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.

Octoberfest, Ahh…

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…

Paperback’s Bocks

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

Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!

How DO you drink in this thing, anyway??? by BrewHead Ted Ah, October... One of my favorite months of the year, when the evenings start cooling, those ghosties and goblins start peeking out from the shadows, and my taste buds start craving something to welcome in the season. What do you prefer, dear reader? An … Continue reading Out of my Gourd for Fall Beers!

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

Hazy September-Part 3

Hoppin' for a Hazy by Contributing Editor Eleanor In May, a leak began on the Upper Feeder, a large pipeline that brings water from the Colorado River Aqueduct in Southern California. Repairs are scheduled from September 6-20. Water agencies have asked customers to avoid all outdoor watering during that period. When it's 100 degrees at … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 3