Map to the Stars

You can’t really see the stars here in L.A.. You have to drive out to a Dark Sky community for that. But if you have the new DIPA from Trademark Brewing, you can be guided even through the haze in the pint glass…

Star Guide has your Idaho Gem, your Strata, and of course, Galaxy hops.

Why is Curiosity Bad?

If there was enough content, this blog could be devoted to the Red IPA, one of my favorite styles, and in time for scary season, Trademark Brewing has one for us.

I like the touch of having a cat on the label for a beer that has curiosity in the name. Head down to Long Beach or wherever you buy Trademark beers for this Halloween treat.


Long Beach’s Trademark Brewing has a new Hazy Double IPA on its mind.

Brain Flowers is a “Dangerously smooth/easy drinking with a round, pillow-like mouthfeel plus slightly sweet & fruity flavors.”

Wanna know about the Hops used?
Styrian Dragon: Slovenian, known for its juicy tropical and berry aromas
Southern Passion & African Queen: South African, known for intense tropical and melon flavors/aromas

TM Beans

The alcohol and coffee worlds are forever mixing. As I am typing this, I am drinking wine barrel-aged coffee. Modern Times has a whole product line. Now Trademark Brewing in Long Beach has beans. Four roasts are currently on offer.

10 HOUR – “Inspired by the beans in our gloriously-decadent 10 Hour Coffee-Chocolate Stout, this signature blend features notes of dark chocolate, cashew and blackberry.⁠”

ETHIOPIA MARU – “Single Origin featuring blueberry, grape and jasmine notes.⁠”

COLOMBIA TIMANÁ – “Single Origin with suggestions of honey, almond and grapefruit.⁠”

GUATEMALA CUBULCO – “Single Origin with flavors of milk chocolate, hazelnut and mandarin.”

Trademark Crowlers

Took a Saturday trip to buy some Long Beach beers from Trademark Brewing and here is what I got….

Origins has that signature haze to it though it is a bit milky orange.  Very grassy, woodsy character.  Soft but not very hazy soft. Almost has a white wine nose to it. Getting some pear notes. A weird bit of cattiness too. 

Next up is Hat Trick, a Belgian Tripel, a big over 9% beer. I like this beer but it does seem to be a Belgian that is holding back the full effect. It is missing a little spice. The phenols are quite muted. The alcohol sneaks up on you. The cheeks start getting warm. I just wish it had a little extra zip to it. Maybe an herb or some spice to add an extra dimension.