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Pale Ales and Painkillers: Why Brewers Find Inspiration in Exotic Cocktails History & Culture by

Influential brewers across the country are both escaping their daily doldrums with exotic explorations and bringing tiki’s tropical flavors and escapist ethos back into the brewhouse.

Russian River’s New Brewery Opens in Windsor This Week News by

Located on 15 acres in Windsor, Calif., Russian River’s new 85,000 square foot facility will include a brewery, a tasting room, a gift shop, and a restaurant.

Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Company on Glitter Beer and Growing Pains Going Pro by

Three Weavers Brewing Company co-founder and brewmaster Alexandra Nowell shares the steps that led her from a college classroom to a Los Angeles brewhouse.

Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

Crisis Management: Breweries Persevere Through a Year of Natural Disasters Beer It Forward by

In the wake of a string of natural disasters, breweries from California, Houston, and Miami pull together to weather the aftermath of hurricanes and wildfires.

Where to Drink in San Diego, California Destinations by

Home to more craft breweries than any other county in the state, San Diego’s beer scene is widely spread across the county, with hotspots in Miramar (aka “Beeramar”), Downtown, and North County.

BrewLAB: How California’s 1.5-Barrel Microbrewery Lives Up to Its Name From the Source by

BrewLAB’s small size comes with a glut of flexibility, and with both owners serving as brewers, too, there’s no shortage of opportunity to live up to the California brewery’s name.

Fieldwork Brewing Co.’s Galaxy Sauce Double IPA Label Approval by

Each Fieldwork label features a different image, spread across the entire surface of their cans to make an impact and embody the Bay Area brewery’s adventurous spirit.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.

Highland Park Brewery’s Yard Beer Batch 4 Beer Reviews by

Part of the Yard Beer series from Highland Park Brewery, Batch 4 is inspired by ingredients found growing in neighborhood yards, including black limes and sour flowers.

Eat Your Beer: Turning Spent Grain into Granola Bars Innovation by

The spent grain in the bars comes from six breweries in the San Francisco area, including Fort Point Beer Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery.

Breaks and Brews: Surf Town Breweries Appeal to Wave Riders Feature by

A far cry from the hokey corporate bars that market themselves with surfboards and beach themes, authentic surf culture has shaped a growing number of breweries across the country—from the company ethos to the beers themselves.

The Lost Abbey’s Track #8 Beer Reviews by

Despite its high alcohol, Track #8 is an insanely drinkable beast of a beer that’s been tamed for your enjoyment.

Feral Ones: The Unlikely Origins of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks Feature by

How Barrelworks, Firestone Walker’s sour and wild beer program, got its unlikely start from an under-the-radar side project by two brewing professionals who had previously dedicated their careers to eradicating beer-spoiling bacteria.

California’s First Micro-Malthouse to Open in Bay Area News by

With the opening of Admiral Maltings, California craft breweries will have access to sustainably farmed, locally grown barley malted practically next door.

Hotels Opening with On-Site Breweries Offer Rooms with a Brew News by

Several new hotels now contain or will soon have on-site breweries, like The Source Hotel in Denver, where guests will be able to get a beer poured right at the reception desk when they check in.

Blue Palms Brewhouse: Hollywood’s Pioneering Beer Bar Barkeep by

Los Angeles was still a vodka-cranberry and Champagne town in 2008 when Brian Lenzo launched Blue Palms Brewhouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

If They Build It, Who Will Come? National Brewpubs with Neighborhood Aspirations Feature by

Taking cues from the pub and taproom model used by smaller breweries, big players in the beer industry, from 10 Barrel to Blue Moon and Lagunitas, attempt to cash in on the convenience and sense of community of urban outposts.

California’s Double Brown Hustle: A Homebrew for Governor Jerry Brown BYOB by

This big, dank Double Brown Ale recipe commemorates California Governor Jerry Brown, who has signed four homebrew bills into law.

Coming in 2017: Extreme Beer Fest® Los Angeles Beer Smack by

The rumors are true. Extreme Beer Fest cometh to Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Craft: The California Beer Documentary Shelf Talker by

From household names like Vinnie Cilurzo and Greg Koch, to emerging stars like Monkish Brewing’s Henry Nguyen, this doc features 80 of California’s movers and shakers speaking their mind on some hot-button issues.

Far From the Field: Downtown Breweries Embrace Urban Farmhouse Beer Feature by

Trading sprawling fields for rooftop gardens, urban farm breweries from Los Angeles to Chicago and New York bring a new kind of authenticity to farmhouse-style beers.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.

Pedals and Pints: Bike Trail Breweries Appeal to Cyclists Feature by

America’s brewing renaissance has developed alongside a renewed interest in cycling, with new breweries popping up along the nation’s bike trails to cater to two-wheeled clientele.