Sarah Bennett

The many colors of lagers at Sudwerk in Davis

Happy National Lager Day + A Beer Venn Diagram

Today is National Lager Day, a grassroots holiday started as a way to celebrate the many faces of the world's most produced type of beer. But what the hell is a lager anyway? Is it an ale? Is it a style of beer? Is it a corporate marketing term expertly......
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Mike Simms' Top 5 Beers To Drink With Thanksgiving Dinner

For Mike Simms, being in the restaurant industry was basically inevitable, but homebrewing and beer geekery was something all his own. A third-generation Southern California restaurateur (his grandfather and father founded spots like West Hollywood's French Quarter and the entire Mimi's Café chain), Simms discovered craft beer early and by......
Tasting glasses from the Brewer's Guild Festival; Credit: Sarah Bennett

San Diego Beer Week: Top 5 Events Worth The Drive South

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......