Swan Fungus | Beer
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  • October 5, 2018

    Zwanze Day 2018 arrives and fills our bellies with lambic. Sweet, sweet lambic. Nectar of the Gods. Giver of life. Something of…something. I don’t know, I needed an excuse to share a couple photos from last weekend’s event at Beachwood BBQ and this seemed like an apt opportunity. Enjoy!

  • August 8, 2018

    It’s hot outside. Need a thirst quencher? Grab a beer! Then click through to see the ten best beers I’ve had so far this year. SO FAR…

  • December 11, 2017

    2017 is coming to a close, so it’s time to start rolling out my Year-End lists. I drank a lot this year, so it seemed fitting to rank my favorite beers of the year. How much did I drink? The answer my shock you. Click to find out.

  • July 9, 2017

    The thirst is real. Click through to find out how much beer I’ve consumed in 2017, and which new tastes have impressed me the most. Maybe later I’ll post how much money I’ve paid Uber to drag my drunk ass around Los Angeles so far this year.

  • December 20, 2016

    Looking back on the craft beer scene at the end of 2016 is depressing. I have completely given up on the culture of Ahab-ing around Southern California trying to slay a proverbial whale while ten thousand other ship captains are on the hunt as well. What is craft beer culture in 2016? If you don’t make it to every bottle release prepare to pay a king’s ransom […]

  • October 6, 2016

    You can hear it as it rises from the corner booth at your local craft beer bar. Or maybe that one friend of yours with too much disposable income who boasts a beer and Buffalo Trace Antique Collection cellar asked it of you the one (and only) time he invited you to a Bottle Share. No matter the horrible station between life and death […]

  • April 1, 2016

    Isn’t it nice when friends come together to achieve a common goal? I’ve been partaking in more bottle shares with friends lately. We’ll request and complete unique trades with our contacts in different parts of the country, then get together and share the wealth. Typically good food is involved too. At one recent share in Pasadena we grilled steaks and imbibed everything from Black Raz Bu […]

  • December 18, 2015

    Looking back on the craft beer scene at the end of 2015 is difficult because…it’s kind of a joke. I am surely not alone in thinking that at times I feel like a character in a game racing around Southern California trying to slay a dragon while ten thousand similar characters are on the hunt as well. If you don’t make it to every bottle release […]

  • October 3, 2015

    Has it been two weeks already? Where does the time go? Answer: I think scientists believe it points in the direction of entropy, but the last physics class I took was in 2001 so I might be mistaken. Also I used to smoke a lot of pot before physics because I could get away with it on the grounds that the teacher and I […]

  • June 19, 2015

    As much as I love a memorable meal, or a great record, or a roll in the hay with a young woman who just arrived in Los Angeles with dreams of breaking into the industry, nothing beats a cold beer. Beer (and by extension fine wines or small batch bourbons, I suppose) elevates those memorable meals. Drinking a good beer goes hand-in-hand with listening to good music. And, […]