When an oversized package from Budweiser appeared at the LA Weekly office last week, we were befuddled to discover that it contained just one single can of beer. But it wasn't just any old can of beer nestled neatly into a glossy gift box -- it was a limited edition, bow-tie-shaped can of Budweiser, ... More >>
Regardless of your protein predilections, tacos are a staple of the Angeleno diet. We've recognized as much on this blog, with no less than three top-10 lists counting down our favorite tacos: meat-filled, seafood and those you specifically get from a truck.
On Sunday, June 23 from noon to 5 p.m., ... More >>
From Joe Six-Pack to Joe College, the face of the desired beer drinker has changed in the past few years with growing sales of craft beer brands and fruit flavors. Joe College, unlike his older and more blue-collar counterpart Joe Six-Pack, is a "lot more experimental than [he] used to be, sampling ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch InBev is being sued by consumers in Pennsylvania, California and New Jersey with companion suits coming from Ohio and Colorado, Bloomberg reports. The complaint filed in Philadelphia alleges that the alcohol content in a variety of Anheuser-Busch products is overstated, which would vi ... More >>
Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser, has been looking to buy Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo for $20.1 billion, giving them ownership of brands like Corona, Pacifico and Negro Modelo. But yesterday, the Justice Department sued to stop the merger, saying it would lead to an unfair market share for Anheus ... More >>
Two substantial changes developed for L.A. beer scene last week. The popular Bruery Provisions store in Old Towne Orange closed its doors on Sunday, Jan. 13. Only a few days earlier Golden Road Brewing announced the hiring of new head brewmaster Jesse Houck (Drake's Brewing).
Beer lovers across L. ... More >>
Is there really a demand for pumpkin beer? Do squash aficionados start summer letter writing campaigns to make sure their fridges are stocked in November? Do brewmasters have a secret fervor for Charlie Brown cartoon reruns? Do they respond to skewed surveys that weigh the answers of the ardent few, ... More >>
Back in June, Anheuser-Busch announced "Project 12", described thusly: "Twelve Anheuser-Busch brewmasters at Budweiser's 12 geographically dispersed breweries worked together to create their own "tribute" beers to fit the Budweiser brand's reputation for quality and consistency." The idea was that o ... More >>
The Brewers Association has just released this year's numbers on U.S. beer sales. If you prefer Manifesto Eagle Rock Wit to Blue Moon (which is owned by MillerCoors) the news is good. Beer sales slowed overall, slipping 1.3% by volume. Within the craft beer industry numbers continued to rise with a ... More >>
pepperbridge.comPellet And Friends At Pepperbridge, with ChampagneWhen Washington winemakers like Jean-FranÃ§ois Pellet of Pepper Bridge and Amavi Cellars swoop into town, there is usually one thing on the tasting agenda: Serious wine talk. About their own wines, of course. But during our rec ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshCo-owner Meg and master brewer Jon Carpenter of Golden Road Brewing.
They undersell their plans, but make no mistake, the size and scope of what Meg Gill, 26, and Jon Carpenter, 29, envision for Golden Road Brewing would transform it into the largest craft brewery in Los Angeles ... More >>
A big Latino group on Friday endorsed the legalization of marijuana: Surprised?Updated again after the jump with some debate about whether the endorsement is official. First posted Friday at 1:17 p.m.
Surprise surprise. Latinos are getting behind the California ballot initiative to legalize ... More >>
Some food for thought from local, national and international news sources from this past week:
-- In praise of the endangered restaurant critic. [Time]
-- From the Department of Complaints, a funny complaint letter. With results. [The Consumerist]
-- Marcel Vigneron to star in SyFy network realit ... More >>
There were a lot of reasons to pour alcohol down your gullet this past weekend. A toast of Veuve Clicquot for your Valentine's love, shots of Johnny Walker amongst compatriots during Lonely Hearts Sunday, a 30 pack of Budweiser for All-Star Weekend, or glass after glass of Huangjiu to honor the dawn ... More >>
ABCNews.comAngelo Cammarata behind the barAngelo Cammarata, the longest-serving bartender on record, is retiring after 77 years of cocktail shaking. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the bartender has sold his family business, in part due to health complications suffered by one of his ... More >>