In the last four days, LA Beer Week has brought a Stone Brewing takeover to Old Town Pasadena, run brewery tours to every corner of the county and treated drinkers at beer bars citywide to rare selections from Dogfish Head, Kern River and Russian River breweries.
But now that we've survived opening ... More >>
What did we tell you? It's the Rise of the Planet of the Black Bears!
Here in L.A. County, they've begun staking out our sidewalk trees and taking Memorial Day dips in our infinity-edge swimming pools. (No joke.) And now, out in Bakersfield, they're apparently shooting for their GEDs:
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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 >>
B. MesirowKern River's Pumpkin Ale and a whole pumpkin
Is there any vegetable more versatile than the pumpkin? They can be turned into delicious pies, magical carriages, whimsical lanterns, terrifying (or hilarious) helmets and, best of all, beer. Pumpkin beers come in a variety of styles, f ... More >>
Far Bar2011 L.A. Beer Week
L.A. Beer Week was a 14-day nonstop party that required four days of recovery. But what a blast. Dozens of events at beer bars across Los Angeles were packed with beer fans, new and old alike. After some reflection, we made our picks for the five best beers we tast ... More >>
Cambria GriffithOfficial 2011 L.A. Beer Week Souvenir Glass
The spectacular closing weekend of the 2011 L.A. Beer Week features Far Bar hosting gold-medal winning Kern River Brewing Saturday, followed by the L.A. Beer Week Closing Festival featuring over 70 brewers at historic Union Station o ... More >>
Rachel Lange"Ultimate Flight Night" Taken Very Seriously at 38 Degrees
We're in the home stretch of an L.A. Beer Week that has, to this point, essentially been a non-stop nine-day party at beer bars across our fine city. Sure to be one of the biggest parties of them all will be "Ultimate Fli ... More >>
Here is the Cliffs Notes version of the three sweetest letters in craft brewing: IPA. The Brits, loving themselves some pale ale, would load up a big, slow ship full of the country's favorite liquid, and send it off to that not-so-tiny colony known as India. Problem was, the beer would go bad by ... More >>