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L.A. Beer Week: More Local Breweries Bring Shuttles and Tours

There are many ways in which the fourth annual Los Angeles Beer Week, which began last night, represents a major milestone in the city's craft beer scene. In addition to the dizzying number of events this year (the official calendar lists at least 20 separate events happening each day through......
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Top 5 Belgian IPAs: More Fun With European Hops

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 and the sour......
LOLPERA co-creator Andrew Pedroza (center) as Dreamer Cat in last fall's production at the Garage Theatre in Long Beach.; Credit: Fresh Frame Foto

Hollywood Fringe Festival Can Has LOLPERA

It's a warm Saturday afternoon a month before the start of the Hollywood Fringe Festival and LOLPERA is in its first day of rehearsal. Cast members have just finished a run-through of the work's dramatic opening number in the living room of Director Angela Lopez's Long Beach apartment. The word......
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Andreas Mitisek: Where Opera Dares to Go

One of the fascinating Angelenos featured in L.A. Weekly's People 2012 issue. Check out our entire People 2012 issue here. Andreas Mitisek is sitting in the Long Beach Opera's modest church-rental office near the southern terminus of the 710 freeway, days after wrapping the first performances of the current season......
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Top 5 Mexican Beers: What to Drink Before Tequila

Let's face it, Mexico isn't exactly a major player in the current craft beer revolution. But that doesn't mean that its long tradition of easy-drinking, European-style lagers is something to be overlooked. Sure, the cerveza market is just as consolidated and macro-dominated as the United States' was in the 1970s,......