Eleanor and Chauncey discover new breweries in new neighborhoods near water.
Kings of Cucamonga
BeachRock Bill heads inland to sample smoothie sours and IPAs, Hazys and Lagers, oh my!
Hip, Hops, Hooray! 3 Cheers for My Top 3 Beers of 2023 (So Far)
A new year, with some new beer - that's something worth raising a glass to! The holiday season has ended, the new year's been rung in, and Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow. So, as we ride out this chilly wait for spring to arrive, I thought this would be the perfect time to review … Continue reading Hip, Hops, Hooray! 3 Cheers for My Top 3 Beers of 2023 (So Far)
Trek to Monkish and Smog City
BeachRock Bill and Wife Helen join Chauncey and Eleanor in Torrance to explore Monkish and Smog City taprooms.
Lincoln Beer Company
Celebrating Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator and 16th President with Lincoln Beer Company.
Pure Project Brew School and 7th Anniversary Party
by BeachRock Bill With the holidays out of the way and the tap room where I work closed for renovations, I had some free weekends in January. Looking for things to do, I signed up for two Saturday events sponsored by San Diego's Pure Project Brewing. The first was an off-flavor class that is part … Continue reading Pure Project Brew School and 7th Anniversary Party
Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
by BeachRock Bill King's and Convicts tap room- Feb 2022 and Feb 2023 Kings & Convicts Brewing has chosen to vacate its Miramar production facility and Leucadia tap room. Acquired in 2022 from Molson-Coors, the former St. Archer brewery and tap room spaces were immediately re-branded as Kings & Convicts. The initial plan appeared to … Continue reading Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
Happy Holiday Ale!
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?
Fill ‘Er Up, with Replicant Brewing
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