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“a woman walks into a bar…” with a new friend and a courageous story

“a woman walks into a bar…” with a new friend and a courageous story

Finishing up LearnAboutWine‘s kickass Napa vs Bordeaux wine tasting at Josie’s…18 wines in all, I needed a beer and The Daily Pint was just down the block. Who can resist The Daily Pint? What? You haven’t been? Do you like whiskey? Single malts? They have about a thousand. For real. And always terrific beer. And […]

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• Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Strange Brews: The Genes of Craft Beer

Troels Prahl, a brewer and microbiologist at the Southern California yeast distributor White Labs, sits at his company’s tasting room bar with four half-pints of beer. He describes each between thoughtful sips. The first has a malty backbone and a crisp body of raspberry, rosemary and banana, he says; the second, a waft of white […]

• Save money. You only need one shaped beer glass. Here’s why

Save money. You only need one shaped beer glass. Here’s why

There’s more to the beer glasses than the ubiquitous American shaker pint glass. From the tall and flared German hefeweizen glasses to the diminutive snifters best for holding potent barrel-aged treats, it seems like there’s a particular glass for every style of beer. But you don’t have to collect a cabinet full to best enjoy […]

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

Last Minute Gift Guide! It’s Not Too Late!

            SUNGLASSES MADE FROM WINE BARRELS Woodzee makes sunglasses out of wood. In November, they’re teaming with Northern California’s Robert Mondavi Private Selection to offer glasses made of repurposed barrels, wine stains included. The wood is smooth and the aroma heavenly. They come in four different lenses but the same […]

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• Two Epic Weeks in Brew Zealand – Part I: The Beer Industry

Two Epic Weeks in Brew Zealand – Part I: The Beer Industry

When most people think of New Zealand the epic landscapes come to mind – breathtaking fiords, picturesque bays, enchanting glaciers, dense forests, thermal wonders, and mythical beaches. When beer geeks think of New Zealand epic hops likely come to mind – Nelson Sauvin, Motueka, Riwaka, Pacifica, Hallertau and Pacific Jade. Sierra Nevada’s Southern Hemisphere Harvest […]

• 10 Best Craft Brew States in America. Guess who’s #1?!

10 Best Craft Brew States in America. Guess who’s #1?!

The craft beer movement continues to boom across the USA. 10Best editors have compiled this state-by-state guide so you can plan your next beer pilgrimage. 1. California, 268 craft breweries Wine isn’t the only libation California is known for. With 268 craft breweries and counting — more than any other state in the USA — […]

• Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Attention beer lovers! A primer on hops from around the world

Much more than just a bittering agent, hops are the soul of beer. They balance the sweetness of the malt and furnish a refreshing flavor and pungent aroma to beer, and American craft brewers are experts at showcasing this spectrum of flavors that hops lend to beer. There are a handful of hop-producing regions in […]

• Here Comes A Special Beer Glass Just For IPAs

Here Comes A Special Beer Glass Just For IPAs

Made in collaboration with Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada, the glass features wave-like ridges that help bring out the beer’s pungent, fruity aroma. Iconic drinks come in signature glasses, like the sombrero-shaped margarita glass, the balloon-esque brandy snifter, and the flared martini glass. But until recently, beer of all stripes was typically relegated to thick-walled […]

• How I raised $1.25 million to start my brewery

How I raised $1.25 million to start my brewery

I have finally, mercifully raised the money I will need to start my brewery, Modern Times Beer. As you’d expect, I’m incredibly excited and relieved, but the process of making it happen wasn’t at all what I expected. If you love raising money, you probably do it for a living. For the rest of us, […]

• Goose Island beers goes national thanks to Anheuser-Busch

Goose Island beers goes national thanks to Anheuser-Busch

One of Chicago’s signature craft breweries will soon have a national audience. Goose Island brewery announced Friday it is expanding distribution of its Chicago-born beers to all 50 states by the end of November. That will place the company among the ranks of the relatively few breweries whose craft beers can be bought nationwide. Anheuser-Busch […]

• Crafty: Montreal’s craft beer scene

Crafty: Montreal’s craft beer scene

Second-largest city in Canada is heart of our neighbor’s brewing revolution. There’s something about Montreal. Maybe it’s the city’s bilingualism. Maybe it’s the multiculturalism. Maybe it’s the infusion of youthful energy that stems from having the highest concentration of college students in North America. It’s hard to peg, but there’s something different about Canada’s second-largest […]

• Sierra Nevada brews for a higher calling with Trappist monks

Sierra Nevada brews for a higher calling with Trappist monks

A 1,500-year-old tradition of monastic brewing is putting down rootlets in 21st-century America. You can taste its fruits in Ovila Quad, the third in a line of ales that Sierra Nevada Brewing in Chico, Calif., has released in partnership with the Trappist monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, Calif. A “quadrupel” is […]

• Sierra Nevada looking to open its East Coast plant

Sierra Nevada looking to open its East Coast plant

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. flexed its muscles last Tuesday by holding two simultaneous beer dinners, at the Clyde’s of Gallery Place and Ripple in Cleveland Park, with mostly different lineups of beer. The Ripple event featured Sierra Nevada Vienna Lager, a light, clean, malty little cousin of the Oktoberfest beers that are storming the market […]

• LA Craft Beer Crawl this Saturday!

LA Craft Beer Crawl this Saturday!

The annual LA Craft Beer Crawl will take place on Saturday, August 13th. The attendees will have well over 50 craft beers to sample across 7 different unique bars and restaurants all within walking distance in Downtown Los Angeles. The event is a collaboration between Cedd Moses of 213 Ventures Inc., and Hallie Beaune and […]

• Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary Festival & Outdoor Beer Garden

Blue Palms 3rd Anniversary Festival & Outdoor Beer Garden

If you know about Blue Palms, you probably know how epic our anniversary parties are… and this year’s will be no exception The festival will be out in the parking lot next door to Blue Palms as well as inside the restaurant. All are welcome to come in and join in the fun, but if […]