BeachRock Bill heads inland to sample smoothie sours and IPAs, Hazys and Lagers, oh my!
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Trek to Monkish and Smog City
BeachRock Bill and Wife Helen join Chauncey and Eleanor in Torrance to explore Monkish and Smog City taprooms.
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
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?
Wild Barrel Brewing. Needles in the Haystack.
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.
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
GABF 2022 Medal Winners
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
By BeachRock Bill 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!
Hazy September-Part 4
The Haze Fades Into the Sunset by SCCB Blogger Welcome to our fourth and final Hazy September post. To recap, we started with BeachRock Bill's perspective and selections. He gave us his homebrewer's-eye-view of the key factors involved in producing the brew, including the pH or acidity level of your water (hazys have a lower … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 4