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Hawaii craft beer culture with Maui Brewing Co.’s Garrett Marrero

See Taste Terminal host Jace Milstead interview Garret Marrero

It’s been about six months since Taste Terminal spoke to Maui Brewing Co.’s owner Garrett Marrero (pictured on the right) when we last caught up with him at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO. Maui Brewing Co. started in 2005 with 400 barrels of beer, now, seven years later, it’s officially the only Regional Craft Brewery in Hawaii brewing over 15,000 barrels of beer per year. “It’s amazing to see how much we have grown. The biggest thing attributing to our growth is being truly local, being who we say we are, being committed to making our beer in Hawaii, always,” Marrero says. Brewers Association, a group representing small brewers, recently released data stating that the small beer market is on the rise, representing 5.68% of the volume in the U.S. beer market, up from 4.97% in 2010. For Marrero, it’s the quality trumping the quantity, “I think fans of craft beer care about where the beer is from, what’s the story behind the beer and how are you different, what sets you apart from the rest.” Read More

Jace’s Drink This 2011 round up

Beer recommendations from Certified Cicerone & Taste Terminal host Jace Milstead

Here’s a round up of all the craft beer recommendations on “Jace’s Drink This” in 2011 by our beer educator, Certified Cicerone, and host Jace Milstead. Read More

Expand your beer palate at LAB Brewing Co.’s ‘Sunday is Funday: LAB Beer Tasting’

Presented by LAB Brewing Co., Taste Terminal and Jace Milstead

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Like beer? Then come to our event at LAB Brewing Co. in Agoura Hills, CA We’ve teamed up to bring the “Sunday is Funday: LAB Beer Tasting” event on December 18, 2011. Our two experts, brewmaster Roger “Dr. Hops” Bott and host and Certified Cicerone, Jace Milstead, have each picked out a flight of four beers. Pick their brains as they discuss the finer points of Dr. Hops’ own brews and Jace’s picks from all over the craft beer world. $20 gets you two flights (eight 5 oz. tasters), an extended discussion about each beer from our experts, tour of the brewing facilities, discounted food, 20% off growlers, and a perfect Sunday buzz. Beer noobs, get ready to be educated. Beer nerds, see if you know as much as you think you do. Read More

Jace's Drink This

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! There’s much mistltoeing and hearts glowing, and of course, kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “be of good cheer.” But more than that, it’s time for holiday beers! In an effort to make sure you have as few sober moments with your family and friends, I figured it would be swell of me to review a holiday beer. What makes a holiday beer? It means whatever the brewer damn well pleases (so long as it’s released during the holiday season). That brings me to this week’s beer, Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale. 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

Food + Travel

Where is Marina del Rey?

A day in the Rey + video of chef Daniel Roberts catching and cooking us some fish

Be honest, how many of you know what’s up with Marina Del Rey? Boasting the largest constructed small yacht harbor in the world, isn’t it weird that it doesn’t stand out more to you? We spent half a day in the Rey to check out what exactly was going on over there.

What do you do in MDR?

Here’s a short list.

Or you could do what we did, venture onto a chartered sportfishing boat and catch your dinner. Read More

Drink

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

Drink + Food

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

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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