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Monday, 21 December 2009 09:26

Stout – yeah, they have that too.

Stout bar in Los Angeles

Stout’s owners have positioned their burger bar right in the middle of the newly revived Cahuenga corridor with bars like Burgundy Room, Beauty Bar and Velvet Margarita. Located in the same strip mall as Soi 56 and Big Wangs, the parking lot charges $7.00. Also, beware that the street meters aren’t free after 6pm like most of Los Angeles.  Stout is open until 4am, perhaps calculated to cash in on ravenous bar-goers simply not soused enough to drive home. 

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Monday, 30 November 2009 10:02

Sam Adams Longshot Variety Pack

Sam Adams Variety Pack

Beginning in April, 2010, the LongShot variety six pack will be in stores and will feature an old ale, barleywine and a saison, brewed by homebrewers - not a brewery.

This is an American Homebrewers Association-sanctioned homebrewing competition in which the grand champion winners get to work with Boston beer to scale up their recipes for a commercial release in a commemorative Samuel Adams 6-pack.  Each year, two winners are announced at the Great American Beer Festival, along with a winner from a separate Samuel Adams employees' competition.

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Monday, 30 November 2009 02:48

12 Beers of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
A Samuel Adams Winter Classics Mix Pack in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Two St. Feullien Christmas beers,
And a Samuel Adams Winter Classics Mix Pack in a pear tree.

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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Monday, 16 November 2009 14:42

The Art of the Craft Beer

The Beer Goddess spoke with four influential people in the California craft brewing industry.  These three breweries - like many others - take the art of their labels very, very seriously. 

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Monday, 12 October 2009 16:50

Island Brews

Kaua’i is famed for its diverse and scenic wonders, such as the 3,567-foot deep Waimea Canyon, stretching 14 miles across the western end of the island and often called the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, water-sports galore like scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and of course, the 43 gorgeous white sand beaches.

We arrived to our hotel, the Aston of Maka’iwa in Kapaa.  Or, as Nicholas Cage would say in Honeymoon in Vegas, “Kap-a-A-A!” The balmy, beautiful evening led us to the hotel bar by the pool - Cooks Landing - where I ordered a 14 oz. Kauai Gold.  The local beer is brewed by Hawai‘i Nui Brewing.  It’s a light-bodied, all-malt golden ale that has a sophisticated bitterness balanced by a delicate citrus finish.   Kauai Gold is one of the go-to quaffs of the island, and is available on Kaua’i, Maui, Oahu and the big island of Hawai’i. The next day, we wondered around Kapaa.  And yeah, we were sucked into the timeshare lecture meeting for a couple hours.  But hey, we saved $200 on our car rental.  Having a proclivity towards pub-style nightlife - even on Kauai - we inquired into local pubs, as night fell.  As luck would have it, there were a couple within walking distance. Also in Kapaa, tucked in the Coconut Marketplace was the two room, wooden shack of a pub called Tradewinds.  We tried to order a Guiness, as it was September 24th (they turned 250 years old), but alas they were out of the popular stout.  We ordered a Longboard Ale, when suddenly it started pouring rain....lovely warm rain.  Apparently, Thursdays are DJ night, and he was impressing us with some older hip hop like Run DMC, a little bit of disco and altered Blondie with a rap background. Meanwhile, the Longboard Ales were going down easy.  This became obvious when my photographer began buying beers for the DJ and demanding EPMD.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2009 08:00

The Return of the Beer Fest


In the early afternoon of September 26th 2009, I realized that Vincenzo Giammanco had pulled off exactly what southern California beer lovers have been thirsting for. Beer drinkers at the California Beer Festival 2009

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Monday, 21 September 2009 14:17

Septemberfest

Many cities know how to put on a beer festival, but Hollywood knows how to put on a beer production.  Paramount Studios in Hollywood near Stage 25 and 26 was home to this years Septemberfest - America's answer to Octoberfest. 

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Monday, 21 September 2009 09:44

San Diego Festival of Beer

I arrived at the San Diego Festival of Beer in downtown San Diego on Friday, September 18th, on the corner of Columbia and B Street, near the W Hotel.  The two girls at the front table directed me to security around the corner, because I wasn't on the list.  After informing them that I was press, and supposed to be on the list, they directed me back to the table with the girls. 

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Friday, 11 September 2009 07:14

Providence - Los Angeles

So, last night was a good night.  It’s not every day that you go to a two Michelin star restaurant in Los Angeles paid for by a company, whose employees are not even there.  We were there to ‘test drive’ the menu for a future company outing.

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