Interviewing Bruno Reinders, head brewer of Mort Subite from Belgium

As LA Beer Week rolls along, it’s prominence to craft beer culture grows as international beer icons start making appearances in L.A. To be specific, we are talking about Bruno Reinders, the man behind the Belgium Lambic brew, Mort Subite. We had a chance to sit down with Bruno, so we sent Drink Eat Travel host Jace Milstead over to talk shop about his brew, his life, and how he ranks beers in his book. Read More


Grape Stomping in wine country – Ponte Winery, Temecula

Set in the ideal, end of the summer weather and the lush landscape of Temecula’s wine country, this year’s Ponte Winery’s 9th Annual Grape Stomp at Ponte Family Estate hosted a series of festivities to kick off the 2011 harvest. From the grape stomping competition to the gourmet dinner, patrons enjoyed an evening of excitement and satisfied bellies. Read More


Samuel Adams announces winners of the first Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream Experienceship Award

Boston Beer Co.’s philanthropy program, Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream® Experienceship, has got it’s first winners. They announced on Sunday during Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO that San Francisco’s Jim Woods, of MateVeza, and the duo from NY’s Roc Brewing Co., Chris Spinelli and Jon Meryine, have been given the chance to check out the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery and soak-up all the info about brews and business that they can.
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California, Colorado win big at the Great American Beer Festival 2011

It was a history in the making for craft beer as the Great American Beer Festival celebrate its 30th anniversary. The awards were handed out this afternoon in Denver, CO with big wins from California and host state Colorado. The awards were given out by beer industry judges raking over 4,000 beers submitted for the competition. Read More


Scientists discover the genetic origin of lager yeast

Scientists have tracked the elusive lineage of lager yeast. Molecular geneticists have known what yeast was in lager beer, but they didn’t know where it came from. But a team of three scientists, on three continents, incidentally ran into the strand through their research in finding other new yeasts. So the hunt began. Read More


Mr. Bizarre Foods, Andrew Zimmern teams up with Cascal soda for unique flavors

There is Andrew Zimmern (pictured above) demonstrating the preparation of the geoduck clam to pair with not wine or beer, but soda. The host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods recently teamed up with Cascal, a soda company with unconventional flavors for a soda and food tasting. Read More


A tale of New Belgium Brewing with employee number three

Jamie Mastin became a brewer for New Belgium Brewing in 1992

Based in Ft. Collins, CO, New Belgium Brewing is the third biggest craft brewery in the United States. Recently they announced plans to expand distribution into Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Now with over 400 employees, distribution in 28 states and a state of art brewing facility, the brewery has gone a long way since it was founded by Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan in 1991. We sat down with employee number three, Jamie Mastin, and spoke to him about CEO Kim Jordan, Ranger IPA and drinking Chimay in 1983. Read More

Tequila: 5 things you didn’t know

There’s so much more to tequila than margaritas and downing too many shots. After visiting the tequila room at Mas Malo in Downtown Los Angeles, we learned about the misunderstood spirit — and are setting you straight too! Read More

How to let your palate identify the beers you like

Identifying beers isn’t always easy for the casual drinker but for someone to find a beer they’ll enjoy is simple. We enlisted the help of Matt Olesh of Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood to identify some common beer flavors. Read More

Drinking in nature made easy at Kern River Brewing Company

Kern River Brewing Company was started nearly five years ago by brewer Kyle Smith, husband and wife combo Olympic Silver Medalist Rebecca Giddens and Olympic athlete Eric Giddens. The brewpub sits at the base of the Sequoia National Forest in Kernville, CA serving locals and visitors alike with American style food and four standard beers (Class V Stout, Isabella Blond, Sequoia Red, and Just Outstanding IPA). We took a tour of the cozy brewpub with brewmaster Kyle Smith and learned about his seven barrel-system brewhouse. Read More