glad [my numbers] make people a little nervous.” A few weeks ago I happened to be [Read more]

May 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

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