Patrick Homa can talk at great length about nearly every specialty item in the shop, from small-production wine, to craft mustards, to hot pepper vinegar, to Seersucker dark chocolate salted ganache. But mostly, he can talk beer and cider and knows the history of every brewery he stocks in the line of coolers that stretches the length of the room.
From to-go booze to partnering with nearby restaurants to becoming mini-marts and Christmas tree lots, Bixby Knolls’ beer-centric establishments found creative ways to sustain themselves while their original business models were not available to them.
Third Street at Pine Avenue was crowded with beer lovers who came out for the first annual event, which included dancing, music and lots of beer.
The Post’s resident beer guru Sarah Bennett sat down with Dennis Trilles of Craft Beer Long Beach and Hi-Lo editor Steve Lowery to talk about the city’s world-class breweries.
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In just three years, Latinx-focused homebrew club SoCal Cerveceros, has grown to include more than 130-plus brewers.
Owner Jason Van Fleet knows that Dutch’s spot on a list of the country’s fastest-growing breweries is more than a little misleading.
Brouwerij West’s specialty release cans are works of art in the truest sense of the term.
The award-winning San Diego-based brewery, Ballast Point, known fondly for its Sculpin IPA, of which several experimental variations have become notable hits, including the popular Grapefruit Sculpin and other innovative dives into fruity flavors, is opening a brewpub in Long Beach.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing brought home the silver medal for its imperial chocolate coffee porter Mocha Machine at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.