…not a fan. But maybe if I had a chocolate stout like this….

…I would enjoy it more. Sage has a few L.A. locations so check them out for this beer as well as others of their canned offerings


Glendale’s Brewyard Beer Co. has been putting out some interesting lagers of late with Asian ingredients, add to that list a black lager with Matcha.

I do not know how that potent green tea flavor will pair with a dark malt profile but I am down to try a pint. Plus the brooding label is cool.


Party Beer Co. is taking inspiration from Korea and jasmine green tea from LA Mill, for their Seoul Searching IPA.  I have always liked tea and IPA so if the right hop soul mate has been found for jasmine then this could be real good.


Norwalk Brew House has a new Mexican-Style lager with a golden twist, Agua De Oro.

Here is the write-up from the brewery, “This beer is an homage to Latinas in professional sports and women in the commercial brewing industry. 

In honor of Latino Heritage Month, we partnered with 4x Olympian Brenda Villa whose Hall of Fame career and 4 Olympic medals has earned her the distinction of being the most decorated athlete in the world for women’s water polo.  As a first generation Mexican-American, Brenda’s story exemplifies what it means to live the American dream. Agua De Oro amplifies Villa’s achievements while doing good in the process. 

If honoring an Olympian wasn’t enough, the beer also “serves as a fundraiser benefiting The Brenda Villa Foundation, the nonprofit organization that supports youth aquatic programs in underserved communities.”


Firestone Walker has variant-ed Parabola, their barrel-aged stout in fancy boxes and 12oz bottles but now they have gone in another direction by toning it down and creating a possible new line of inquiry with Parabolita.

The first offering being a salted caramel stout in a silver 16oz can.  Parabola is blended with Velvet Merkin and then infused with Madagascar vanilla beans, cocoa nibs and sea salt.

This takes FW into a direction away from their cocktail beer creations and has a slew of possible concoctions that could be made.