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Tapping into American Craft Beer

“Tapping into American Craft Beer” by Laura Latterman (Acuña) dated 05/13/2015 Tapping into American Craft Beer April 7, 2015 was the 82nd anniversary of the failure of the Noble Experiment. The repeal of Prohibition by the 21st Amendment is now celebrated unofficially as National Beer Day across the United States in honor of the government’s […]

Bootlegger’s Tasting Room & Pilot Brewery

Bootlegger’s Tasting Room & Pilot Brewery 130 S Highland Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 http://www.bootleggersbrewery.com/ Undeniably one of my favorite local breweries. It’s unpretentious, only slightly off the beaten path, and they make some amazing beers. Location Located in Downtown Fullerton, parking can be a bit of a hassle on the weekends. Luckily, Bootlegger’s is just […]

Keeping Beer Local

I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Anthony McLeod, a professional bartender based in Laguna Beach, and Mike Conner, the Manager of Spirits at Phantom Ales, Ciders & Cellar in Anaheim. I set out to see what (if any) impact the growth of the craft beer market has had on restaurants, but what […]

Back Street Brewery

Back Street Brewery 14450 Culver Drive Irvine, CA 92604 http://www.lamppost-backstreet.com We decided to try Lamppost Pizza’s Back Street Brewery in Irvine for a friend’s birthday a few weekends ago. The weather was pleasant so we sat on the patio to enjoy some beer and pizza. Here’s a short review based on our one-time experience. Location: […]

National Beer Day 2014

(courtesy of kcbeerblog.blogspot.com) On April 7th, 1933 the Nobel Experiment died. It died an ignoble death that was celebrated across America by the raising of glasses in toasts from sea to shining sea. 81 years later, we celebrate April 7th as National Beer Day – The day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt ended 13 years […]

Phantom Ales, Cider & Cellar

Phantom Ales, Ciders & Cellar1211 N Las Brisas StAnaheim, CA 92806www.phantomales.com Wandering around Anaheim, I jumped on Yelp.com and discovered Phantom Ales, Cider & Cellar. I was delighted to poke my nose into this 3-fold business: microbrewery, winery tasting room, and home brewing supplies store. They had been open two months to the weekend when […]

Contract Breweries

A Contract Brewing Company is a business that hires another brewery to produce its beer. The contract brewing company handles marketing, sales, and distribution of its beer, while generally leaving the brewing and packaging to its producer-brewery. Confusingly enough, the term “contract brewery” can also be used to describe the producer-brewery. The reason I bring […]