About Nick Green

South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

Rogue Ales releases Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale in California

rogueWith Sea Star Wasting Syndrome decimating populations up and down the West Coast, Oregon’s Rogue Ales has released a beer designed to raise awareness of the environmental issue.

Rogue observes that this is “This is the largest marine animal disease event in recorded history” and that a “portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards the research of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.”

Daily Breeze reporter Sandy Mazza had more in a recent story.

From the press release:

Wasted Sea Star will be available at all Rogue locations on May 28th, and throughout the states of Oregon, Washington and California starting in June.

Read more here on the Rogue Ales website.

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14 draft craft brews in IPA Smackdown Thursday at Alpine Village near Torrance


The smackdown gets under way at 5 p.m. at Alpine Village.

That’s also happy hour BTW and if you haven’t yet tasted the chili, well, let’s just say it goes perfectly with an IPA.

Here’s the beer list including another four DIPA’s in bottles:

HULKAMANIA: Modern Times “Fortunate Islands” Hoppy Wheat
THE UNDERTAKER: Double Mountain “Hop Lava” Northwest IPA
THE BIG SHOW: Humboldt “500BC” DIPA
THE ROCK: Timeless Pints “Flight Path” Jet Black IPA
ULTIMATE WARRIOR: Lost Coast “Sharkinator” White IPA
BIG BOSS BEER: Twisted Manzanita “Between Nothing & Nowhere” IPA
THE BODY: Strand “White Sand” Double IPA
GLOW: Ladyface IPA
SUPERFLY: Golden Road “2020” IPA
FIGURE 4 LEG LOCK: Smog City “Hoptonic” IPA
HACKSAW: Avery “Duganese” IPA
MACHO MAN: Mission “Plunder!” IPA


El Segundo Hammerland DIPA
Barley Forge One Louder DIPA
Barley Forge Orange Curtain DIPA
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot DIPA

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High octane craft brew line invoking name of legendary car designer Carroll Shelby unveiled Saturday in Carson


A line of Carroll Shelby craft beers will be unveiled Saturday in Carson at the Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show.

From the press release:

Each beer has been uniquely crafted and with a wide range of beer drinkers in today’s market, the Venom lager, High Octane IPA and 427 Big Block Stout will demonstrate well balanced, full bodied beers that have consumers coming back for more.

“Carroll and his cars represent sheer excellence,” said Dennis Nelson, co-founder of Wicked Eye LLC, which partnered with the Carroll Shelby foundation to create the beer line. “It’s exciting to introduce a new product that strives to achieve that same level of superiority of the Shelby name. In order to achieve the highest level Wicked Eye partnered with an award winning brewery “Legacy Brewing Co” based out of San Clemente.

Each beer is wrapped in a stylish label outlining the pure power and epic history of Carroll Shelby and his cars. Wicked Eye is developing distribution channels for the Carroll Shelby Craft Beers to be sold nationwide.

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Long Beach adopts beer friendly laws to lure craft breweries to city


Long Beach Press-Telegram reporter Eric Bradley wrote about this last month and now the updated regulations have become municipal law.

“This zoning update will allow the City to capitalize on a fast-growing industry by using our existing assets – thriving commercial areas, unlimited inventory of existing building stock, and a regional reputation as a foodie destination – to their highest potential,” said Amy Bodek, director of Long Beach development services.

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