Eleanor and Chauncey discover new breweries in new neighborhoods near water.
Kings of Cucamonga
BeachRock Bill heads inland to sample smoothie sours and IPAs, Hazys and Lagers, oh my!
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.
Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
by BeachRock Bill King's and Convicts tap room- Feb 2022 and Feb 2023 Kings & Convicts Brewing has chosen to vacate its Miramar production facility and Leucadia tap room. Acquired in 2022 from Molson-Coors, the former St. Archer brewery and tap room spaces were immediately re-branded as Kings & Convicts. The initial plan appeared to … Continue reading Kings and Convicts Closing San Diego Taproom, and Brewery
Helen and I were we were off with a group of friends to Spain to stay in the countryside around Barcelona. Was the region riding the burgeoning Craft Beer wave?
Fill ‘Er Up, with Replicant Brewing
by BrewHead Ted And Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the So Cal Craft Beer Blog! Every so often, I come upon a beer-related gem, not by word of mouth, nor by seeing an advertisement, but purely by chance. So it was, with Replicant. I was browsing the internet one day, searching for places … Continue reading Fill ‘Er Up, with Replicant Brewing
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.
Wild Parrot Brewing
Pasadena's Newest Brewery by Guest Boss Blogger, 93 KHJ Photo courtesy of Yelp reviewer Matthew M. My daughter, J.J., was in town visiting from Boston and we wanted to try a new brewery on our way to the Pasadena restaurant, Deluxe 1717 where my niece works. So, I pulled up my well-used Yelp app and … Continue reading Wild Parrot Brewing
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