I’m working on a post about my recent trip to Santa Barbara, but in the meantime here is the first video I shot for Beer Belly.
Tomorrow, we will be headed to Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village to shoot another video. I am really excited that we’ll get to speak with Meg Gill, co-owner of the brewery. I’m hoping to get more time editing this video so that I can improve upon the previous one.
I am also planning a return to homebrewing. My last beer was a pale ale brewed with Calypso hops. It was a great beer with a lot of pear and apple flavors. A friend of mine gifted me a pound of Cascade hops grown on his parent’s farm, so I’m putting together a recipe that will lend itself to Cascade. I’m thinking of brewing a (Brown) IPA, or a hoppy wheat beer.
I must sincerely apologize for my two month vacation from beer blogging. I started this blog many months ago when I was unemployed/underemployed, bouncing from job to job just trying to get by.
WELL, my absence from That’s Ale He Wrote was caused by me finally getting a full time job! I am an account manager for a digital distribution and encoding house in Los Angeles. I work with NBC, Magnolia Pictures, Music Box Pictures and MGM, helping them deliver their content to video streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. I’ve been there for about two months and I’ve really enjoyed having steady work. But it has taken me away from this blog.
I also have another piece of exciting news. I am shooting and editing video for Beer Belly, one of my favorite beer bars in LA. They are mostly promotional videos for events that the bar is holding, mostly brewery spotlight nights.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to. I hope that you will continue to read my blog as I become more active in the blogging world once again.
I’m working (slowly) on a piece about my trip to Flagstaff, AZ, which is an amazing beer town. But in the meantime enjoy another issue of The Beer World.
I never ever thought I would embed a Hanson video into a blog. But it seems fitting today. And be real with yourself. We all know that you hum along to this song and belt out the chorus. Just let go and enjoy yourself.
No Joke, Hanson Is Releasing Their Own Beer… MmmHop
The Next Wave of Homebrewing Setups? Probably not…
Why Those Damn Flies Attracted To Beer
More Evidence To The Rise Of Cider
LA Times Covers Ventura’s Surf Brewery
It’s the best week(s) of the year! I am of course talking about Los Angeles Beer Week. Two jam packed weeks full of beer. Every good bar in the city is holding events in celebration of locally made brews. We really aught to extend the festivities and just call it LA Beer Month. I don’t think that too many people would complain.
For my first event of the week my friend Garrett and I went out to Little Tokyo to check out a bar called Far Bar, which was releasing Faster, Bigger, Better, Bolder (Gradually, Quietly, Steadily), a collaboration between Dogfish Head and one of my favorites, The Bruery. In my four years living in LA I have not really spent much time exploring downtown LA. I’m sure like many people, I thought that downtown was for bums and basketball games. I was wrong. Little Tokyo is an amazing example of what downtown has to offer.