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 >>
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 >>
In the last twelve months, the craft beer world has welcomed new flavors from a slew of emerging styles including the rye saison (Avery's Eighteen), the wheat IPA (El Segundo Brewing's Picket Fence) and the seasonal imperial pumpkin ale (Flying Dog's The Fear). But no new style was more exciting for ... More >>
Updated at the bottom: As cops tell the Weekly charges will be recommended, details emerge about the number of witnesses (victims?). First posted at 8 p.m. Friday.
Ah, the season of giving is upon us, a time when we celebrate family, our nation and, yes, peace on earth. Wait, was that pepper spray ... More >>
Brewing craft beer is an art. That's why the name changed from microbrew to craft brew. The Second Annual BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival) will be held in Santa Monica on this Sunday, October 9, from 1-6 p.m.
BAM celebrates the trifecta of locally produced art, music and, most importantly ... 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 >>
Jake OgleThe Classic American Pale Ale
American Pale Ales, arguably the most popular beer style for craft brewers, tend to range between 5-6 % alcohol by volume (abv). That makes them what some beer geeks call "sessionable," meaning you can enjoy quite a few of them in a single sitting witho ... More >>
Daniel DrennonOmmegang Hennepin
Traffic. Air pollution. Earthquakes. So why, at your local sports bar, are seemingly half the patrons transplants from New York, Boston and Chicago pulling for their hometown teams and lamenting "how great it is back home?" Four words. Bikinis. Board shor ... More >>
Blue Palms Brewhouse
Berkeley's legendary Triple Rock Brewery and Alehouse, the oldest original brewpub in the United States and one of the best, comes to the Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood all day this Friday. You will be able to meet Rodger Davis, head brewer at Triple Rock, and also Br ... More >>
Western Firearms, IncWestern Firearms in the City of BellUpdated after the jump: The Western Firearms location has key links to big players in the Bell salary scandal. How much more bad press could this small town attract?
Update, 9:22 a.m.: Exclusive "I had no idea" commentary from store ow ... More >>