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

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

Hazy September-Part 1

San Diego By BeachRock Bill Here at the SoCal Craft Beer Blog, we love our Hazy IPAs. They are juicy, refreshing, flavorful, complex, and with their un-beerlike opacity, very cool looking. So we have decided to proclaim September "Hazy Month," where (hopefully) each week our Contributing Editors wax poetic on what the style means to … Continue reading Hazy September-Part 1

Central Coast Brews

Part of SCCBB's Summer of Beer Series by Eleanor Humdinger Board The Central Coast of California is more known for its wineries than its breweries but Chauncey and I didn't let that stop us from trying out some brews at Humdinger and ManRock while on a recent trip to Arroyo Grande. Hungry and thirsty after … Continue reading Central Coast Brews

Sour Beer Genies

Jester King

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

Not So Fired Up By Firestone

Part of SCCBB's "Summer of Beer" series by Guest Blogger Eleanor Stolo Vineyards Tasting Room Last weekend on the eve of our anniversary, Chauncey and I left Stolo Vineyards in Cambria, where we’d had a magical experience wine tasting, and traveled over to Paso Robles for an early dinner and a beer at Firestone Brewery. … Continue reading Not So Fired Up By Firestone

RADIANT BREWING: An SCCBB Collaboration

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