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 […]


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 […]


A Visit to Peticolas Brewing Company

When I was in Dallas a few weeks ago, I stopped in at Peticolas Brewing Company. Though I was only in town for about 72 hours, I wanted to explore the Dallas craft beer scene as much as I could. As I’ve mentioned, Dallas is my hometown, but I’ve lived in San Diego for nearly a decade. A lot has changed in the two cities over […]


An Ode to Belching Beaver North Park

Dear Belching Beaver North Park, I visited your tasting room last weekend to celebrate your 2nd anniversary, and I have to tell you: I haven’t stopped thinking about you since. Your Viva La Beava, the imperial version of your already-wondrous Peanut Butter Milk Stout, caught me off guard. It was so good. I didn’t think you could make that beer any better, but you did it. It tasted […]