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June 6, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners of the Shields Brewing Co. microbrewery and restaurant in Ventura are looking for an investor to take over the restaurant portion of their business. The move would allow the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs to concentrate more on brewing, packaging, and selling their beers and ales. Bob and Trudy Shields have operated the Shields Brewing Co. for five years, with beer production now up to about 400 barrels annually.
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June 6, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The owners of the Shields Brewing Co. microbrewery and restaurant in Ventura are looking for an investor to take over the restaurant portion of their business. The move would allow the husband-and-wife entrepreneurs to concentrate more on brewing, packaging, and selling their beers and ales. Bob and Trudy Shields have operated the Shields Brewing Co. for five years, with beer production now up to about 400 barrels annually.
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September 25, 1996 | JASON TERADA
The Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation invites local connoisseurs of gourmet food, fine wines and premium beer to its 11th annual Lakeside Party fund-raiser Sunday at Lake Casitas. Directors of the foundation, which raises money to support programs at the Ventura County Medical Center and related facilities, said this year's event is more important than ever because the hospital recently incurred funding cuts totaling more than $1 million. The event, from noon to 5 p.m.
NEWS
January 24, 1991
Along with the three types of beer always on tap at the Shields Brewing Co., traditional-minded beer drinkers can also enjoy four seasonal varieties: * "Right now I'm brewing Maibock," brew master Bob Shields said. "This is a traditional German beer, brewed strong with a higher alcohol content. It's made to beat off the cold." * His summer variety is a "smooth, yellow beer" containing wheat malt.
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January 24, 1991 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Since the closing of the Ventura Brewery decades ago and Prohibition, long before that, Ventura County beer fanciers have had to wet their collective whistles with something other than a locally brewed concoction. That long dry spell ended, however, when the Shields Brewing Co. opened for business on Valentine's Day, 1990. Owner Bob Shields was a brew-your-own enthusiast for years, experimenting in his garage with five-gallon batches.
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November 9, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bob Shields, owner of the Shields Brewing Co. in Ventura, isn't about to tell anyone what kind of beer to drink. There's no room for snobbery in the beer world, as far as he's concerned. "Beer is for the average guy. He's the judge of what's best, and nobody can tell him it's not," said Shields. "Beer is like music, poetry, art. It's in the eye of the beholder."
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October 19, 1989 | SHANNON FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1876, Fridolin Hartman, a Bavarian immigrant, started churning out "the best, coolest and most delicious beer manufactured south of San Francisco" at his Ventura Brewery on North Palm Street. The suds of Ventura Beer stopped flowing when Prohibition shut down the brewery in 1919. Seventy years later, Bob Shields, 49, aims to follow in Hartman's foamy footsteps.
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December 31, 1993 | CARLOS V. LOZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Historians have surmised that long, long ago in the early days of Mesopotamia and Egyptian cultures the first beer was brewed. It was homebrew! -Charlie Papazian The Joy of Homebrewing Joel Steinberg has but one ambition in life: to make a better beer. But the 47-year-old "taste hunter," whose wild gray hair and bushy mustache more closely recall Jack Daniel than Adolph Coors, is not going at it alone.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1996 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Roland Meinyer, a Santa Barbara-based wine distributor, has had some wild times at past Ojai Wine Festivals. "We go in our shorts and T-shirts. We bring squirt guns," said Meinyer, describing himself and fellow wine representatives. "Last year there was one little boy whose mom came up to us at the end of the day and said, 'He's having more fun with you guys than doing anything else.' " That's far from the stuffy image one may have of a wine tasting.
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November 18, 1993 | LEONARD REED, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the garage space of an industrial park off the roaring Ventura Freeway in Camarillo sit bathtub-size vats of purple mush. The gray concrete room echoes with the sound of piped-in opera--loud enough to overwhelm any of the swampy gurglings that percolate up from the mush, a dangerous looking space goo if there ever was. Ed Pagor is alone here, stirring the mush, using a long steel paddle to push clumps of floating debris below the inky surface.
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