Synopses & Reviews
The Beer Lover's series features regional breweries, brewpubs and beer bars for those looking to seek out and celebrate the best brews--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--their cities have to offer. With quality beer producers popping up all over the nation, you don't have to travel very far to taste great beer; some of the best stuff is brewing right in your home state. These comprehensive guides cover the entire beer experience for the proud, local enthusiast and the traveling visitor alike, including information on: - brewery and beer profiles with tasting notes- brewpubs and beer bars- events and festivals- food and brew-your-own beer recipes- city trip itineraries with bar crawl maps- regional food and beer pairings
Beer Lover's Southern California features breweries, brewpubs and beer bars geared toward hop heads looking to seek out the best beers--from bitter seasonal IPAs to rich, dark stouts--SoCal has to offer. Beer Lover's guides also offer beer recipes for home brewers, regional food recipes that incorporate beer, suggested regional food and beer pairings, and walkable pub crawl itineraries for craft beer-centric destinations.
About the Author
Kristofor “Kip” Barnes got into beer on a camping trip at Sequoia National Forest in 2008. A friend of his brewed up a Scotch Ale called General Grant and his brain exploded with silky, smoky caramel flavor overload. He set out to not only try every beer he could, but also brew his own. He eventually started a home brew blog, Bierkast.com and co-founded Los Angeles Ale Works where the team currently brews gypsy-style out of a local LA brewery called Ohana. Over the years Kip has become incredibly involved with LA beer media and founded the LA Beer Bloggers with a cast of fellow bloggers and writers. His latest project, Ziggy The Beer Yeast, is a mobile beer game currently available for Android and iPhone platforms. He lives in Los Angeles my his wife Katie and guinea pig, Ziggy.