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Yelp’s On Tap in Los Angeles throughout April

It’s like Christmas in Spring! Rather, Octoberfest in April! Yelp’s On Tap is a “month-long craft beer promotion” where you get awesome (and discounted) craft beer throughout the month at a variety of locations around Los Angeles. All beers range from $3 to $5 and although there are a lot of local craft breweries being […]

Have a happy and a hoppy Easter

For your Easter holiday celebrations and the perfect pairing to those addictive marshmallow peeps, we recommend picking up a bottle of The Bruery’s Saison de Lente. We picked on up a couple of weeks ago just to drink on the patio to celebrate the nice, warm weather that Los Angeles is enjoying (that wasn’t really […]

Giveaway: Angel City bottle openers!!

You may have heard Angel City Brewery finally opened the doors of its Arts District/Downtown Los Angeles brewery earlier this month. Although technically a reboot after Alchemy & Science bought it in 2011, the Angel City beers are completely reinvented under head brewer Dieter Foerstner. Now that the tap room is open, you can get […]

Craft beer roundup: Winter beer obsessions

Even though we’re halfway through February and it’s about 70 degrees and sunny here in Los Angeles, this winter we’ve been coveting all the craft beers that are both seasonal and perfect for the winter. Though drinking delicious, melt-in-your-mouth craft beers with limited availability can get expensive, we’re convinced you can still do it on […]

The perfect Bloody Mary

My second bartending job at the wee age of 22 was right after college at a public golf course in San Dimas. While I was often behind the bar in the club house, I was mostly driving around in a bulky gas-powered golf cart filled with booze, ice, sandwiches, and snacks for the thirsty golfers. […]

Beer, snow and shopping at the new Service Station in Los Feliz

All hail beer gardens! Beergarden/LA, which converts open air lots into popup beer gardens and green community spaces, is teaming up food trucks and Christmas tree vendors to convert an old service station in Los Feliz to a happy and joyous place for beer drinking. While Beergarden/LA will be calling The Riverside Service Station its permanent […]

Our favorites from the Hollywood on Tap beer fest

As we mentioned in our post yesterday, we’ve been playing a little catchup after a couple of extremely busy and extremely sickly months. One of the events we never got a chance to follow up on was the Hollywood on Tap Beer Festival at the Paramount Studios New York lot (so cool) last October, featuring […]


Stone Brewing Pasadena store officially open

The city’s craft beer scene just got a new addition – Stone Brewing’s new flagship store in Pasadena is now officially open for business. We got an opportunity to enjoy several Stone brews last Thursday night for the store’s pre-opening happy hour celebration. The bar’s 24 taps feature the 16 year old company’s regular brews, […]

Hollywood gets is own beer fest on Saturday

Since we missed out on a lot of LA Beer Week events, we’re very much looking this weekend’s first Hollywood on Tap beer festival, benefiting The Blank Theatre group. The fest boasts dozens of breweries in attendance, including some our favorites like Strand Brewing Company, Stone, Lagunitas, Hangar 24, and more. There will also be […]

Beer Gelato? Echo Park’s Musical Beer Crawl on Tuesday

One benefit of celebrating LA Beer Week 2012 is doing it in your own neighborhood! (No one has to be a DD when you get to walk there.) This year’s annual Echo Park Musical Beer Crawl takes place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 all along Sunset Boulevard and beyond. The event combines some tasty craft […]


Finally! It’s time for LA Beer Week

Tomorrow marks the first day of LA Beer Week 2012, and we have trained hard for this event, drinking lots, and lots of beer. And while it’s called LA Beer “Week” – it’s actually 10 days where participating vendors all across Los Angeles celebrate craft beer with events ranging from beer float competitions to store openings and celebrations, ending […]

Mountain living with Dale’s Pale Ale

Aluminum cans have their purposes, and are making a resurgence in the craft beer world. Apart from being a little more cost-effective and environmentally friendly to produce, they don’t shatter while you’re BBQing by the pool, and are light-weight and compact enough for hiking into the mountains. For our hiking trip into the mountains, cans […]