The OC beer-scape has grown and improved quite a bit over the last year, and this past weekend's Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver was only a testament to what we already knew: OC beer rules. Although the usual award-winners like TAPS Fish House & Brewery and The Bruery didn't place, oth ... More >>
A one-ton pallet of grain arrives outside the Tustin Brewing Company. All 40 sacks must be carried one at a time up the long flight of stairs for storage. Any glamour associated with beer brewing quickly drowns in the sweat of the brewer's brow. The work is so grueling and so time consuming that the ... More >>
The season four premier of Game of Thrones is this Sunday, and a couple Orange County breweries want you to enjoy that night in true Westeros fashion... minus the beheadings and brothels. First to gear up for a weekend of nerding out is Tustin Brewing Company. They're hosting an event on Saturday, ... More >>
Back in July, Edwin reported news of a local coffeehouse expanding. We assumed it would be more seating for the cozy Lost Bean. We even experienced some of the demolition first hand, as dishware crashed from a shelf while they pounded on walls. However, they had something else in mind (not that we'r ... More >>
San Diego? Oh, please. La naranja is where it's at these days for beer. We've got the space, we've got quasi-libertarian city governments who would love nothing more than to bring in business, and we've got three million thirsty people and easy access to Los Angeles. Here are ten of the best.
Anthill Pub & Grille Facebook PageDid someone say Beerfest?It's the weekend! At least in our brains. Eat, drink and be yo merry selves with these cool events happening around town. Saturday: Art Crawl Experience (ACE) Food and art merge effortlessly in what's becoming a must-c ... More >>
Flickr user tinfoilraccoonNew Year's Day is coming. In the interest of the gastronomic improvement of our fair readership area, I offer the following set of suggested New Years' resolutions for the diners of Orange County.
Dave LiebermanYou know, for all that I love the ethnic and the weird, from Chinese chitlins to pit-roasted goat cheeks, I am an American man. Sometimes, all that will do is a burger, a beer and football (real American football, not that prissy figure skating on grass the rest of the world calls f ... More >>
After three weeks on Kronenbourg and 1664 with the occasional Stella thrown in, I came back hankering for beer that wasn't piss-colored and overcarbonated. I came back to the opening of the Bruery Provisions, and not a week later, the new store in Orange will be hosting an evening dedicated to OC ... More >>
Flickr user sleepydiscoOur never-sated appetite for great craft beer is expanding, and OC's craft brewers are expanding with it. Read on for good news for beer drinkers in la naranja.
John GilhooleyJeff Duggan is a coffee geek, and the county is better for his efforts. Those efforts will soon be redoubled; Portola will be opening later this year in Costa Mesa's ersatz Ferry Building-type gourmet marketplace, the MIX (currently called "South Coast Collection", over west of IKEA ... More >>
Dave LiebermanThe Place: Tustin Brewing Company, 13011 Newport Ave. #100, Tustin; (714) 665-2337.The Hours: 3-6 p.m., Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to close on Thursdays, and 10 p.m. to close Sunday through Thursday.The Deal: $3-$4 pints of house beer, $11 pitchers (except IPA) and discounted app ... More >>
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