Erika Bolden

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  • 1 month ago | Beer

    No one likes a skunky beer — an undesirable flaw that occurs quickly if a bottle is improperly stored. And there are plenty of other things that can go wrong once a case of bottles leaves the brewery, from degraded hop aromas (noticeably lessened ...

  • 2 months ago | Beer

    No moment in L.A. feels more wintry than the flash flood warnings issued for a Pineapple Express weather system dumping much-needed precipitation on our parched metropolis. It’s a time to hunker down and hang with people you really like. Decorate ...

  • 2 months ago | Beer

    Craft beer fans pucker up because the award-winning Beachwood BBQ and Brewing has released details about their highly anticipated new facility and sour beer venture, Beachwood Blendery. In a 4,500-square-foot space adjacent to their...

  • 3 months ago | Beer

    Ever seen the movie Somm? In the film, four wine professionals put it all on the line to pass a crazy difficult exam in order to receive the title of Master Sommelier. Well, the beer industry has an equivalent. It’s called the Master Cicerone. Las...

  • 3 months ago | Beer

    This Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-5 p.m. is the 5th annual Santa Monica BAM Fest for beer, art and music. The festival is a celebration and benefit for the 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit organization that has spent the last 25 years offering art...

  • 4 months ago | Beer

    DENVER — Walk around the floor of the 33rd annual Great American Beer Festival and every L.A. County resident is bleary-eyed but blissful. The fest, which hosts just under 50,000 beer enthusiasts and over 700 breweries, was moved up by a week this...