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Nephalist
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Username: Nephi

Post Number: 176
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 71.134.8.54
Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 08:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was excited Friday to discover there has been a new brewery next to my city. Open for a year and I never knew. Even better, they opened a homebrew store a month ago. $35 for a 50 lb sack of two row! The store is well stocked, so I no longer have to drive 30 miles to my old LHBS. There's a tasting room, and I was there Friday, Saturday, and today. Not affiliated, yadda yadda... Just happy the magic is that much closer to my base camp. www.thebruery.com in Placentia, CA
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1751
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 98.66.4.194
Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Since you seem to have moved in with the Rue family, how's the beer?

Appears they have a thing for Belgians.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 10560
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've always marveled at the difference between San Diego, which is one of the centers of craft brewing, and LA, which seems almost indifferent to craft beer. And I've considered that the San Diegans might begin their invasion via Orange Country. Is this the first wave?
 

Nephalist
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Username: Nephi

Post Number: 177
Registered: 12-2005
Posted From: 162.116.29.69
Posted on Monday, August 03, 2009 - 08:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've only had Leffe Duvel and Chimay at multiple times. I base my expectations around these beers. Let's just say the brewer is into his own interpretations. A tripel that has basil. A wit with lavender. A saison of 8.5%. But I liked everything I had. Very flavorful beers.
 

Greg Beron
Advanced Member
Username: Gberon

Post Number: 589
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 64.81.82.22
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 01:25 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Au contraire Bill, there's plenty of craft beer in L.A. Granted, not a lot of it is brewed here, but San Diego had the advantage of a successful brewpub, Carl Strauss' Old Columbia Brewery, early on. Nothing is better for extracting cash from bankers like the ability to point to a successful local venture.

However, I would put the number and quality of the beer bars here up against any in the country. And at least one brewery, Craftsman, produces beers as good as any I've had.