(LOS ANGELES, August 15) -- The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10. Cramming so much win into seven days proved impossible, so the event organizers decided to slightly alter the definition of the word “week,” opting to extend the festivities through October 23, spreading the gospel for a whopping 14 days.
The 1st Latin microbrew in the US, featuring Randy Mosher's basement beer -
The first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco on 31 August, 1933. General Brewing was begun as Prohibition was ending as a way to profit from the beer business boom. Unlike other large, new breweries at that time, General Brewing built everything from the ground up.
Imagine a collective of people from all walks of life, gathering together in a city with 40 microbreweries, with one commonality, and that is their love for beer.
As I arrived at the hotel in Portland on Friday evening, I entered the Alaska room where the Night of Many Bottles was held. It was a fitting title for the night.
On the other end of hipster Hollywood Boulevard, lies a beacon of craft beer nestled inside an unassuming corner building. For three years, Blue Palms Brewhouse has been serving 24 specialty craft draft beers on tap and one cask ale. With zero pretentions, Blue Palms has been rated the eighth best beer restaurant in 2010 & 2011 by Rate Beer.
IPA. Its very mention can inspire visions of acres of hop fields. August 4th marks the first annual International IPA day. On Thursday August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the globe will raise a pint in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most beloved styles: the India Pale Ale.
A week in Philly for Philly Beer week simply isn’t enough.
Having just finished its 4th year of all things beer, it’s easy to see how Philly became the city that started the trend. There were so many events, I honestly didn’t know which to choose.
“She had to leave Los Angeles...” As I pulled back the maroon drapes to a tiny bar that we passed nearly three times, these were the words being sung.
Back in 2009, we entered the dusky, hipster, Brooklyn-ish type, unassuming bar on Sunset Blvd in Echo Park, after arriving too late to a beer festival. The majority of the folks there seemed just …cool. The ‘I’m not trying’ kind of cool. You know, Vincent Galo cool.
". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . " -American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
April 22nd constitutes an eco-inspired, sustainable, contempt of carbon, plant protecting, Gaylord Nelson loving, breathing creature appreciating, tree hugging, holiday - that everyone can celebrate.