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Sipping a Pilsner at Firestone Walker

Earlier this summer, I went on a road trip along the Central Coast of California with my sister and brother-in-law. (Check them out if you want a serious case of wanderlust.) When I discovered we’d be passing through Paso Robles, I knew we’d have to make a pit stop at Firestone Walker Brewing Company. It’s the 16th largest craft brewery in the country! Interestingly enough, news of […]

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A Few More Portland Breweries to Visit

I wrote about my top three favorite Portland breweries a few weeks ago, but it was hard to narrow down my list. There are so many fun craft beer spots in that city! So today I’m writing about more worthwhile places to grab a pint in Portland. PROST  My boyfriend and I stopped by Prost, a cute bar and restaurant in the Mississippi District centered around all things German, right […]

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Beer Tasting in Cambria, California

In late July, I met up with my sister and brother-in-law in San Francisco for a long weekend roadtrip. We drove to Monterey, through the picturesque coastal town of Big Sur, then down to Cambria and Paso Robles. Naturally, we visited several wineries and breweries along the way. The most charming brewery we stopped by was Cambria Beer Company. Offering “pints by the sea,” a visit to the brewery […]

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3 Portland Breweries You Need to Visit

At the beginning of the summer, I ventured to Portland, Oregon. I spent a glorious four days exploring, eating awesome food, and reveling in all the weird goodness of the city. Some of my favorite things? Slappy Cakes, Prasad, Powell’s City of Books, and the world’s tiniest public park. Some of my other favorite things: Portland breweries! I visited quite a few during my trip, and […]

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A Second Visit to Barley Forge

I first visited Barley Forge Brewing Co., a relatively new Costa Mesa-based brewery, over the New Years holiday. And due to some poor customer service, I didn’t have a great experience. I wanted to write the place off. However, I’m always one to give companies a second chance if they acknowledge mistakes and truly want to make things right. Barley Forge wanted to make things […]