I look forward to the ales available at this time of year -- dark, roasty, full of earthy flavors that the hazys of summer wouldn't give a second thought. In this post we feature just a few of the most worthy ales you can find this holiday season.
Helen and I were we were off with a group of friends to Spain to stay in the countryside around Barcelona. Was the region riding the burgeoning Craft Beer wave?
by BrewHead Ted And Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the So Cal Craft Beer Blog! Every so often, I come upon a beer-related gem, not by word of mouth, nor by seeing an advertisement, but purely by chance. So it was, with Replicant. I was browsing the internet one day, searching for places … Continue reading Fill ‘Er Up, with Replicant Brewing
by BeachRock Bill The " Wild" barrels in action With a September of Haziness and an October of Festbier out of the way, it was time to decide on the next San Diego brewery to visit. Our friend Guillermo asked if he could accompany Wife Helen and me on our next adventure. Guillermo has a … Continue reading Wild Barrel Brewing. Needles in the Haystack.
Pasadena's Newest Brewery by Guest Boss Blogger, 93 KHJ Photo courtesy of Yelp reviewer Matthew M. My daughter, J.J., was in town visiting from Boston and we wanted to try a new brewery on our way to the Pasadena restaurant, Deluxe 1717 where my niece works. So, I pulled up my well-used Yelp app and … Continue reading Wild Parrot Brewing
Paul, Joan, and the once and future SCCBB in Munich, many Harvest moons ago... Memory Lane When I attended the University of Southern California's year-abroad program in Madrid, I found myself over winter break pounding steins at the world-famous Hofbrau Haus in Munich. The winter trip was a master-stroke of genius by friend and classmate … Continue reading Octoberfest, Ahh…
by Contributing Editor Eleanor To join our fellow SCCB bloggers--BeachRock Bill and BrewHead Ted--in the exploration of German-inspired beers made popular at annual Oktoberfests, Chauncey and I headed over to Paperback Brewery in Glendale for their one-night-only Oktoberfest earlier this month. (See BeachRock Bill's post "Oho! Oktoberfest!" for a quick history of this popular fall … Continue reading Paperback’s Bocks
Southern California Breweries dominate at this year's Great American Beer Festival by BeachRock Bill and the SCCB Blogger Around the same time Munich's Oktoberfest is being held, here in the States there is a pretty impressive celebration of beer as well--the annual Great American Beer Festival weekend in Denver, Colorado--this year was the 40th Annual GABF. … Continue reading GABF 2022 Medal Winners
How DO you drink in this thing, anyway??? by BrewHead Ted Ah, October... One of my favorite months of the year, when the evenings start cooling, those ghosties and goblins start peeking out from the shadows, and my taste buds start craving something to welcome in the season. What do you prefer, dear reader? An … Continue reading Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!
By BeachRock Billl Ahhh...Oktoberfest. Thoughts of cooler evenings, turning leaves, and full flavored German beer come to mind, but beyond that, most Americans don’t have a clue what it is (a festival in Munich) and how it began (a wedding celebration for a future King). So the SCCBB thought it would be fun to give a little … Continue reading Oho! Oktoberfest!