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)
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
Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!
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!
Hazy September-Part 2
Of Cryo Hops and Cryptids... by BrewHead Ted I have long been a serious IPA fan. But, back when I first began my love affair with all things hoppy, I was decidedly NOT a fan of the New England style/hazy IPA. No, I much preferred the bitterness of the West Coast style, to the fruitiness … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 2
The Bard and the Beer
Part of SCCBB's "Summer of Beer" series by BrewHead Ted Seeing live productions of Shakespeare is one of my favorite things to do, when in Ashland OR. Read on to hear about another favorite... Last month, I returned with my family to a favorite vacationing spot, Ashland, Oregon. It was our first time back since … Continue reading The Bard and the Beer
Raising My Glass High, at Mt. Lowe
The mountains were beautiful to look at, on the way to Mt. Lowe Brewing. ...Or were the mountains looking at me? It is on my bucket list to visit all the breweries accessible from the Gold Line extension out to Azusa. I've already covered one of my favorites off of the Gold Line, Pacific Plate … Continue reading Raising My Glass High, at Mt. Lowe
Musings on Brews in Lockdown
The past couple of years have changed a lot of our routines and caused us to miss out on the things we enjoyed, before the world shut down in March 2020. For me--and I think I speak for all of my fellow beer lovers--one of those things was going out for a pint. And you … Continue reading Musings on Brews in Lockdown
Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!
by Brewhead Ted Whew! I successfully managed to guard my pint of Nix Pale Ale from (the painting of) the Kraken, during my visit to Ogopogo Brewing... The other day, I returned to my hometown of San Gabriel to revisit one of my favorite--if not my absolute favorite--breweries: Ogopogo Brewing. Founded in 2018 as the … Continue reading Lions and Tigers and Beers, Oh My!
Shaking Things Up at Pacific Plate
by BrewHead Ted Pacific Plate's Black Widow Black IPA - delicious, and thankfully, perfectly harmless. Yesterday (March 12, 2022), I ventured back to a local gem I'd discovered a while back: Pacific Plate Brewing Company, in Monrovia, CA. For those who, like me, are in the Pasadena area, it's just a short ride on the … Continue reading Shaking Things Up at Pacific Plate