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    October 9, 2014
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    September 4, 2014
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    August 1, 2014

    5 Rules for Your First Bottle Share

    Bottle shares are the best part about the craft beer world. Brewers bust their buns for terrible pay all so we can crack a couple of bottles open with pals and spend a night tasting the brewer's hard work in the comfort of our own homes. These fancy BYOB gatherings are what turn this hobby into a li ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Long Beach Lunch: Belmont Brewing Company

    The list of reasons why Belmont Brewing Company is the ultimate summertime lunch spot is a long one, but it starts with the incomparable waterfront view and ends with the award-winning house-made beer. In between is a thoughtful menu of beyond-brewpub eats, friendly local servers who have been aroun ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    September 27, 2013

    Alcatraz Brewing Company Closes in Orange: What's Going to Replace It?

    The last time we had worthy intel, we couldn't get verification. Two months later, Slater's 50/50 announced plans to open in Lake Forest. We were ticked. So even if nobody will confirm nor deny this piece of gossip, we're gonna run with it until the 'Coming Soon' signage is put up. The latest blip ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    OC Wine Mart Expanding To Yorba Linda

    Julie Lim classed up an unassuming strip mall by SNA a few years ago, converting a liquor store into a wine mart and tasting bar. Equipped with dispensers that run on re-loadable cards, patrons can sample pours from a variety of bottles. But it wasn't only the wine that brought people in. Julie sell ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Parson Red Heads

    Detroit Bar

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    February 5, 2013

    First Flight: A Visit To Valiant Brewing Company

    Before Valiant Brewing Company officially opens for business Saturday, we hopped in for a drink (or four). Our guide: Jack Thomas, Assistant Brewing Technician. He gave us the lowdown on our four samplers featured above. This way, you'll be plenty informed about what to order come the weekend. Per J ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Valiant Brewing Company in Orange Announces Grand Opening Date: Feb. 9

    Orange you glad it's the new year? We've got so much to report as of late, we barely have the time to sit down and post it. With new concepts featuring local craft brews launching every month, our excitement is over somewhere even more dear to us-- a brewery.Founders and spouses Brian and Kelly Schr ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Top 5 OC Events For LA Beer Week, Which Starts Tomorrow!

    On the first day of LA Beer Week, my true love gave to me: a schedule full of ways to drink beer for the next 10 days!  (Yeah, we're not exactly songwriters here.)   LA Beer Week is among us and it's packed with events throughout Southern California--beer crawls, a beer float showdown ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012
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    June 18, 2012

    This Saturday: OC Brew Ha Ha To Preview 20 Craft Beers at Taste of Doheny

    OC Brew Ha Ha is one of the greatest craft beer events in Southern California. With more than 70 breweries and 175 beers, it's like Disneyland for brewers, beer enthusiasts and everyone who likes to drink.   Unfortunately, it's not until September. (Sob!) But to quell our thirst for t ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    California Wine Festival

    Dana Point Yacht Club

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    March 30, 2012

    Brazilian Beer Company Creates Beer-Flavored Easter Eggs

    ​I'm not a beer drinker, but I am a chocolate Easter Egg eater and Catholic. So there's no better way to celebrate the coming of Christ that to eat beer-flavored Easter eggs!Skol, a Brazilian beer company owned by Anheuser-Busch, announced last week that they had just released the product, but tha ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Delirium Noel: Our Drink of the Week!

    Taylor Hamby/OC Weekly​Ah, Christmas. It's the time of year when every business known to man vies for your Jesus money. They pull out their big guns of gimmicks and faux frenzies.Thanksgiving dinner is now a meal you have to wolf down quickly so you can get a good spot in line before Target opens. ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Wine Company Trying to Trademark Term 'Taco Truck'

    ​Today is something called National Taco Day, which is a total bullshit holiday made up in 2000 by Chuy's in Austin. It started as a marketing ploy, and Chuy's actually filed a trademark application for it, but it let its rights to the term slip, meaning hundreds of lazy bloggers and reporters can ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    September 1, 2011

    Why Local Craft Brewing Is Important: The Atrocity that is Budweiser Select 55

    ​Left to his or her own devices, your local craft brewer will come up with things like amber beer brewed with sweet potatoes, rye IPA that's meant to complement a pastrami sandwich, or a revival of the California Common beer.Left to their own devices, Anheuser-Busch came up with... whatever that i ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Anaheim Brewery Opens

    Dave Lieberman​Orange County's latest craft brewery, Anaheim Brewery, has had their soft opening at the Anaheim Packing House, the retail center being developed by the company behind the Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa. The brewery continues the 130-year-old tradition of brewing in OC's original Ge ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    The Bruery Collaborates with Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione on Japanese-Inspired Beer

    From left: Bruery head brewer Tyler King, Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione and Bruery CEO Patrick RueThe Bruery Facebook page​Some big news from The Bruery. Founder Patrick Rue, who we recently profiled in a Weekly cover story, is teaming up with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery on a specialty br ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Former Karl Strauss Culinary Director To Open Restaurant in Huntington Beach

    Red Table​ Chef Louie Jocson grew up in Fullerton, studied at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and worked at Antonello Ristorante. He eventually became the Culinary Director of Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

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    April 21, 2011

    Toast The Royal Wedding With...Viagra Beer?

    Celebrate Big Willy style....​While all eyes will be on William and Kate next week in a wedding of epic proportions, Brits will toast the newlyweds with all sorts of bubbly, including one named Royal Virility Performance. This isn't the only commemorative beverage made for the special day, but it' ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Drunk in the 949: Cismontane Brewing Co.

    Dave Lieberman​There aren't many reasons to go to Rancho Santa Margarita when you're a food blogger. It's nice to head to the Pavilions on Antonio Parkway to see the orange trophy wives shopping in their terry-cloth yoga pants, and of course Pane e Vino and Rice and Spice (our best Thai this year) ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Farewell to Swallows

    Mission San Juan Capistrano

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    September 17, 2009

    Taste of Newport

    Fashion Island

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    August 13, 2009
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    June 9, 2009

    Stars Of Santa Barbara--And Other Upcoming South Coast Plaza Wine Events

    Charlie Palmer's monthly 50 for 50 sell-off, with bargains aplenty, has come around again. It's this Saturday, June 13, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, in the Next Vintage Wine Shop.Antonello Ristorante has started a "wine mixer" once a month, featuring eight wines for $30 per person, followed by a sale of w ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009


    White Trash Wednesdays

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    July 20, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    Shout Wipes!

    Summer Food and Wine Festival

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    August 15, 2006

    Smart Kids, Not So Smart Adults, and DNA for Dinner

    The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, "School-age children from Spanish-speaking households in San Diego County and throughout California are gaining English fluency at record rates". While this is excellent news, the news for adults is a little ... More >>

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    March 17, 2006

    Drinkin', drivin'

    As you can see in GO! to this blarney-stone encrusted timepiece's right, the Fenians are in town to provide the soundtrack to your St. Paddy's Day overindulgences. If that's too loud or too sold out or too bar-fight-leading-to-parole-violation worthy for you, you can see how much tolerance you have ... More >>