Category Archives: Beer

Cheers to Boston: L.A. Drinks for a Good Cause This Saturday

Boston charity cocktail Rivera's Barbacoa courtesy of Rivera

After the Boston Marathon bombings, you probably wanted to do something, anything to help the victims. Fortunately, this Saturday, you can, simply by doing what you do, enjoying some tasty drinks and food from your favorite local bars and restaurants. Publicist Bradley Tuck, motivated by his need to help those impacted by the attack, got…

Where To Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day: Craft Cocktails & Beer

Short-Order St. Patrick's Day cocktails (Photo by RyanTanaka2013)

If you’re like me and detest green-tinged beer or frat drinks named after a terrorist act (yeah, I’m old), then perhaps you’ll appreciate this roundup of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for some quality boozing. I’m talking craft cocktails, craft beer and beer floats. Just because it’s an alcoholiday doesn’t mean you gotta drink…

Inside New Private Club Chloe’s at Pub at Golden Road Brewing

The Parlour by Caroline on Crack

Hate to break it to you but if you’re not in the beer biz then you probably won’t be able to party it up at Chloe’s, the new private beer club in the Pub at Golden Road Brewing. It’s more an event space than a working bar or speakeasy but only those in the beer…

Sneak Peek: The Blind Donkey’s Drink Menu Debuts Tonight

The Blind Donkey by Caroline on Crack

Beer guy Ryan Sweeney’s new bar, The Blind Donkey, opens tonight in Pasadena. But it’s not focused on craft beer. Gasp! Actually it’s all about the whiskey. 68 bottles chosen by partner John Bower who’s a whiskey guy and the one who envisioned this contribution to Old Town’s drinking scene. John felt that Pas could use…

Vote Once, Drink Plenty: Election Day Drink Specials in LA

Election Gold Drink Stirrers on Etsy

This Tuesday there are several bars in L.A. offering Election Day drink specials, especially when you come in sporting your shiny new “I Voted” sticker. Plus many will be showing the election returns on their large flat screens. What better way to spend this evening which will no doubt be a nail biter? There’s something…

LA Weekend Events November 1 to 5: Beer Yoga, Beer Shaving Party, 2-Brewery Beer Dinner

Happy Movember! by Caroline on Crack

Hope you’re recovering nicely from last night’s Halloween shenanigans. Day of the Dead indeed. In any case, found lots of weird LA weekend events for this roundup. Thursday, November 1 Mo-Chica Launches 30/30 Happy Half-Hour for November Yeah, this is kinda of weird. Not really a full hour of happy but for 30 minutes from…

Everything I Drank This Week: From a Secret Bourbon Milk Punch to Mint Chocolate Stout

Simon Ford doing up Mum's Apple Pie by Caroline on Crack

Truth be told, I feel like crap when I don’t blog. But this week has been a busy one of boozy events like Neat’s one-year anniversary, following Simon Ford around at his guest bartending stints and covering Stone Brewing’s store opening in Pasadena. Suffice it to say that many drinks were consumed and zero blog…

LA Weekend Events October 4 to 7: Vodka Dinner, Sausage Fest

Happy National Vodka Day by Caroline on Crack

OK, I’m just going to take the liberty of changing the “first annual” events to “inaugural.” Anyhoo, can you believe it’s already October? OCTOBER! Well, here are some LA weekend events to get your month started. Thursday, October 4 Chef Bruce Kalman’s New Menu Debuts at The Churchill Things keep looking up and up at…

My New Drink Here LA Bar App Launches Tonight

Drink Here LA Bar app features 10 Pound by Caroline on Crack

My new stand-alone iPhone app, Drink Here: LA’s Best Craft Beer and Cocktail Bars, launches tonight at 12:01 a.m.! It’s now separate from the original Know What guide, which had you paying $2.99 on top of the $1.99 for my app. Now you can get me on your iPhone for just the $1.99! So what’s…

4th Annual LA Beer Float Showdown: Winners and Contestants

Eagle Rock Brewery & Oinkster's Beer-amisu

The sun was downright oppressive shining down on the western side of the Pub at Golden Road Brewing in Glendale where Food GPS’s 4th Annual LA Beer Float Showdown took place. So would-be beer float judges took their beer floats into the pub for further examination and to escape that dang blasted sun. Of course…