San Diego, those simple words alone can spawn an infinite potential of craft beer destinations in your mind. Like a subliminal message, you know San Diego has the craft beer and plenty of it.
Whether you want to go to the beach, downtown, or any other area; you will have your own personal favorite places for a great local brew. San Diego Beer week is all about the celebration of local businesses that celebrate craft beer including your favorite breweries, bars, and liquor stores and more.
The Great American Beer Festival is by far the most renowned beer festival and beer judging in the states. A lot of breweries were put on a wait list, and tickets for the beer festival sold out in 45 minutes!
That didn't stop the craft beer masses to enrich their palates for craft beer nirvana. The MASSIVE ammount of breweries in attendance proved that judging all those tasty beers, would not be an easy task. With 84 category's ranging from coffee beer to barley wine to session beer and each category having at least 20 if not more entries.
Deciding Long Beach was going to be the stop for the day, we packed our things and made our way down. The beautiful blue skies of coastal southern California, begged to be taken in. It was a perfect day for craft beer, food and friends. We made stops at Simmzy's Long Beach, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, and ending with the first annual Promenade Beer and Wine Festival.
It's that time of year again, when we (the craft beer fans of LA/OC.) Are blessed with the craft beer dedicated events in and around the greater Los Angeles area for the fifth incarnation of LA Beer Week. Myself being the BierBuzz Orange County Rep, I look forward to the opportunity and chatting with fans of craft beer at these events about BierBuzz.
On Saturday September 7th, Orange County beer geeks, beer fans, and beer in general. Descended upon the grounds of Oak Canyon Park, the area surrounding Irvine Lake, in Silverado California. This was my first Brew Ha Ha, and I have always heard amazing things so I had high hopes for this beer fest benefiting the Fallen Firefighters Relief Fund. The Brew Ha Ha also had guest speakers David Walker from Firestone Walker, Greg Koch and Dr Bill Sysak from Stone Brewing.
Ballast Point is a local (SD County) brewery that's been winning beer lovers hearts for rich and hearty beers. All of the beers are named after fish, so even if you aren't a savvy fisherman, chumming rumoring that fish story that the fish was "this big!"
Home-brewers know a thing or two about getting the right temperature when it comes to that all important fermentation period. But if you live anywhere in the world you know the weather can change or be inconsistent, especially when it is time for you to ferment.
Looks like the Hangar 24 Craft Brewery out in Redlands, CA is at it again. With their new expansion almost complete the Tap Room is going to be demolished this weekend to make way for the new and improved Tap Room along with the migration of two of their tanks. With this renovation they will be adding much needed square footage to the interior tasting room.
OK, so we all know that kegs are great at parties and for the most part they are very reliable for their purpose. However, we know these kegs weigh a lot and unless you got some strong friends who like throwing out their back; they are not too easy to move around. We were fortunate enough to recently receive a new product from beertubes.com and it can help alleviate that mobility issue.