John Verive is Southern California native and freelance writer dedicated to growing the craft beer scene in Los Angeles. He’s the founder of Beer of Tomorrow.com, former Editor-in-Chief of Beer Paper LA, covers the beer-beat for the Los Angeles Times, and is a Certified Cicerone®. John loves lage...
“Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.”Pink Floyd’s 1975 synth-and-effects heavy dirge of disillusionment reverberates among the stacks of oak barrels filled with slumbering beer. There is always music playing in the climate-controlled barrel room at the Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach, California. Even when there are no brewers or cellarmen around, the barrels and the bugs serve as audience for a days-long playlist of classic rock and bluegrass assembled by Head Brewer and Blender Ryan Fields.
Each of the traditional brewing cultures around the globe — Germany, Britain, Belgium, and now America — has a different specialty beer style made for the holidays. You can take a trip through a world’s worth of holiday brews with just one trip to the local bottle shop. Any discussion of traditional Christmas brewing must start with Belgian beer.
Torrance may be the capital of the South Bay brewery scene, with fan favorites such as Smog City Brewing and Monkish, but the surrounding municipalities are not missing out on the brewery boom. The craft beer wave is moving inland, and Gardena is the latest South Bay city to get a brewery of its own. State Brewing Co., which opened this spring, has a tasting room that offers locals a breadth of beer styles with a focus on personal expression.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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