Victor Novak

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    MJoe from TAPS Fish House, Our Drink of the Week!

    Every delicious beer has a compelling tale behind it. I first noticed MJoe at a recent beer festival in OC. However, this is the second summer Victor Novak of TAPS was serving his ale. When we asked Novak for more on this liquid nourishment, here's what he shared:

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Now Showing: New Menu Selections From TAPS

    Proprietor-founder Joe Manzella of TAPS Fish House & Brewery sat down for a meal as executive chef Manny Gonzalez, Tom Hope, director of culinary, and brewmaster Victor Novak took turns offering our luncheon the backstory on some seasonal specials.Chef Manny reincarnates a fashion plate of veget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2011

    10 Great Breweries in Orange County

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    TAPS in Brea Scoops Five Medals At California Beer Competitions

    The restaurant's brewmaster, Victor Novak (who sounds like a film noir actor, if you ask me), now has 37 awards to his name, thanks to the new haul. The California State Fair (which takes place from August 21 to September 7 in Sacramento) has given TAPS' Cream Ale a gold medal and its Irish Red a br ... More >>

  • Food

    March 23, 2000
  • Food

    October 14, 1999

    Taps Dancing

    Stop calling North County Ethiopiav