Craft Beer

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

Does craft beer growth matter?

A bubble about to burst? A cup that spilleth over? This picture tells a thousand words. Almost three weeks ago the Brewers Association reported what we had been expecting: in 2016 the rate of craft [Read more]

April 10, 2017 // 3 Comments

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

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