Before Texting…

….there was paging (and as of earlier this month Blackberries). To honor that point in time, and hops, Brewyard Beer in Glendale has…

Your Hops Keep Paging Me – “A true Westcoast IPA filled with Amarillo, Simcoe and Cascade Hops.”


DuClaw Brewing is using their latest hazy IPA, Hopportunity Awaits, to shine a light on ten craft beer industry professionals to show that it takes all kinds of people to get beer into your glass. Along with Craft X Edu, cans of the IPA will feature these eclectic folks…

Kenny Gould, founder of Hop Culture Magazine

Barb Baker, Siren of Stout 

Leanne O’Neill, Sip & Saunter beer blogger 

Hannah Ferguson, professional brewer and owner of DOPE Cider House and Winery.

Aadam Soorma, award-winning beer writer

Em Sauter, cartoonist and founder of Pints and Panels

Stephanie Grant, savvy storyteller focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Ryan Cervantes, a packaging manager

Emily Wang, founder of Fermly craft beer lab in Denver, CO.

Rachel Breite, professional brewer

French Belle

La Belle Étoile which translates to “The Beautiful Star” is the next Boomtown Artist Series Hazy DIPA.

Per the brewery, “This lovely brew is 8.4% brewed with Galaxy, Motueka, Citra, giving way to flavors of Nectarine, Tangerine, Peach & Melon, with a creamy full bodied mouth feel that gives us an intriguing vanilla vibe.”

This bright night sky blue label was designed by Caroline Gaoua-Hawkins, a French Industrial and Graphic designer.


Smog City Brewing has a new Community Impact Beer on the way.

#3 is in collaboration with The Bay Foundation and is “a West Coast IPA featuring Zappa® & Medusa hops, which are the only hop variety that are native to the Southwest US.”

The Bay Foundation works to “restore native plant species and kelp forests, which fights climate change and keeps our coast balanced & full of life.”

Coming on October 8th.

Stone Society

Or should I say Stone and Societe.

I am kind of surprised that the old school and new school San Diego breweries hadn’t collaborated before. But since they are, I am glad they are going the West Coast IPA route.

Where is the Magic?

Common Space Brewery polled their social media fans as to what hops they wanted paired together.

Well the masses spoke and “the option with the most votes .. Cashmere and Triumph.”

The resulting West Coast IPA, Hidden Magic has notes of
Tangerine, Lemon Blossom and Fruit-Cup.