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Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien
Chauncey engages in a meditation on a particular snifter of beer and discovers once again that the world is a weird, wonderful, and thoroughly beautiful place...
Beer on the Latin Side
Eleanor and Chauncey discover new breweries in new neighborhoods near water.
Trek to Monkish and Smog City
BeachRock Bill and Wife Helen join Chauncey and Eleanor in Torrance to explore Monkish and Smog City taprooms.
Lincoln Beer Company
Celebrating Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, Great Emancipator and 16th President with Lincoln Beer Company.
Happy Holiday Ale!
I look forward to the ales available at this time of year -- dark, roasty, full of earthy flavors that the hazys of summer wouldn't give a second thought. In this post we feature just a few of the most worthy ales you can find this holiday season.
Paul, Joan, and the once and future SCCBB in Munich, many Harvest moons ago... Memory Lane When I attended the University of Southern California's year-abroad program in Madrid, I found myself over winter break pounding steins at the world-famous Hofbrau Haus in Munich. The winter trip was a master-stroke of genius by friend and classmate … Continue reading Octoberfest, Ahh…
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
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
Sour Beer Genies
The Education of the SCCBB Atrial Rubicite from Jester King Brewery in Austin, Texas I suppose it was inevitable that I would fall for sour beer. From a very early age, my palate craved sweet and sour things, whether they were Fanning's Bread and Butter pickles, or honest-to-god kosher dills from Carnegie Deli in New … Continue reading Sour Beer Genies