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

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

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

We’re Tasting at We’re Pouring

by Guest Blogger Eleanor “It’s either We’re Pouring and they’re cooking or I’m pouring and you’re cooking,” Chauncey, SCCBB’s blogger-in-chief, said to me on a recent Tuesday night. “Easy choice,” I said, putting on a navy fleece over my Hill Farmstead t-shirt and heading out the door before Chauncey could change his mind.   We’re … Continue reading We’re Tasting at We’re Pouring

Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License

by C. C. Hansen Leek and asparagus terrine: goat & cream cheese, tarragon & dill, coriander & fennel seeds, and local mixed greens. Sublime! Because my daughter Isabella has worked on occasion with culinary artists, I've had the privilege not only to occasionally enjoy divine gastronomic creations and make the acquaintance of rockstar restaurateurs but … Continue reading Deluxe 1717’s New Liquor License