The Labor Day holiday weekend is here, and for most of the country that signals the end of summer. Thankfully Los Angeles gets another few weeks of warm and sunny days that are perfect for enjoying a fine craft beer. We’ve gathered up our favorite posts from the last month so you can read any you might have missed over the long weekend, with a beer at-hand of course!
Tips For Enjoying A Beer Festival (link)
LA Beer Week is just around the corner, and our post on preparing for a festival will help you make the most of the many events going down in LA September 20th through the closing festival on the 30th! Pro Tip #1: Eggs.
Have You Been the Victim of Beer Snobbery? (link)
There is a good conversation going in the comments on this post about snobbery in the craft beer scene. Have you experienced any? Do you have any advice to help people new to craft beer climb the learning curve without being discouraged?
The Slippery Slope of Rare Beer and a Collector’s Mentality (link)
Our first editorial is about the pitfalls of collecting beer instead of drinking and enjoying it. Where do you fall on this issue?
Brew at the Los Angeles Zoo (link)
Blue Palms Brewhouse Throws the Best Party of 2012 (link)
The Blue Palms party was one of the best combos of awesome beers and even more awesome people all year. Brian did an amazing job putting this together, and looking back over the post we are even more excited for the Union Station festival on September 30th!
Introducing Monkish Brewing Co (link)
Our visit to Monkish Brewing in Torrance was a great introduction to the beers and the hard-working people behind them. The post has tasting notes on seven out of nine of Monkish’s beers, as well as the history of the operation.
FACE-OFF: Stone Brewing Co. Double IPAs (link)
The second in our series of FACE-OFF posts pits all four of the Double IPAs released by Stone Brewing in 2012 against each other, and the results might surprise you!
New Zealand Beers: Wellington in a Pint and More (link)
Revisiting one of the first events we posted about on the site, our second evening of tasting New Zealand craft beers included the limited edition Wellington in a Pint boxed set and an amazing beer with a very interesting ingredient that instantly became a new favorite.
September: Autumn, Football, and BEER
September is going to be big. Lots of big events, capped-off by LA Beer Week, some new features that we are working on for the site, and of course the arrival of many fall-seasonal beers.
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