5-Course Beer Pairing Dinner at Mohawk Bend
Chef Erick Simmons and brewmaster Jesse Houck have put together a five-course dinner menu complete with beer pairings. The meal begins with mini pizzas matched with Carillo Kolsch. The first course of potato gnocchi is served with Emil's Special Beer. The ... More >>
Less than two months after Strand Brewing Company celebrated its 3rd Anniversary -- and just over a year after opening its always-busy Torrance tap room -- the foundational South Bay beer-makers are ready for another epic milestone: bottles.
Starting with a two-day kickoff at the tap room this wee ... More >>
For 25 years, the Northern California-based Celebrator magazine has been the West Coast's premier source for beer news from locally, regionally and beyond. And starting tonight (with other tapping celebrations slated for the next week), Angelenos will get to try Celebrator's 25th Anniversary Double ... More >>
By all measures this year's response to the release of Russian River Brewing's Pliny the Younger was frenzied. Accounts which received the top-rated beer as early as two weeks ago were sold out in the short span of a few hours or days. If you didn't get a chance to sample the beer, the opportunity f ... 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 >>
It's been a whirlwind start to 2013 for Los Angeles beer. The scene celebrated it's unofficial third birthday with the near-simultaneous anniversaries of Ladyface, Eagle Rock and Strand brewing companies and El Segundo Brewing Company released its first round of production bottles, which are now spr ... More >>
It's a familiar story in the beer world: well-educated guy leaves stable or lucrative job to make his homebrewing hobby a profession. Jim Koch's history set the precedent for that narrative. Koch, who comes from a long line of brewers, founded The Boston Beer Company in 1984 with two friends he met ... More >>
Mark your calendars or gird your loins, the top-rated American craft beer arrives to select locations in L.A. as early as this weekend. Pliny the Younger, a triple IPA, has been topping best-of lists since Russian River Brewing Co. initially released it in 2005 and continues its reign this year on R ... 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 >>
Nothing beats drinking with your best friend. You could slam shooters with whooping co-workers or squire your gal out for a few birthday Proseccos, but no boozy endeavor approaches a few beers with the only one who really understands you: your witless canine.
As reported this week, a brewer in ... More >>
Los Angeles might have one of the younger beer communities on the West Coast, but it is certainly making up for lost time. The city that once lived in the shadow of beer powerhouses like San Diego and Portland is finally starting to come into its own with new breweries beginning to ship suds and man ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"'I cannot run two houses,' Laguerre told us by phone this morning." TiGeorges' Chicken Closing the End of January.
"And no, you don't have to worry about your photo of Kiriko's omakase sashimi plate ending up in, say, an ad ... More >>
It seems that every year, brewers across the country align on some psychic wavelength that motivates those with adventurous spirits to expand on a new, emerging beer style. Last year, anniversary beers and specialty one-offs became double black IPAs -- roasty, hoppy, boozy guys that warm the soul wh ... More >>
The results are in for the tenth annual "Best Beers in America" poll from Zymurgy Magazine, craftbeer.com reports. A Colorado-based publication of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), Zymurgy has long-asked its readers to vote for their favorite commercially available beers. This year's polli ... More >>
Sorry England and Germany -- if the American craft beer revolution owes its adventurous and hoppy spirit to any country's brewing tradition, it's Belgium's.
While brewers next door in Germany were stuck abiding by a beer purity law, Belgians were free to experiment with yeast, herbaceous plants an ... More >>
Want a beer right now? More specifically, want a pint of some terribly cool ale or rare craft beer brewed by a solitary guy in an undisclosed location and sold for only two days a year? If that, or something like that, sounds like your idea of a good time, then you should read today's feature food s ... More >>
This is no April's Fool joke. Blue Palms Brewhouse is back. It was only two months, but for their fanatic local supporters, it seemed like two years. But you can stop holding your breath: Golden Voice signed a lease for the Music Box Theatre next door which enabled Blue Palms to get the sublease ... More >>
The fearsome foursome of Clay Harding (38 Degrees), Brian Lenzo (Blue Palms), Ryan
Sweeney (Surly Goat and Verdugo) and Tony Yanow (Golden Road Brewing, Mohawk Bend and Tony's Darts Away), who brought us the ColLAboration pop-up beer gardens this past summer, are presenting "Winterfest" at the his ... 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 >>
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Craft Beer is on the rise in Los Angeles, thanks largely to places like Eagle Rock Brewery, Bootlegger's Brewery, The Bruery (the one and only thing behind the Orange Curtain that is worth claiming for Los Angeles), Tony's Darts Away, and the Surly Goat, among many other ... More >>
koadmunkeeUpdate: We told you you'd have to keep monitoring the tap list yourselves, but we caved and decided to give you a hand. Here's the list of confirmed Pliny the Younger appearances as it stands right now: Verdugo Bar, Wednesday, February 16 at 6 p.m.; Hops and Barley (in Temecula), S ... More >>