The all-star team at Golden Road Brewing —L.A. beer restaurateur Tony Yanow, former Dogfish Head brewer Jon Carpenter, and Meg Gill, an Oskar Blues and Speakeasy alum—just heated up their kettle for their flagship brew, a sessionable IPA Yanow nicknames “California Hoppy Ale.” Watch for it on taps throughout Los Angeles shortly, and in cans later this year. goldenroadbrewing.com
Almanac Beer Co. sources local agriculture for its once-a-season, “farm-to-barrel” releases: Its first, Summer 2010 Blackberry Ale, was fermented with four types of Sonoma County berries and aged in red wine barrels.
What do you do when you host one of homebrewing’s most popular podcasts and authored a book on brewing classic styles? If you’re Jamil Zainascheff of The Brewing Network, you open a brewery. This summer, Zainascheff launched Heretic Brewing in San Francisco with a lineup of three beers from his homebrew catalogue: Evil Twin, a red ale; Tafelbully, a spicy, citrusy Belgian-style session beer spiked with Brettanomyces; and Miscreant, a rich, sour Flemish-style beer. hereticbrewing.com