Sabroso Taco-over at Doheny State Beach!

Featured Festival | Photography & Story | Greg Aleshire  Back for its second year at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, and Music Festival was sold out again and packed with a great crowd out to enjoy the sun on the beach. And the Craft Beer! And the Tacos! And the live music!…

San Clemente Beer Releases To Kick Off Your Summer

Now that summer is upon us, the heat is starting to rise – and the best thing to do is have a beer in hand. Whether you’re poolside or with friends at a barbecue, summer brings a plethora of local beers to please. Here’s a dual can release that will help you beat the heat….

Donas in Downey Serves Up Donuts with Latinx Flair

From the founders of the always-satisfying beverage spot, Horchateria, comes a one-of-a-kind donut shop that speaks to my inner 90’s kid. Walking into Donas transported me a more simple time – a time when endlessly listening to Spice Girls while indulging on a whole box of Fruity Pebbles was the norm. A time, long missed,…

Brewer Interview: Bryan & Chintya Doty of Sour Cellars

Sour Cellars Interview Featured in Beer Zen Issue #20   In the current state of beer trends (i.e. hazy IPA’s reigning king), a few beloved beer styles are neglected – forgotten in the mist. Thankfully, some brewers choose to tread on their own path and reject the status quo of the fleeting cravings of the…

Cinco De Mayo Is Over But Artifexican Lager Is Forever

At family fiestas I’m sure many of you’ve found yourself sipping on some Corona with lime (or maybe some Modelos). Perhaps being nostalgic got you in the mood for something crisp. clean, and sessionable. We can thank the hardworking Austrian and German immigrants who, in the 19th century, began brewing beer from their homeland in…

CBC World Beer Cup Competition: OC Beer Entries!

As our local beloved brewers make their way to Nashville for CBC World Beer Cup, this week stirs up a bit of excitement — and in that excitement: hope, stress and suspense – brewers waiting with bated breath for the judgment handed down. We live in a great country where beer is appreciated – and…

OC Beer Week Top Picks!

As Tupac says, “Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice” – well not exactly but I’d like to imagine if Tupac were kicking back of a few of these decadent porters he would approve. Meet Jerrod’s Larsen’s latest porter brewed with 500 pounds of fresh blackberry puree. Larsen has been hard at…

Jump on The Burlington Bandwagon to Hazeville 

In a world full a hazy IPAs, there is one plain evident truth – not all hazy IPA’s are created equal. Often times you hear that one instance of this newly adopted style (no, seriously – the Brewers Association now officially recognizes it as a separate style) tastes the same as the next. There are…