RADIANT BREWING: An SCCBB Collaboration

Text and Images by BeachRock Bill, C.C. Hansen, Eleanor, BrewHead Ted, and LSD Luke Credit: BeachRock Bill BeachRock Bill Growing up in Glendale California, my best friend Chauncey and I were just a short drive away from fine food, good music, and hip-to-the-jive scenes in Hollywood, West LA, Echo Park, and Laurel Canyon in the … Continue reading RADIANT BREWING: An SCCBB Collaboration

NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals

by SCCBB Blogger Entrance to the Lagunitas TapRoom and Beer Sanctuary, September 2010 This week we were planning to run a Flashback post from our days as the Ventura Craft Beer Blogger. Our subject was going to be Lagunitas Brewing in Petaluma, California. Then, BeachRock Bill, our SCCBB San Diego Blogger, texted us a newsflash … Continue reading NEWSFLASH/ Flashback: Stone, Lagunitas, and Multinational Deals

San Diego West Coast IPA Six-Packs (at a store near you)

By BeachRock Bill San Diego County is blessed to have dozens of some of Craft Beer's most acclaimed breweries. While many San Diegans can and do purchase beer directly from these breweries, the majority of beer consumed here in San Diego, and by beer drinkers everywhere, is purchased at neighborhood groceries, liquor stores, and box … Continue reading San Diego West Coast IPA Six-Packs (at a store near you)

Vermont, America, Craft Beer, The World

by C. C. Hansen, the SCCB Blogger Think globally, drink locally. A BeachRock Brew outside the SCCBB's comfort zone in the comfort of his backyard. Apparently, it's American Craft Beer Week. The Brewers Association invites us to "drink outside our comfort zone" and "try special beers." Craftbeer.com exhorts us to "flip our brew-tine," reminding us … Continue reading Vermont, America, Craft Beer, The World

The Saint is Dead. Long live the King….and the Convict

By BeachRock Bill “Guess what,” Son Carl said while looking at his phone as we drove north on the I-5 to Oceanside. “Bagby is closed Mondays.” “FAAAAAAK!” the rest of us yelled. This was supposed to be the post of all posts for BeachRock Bill. The Colonel was in town, my original homebrew partner-in-crime, and … Continue reading The Saint is Dead. Long live the King….and the Convict

Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License

by C. C. Hansen Leek and asparagus terrine: goat & cream cheese, tarragon & dill, coriander & fennel seeds, and local mixed greens. Sublime! Because my daughter Isabella has worked on occasion with culinary artists, I've had the privilege not only to occasionally enjoy divine gastronomic creations and make the acquaintance of rockstar restaurateurs but … Continue reading Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License

Hanging Out at Thorn St. Brewery

by BeachRock Bill Thorn St. Brewery's original neighborhood location The areas in and around North Park have a storied history of being one of San Diego's best spots to enjoy great craft beer--Hamilton's Pub, Toronado, Small Bar, Tiger-Tiger, and Blind Pig were all early on the scene and, along with the opening of Thorn Street … Continue reading Hanging Out at Thorn St. Brewery

SCCBB ARCHIVES – Napa Smith

Learning About Craft Beer Brewing with Master Brewer Don Barkley by C. C. Hansen Don Barkley in 2010 at Napa Smith Brewery. Though this article was originally published in the now-defunct Examiner.com in 2010, the SoCal Craft Beer Blogger (SCCBB) was inspired to re-post it to the old SCCBB site after hearing a piece that … Continue reading SCCBB ARCHIVES – Napa Smith