Echo Flex

A common complaint when going to concerts or sporting events is primarily the price of beer but also finding a good and local craft beer.  Baseball and soccer tend to be better than basketball and hockey but concerts and theatre seemed to lag a bit unless you were BYOBing at the Hollywood Bowl.

But if you are a fan of the musical booking at the famed Echoplex, well your choice of beer just got better with….

Party Beer Co. has very appropriately added to the party.

In the Tap Lines for September 2023

California has been in weird times lately. Hollywood strikes, a tropical storm for the first time in 84 years and robotaxis wild in San Francisco. Let’s get back on sturdier ground in beer…

~ e-visits to (3) breweries from the new trendy beer city, Pittsburgh

~ special featured reviews of Oktoberfest beers

~Heads-Up on Los Angeles Beer Events

~ Three suggested beers to buy this month. One light, one medium and one dark

~ A Book & A Beer reads Circe by Madeline Miller

~ A Podcast & A Beer listens to Family Trips with the Meyers Brothers

~ Sports & A Beer returns with too many hot takes

~ New Beer Releases and Best Beers of the Month

~ I will tap the Firkin and give my no holds barred opinion on the craft beer world.


Brewyard in Glendale is coming out with a new ride, the Jeepney 3000.

“Huge hop flavor bursting with danky notes of a distinctive west coast mixture of citrus, pine and hints of floral mint. The malt character is understated with a dry finish to let the layered hop flavors and aromas take center stage. Dry Hopped with Cascade, Northern Brewer & Cashmere hops.”

Barrel Day – Oaks & Owls

Even in the dog days of summer, I like to see barrel-aged beers released and Chapman Crafted, who recently hit their 7 year mark has a new one out…

“Oaks & Owls is our Barrel-Aged Barleywine aged in Blinking Owl Distillery (from nearby Santa Ana) rye barrels for 18 months. The American oak barrels give this brew a subtle spice with a hint of vanilla.This beer is malty and has notes of sweet bread, toffee, and dried fruit.”

Fight On

USC can Big10 tailgate properly with the new , Stone Fight On! Pale Ale. Stone Brewing will be the official USC Athletics beer will be available for purchase the week of August 14, 2023.

The Pale Ale with “a balanced blend of tropical and citrusy hop flavors” will “be distributed throughout Southern California at stores, bars, and restaurants and onsite at the Los Angeles Colosseum and the Galen Center, home of the USC Trojans.”

Maybe I can get Linfield University to have an official beer made by Heater-Allen.

My Dad Loves This Bar

Kudos to both leaning into a perceived negative and bringing back a blast from the past.

El Segundo Brewing has created a new pale ale as a house beer (which used to be a thing back in the olden days of excess capacity) for two bars. One is the Library Alehouse and the other being the The Richmond.

The name….

Yup, craft beer dads have a bad reputation from ticking too much on Untappd to being so not cool that the kids are moving away to other beverages to distance themselves.