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Slater’s 50/50 Backyard Brewfest

Hot on the heels of their strong beer event at the end of February, Slater’s 50/50 in Lake Forest is offering up an even bigger event this Saturday with their 2nd Annual Backyard Brewfest. Having experienced my first taste of Slater’s “excesstacy” during the strong beer event (think fried bacon, pizza poutine, and barrel-aged barley … Continue reading

Strong Beer Event at Slater’s 50/50

OC Restaurant Week 2014 runs from February 23 to March 1, and Slater’s 50/50 is kicking things off with “excesstasy” in the form of strong beers (starting at 11% ABV), delicious grub, and the promise of a fun evening. This strong beer event centers around their procurement of rare, hard-to-find, high-alcohol brews… as well as a sampling of … Continue reading

Extract vs. All Grain Brewing

We tried an all grain (no malt extract) recipe for the first time last week and learned some things. We still have yet to finish fermenting the summer wheat brew so we aren’t sure how it will turn out yet but I think our noble attempt could be improved, albeit our equipment was not really … Continue reading

Why We Keg Our Homebrews

By now we have had our home brewed ales going primarily into kegs for the past 6 months. It seems everyone starts with bottles and if they brew enough eventually finds the value in kegging and pouring home brews from a tap. Well there are some advantages that made the decision the right one for … 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