January 6, 2010
We're getting used to spices in beer, such as the coriander in Belgian witbier and the fruitcake spices in Christmas ales. This one makes a quite different choice, ginger and fennel, along with the dash of orange peel that's been showing up in a lot of ales. But here's the thing: It's not an ale -- it's a crisp lager, so the spices are out there on their own, not supported by the forgiving musk of ale flavors. So it has a straw-yellow color with a moderate head and a grassy (three kinds of hops in there)
April 6, 2012
Rock & Brews Where: 143 Main St., El Segundo When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Price: Starters, $5.95 to $9.95; pizza, $9.95 to $19.95; sandwiches, $8.95 to $10.95 Info: (310) 615-9890; http://www.rockandbrews.com
June 7, 2009 |
It's 7 on a Sunday night in the Haight. Outside the Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery a few ghosts from the '60s occasionally glide by, but inside the food is contemporary -- whole roasted quail and moules frites on the menu -- despite the old wood bar, stained walls and worn tile floor. It was the fifth night of a weeklong trip with Steve Dollar, a friend of 25 years, who wanted to travel Highway 1 from near Santa Barbara to where it ends at the edge of the Humboldt County redwoods.
September 16, 2009 |
Santa Barbara's Telegraph Brewing is the epitome of the eager, experimental microbrewery, enthusiastic about local ingredients and unfamiliar techniques. Its 19th century version of porter will shock most people by being tart. However, its flagship brew, California Ale, is totally accessible. It's a mouth-filling beer, unfiltered, fairly hoppy and rather malty with a subtle citrus note. Perhaps because it's sealed with a cork, a la Champagne, some people seem to think of it as a French saison , but I'd call it just a great big amber ale. Coppery in color with a huge white head, it's a little earthy on the palate with some sweetness showing up late.
June 29, 1985 |
Nineteen Chinese died and seven were critically ill in China's Sichuan province from drinking a potent liquor illegally made with industrial alcohol, the Workers Daily newspaper reported Friday.
February 25, 1996
As a spokesperson for Starbucks Coffee, I'd like to clear up one matter ("Starbucks Brew," by Evelyn Sheinkopf, So SoCal, Jan 14). A "wet" cappuccino is one made with more steamed milk than foam, and a "dry" one would be made with more foam than steamed milk. Both are made with the same amount of espresso. And for sure, this information can be filed under Facts You Thought You Never Needed to Know. Jeff Smith West Los Angeles
October 11, 1998 |
Michael Bowe, tall and lean with dark hair and Kelly green eyes that hint at his Irish heritage, sits at a swank Westside bistro's bar, a half-drained pint of his Angel City Ale before him. He visits tables of beer lovers quaffing glasses of the amber-colored ale as part of his so-called "meet-the-brewer deal." "I'm really pushing the local angle," says the Culver City-based microbrewer.
July 19, 1995 |
To brew beer at home, you need the ingredients of your choice, a big pot to put them in, a flame to cook it all up, and in the end, empty bottles to fill. Most home brewers start off with a malt extract, either in syrup or dry form; this is added to 2 1/2 gallons of water and boiled for a minimum of half an hour in a restaurant-size pot. A stainless steel or enamel pot is recommended because it doesn't affect the flavor of the beer.
August 28, 2003 |
It doesn't appear that Milwaukee Brew will get the opportunity to become the first three-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap. The hero in the race in 2001 and 2002, Milwaukee Brew probably is going to be retired after exiting Sunday's Pacific Classic with an injury to his left front ankle. One of two horses trainer Bobby Frankel saddled in Del Mar's signature race, the 6-year-old, owned by Frank Stronach, finished last in the field of four.
August 25, 2002 |
Besides being a rare stakes race with an overflow field, the $1-million Pacific Classic is also the start of a pick six that has a $1-million guaranteed pool. There are no free spots in the pick six, so some players may pass on today's card and hope there is a monster carryover for Monday. Those who insist on playing probably will be spreading the Classic, a race that seems almost certain to fall apart in favor of closers.