Craft Beer

A visit to Santa Monica Brew Works

“What’s the local beer?” is a common question in bars.  But it’s rarely the foundation of a business plan. Except in the case of Santa Monica Brew Works, the first and – so far – only [Read more]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

A visit to Fremont Brewing Co.

Fremont Brewing Co.’s new Ballard brewery on a beautiful day. Picture, for a moment, the image that pops into your head when I say, “Founder of a craft brewery”. How about if I extrapolate: [Read more]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Pliny The Elder by Russian River

Russian River Brewing Co.’s highly rated double IPA, Pliny The Elder. Name: Pliny The Elder Style: Double India Pale Ale Numbers: 8% ABV, IBUs unknown (high) Brewer: Russian River Brewing [Read more]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

A visit to The Bruery

The Bruery in Placentia CA The Cicerone® organization is a wondrous thing for the beer industry.  Founded in 2007 by Ray Daniels, it does for beer what sommelier accreditation does for wine.  In [Read more]

November 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

A visit to Angel City Brewery

I visited Angel City Brewery, one of the oldest and most storied breweries in LA, and found it’s changing faster now than ever before. It’s moved three times, been bought by a division of [Read more]

September 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

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