Sour beer fans and yeast lovers prepare yourself: Steingarten L.A. is hosting a tap takeover by The Bruery at 6 p.m. this Thursday, March 21 -- that's tonight. Widely sought and often hard-to-find kegs will be yielded to the West L.A. bar for tapping, with selected beers additionally available in bo ... 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).
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To most Angelenos, San Diego is the kid sister of SoCal cities. But to beer lovers, San Diego is Mecca. Ten years ago, when L.A. was still trapped by endless Bud and Miller tap handles, San Diego brewers were over-hopping their suds, blowing palletes (and minds) and defining an entirely new west coa ... More >>
This month The Bruery in Placentia opens up their Reserve Society membership for the third year. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Oct. 25, to sign up for this beer subscription -- one will likely keep you stocked with harder-to-find Bruery bottles for 2013. Reserve members get 15% off purchases and ... More >>
DENVER -- On Saturday morning, Oct. 13, thousands of brewers, media and festival volunteers watched as Long Beach-based Beachwood BBQ and Brewing accepted two medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival. Winning gold and bronze for L.A. County, they were in good company with California brewers, ... More >>
Something wonderful is hiding in Placentia's Dunn Way Industrial park, nestled next to car dealerships and motels in the well-deodorized armpit of the 57 and 91 freeways. Continue past ATOMIC Ballroom, home of the world famous Strutters Ball. As much as we love an Advanced 8 Count Lindy Hop class ... More >>
Cloudy, tart, fizzy, and slightly funky -- there aren't many styles of beer that can compare to a proper Berliner Weisse. Legend has it that Napoleon's troops referred to it as "the Champagne of the North," while more contemporary imbibers have described it favorably as the "lemonade of beers." Sure ... More >>
It feels like much longer than a year has passed since Jimmy and Yume Han opened Beer Belly, the Koreatown craft beer bar that introduced the Hite-heavy neighborhood to a volume and variety of local-brewed suds like it had never seen. But sure enough, this weekend will mark the bar's one year annive ... More >>
Jason E. KaplanThe crowds converge on GABF
Over a dozen L.A.-area craft brewers traveled to Denver last week to compete in the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival -- arguably the oldest and most prestigious national beer competition outside of Europe. This year, 526 breweries submitted 3 ... More >>
Tyler KempMeg Gill skates into L.A.'s craft beer scene
Last week, we shared a list of six essential West Coast beers hand-picked by Greg Koch, the CEO and Co-Founder of Southern California's largest craft brewery: Stone Brewing Company in Escondido. This week, we've done something similar wit ... More >>
JgarbeeHomebrews At Pacific Gravity's Annual PartyIf you've heard a lot of homebrewer buzz at your neighborhood pub the past few weeks, it's likely because the National Homebrewers Conference (NHC) is being held in San Diego this year. Hoards of home brewers will be descending upon Southern C ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshIt's Memorial Day weekend. You've got three days off. (We do!) Here are a few ways you might want to celebrate. Turn the page for 5 food and beer events held over the long holiday weekend...
The Bruery Sets the Local Standard for Excellence
California is king when it comes to American craft beer. Maybe Oregon would argue, but they would lose. In the Golden State of craft brew heaven, Nor Cal and San Diego County have long reigned supreme. That era is over. The best brewery bet ... More >>
J. GarbeeJeremy (left) and Steven Raub In Front Of The Brew Tank Where It All StartedDozens of breweries took home medals at last weekend's Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, but none was likely as shocked as Eagle Rock Brewery, barely a year out of the hops bin, to win. "We were ... More >>
Meg Whitman beat Steve Poizner by almost 40 pointsRuth Singlyn, 52, is a homemaker from Westlake Village. She never got involved in a political campaign until this year, when she decided she had to phone bank for Meg Whitman."She's a businesswoman and a mother," Singlyn said at the Whitman victor ... More >>
Flickr user EaganjLindsay Lohan May Be Wearing One Of These Next WeekYou can pop just about anything, any time, any place, and call it a beer festival these days. Then there's a Belgian beer festival. And this one is local, at the Library Alehouse -- if Santa Monica still counts as local in L ... More >>
thebruery.comPrepare your growlers. Later this month, The Bruery in Placentia is celebrating its second anniversary (Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23) with a high-alcohol beer and fried pickle tasting party. More on those party pints after the jump.
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Brooklyn BoysThe Brooklyn Boys food truckOrange County isn't known for its abundance of New York and Jewish-style delis, but the Brooklyn Boys food truck, launched on Feb. 1, hopes to change that.
Roaming from Fullerton and Placentia on the northern tip to Santa Ana and Irvine and all the w ... More >>
Beer-- it's for everybody.Today marks the release of The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer, from authors Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune. Perozzi, also known as The Beer Chick, was named "Best Beer Sommelier" by LA Magazine and is currently regarded as one of the top beer e ... More >>
Ever seen a room full of beer geeks fight to the ale for a limited release bottle? The Bruery will release Black Tuesday, an Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels for more than a year, on Tuesday, October 27. Trust us, you won't want to miss it. Like Black Tuesday's namesake Depression-era stock ma ... More >>