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March 29, 2012
ART Check out the open studios located in one of L.A.'s largest live-work art complexes. During the biannual Brewery Art Walk more than 100 resident artists will show off the best of their work for both viewers and collectors. An on-site restaurant provides food and drink and eye candy is everywhere. The Brewery, 2100 N. Main St., L.A. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Free. http://www.breweryartwalk.com.
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BUSINESS
April 13, 2014 | By David Pierson
The gig: Drinking beer. More precisely, Jeremy Raub runs Eagle Rock Brewery, an artisanal beer maker he co-founded with his wife, Ting Su, in 2009 that helped spark L.A.'s craft suds scene. The company runs a popular taproom at its brewery in Glassell Park where it also offers tours. Raub is opening a second brewery in Eagle Rock that will feature a 50-seat restaurant. It's in the genes: Raub, 39, grew up in Rochester, N.Y., where his father regularly made beer in the family kitchen.
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NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Drinking just got even more social. A Scotland-based brewery has created what it's calling the world's first “Twitter beer.” BrewDog brewery had its Twitter followers, Facebook fans and blog readers vote on ingredients for a beer ultimately named after the hashtag they used to talk about it on Twitter: #MashTag. Mashing is the first stage of brewing, and yes, the name of the beer was crowdsourced too, as was the brew's label. The crowdsourcing happened during a week in March when the brewery put out a blog post every day explaining the choices voters had. Each day was devoted to a different element of the beer.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | By Shan Li
Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008. The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros (about $145.5 million), along with seven people "personally involved" in the price fixing scheme, according to a statement from the Federal Cartel Office. The collusion started in joint meetings between national breweries, which first agreed to price hikes for their draught and bottled suds, the authorities said.
BUSINESS
June 8, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
“This is Britney Spears!” quips the guy who picks up the phone at Mo's Universe, owner of three popular restaurants and bars that cater to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clientele in San Diego. This month, as communities around the country celebrate gay pride, the company - now calling itself the “Queens of Beer”  - is gearing up to launch what it's calling the first “out and proud” brewery in the world. One slogan, according to spokesman Eddie Reynoso ?
BUSINESS
March 15, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Greg Koch, 48, and Steve Wagner, 54, are the founders of Stone Brewing Co., one of the largest brewers of craft beer in the United States. The company is best known for its hoppy, high-alcohol beers, including Stone IPA, Stone Ruination IPA and Arrogant Bastard Ale. Koch and Wagner started experimenting with home brews in Koch's Solana Beach, Calif., condominium in the early 1990s and opened a brewery in a San Marcos, Calif., warehouse in 1996. Stone has grown from 400 barrels that year to 177,200 barrels last year, developing a cult-like following among craft beer enthusiasts.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1990 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adolph Coors Co., which has long touted the pure Rocky Mountain spring water in its beer, was accused Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of illegally disposing of hazardous wastes that leaked into the ground water under its Golden, Colo., brewery from 1981 to 1984. The EPA also charged Coors with three record-keeping violations. In a related action, the Colorado Dept. of Health cited Coors for alleged violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
At 16 years old, San Diego County's Stone Brewing Co. is ancient compared to the still-fledging L.A. craft beer scene. Along with Sierra Nevada Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing, Stone Brewing has become a nationally known California brand and is now the 11th largest craft brewery in America, according to 2011 year-end statistics from the Brewers Assn. Yet Stone Brewing's next target for expansion isn't some far-flung locale. It's cozy Pasadena. Perhaps as early as August, Pasadena will have its very own Stone Company Store on South Raymond Avenue, where, in addition to buying all things Stone, drinking-age patrons can sample beers and get glass jugs - called growlers - to go. But don't confuse it with a bar. "It won't feel like a bar. It will feel like a store," said chief executive and co-founder Greg Koch.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I was 20 years old. I was wild. I had joined the Marine Corps in Kentucky during the Korean War when I was 17, and when I got out, I didn't know what I was going to do. I stayed in Kentucky for six or seven weeks, and it was rough. The work was bad, and it was starting to get cold. So I hitchhiked out to L.A. I had an uncle there. He had a friend whose whole family was in the brewery business. He got me in the union, which, in those days was hard to do. You had to be recommended. "I've heard a lot of people say they enjoy going to work.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
When Michael Bowe opens the front door of Angel City Brewing in downtown Los Angeles, he points to the logo on his black polo shirt. "See this?" he says excitedly. The design is a simulacrum of the distinctive pointed top of L.A. City Hall. The real thing looms on the horizon just northwest of Angel City's brick entryway. "I started in Culver City 14 years ago, then bought the brewery in Torrance, but I always knew I'd move to downtown L.A.," he says of the now-omniscient logo, which he created back when Angel City was just a little upstart craft brewery that could.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2013 | By Frank Shyong and Hector Becerra
Jesse Bracamontes is one of the legions of Sriracha sauce fans who squirts the bright red paste of peppers, garlic and spices on all manner of foods: pizza, take-out Chinese and even a plain bowl of noodles. But when the pungent Sriracha smell wafts into the frontyard of his Irwindale home, he says, his nose runs and he feels a little sick. "It feels a little like pepper spray," he said.  Bracamontes lives a short walk from Sriracha's bustling new plant in Irwindale, which can produce up to 200,000 bottles of the hot sauce each day. The company moved there last year, responding to heavy global demand.
FOOD
October 26, 2013 | By John Verive
Developed as a "brewer's beer" that would be appealing to drink all day, Solidarity Black Mild Ale was the first commercial beer produced by Eagle Rock Brewery. The "black mild" is a creative take on a classic British style that defies convention and expectations while remaining approachable and satisfying. Brewed with 13 different malts for a complex malt flavor and a dark, nearly black color, the beer pours nearly opaque, topped with a creamy, tan foam. The nose is sweet, with notes of roasted grain and fresh coffee and just a suggestion of wood smoke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013 | By Carren Jao
Imagine a cave woman, id-driven and disheveled, lost in the soft, squishy possibility of the clay in her hands. Then triple it. That would be Me Like Clay, a newly formed collective whose chest-thumping members -- Titia Estes, Susan Wong and Heather Rosenman -- will show their work at the Brewery ArtWalk next weekend. “It's the primal, pure aspect of clay that draws us,” Estes said. “We all get dirt in our faces, under our fingernails. But we love it.” The women met seven years ago while taking ceramics classes at Glendale Community College.
NEWS
July 25, 2013 | By John Verive
Eric Hulme, executive chef at Tender Greens in Hollywood, discovered home brewing a few years ago, and he dove-in head first. He's just completed the kind of project that every home brewer dreams about: a collaboration beer with a local commercial brewery. Hulme teamed up with El Segundo Brewing Co. for a special beer to feature in this month's Tender Green's Whole Animal Roast , and the cherry-infused farmhouse ale is ready for the spotlight.  El Segundo Brewing, which is known for their hoppy West Coast-style ales, has just completed an expansion to its brewery, and the newly added production capacity means the brewers can tackle some new projects.
FOOD
July 20, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Dear SOS: During my family reunion in Portland, Ore., this past summer, we stumbled upon what we all decided were the tastiest beer nuts. We had them at Deschutes Brewery at 210 NW 11th Ave. I also discovered, upon returning to California, that some of my friends didn't know what beer nuts were! I would very much like to make some and share with them. Beverly Matsuda Irvine Dear Beverly: Deschutes Brewery was happy to share its recipe for this classic sweet-and-salty bar snack.
NEWS
July 18, 2013 | By John Verive
Angel City Brewery continues to showcase local artists at its Arts District brewery, and this weekend it will be holding an open house for the new "Over a Barrel" exhibit benefitting the Free Arts charity. The open house runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and six local Downtown artists, Andre Miripolsky , Scott Forrest , Jaime Colindres , A.S. Ashley, Emmeric Konrad , and J.W. Pippen , will have works displayed at the brewery's on-site gallery. Each artist will also produce an original work using an Angel City oak barrel top as a canvas, and the finished pieces will be auctioned off on Saturday to benefit the Free Arts For Abused Children charity . The charity was founded in 1977, and in 2012 alone nearly 30,000 kids received free art instruction, workshops and supplies from the charity, whose mission is to "inspire hope in the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness through innovative creative arts programs and positive interactions with caring adult volunteers.
NEWS
June 21, 2013 | By John Verive
Change is coming to how California breweries handle growler fills, and Orange County's The Bruery is one of the first to amend their policy on filling jugs with beer to go. You're no longer required to only fill a growler printed with the brewery's logo, and while The Bruery has relaxed their rules, there are still plenty of caveats. Until this year, the rules for filling growlers set by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control -- or ABC -- only allowed a container that was printed with the brewery's own logo and address to be filled with beer.
NEWS
June 28, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
Drinking just got even more social. A Scotland-based brewery has created what it's calling the world's first “Twitter beer.” BrewDog brewery had its Twitter followers, Facebook fans and blog readers vote on ingredients for a beer ultimately named after the hashtag they used to talk about it on Twitter: #MashTag. Mashing is the first stage of brewing, and yes, the name of the beer was crowdsourced too, as was the brew's label. The crowdsourcing happened during a week in March when the brewery put out a blog post every day explaining the choices voters had. Each day was devoted to a different element of the beer.
NEWS
June 27, 2013 | By John Verive
Three-year-old Eagle Rock Brewery took home the coveted Best in Show award at the San Diego International Beer Competition . Equinox, their light and tart American wild ale, took top honors at last weekend's competition, and the Eagle Rock team is celebrating. More than 180 breweries from around the world entered more than 900 distinct beers into the competition -- the largest of its kind on the West Coast. Eagle Rock Brewery also won a gold medal in the Belgian-Style Pale Ale category with the newest addition to their year-round line-up: Unionist.
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