Articles by Jon Urch

A visit to Brewery Ommegang

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York during Belgium Comes To Cooperstown. The times they are a-changing in craft beer.  In particular, the age of the founder-managed brewery is fast fading. The [Read more]

September 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

A tale of two breweries

Source: Modern Times Beer Some people are now calling it a shakeout.  Despite years of confident assertions that there is no bubble in craft beer, there are businesses going under at a pretty punchy [Read more]

September 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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