Tacos & Beer 5K Tacos & Beer 5K will be taking place in Long Beach, sponsored by Exitos 93.9 FM MC Raq-c and MC Nachin, Bud Light Lime, TeQava, and East Los Angeles Tacos. Participants who finish the race will receive a taco and a beer in addition to a finisher medal, goodie bag, and t-shirt. Food t ... More >>
Firestone Walker Brewing Company is a bit of a bipolar operation. On one side, the award-winning 16 year-old central California brewery has been rapidly expanding its Paso Robles facility to accommodate increased volume and consumption of its tried-and-true flagship pale ales, IPAs and stouts. An ... More >>
A wise San Diego brewer once said, "Every week in San Diego is beer week," an undeniable truth for a county with more than 60 breweries and two decades of beer culture to its fame. And still, the ten-day festival officially known as San Diego Beer Week continues to amaze palettes, concluding its 4 ... More >>
Beer is an unorthodox object to fetishize. When you see a half-dozen men dressed from business to bro, outpacing each other in a parking lot on their lunch break for a few remaining limited-release beers, how else can this phenomenon be described? Our no. 1 beer to buy is eliciting this response all ... More >>
Mixology101 Cocktail Classes Bartenders Joseph Brooke of Mixology101 and Salvatore Calabrese from London teach about cocktail culture and mixing techniques. "Journey Through the Classics" on June 25 features classic cocktails such as the martini and old-fashioned, while "Sizzling Summer Entertaining ... More >>
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Been to Whittier lately? Been to Whittier ever? Well, this is your chance if you are a beer fan. For the third anniversary of the comfy, brick-walled Bottle Room, chef/owner Tony Alcazar and his L.A. City firemen co-owners Patrick Best and Brandon Ibrahim will offer a beer list worth driving to Veg ... More >>
B. MesirowFirestone Walker XV from box to glassThe enlightened readers of this blog should be well aware by now that great beer is just as complex as wine. However, in the off chance that you have yet to ascend to the craft beer plane of being, we've found you a shortcut to Nirvana: Fireston ... More >>
Far Bar Little TokyoSample glasses of craft beerIn a sign of the craft beer times, Far Bar opened in 2006 as a cocktail bar. Over the ensuing five years, it has morphed into a beer and cocktails bar and, in 2011, thanks to the commitment of co-owners Don Tahara and Mike Gin along with manage ... More >>
Update: December 2, 2011. 2:15 p.m. The ColLAboration event scheduled at Golden Road Brewing tomorrow has been cancelled due to power outages at the brewery resulting from the high winds. ColLAboration Winter Wonderland will be rescheduled in 2012. The event organizers are sorry for the late noti ... More >>
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, three-time World Beer Cup champion and just named "Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year" at the Great American Beer Festival for an unprecedented third time, is hosting the most innovative event at this year's L.A. Beer Week: "Deconstructed LA." Sean Z. Paxton (aka the H ... More >>
Barbara Hansenthe dining room at American Farmhouse There couldn't be a happier place than American Farmhouse Tavern & Dining Hall in Manhattan Beach. Happy hour ($4 wines, beers, well drinks and appetizers) is whenever you want to go, lunch, late afternoon or from 9 p.m. until midnight. N ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshA berr sampler. Drink up.Los Angeles Craft Beer Crawl With a beer selection curated by The Beer Chicks, you can hit seven downtown bars -- Golden Gopher, Seven Grand, Cole's, Las Perlas , Casey's, Ca√Īa and Broadway Bar -- to sample over 50 beers from 26 breweries including Alla ... More >>
Daniel DrennonClay Harding, co-owner of 38 Degrees with 38 taps Apparently the economic downturn has not hindered craft beer drinkers. They say, even in a recession, folks will still seek an escape from tough times at the movies. The same can now be said of beer bars. Despite dozens of ho ... More >>
Jake OgleWeiland interior Los Angeles is 500 square miles and a thousand bars. So you have a pretty good selection of "happy hours" to get your drink on. That said, the two Weiland Brewery locations in downtown LA offer incredibly reasonable happy hour prices Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. an ... More >>
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Flickr/jefflisaSierra Nevada Brewery: Part of this weekend's Vegan Beer Festival Last month's downtown Craft Beer Festival may be over, but there's still a chance to get your hop on. Mark your calendar for this Saturday, November 6 from 1-5 p.m, when the L.A. Vegan Beer Festival (that's righ ... More >>
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For a guy who nearly burned the last breath out of a homeless man by setting his cart on fire, five years seems like a short stint in the big house. (Pot growers can get such terms under federal law). But that was punishment handed down to Hector Manuel Medina this week after he admitted sett ... More >>
It wasn't the first beer-soaked lie a drunkard ever told, but it's certainly one of the most enduring. As the story goes, two German nobelmen were drinking when one fell off his beer barrel. Rather than admit he was drunk, he insisted that a nearby billy goat (known as a "bock" in German) had charge ... More >>
Firestone Discoveriesporters serving teaFirestone Vineyards is celebrating the launch of its new wine label, Firestone Discoveries, by offering to pay you $1,000 to hike Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this spring. You'll be accompanied by a yet-undisclosed guest chef who promises to keep y ... More >>
Firestone WalkerBrewmaster Matt Brynildson Tomorrow will be the third, and final, Friday the 13th in 2009 (the next triple play won't occur until 2015). On Saturday, we suggest you celebrate surviving yet another night of horror flick marathons by driving to Paso Robles for Firestone Walker's ... More >>
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