Revered as one of the best beer festivals ever and sold out months prior to the festivities, Firestone Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world class festival featuring not only the best brewers in the world, but brewers whom they feel are leading the craft.
And having now experienced the beer festival among festivals in Paso Robles, I wholeheartedly agree.
Most craft beer drinkers are already privy to the numerous awards that Firestone Walker has deservedly won over the years. What most of us may not know about the four-time world beer cup champion and multiple GABF winner is that they blend the artistry of local farming with state of the art brewing technologies and forward thinking brewers.
With roots in the wine country on California’s central coast, this brewing powerhouse team is among an elite group, leading the craft beer revolution. It’s a bold statement, for an even bolder brewery.
We've all used those products and services that make you wonder why they didn't exist sooner. Their brilliance in simplicity begs the question, 'why didn't I think of this?' In today's 'we want quality, we want it now and we want to take it with us' world, The Can Van delivers convenience in a can.
Awards and medals for brewing and dining excellence adorn Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse like golf courses adorn Palm Springs. And the smell of bbq hits you like the blues - a comfortable, yet uninhibited, tantalizing embrace.
Decades ago, Don Callender started a Southern California chain of American style restaurants that was known for its pies, fully stocked saloon and salad bar. As the years passed and the restaurant chain was sold and merged with other restaurants, Don had a slightly different vision of BBQ and beer.
The three-tiered beer distribution system can be a bit dizzying. Beer distributors act as the middle man between brewers and the liquor and grocery stores that sell the final product. They also provide transportation, refrigerated storage and maintenance, because producers do not sell directly to bars, liquor stores, or grocery stores. Who cares, right? Well, certain craft breweries are only able to distribute their beers to specific regions. After all, craft beer is best served in its local, where it's brewed. But with the advent of monthly beer clubs and specialty beer shops, more of us can get our hands on what we want: more great beer.
Dreaming of a beery vacation where you can leisurly bike from village to village, hitting all the best breweries and beer cafes in Belgium or the Netherlands? Like most devote beer fans, Beer Cycling believes that beer is better enjoyed at the source. Explore the culture, history, tradition and scenery of a beer mecca with other like-minded people. Sounds like heaven, to me.
LA Beer Week is an eleven day delebration of beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Featuring a mind and palate pleasing array of local beer establishments, breweries, beer cuisine, restaurants and education. Come out and celebrate the diversity of our local beer culture at one of the many events being held at great establishments all across the Southland.
“We are not in a bubble, we are knee deep in foam & the foam is still rising.” – Charlie Papazian
The author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer festival, the American Homebrewers Association and the Association of Brewers welcomed regional craft brewers, microbrewers, pub brewers, allied trade and media alike.
Thousands of people in the beer industry came to San Diego to network with one another at the 29th Craft Brewers Conference at the Town & Country Resort and Conference Center. Thirty five countries were in attendance, totaling approximately 4,500 people.
Located in the village, just a few miles from Bear Mountain, Murray's Saloon & Eatery has a mountain divey-ness vibe that is unparelled. Nightly karaoke, a great menu of burgers & appetizers, billiards and a full bar make Murray's a local's favorite. Upon entering the bar, you will likely get the locals once over, reminiscent of a western saloon. But after a few drinks, you'll find one of the most eclectic groups of people - locals and tourists alike - partying together in one small dive bar.
St. Patrick’s day is among the greatest beer-drinking holidays, where millions collectively fill up the mighty pint of beer, toasting to the patron saint of Ireland.
When you reach for a drink tomorrow, any one of these beers will serve you quite well.