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." exhorts us to "flip our brew-tine," reminding us … Continue reading Vermont, America, Craft Beer, The World


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 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

SCCBB Archives – Sierra Nevada

by C. C. Hansen (formerly the Ventura Craft Beer Examiner) Part of a series on Northern California brewers and breweries.Originally posted as "docking with the California craft beer mothership" on the now-defunct in May 2010. According to, "An American craft brewer is small, independent, and traditional." The limit on "small" is less than two … Continue reading SCCBB Archives – Sierra Nevada

Native American Storytelling, One Pint at a Time

Reposted from a Yes! Media article by Jonathan Shipley These native breweries are taking back the social and economic power of storytelling Morgan Crisp, founder of 7 Clans Brewery in North Carolina (Photo courtesy of Morgan Crisp) MAR 14, 2022 In the beginning, there was Selu. She was the first woman, made from a corn plant. … Continue reading Native American Storytelling, One Pint at a Time

SCCBB Archives-Ladyface Ales

Beer, Subjectivity, and Objectivity Cheesebro/Palo Comado Canyon, Photo courtesy of NPS Volunteer Photographer Connar L'Ecuyer Post originally published 9/21/2011 by C. C. Hansen Sometimes it's where you drink the beer, who you're with, and what the general mood of the day might be. Sometimes, the beer is good, no matter WHERE you drink it, who you're … Continue reading SCCBB Archives-Ladyface Ales