The Haze Fades Into the Sunset by SCCBB 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 pH, … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 4
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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