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What's New With the Local Coachella Valley Breweries?

Set amongst palm trees, hotel pools and golf courses in a throwback atmosphere, Palm Springs remains a major cultural hub with its modern architecture, noteworthy chefs and poolside cocktails. Previously known for its decadent weekend retreats, Palm Springs was a destination for the truly hip. Frank Sinatra often hois ...

TEN REASONS TO VISIT CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL SAN DIMAS

California’s favorite craft beer festival is returning to Puddingstone Lake with delicious brews, great bands, and much more (San Dimas, CA) – The popular drinking event, California Beer Festival, is just around the corner - arriving at the beautiful, shady shores of Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas on September 6. ...

Bru Appetit: Amazing Beer, Amazing Adventures, Amazing Chefs

The craft beer industry is booming, the U.S. brewery count recently topped 3,000 (3,040 to be exact, according to the Brewers Association) for the first time since the 1870s. And these brewery-filled cities are catering to local tastes with regional cuisine. There’s been a paradigm shift in the way and what we pair ...

The De-Evolution of Beer (Also, The Evolution of Beer)

"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly." W.E.P. French I’d venture to say Firestone Walker is investing in a lot more corks these days with their Barrelworks program, in Buellton. ...

Craft Beer at Coachella 2014

April 11, 2014 marked the first day that craft beer was offered at the innovative, critically acclaimed, six times selected by Pollstar as the “Festival of the Year”, known none other than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. America’s largest music festival is defined by its diversity and jaw-dropping l ...

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What's New With the Local Coachella Valley Breweries?

Set amongst palm trees, hotel pools and golf courses in a throwback atmosphere, Palm Springs remains a major cultural hub with its modern architecture, noteworthy chefs and poolside cocktails. Previously known for its decadent weekend retreats, Palm Springs was a destination for the truly hip. Frank Sinatra often hois ...

TEN REASONS TO VISIT CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL SAN DIMAS

California’s favorite craft beer festival is returning to Puddingstone Lake with delicious brews, great bands, and much more (San Dimas, CA) – The popular drinking event, California Beer Festival, is just around the corner - arriving at the beautiful, shady shores of Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas on September 6. ...

Bru Appetit: Amazing Beer, Amazing Adventures, Amazing Chefs

The craft beer industry is booming, the U.S. brewery count recently topped 3,000 (3,040 to be exact, according to the Brewers Association) for the first time since the 1870s. And these brewery-filled cities are catering to local tastes with regional cuisine. There’s been a paradigm shift in the way and what we pair ...

The De-Evolution of Beer (Also, The Evolution of Beer)

"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly." W.E.P. French I’d venture to say Firestone Walker is investing in a lot more corks these days with their Barrelworks program, in Buellton. ...

Craft Beer at Coachella 2014

April 11, 2014 marked the first day that craft beer was offered at the innovative, critically acclaimed, six times selected by Pollstar as the “Festival of the Year”, known none other than the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. America’s largest music festival is defined by its diversity and jaw-dropping l ...

Tin is In

On this day in 1935 canned beer made its debut. While the brew back then left little to be desired by today’s craft standards, an ever-growing selection of delicious suds now come in cans. Today, celebrate Beer Can Appreciation Day! So, why should we appreciate canned beer? Convenience. Love the outdoorsy lifest ...

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What's New With the Local Coachella Valley Breweries?

Set amongst palm trees, hotel pools and golf courses in a throwback atmosphere, Palm Springs remains a major cultural hub with its modern architecture, noteworthy chefs and poolside cocktails. Previously…

TEN REASONS TO VISIT CALIFORNIA BEER FESTIVAL SAN DIMAS

California’s favorite craft beer festival is returning to Puddingstone Lake with delicious brews, great bands, and much more (San Dimas, CA) – The popular drinking event, California Beer Festival, is…

Bru Appetit: Amazing Beer, Amazing Adventures, Amazing Chefs

The craft beer industry is booming, the U.S. brewery count recently topped 3,000 (3,040 to be exact, according to the Brewers Association) for the first time since the 1870s. And…

The De-Evolution of Beer (Also, The Evolution of Beer)

"Here's to the corkscrew - a useful key to unlock the storehouse of wit, the treasury of laughter, the front door of fellowship, and the gate of pleasant folly." W.E.P.…

Wanna Brew? Then Participate in the First Wort Challenge

The craft beer industry is no stranger to collaboration. The craft brewer embodies not only an entrepreneurial spirit, but a basic human kindness towards his or her fellow brewer, an…

Craft Beer at Coachella 2014

April 11, 2014 marked the first day that craft beer was offered at the innovative, critically acclaimed, six times selected by Pollstar as the “Festival of the Year”, known none…

Craft, Education & Innovation at the Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

This year marked the 4th annual Food & Wine Festival in Palm Desert. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, gathered the brightest and most inspired chefs from across the…

Not Even a Year Old, Coachella Valley Brewing Makes Waves With Expanded Distribution, Special Offerings

A region formerly best known for old-school martinis continues to expand its craft-beer prowess—and a brewery that’s not even a year old is, in many ways, leading the way by…

Food + Wine Festival - Palm Desert

The 4th annual the Food & Wine Festival Palm Desert™ will be held March 21-23, 2014. The festival, organized by Palm Springs Life, will gather the brightest and most inspired…

The Southern California Homebrewers Festival & California Assembly Bill 1425

The Southern California Homebrewers Festival (SCHF) is an annual event held in early May. With over 40 homebrew clubs in attendance & unlimited tastings, this is a homebrew, craft beer,…

Redlands' Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Shows Off the Flavors of Southern California

Located about 45 miles west of Palm Springs, lies the brewery that has taken off and plans to reach new heights in 2014.    Hangar 24 has an undeniable charm.…

Stone Guardian’s Slumber Next Up In Quingenti Millilitre Series - Coming 3/2

Stone started producing the line of Quingenti Millilitre barrel-aged brews and packaging them in 500-milliliter bottles back in 2011. The back of each Quingenti Millilitre bottle includes information on the…

February is For Craft Beer Lovers

Could it be that one month is better than another for craft beer? I enjoy drinking craft beer just about any time for any reason, but February has a special…

Beer Culture Webshow

I’m not sure how long the “Beer Snob” and I have known each other online through my Facebook page, but it’s been a while.  I moved to the Coachella Valley…

Tin is In

On this day in 1935 canned beer made its debut. While the brew back then left little to be desired by today’s craft standards, an ever-growing selection of delicious suds…

New York City Beer Week - February 21st - March 2, 2014

The 6th Annual New York City Beer Week will bring together all 15 NYC craft breweries, nationally and internationally renowned breweries, over 100 venues with more than 300 events, celebrity…

Survive the Holidays with Winter Beers

Do your holiday spirits need some more lifting? These beers will keep you warm as roasting chestnuts with their holiday-ified ABV, spices and rich barrel aged flavors. These seasonally appropriate…

Firestone Walker Opening Up Restaurant In Venice Beach

L.A. continues to grow its culinary craft beer footprint with Firestone Walker's plans to open up offices and a restaurant by Q2 2014. Firestone opened in Paso Robles in 2001…

Another New Brewery Is on Tap in the Coachella Valley

The soon-to-open La Quinta Brewing Company is part of a deliciously welcome trend. According to the national Brewers Association, as of June 2013, 2,483 craft breweries were operating in the…

Southern California Represented at the Props & Hops Craft Beer Festival

Dedicated to the preservation, presentation and interpretation of the Air Power of World War II, the Palm Springs Air Museumwas home to the 2nd annual Props & Hops Craft Beer…

Karl Strauss Releasing Peanut Butter Cup Porter

Having just devoured several of these yesterday over Halloween, the timing is earily perfect for the release of their rich porter. Diabetics beware, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is releaseing their…

International Stout Day - November 2013

I like my beer like I like my men: tall, dark and handsome. What is the darkest beer of them all? Well hello, stout! Originally, stout meant “proud” or “brave”,…

15th Annual Learn to Homebrew Day is November 2nd!

Learn to Homebrew Day is less than two weeks away! Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew.

Craft Beer Weekend at the Ace Hotel

If you’re up for two full days of craft beer, culinary delights and live music with just the right balance of nostalgia and vogue, then Ace Hotel’s annual Craft Beer…

Local Suds! Can an Ambitious New Thousand Palms Brewery Put the Coachella Valley on the Craft-Beer Map?

The internationally famous desert resort destination that we call home, as of this moment, does not have a commercial-production brewery with a tasting room. Who knows why? Blame the caviar…

Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest - 2013

Revered as one of the best beer festivals ever and sold out months prior to the festivities, Firestone Invitational Beer Fest was born from a dream of creating a world…

Journey To The Center of the Barrel

Most craft beer drinkers are already privy to the numerous awards that Firestone Walker has deservedly won over the years. What most of us may not know about the four-time…

The Can Van is on a Roll

We've all used those products and services that make you wonder why they didn't exist sooner. Their brilliance in simplicity begs the question, 'why didn't I think of this?' In…

A Craft Beer & BBQ Oasis in the California Desert

Awards and medals for brewing and dining excellence adorn Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse like golf courses adorn Palm Springs. And the smell of bbq hits you like the blues -…

Craft Beer Connect

The three-tiered beer distribution system can be a bit dizzying. Beer distributors act as the middle man between brewers and the liquor and grocery stores that sell the final product.…

International Great Beer Expo New Jersey

The biggest names in international brewing will gather at the Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Dr Secaucus, NJ for the third annual International Great Beer Expo.

Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) February 2nd!

Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) returns Saturday, February 2nd, 2013. QCBF is exclusive to the Charlotte-area breweries that are putting the Queen City on the craft beer map. The event…

Beer & Life

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar…

International Stout Day - November 8, 2012

Originally, stout meant “proud” or “brave”, but morphed into the connotation of “strong” after the 14th century. So, why on earth should this brave and strong beer style not have…

Painting the town black

In my recent trip to Ireland and a VIP tour of the Guinness Brewery, there were moments I felt like the female version of Charlie who won a golden ticket.While…

Beer Cycling

Dreaming of a beery vacation where you can leisurly bike from village to village, hitting all the best breweries and beer cafes in Belgium or the Netherlands? Like most devote…

Arthur Guinness Day 2012

Arthur's Day™ is a global celebration that brings people together on 27th and 28th September with live music to celebrate Arthur's legacy, our remarkable beer, and you.

L.A. Beer Week

LA Beer Week is an eleven day delebration of beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Featuring a mind and palate pleasing array of local beer establishments, breweries, beer…

Beer, Art and Music Festival - Saturday October 6th

This October 18th Street Arts Center brings its renowned BAM Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) to the Westside of L.A. Held in the heart of Santa Monica, BAM Fest…

IPA Day 2012

IPA Day is back! On Aug. 2, 2012, join beer enthusiasts across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: India Pale Ale!

2012 Craft Brewers Conference

“We are not in a bubble, we are knee deep in foam & the foam is still rising.” – Charlie PapazianThe author of The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of…

Stone Oakquinox 2012

Big beer is often portrayed as a simple way to socialize. But there is nothing ordinary about the amazing beers that are poured at Stone Brewing’s Oakquinox. This age-old tradition…

Murray's Saloon & Eatery

Located in the village, just a few miles from Bear Mountain, Murray's Saloon & Eatery has a mountain divey-ness vibe that is unparelled. Nightly karaoke, a great menu of burgers…

Stone Oakquinox

Join Stone for a celebration of the tasty extravagance that ensues when beer meets wood. Stone will begin pouring dozens of barrel-aged and wood-infused brews at 10 am and not…

Craft Brewers Conference

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. On May 2nd, professional brewers will meet to exchange ideas on how to…

Steve McKenna Leaving 'Drinking Made Easy'

I just caught wind of a coup. It's nothing that will make the headlines, except for the occasional drinking or beard-celebrating blogs. But Steve McKenna, co-host (stunt-drinker, mascot, drinking buddy)…

St. Patrick's Day Beers

St. Patrick’s day is among the greatest beer-drinking holidays, where millions collectively fill up the mighty pint of beer, toasting to the patron saint of Ireland.When you reach for a…

SiliPint Product Review

It’s known among my good friends that occasionally, I have the capacity of becoming boneless, beaming and butterfingered when I drink. Imbibing aside, I can also just be a klutz…

Beer Quest Series: Brewforia

November 5th 2009 Brewforia Beer Market opened the doors of its first ever brick and mortar temporary location. Brewforia.com had been live since December 2008. Seeing a massive groundswell of…

Pyramid Returns to its Roots With New Packaging

It’s a well known fact that I’m a lover of quality craft beer, but it may be slightly less known that I’m a bit of a sucker for marketing...and wine.…

Holiday Beers 2011

The cold winter months not only bring us sparkly lights, lingering spiced aromas and tryptophan induced naps, but Winter Warmers and Christmas Ales with mountains of malt, spices, fruit and…

The 1st International Stout Day ~ 2011

Glasses were raised in unison across the world on November 3rd, the first International #StoutDay. Together, about 1.3 million people across the U.S., England, Canada, Brazil and Ireland celebrated this…

Beer Quest – Series #1: Charleston Beer Exchange

Imagine a beer store that offers over 900 bottles and 9 rotating taps filling growlers! With a selection containing excellent Belgian Strong Pale Ales like Delirium Tremens, limited brews like…

Cheers to a Successful 1st International Stout Day - Thank you!

Well, the first International Stout Day was a huge success! There were stout tastings, dinners, specials and even festivals all across the country, in Meridian, Idaho, San Diego, California, Kansas…

Beer Drinkers Guide to Vegas

I won’t go into just how much fun I had in Vegas recently, but suffice it to say I ended up staying an extra two days and switching hotels to…

Dionicess IX returns for L.A. Beer Week: Beer and booze pairings

Prepare for an intoxicating pairing that goes way beyond a shot with a beer back. Food writer Gev Kazanchyan is teaming up with Dave Watrous of Beachwood BBQ & Brewing…

3rd Annual LA Beer Week: October 10-23, 2011

(LOS ANGELES, August 15) -- The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10. Cramming so…

5 Rabbit Brewery's Basement Beer

The 1st Latin microbrew in the US, featuring Randy Mosher's basement beer -

Lucky Lager - an Icon

The first Lucky Lager brewery was established by the General Brewing Corporation of San Francisco on 31 August, 1933. General Brewing was begun as Prohibition was ending as a way…

For The Love of Beer

Imagine a collective of people from all walks of life, gathering together in a city with 40 microbreweries, with one commonality, and that is their love for beer. As I…

Blue Palms Brewhouse 3rd Anniversary

On the other end of hipster Hollywood Boulevard, lies a beacon of craft beer nestled inside an unassuming corner building. For three years, Blue Palms Brewhouse has been serving 24…

International IPA Day

IPA. Its very mention can inspire visions of acres of hop fields. August 4th marks the first annual International IPA day. On Thursday August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the…

Lithia Beer is Back!

You can’t keep a good beer down. At least, that’s what Lithia beer is saying. Ever since Lithia Beer was first brewed in West Bend, it shared a rich heritage…

My Philly Beer Week 2011

A week in Philly for Philly Beer week simply isn’t enough. Having just finished its 4th year of all things beer, it’s easy to see how Philly became the city…

Welcome to Beer-Con!

On August 27th the first ever Beer-Con will be unleashed on San Diego! This is a conference by and for beer lovers! Beer Goddess readers are among the first to…

Arts & Crafts in the City of Angels

“She had to leave Los Angeles...” As I pulled back the maroon drapes to a tiny bar that we passed nearly three times, these were the words being sung. Back…

iOpener

iOpener indeed. Want to see some eyes pop? Whip this thing out at a party. Your friends will either think you’re totally witty and up on the latest gadgets or…

Drink Organic on Earth Day

". . . on April 22, 1970, Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy. . . " -American Heritage Magazine, October 1993…

5th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival

The 2011 San Diego County Fair is very excited to host the 5th Annual San Diego International Beer Festival! The festival is on Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th.…

Beer Trends in 2011 and Beyond

The mullet, Disco Music, socks with toes, man perms, jeans with the zippers up the legs, a bandana tied around one of those zippered legs, shoulder pads, goldfish swallowing (really?),…

Your Gateway to Craft Beer Heaven

If you partake in the following beers, be warned. You just might enjoy them so much that you’ll step up to the ‘other stuff’ later. That’s right, that pleasure invoking,…

Guinness on Green Day!

St. Patrick's Day just isn't the same without Guinness' roasted barley, extra hops, special yeast, maturation process and famous creamy head.Before imbibing several tonight, check out these facts about Ireland's…

Beer University - Strong Ales

There’s beer…and then there’s BEER. Beer U will help YOU know and more importantly, enjoy, the difference.

Gastronomic Pairings

The parallels between beer and cheese have started a gastronomic revolution. Not only is beer versatile with cheese, it’s usually inspired. The idea of pairing cheese and beer isn't a…

Salute! Finely Crafted Beer & Food Festival

Salute is to express commendation of or praise; to address with expressions of kind wishes, courtesy, or honor - to give a sign of respect, courtesy, or goodwill to greet.…

Can't We All Just Get Along?

Yes! The craft brewer embodies not only an entrepreneurial spirit, but a basic human kindness towards his or her fellow brewer, an infatuation with the art of brewing itself and…

Congregation Alehouse

“Two to three inches of head is how they do it.” Travis tells his team in preparation. “It’s near blasphemy to pour it wrong.”

Ten Reasons - I mean, Beers - To Drink, During the Holidays

As the festive holidays arrive, let us not forget one of the most celebrated reasons of family gatherings, to drink. Let us count the ways… mulled wine, spiked eggnog, hot…

Charitable Beers

In hard times where unemployment is at its highest in decades, natural disasters strike leaving thousands homeless, sick or dead, and wars continue to be waged, craft breweries and local…

The Wet Dream

I recently had a glorious, hedonistic evening, with several free flights and full pints of various Belgium style and wonderful American craft beers, some that hadn’t even been released yet. …

The Beer Goddess goes Multi-Media!

The Beer Goddess was recently a guest on The Imbiber Show, a podcast featuring outlaw booze writer, Dan Dunn. Beer was imbibed and cheese was paired with craft and Belgium…

Oktoberfest Biers

Bier ist gut.  For those German challenged, it means what it sounds like.  Beer fricken’ rocks.   It’s the 200th anniversary of the German Tradition of Oktoberfest.  That’s right, in…

Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF

  Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF from stonebrew on Vimeo.  

Cabo Taco Baja Grill presents Angel City Brewing

Cabo Taco Baja Grill presents Angel City Brewing on Thursday, August 13, 2009 Special Guest Michael Bowe Owner and Brewer of Angel City Brewing.

Angel City Breweryfest

Enjoy $5 pints every Friday and Saturday, at 6pm at the Angel City Brewery in Alpine Village.     This weekend is the LAST weekend (10/23 & 10/24) to enjoy Angel City beers in…

15th Annual Christmas Beer Festival in Belgium

For two days beer drinkers can taste more than 100 Belgian Christmas and winter beers in what is most likely the most popular Christmas beer festival in the world.  It's…

Beer and Football - yes!

Beer and football.  It goes together like peanut butter and jelly…like rosemary and thyme… like flies on shit or like rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong. …

Two of My Favorite Things

The parallels between beer and cheese have started a gastronomic revolution.  Not only is beer versatile with cheese, it’s usually inspired. The idea of pairing cheese and beer isn't a…

Bar Of The Month - Sláinte!

Sláinte! From coffee cocktails and Snake Bites to Boddington’s and a nice selection of Irish Whiskey’s, the newest Irish pub & restaurant in Philadelphia offers up a variety of drinks…

Zane Lamprey - Drinking Made Easy Show at the House of Blues

Several things became clear (then ended up a little fuzzy by the end of the night) after attending the Drinking Made Easy Comedy Show in Los Angeles on July 16th.

Bar of the Month - Hamilton's Tavern

Hamilton’s Tavern is a traditional neighborhood alehouse located in the heart of the historic South Park area of San Diego.

Beer of the Month: Radiant Summer Ale

Ninkasi Brewing Company recently launched their crisp and flavorful, Radiant Summer Ale for 2010.

Bar Of The Month - Thirsty Monk

Located in the heart of Asheville, North Carolina, this beer pub has two floors of beer.  Two FLOORS. This is one of the reasons The Thirsty Monk is this months…

Orange County Beer Festival - May 15, 2010

It doesn't get much better than when you get to hang out around the lake on a sunny Southern California day, listening to live music, and tasting your way through…

Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF

Dogfish Head / Victory / Stone Saison du BUFF from stonebrew on Vimeo.  

Kegless - Beer in a Box

Introducing Kegless - a sustainable beer package. Kegless is a bag-in-box packaging concept for carbonated beverages that provides an alternative to conventional single serve packages. The simple and basic design…

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