“For many years,” says Otto Radtke, the general manager at Alpine Village, “we were one of the only places in Southern California to buy some of the best old world beers available.”
It may also be the only place in Southern California where Oktober Fest, which continues through October 27, is celebrated to the beat of oompah bands imported from Munich.
Waves of Grain: the Beer Issue explores the South Bay’s emerging craft beer scene.
Steve Roberts goes his own damned way.
A new craft beer movement has begun, and husband and wife Laurie and Jonathan Porter arrived just in time.
Sophie’s Place, in the heart of Redondo Beach’s Riviera Village, looks more like a French café than one of the South Bay’s heavy hitting gastro pubs.
Monkish Brewing Co. is one of the newest microbreweries in Los Angeles to call the South Bay its home.
In search of Najah, the godmother of good beer, the beloved founder of Naja’s Place.
It was a dark time before the revolution.
One day early in 2009, Rich Marcello picked up the phone to find his old friend Joel Elliot on the other end.
Wes Jacobs and his wife Heather went on a two week road trip 13 years ago that changed their lives forever.
by Ian Rumery
In the early 1900’s up until 1961, the Red Car was real – a electric transit system run by the Pacific Electric Company allowed families to connect with each other, allowed people to share time and interact, and it made it affordable for residents to expand their horizons across three counties.
Mike Zislis has built an empire.
Matt Husted was an unapologetic wine snob when he arrived as general manager of Mediterraneo in Hermosa Beach nine years ago.
Brian Brewer has heard it before.
“If you said you wanted strawberry-flavored beer 10 years ago, people would’ve laughed in your face,” said Allen Sanford, the 35-year-old owner of the Rockefeller, a contemporary craft house and gastropub in Hermosa Beach.