“Leveling Up” to Bottle Logic’s Week of Logic

If you’re a beer lover in Southern California, (or really, anywhere), you’ve probably experienced the delicious beer genius that is Bottle Logic Brewing in Anaheim, CA. Hoppy and Malty have sung Bottle Logic’s praises many times before because they are one of the singular craft breweries in Orange County turning out endlessly creative and well-constructed…

Green Cheek Beer Co. Orange, CA

In the shifting world of craft beer, sometimes things get shook up and reshuffled for the better. That’s the case with Green Cheek Brewing in Orange, CA. Green Cheek was created by Evan Price, the founder of Noble, and Noble’s former CFO, Brian Rauso. And the location of Green Cheek? It’s inhabiting the space vacated…

Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie Agoura Hills

Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie is technically in LA county, but if you journey just a mile or two west past it, you’ll cross over the Ventura County line. This gem of a brewery was our favorite place to visit when we lived in Ventura County. Although the number of breweries opening up in the area…

Ballast Point Long Beach

In southern California, there are two types of beer drinkers: those who drink Ballas Point beers, and those who make it a point not to. For those who don’t know, Ballast Point is often criticized for “selling out” to Constellation Brands Inc. for a billion dollars in 2015. Yes, that’s billion, with a “b.” Epitomizing…

Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA

Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA If there’s a brewery that perfectly embodies the Pacific Northwest, it’s gotta be Propolis Brewery located in Port Townsend, WA. Oozing character and intelligence? Check. Filled with bearded, flannel-clad hipsters that look like they could actually hold day jobs as lumberjacks? Check. No place like it in the world, and…

OC Brew Hee Haw Beer Festival

OC Brew Hee Haw Beer Festival The OC Brew Hee Haw is a popular summer beer festival that corresponds with the opening weekend of the OC Fair. I attended the third OC Brew Hee Haw on July 16th, a Sunday, which was their third session of the weekend. The first two sessions were held on…

The Cult of Cloudy Beers

THE CULT OF CLOUDY: Hoppy’s Favorite New Trend in the IPA World I don’t call myself “Hoppy” for no reason—Malty can attest to the fact that whenever we’re beer-tasting together, I’m usually seeking out whatever is double, or even triple hopped, because I can’t get enough of that citrusy, dank, sprucey, grassy, juicy, punchy magic…

Beer and Chocolate: the Best Things in the World!

Last week was our first time checking out the new beer pairing series that The Bruery (located in Orange, CA) is hosting this summer. The series occurs a few times a month, usually on a week day (to break up the week day blues!) and has great pairings being offered like Beer + Cheese, Beer…

December 2016 Brew Ho Ho @ The Phoenix Club

I don’t think I have to tell you how psyched we were to attend a holiday beer festival with unlimited samplers from some of the best breweries in Southern California. We were like kids in a tipsy candy store, and the only problem was how to double-fist multiple tasting glasses at once! The Anaheim Brew-Ho-Ho…

Stone Brewing Pour It Black Dark Beer Festival 2016

As a dark beer drinker, when I first heard about Stone Brewing’s dark beer festival, it sounded almost too good to be true. Hundreds of stours, porters, imperial stouts, black ales and black IPAs to choose from, and held at Stone’s gorgeous, garden-like Escondido location? How could I not go? Tickets to this event were…