Back in Print

Beer Paper LA has made a triumphant print return and I have a beer book review tucked inside…

Read up without adding more glare to your eyes! Lots of other good reads so grab a copy!

Beer Paper LA and David Walker

I admit it. I am an unabashed fan boy of Firestone Walker. I have the latest Luponic Distortion in my ‘fridge right now. So yeah, I will be tuning in to hear David Walker chat. As substitutes for an anniversary party goes, this is a good one.

DuClaw and Who Else?

I wrote a piece for the January edition of Beer Paper LA about a distribution company called Guest Brewer that brings in beers from breweries for short bursts of product and time and it got me to thinking about what other breweries that I think this would work well for and also selfishly, the ones that I want to try.

So far parts of California have seen Surly from Minnesota, Ska from Colorado, Goodlife from Oregon, and DuClaw from Maryland. Captain Lawrence from New York, and Evil Genius from Pennsylvania will also make brief apperances. I haven’t seen any of these yet but they all would be welcome in my ‘fridge.

I would love to see a few Oregon breweries head our way like Upright and their Saisons and wild beers. Cloudburst from Seattle is on my list. Bierstadt Lagerhaus from Colorado and more Fonta Flora from the East Coast would be lovely too.

Either way, operations like Guest Brewer are filling a need that was really only available to traders up until now.

Near Beer Paper LA

When next you are at a brewery taproom or bottle shop picking up a local beer, make sure to look for the latest Beer Paper LA….

…why? Because page 4 has a piece of mine about the soon-to-come rise of the Non-Alcoholic beer style. Check it out!

Year of Podcasts – Beer Paper LA

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Full Disclosure – I write (on occasion) for the print edition of Beer Paper LA and I might even be heard in a future podcast.  That being said, this is a perfect pairing with the paper and with an LA beer.  Now there is only a podcast, singular, but in talking with Kip Barnes about it, they are trying to make this podcast different from the rest and highly local.  And to make it easy to listen to time-wise.

Check out the first episode and get your bonus Beer Paper LA content.