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New Karl Strauss Tasting Room

In honor of the grand opening of Karl Strauss’ new tasting room at main brewery in Pacific Beach last night, I wanted to share a bit about our ‘sneak peek’ experience hanging out there a couple weeks ago. Here’s a little background: for the first time in its 20-plus year history, Karl is opening up … Continue reading

Fun at Karl Strauss 4S Ranch

Looking back at some pictures recently, I realized I never wrote about my tasty trip down to the newest Karl Strauss brewery in 4S Ranch (master planned community in north inland San Diego). Even with some rush-hour traffic, it took just over an hour to get there, and it was totally worth the drive. Karl’s … Continue reading

Perfect summertime brew: Windansea Wheat

Summer is here, which means it’s officially time to ditch the hoodies and long pants in favor of flip-flops, bathing suits, and lighter beers! Although we are spoiled here in Cali with sunny skies most of the year, the onset of June still brings with it the magic of summertime fun. And this is great … Continue reading

Orange County Beer Festival 2012

Do you have your tickets yet? The 4th annual OC Beer Festival returns May 5th to Irvine Lake for another day filled with unlimited beer from dozens of international and local craft breweries, some of LA and OC’s most popular food trucks, and, of course, some crazy cover band music. This will be my 3rd … Continue reading

This week’s Orange County craft beer events (11/2009)

This week (from 11/6-11/15) is San Diego Beer Week 2009, where all things craft beer are celebrated throughout San Diego with special dinners, seminars, discounted tastings, and other events hosted by participating breweries. Some examples of the merriment include Green Flash Brewing Tasting and Tours, Craft Beer and Chocolate Happy Hour, and San Diego Brewing … Continue reading

Celebrate Beer: March 1 Beer Day

You may have heard that March 1 is Beer Day, but what you may not know is the history behind this celebration of the world’s greatest drink. In 1915, Iceland’s Prohibition began, banning the consumption of all alcoholic beverages for 74 years! Although after 1935 the ban only included so-called “strong” beers (over 2.25% alcohol), any … Continue reading