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Best stories of 2011

10 of our most viewed and notable stories

Based on your views, Facebook likes and whatnot, here is our best stories of 2011 with commentary from the pens and cameras. Read More

Best photos of 2011

We took a lot of pictures this year, most of them will never see the light of day. But we’ve gathered up the best photos we took in 2011 for you right here. Read More

2011 video round up

If you don’t like to read our stories, at least watch them. Here is a round up of all the videos from 2011. Read More

2011 brewery round up

For all you beer lovers, we’ve compiled a list of all the breweries that we’ve visited this year with the interviews from brewers you wish you met. Read More

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Los Angeles happy hour round up: Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills

Taste Terminal's Happy Hour Round Up

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Got the Monday blues? Been a long week? Been a long day? Heck, been a long hour? We all need happy hour sometimes (if not all the time), so here is Taste Terminal’s Happy Hour Round Up from Hollywood to Santa Monica! Read More

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Bootlegger’s Brewery: of business and beer

Plus a video interview with host Jace Milstead

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Aaron Barkenhagen, founder of Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA is one of those rare cases where school and real-life actually correlated. We sent Jace Milstead, ever excited over Mint Chocolate Porter, to Bootlegger’s to talk beer, books, business, and the point where they all meet. Read More

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Enegren Brewing Company: the definition of American nanobrewery

Inside look at three under 30 year-olds' path to commercial brewing

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These boys do more than just throw their hands up in the air. Enegren Brewing Company based in Moorpark, CA is a nanobrewery created by three guys, all under the age of 30: brothers Chris Enegren, Matthew Enegren (pictured on the left) and friend Joe Nascenzi (pictured on the right). In fact, they are so small that they were able to brew a batch of beer with hops they grew in a communal garden in Santa Monica. We got together with little brother Matthew Enegren during brew day to discuss how they got started, high tech brewing and their day jobs. Read More

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Noble Ale Works: a nobler experiment now brewing in Anaheim

A look at building the brewery from scratch with co-founder Jerry Kolbly

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Starting out by contracting the Dale Bros. facility in Upland, CA and brewing every two weeks, Noble Ale Works finally has their own facility. And in a way, while it might not be their intent, the microbrewery’s strict focus on quality is giving a twist on the idea of the Noble Experiment. We sent our host Jace Milstead down to their brewery in Anaheim, CA to discuss all that is beer with co-founder Jerry Kolbly. Read More

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LAB Brewing Company: inside look at Agoura Hills’ newest gastropub

Plus a video interview with brewmaster Roger Bott and a lesson on the importance of yeast

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Just a mile east of Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA sits the newly opened LAB Brewing Company, lead by brewmaster Roger Bott and Executive Chef Moez Megji. Our host Jace Milstead sat down with Roger to chat about his brewing days abroad, the role of yeast and transitioning from home to commercial brewing. Read More

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Sam Adams’ founder Jim Koch announces 2011’s ‘Infinium’ with Weihenstephan

A collaboration with the oldest brewery in the world

2011’s Infinium is almost here. Claiming to be the first completely new beer style created in more than 100 years that adheres to the German Purity Law, Reinhetsgebot, which requires beers to be brewed with only malt, hops, water and yeast, Infinium is a prized Boston Beer Co. (Sam Adams) brew that’s just around the corner. Read More

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Proprietors LLC debuts ‘Chapter and Verse,’ a test bar in their office

A look into cocktail & hospitality experts David Kaplan and Alex Day + video with Alex

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Just to be clear, this isn’t going to be the next L.A. hotspot to have a drink at. It’s a bar that Proprietors LLC partners David Kaplan and Alex Day (pictured above) opened in their office. Why would anyone want to open an awesomesauce factory like this? First you have to know the men behind the bar. Read More

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Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world

Our host tastes five beers with Marcus Englet, world export director

Approaching a thousand years of documented history, Germany’s Weihenstephan has had the time to figure out this whole beer thing that we all love. Our host, Jace Milstead sat down with Marcus Englet, the world export director for the brewery for a tasting and brain picking session with the representative of the oldest brewery in the world. Read More

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New Belgium Brewing tour + interview with CEO Kim Jordan

Inside look at Kim Jordan's beer factory

Twenty years ago, New Belgium Brewing was a two person operation in Fort Collins, Colorado brewing the first Belgium beers in the U.S. Now they employ 410 workers and produce 700,000 barrels a year. Our host Jace Milstead sat down with New Belgium’s CEO, Kim Jordan, to discuss beginnings, collaborations, and a company that just might be receiving an application from yours truly. Read More

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Take a ‘Ghost Tour’ at the Buffalo Trace distillery

Decide for yourself if the Ghost Hunters were right

SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters® investigated Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY and had a “touching” experience. Starting November 17 at 7 PM, Buffalo Trace will be featuring a complimentary Ghost Tour where guests can retrace the same steps that the Ghost Hunters team took. Read More

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Samuel Adams: an interview with Jim Koch, founder of Boston Beer Company

So big it's hard to think of them as a craft brewery

Jim Koch comes from a long line of brewers dating back to 1800’s. Somewhere down the line the family craft was left behind, until Jim realized that beer drinkers were looking for an experience that water-downed pilsners couldn’t provide. Read More

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Take a custom brewery tour with ‘Brew Hop’

Travel like Diddy but instead of poppin' Champagne, you're pouring craft beer

Drinking and driving is only fun when the guy doing the driving hasn’t been drinking. Imagine rolling down the streets of San Diego in a stretch Escalade with a jacuzzi filled with petals of hops. Brew Hop, a company based in San Diego does just that, well not the jacuzzi part, yet. Brew Hop is a service available in San Diego and Seattle. Not only providing the fancy transportation from stretch limos to Hummers, they also offer craft beer education, facility tours, and beer tastings. Read More

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Reviving an American tradition: a chat with master distiller Chuck Miller

A drink that goes back as far as the founding of America

We had the opportunity to sit down with Chuck Miller, Stillhouse’s 3rd generation master distiller, to explore their corn whiskey. In the process, we discovered the roots of America’s alcohol, the life of Chuck and the drink he’s created. Read More

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L.A. Beer Float Showdown 3: Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy and Eagle Rock Brewery take home the win

The 3rd Annual Beer Float Showdown, presented by FoodGPS.com, where five chefs are paired with five California breweries to create an original beer float wrapped up today. The judges were prominent beer and ice cream aficionados; the attendees. The competition included chef Ilan Hall of The Gorbals and “Top Chef” with Tustin Brewery and Smog City Brewing Co. brewer/owner Jonathan Porter, chef CJ Jacobson of The Yard and “Top Chef” with Firestone Walker rep Jace Milstead, chef Laurent Quenioux of Vertical Wine Bistro and LQ@SK with Beachwood BBQ and Brewing brewmaster Julian Shrago, chefs Andre Guerrero, Jan Purdy of The Oinkster and Maximiliano with Eagle Rock Brewery brewmaster Jeremy Raub and chef Thi Tran and Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen with Ladyface Ale Companie brewmaster Dave Griffiths and owner Cyrena Nouzille. Read More