Orange County is for Lovers – Valentine’s Day, 2018

That time of the year again – to get that fancy haircut, break out the nice threads, and let Cupid do his job (or, for some, lament his absence from your life). From intimate dinners at Five Crowns, to a Galentine’s Day succulent workshop, to decadent chef curated eats, (and more) these are some of…

Most Memorable Beers of 2017

  …Never send to know for whom the beer pours; It pours for thee. As we sing our Auld Lang Syne, we remember our GREAT year – our year of triumph, our year of defeat, our year of greatness, fault, and grief – and our year of beer. The holidays always make me take stock of…

HARK! The Barrel Aged Ales Sing

 It’s that time of year again, when the rare, but cherished cold (well, “California Cold”) weather gives us cause to indulge in robust stouts. There’s nothing more comforting than snuggling up next to the Christmas tree, throwing on “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, and sipping on a hearty, chocolatey, deep beer. Enter ‘WHOOMP! THERE IT IS’…

Hoppy Holiday Happenings

Jingle Beers, Jingle Beers, Jingle All The Way! I know I say it every year — but it’s not my fault. Christmas comes every year — and I can’t help but soak up the season (literally and figuratively). And sometimes it gets confusing – for instance, want to know what one of the best way to get…

Autumnal Craft Beer & French Cheese Pairings

There’s nothing better than a cold, autumnal beer as the sun sets on a long week. Praying for a crisp whisper in the air that takes the night just an inch closer to winter, you find a dusky October (or one of its compatriots), ready to steady you for a blanketed night of deep, motherly…

The Creature From The Murk Lagoon Arises on Halloween!

Something wicked this way comes from murk the lagoon. A slimy devilry emerges from the depths just in time for Halloween. Noble Ale Works team of trusty brewers have conjured up a duo of spooky beers to haunt your tastebuds. Gosebusters – ABV 4.8% “I ain’t afraid of no Gose” – Bill Murray This salty gose…

Homebrewer Interview – Episode IV with Jeffrey Craig

  Introduction Name: Jeffrey Craig Day Job: Sales manager for Verizon Side Hustle: Let’s Have Some Beer Show When did you start home-brewing? September of 2016 Readers: meet Jeff Craig, an avid Star Wars fan-boy who loves craft beer, supports local breweries and dares to dream big when experimenting with homebrews. We sat down with Jeff at…

Close Encounters of The Hazy Kind

A few brave Haze-trounats venture out in space seeking the JUICE… Legends have foretold its coming… Why did the Egyptians build the pyramids? Why Was Stonehenge built? What ended the Mayan civilization? They say it’s out there… Is the JUICE out there!? Far and wide into the vast abyss of space they travel Dodging tumultous…

Here’s What’s Brewing Next – Fall 2017

It’s that time of year again – not Halloween but close. Summer’s end brings with it a slight chill in the air and the first leaves begin to fall – along with your electricity bill (remember when you didn’t have to run A/C?) As is tradition, you’ll slowly see pumpkin patches popping up (those’ll be…