Meet Amy Heller – Head Brewer for Arrow Lodge

I first met Amy Heller on one of my frequent visits to Artifex Brewing Company in San Clemente. Amy had brought a completed Arrow Lodge/Artifex collaboration beer for Artifex’s Head Brewer Johnny Johur. The beer, named One Last Pull, is a Berliner Weisse with cherries and Meyer lemon. Fortunately, they offered me a sample taste….

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Meet Johnny Johur – Artifex Brewing Co’s Head Brewer

Most brewers can go their entire lives without winning a medal from either of the world’s most prestigious beer competitions – the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and the World Beer Cup (WBC). But in the short span of just slightly more than three years as Head Brewer and Co-Owner at Artifex Brewing Company, Johnny…

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The BrewHouse – San Juan Capistrano’s Beer Gem

I mostly write stories about breweries I visit. However, every so often I write about other great places to enjoy craft beers – like The BrewHouse. The BrewHouse delivers the finest selection of craft beers in San Juan Capistrano and is one of my favorite local beer stops. The BrewHouse opened in November 2014 with…

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Beer in 2016 and 2017 – 5 Stories Over Beer

5 Stories Over Beer – a weekly article that presents 5 recent, thought-provoking stories about beer and the brewing industry. Sit down, grab a beer, and take a few minutes to read 5 thirst-quenching stories. Cheers! Beer in 2016 and 2017 – 5 Stories Over Beer FirkinBeer.com took a short holiday break but is back….

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Embracing Diversity in the Beer Biz & More – 5 Stories Over Beer

5 Stories Over Beer – a weekly article that presents 5 recent, thought-provoking stories about beer and the brewing industry. Sit down, grab a beer, and take a few minutes to read 5 thirst-quenching stories. Cheers! Embracing Diversity in the Beer Biz & More – 5 Stories Over Beer 1. Embracing Diversity in the Beer…

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The Next Craft Beer Trend and More – 5 Stories Over Beer

5 Stories Over Beer – a weekly article that presents 5 recent, thought-provoking stories about beer and the brewing industry. So sit down, grab a beer, and take a few minutes to read 5 thirst-quenching stories. Cheers! The Next Craft Beer Trend and More 1. The Next Craft Beer Trend?: No one really knows what…

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