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Photos from the Burnin’ Daylight 5th Anniversary

These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at the Burnin’ Daylight Brewing Company, a brewpub in Lomita that was celebrating its 5th Anniversary with food specials, live music, and a couple can releases.

As I mentioned in my last article Saturday was a very busy for me so I didn’t arrive at Burnin’ Daylight until the last hour of the event, but judging by the smiles in the photos, everyone was having a blast. Continue reading

The Meltdown 2024 Photos

These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at El Segundo Brewing Company, where they held their annual can release of Power Plant Triple IPA and Nuclear Power Plant, their quadruple IPA.

So, it is that time of year again when everyone releases their Triple IPAs, or like ESBC, a Triple and a Quad.

I had a very busy Saturday scheduled, so I arrived at El Segundo Brewing when they first opened, and they already had several people there enjoying both the Power Plant and Nuclear Power Plant. In addition to the beer, co-founder Tommy Kelley was melting down a wheel of raclette cheese to go over a bowl of potatoes. People seemed to enjoy it, but I had places to go and people to see so I was unable to try it out. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Introduces Porch Punch Imperial Fruit IPA

Turlock, California – Dust Bowl Brewing Co. introduces Porch Punch, an Imperial Fruit IPA that comes in at a bold 10.4% ABV and 35 IBUs. The latest addition to the company’s year-round portfolio is available in 16oz cans and draft, with plans underway for a 19.2oz addition to the Porch Punch lineup.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to brew huge IPAs that are drinkable as well as flavorful fruit beers,” shares Don Oliver, Brewmaster. “We combined these two beer types to target a style that has exploded in popularity, the Imperial Fruit IPA.”

Craft beer fans can find Porch Punch at their favorite Dust Bowl chain retailer, independent or on-premise retailer. Porch Punch rolled out in 16oz cans, but will soon be available in a 19.2oz option targeted to convenience stores. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Introduces Mango Strawberry Seltzer

Mango Strawberry Seltzer now available in cans

Turlock, California – Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announces the release of Mango Strawberry Seltzer. The third quarter offering in the popular Thirty Three Hard Seltzer Series, Mango Strawberry offers a bold 8.0% ABV, yet remains smooth and easy-drinking.

“The combination of mango and strawberry was a hit with the brewing team,” shares Brewmaster, Don Oliver. “It makes for a crisp and flavorful seltzer, which is always great for summertime drinking.”

The Thirty Three Hard Seltzer brand was first introduced by Dust Bowl Brewing Co. in 2022. The “Thirty Three” recognizes the company’s brand roots dating back to the Dust Bowl era when prohibition ended in 1933. The Thirty Three lineup offers a new flavor each quarter. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Releases Peach, Love & Haze Hazy IPA

Peach, Love & Haze now available in cans.

Turlock, California – Dust Bowl Brewing Co. announces the release of Peach, Love & Haze Hazy IPA. The summer refresher is available in 16oz cans and draft. The latest offering is part of Dust Bowl Brewing Co.’s rotating specialty portfolio, which keeps both on- and off-premise accounts stocked with something new for curious craft beer fans.

Peach, Love & Haze is an extension of the year-round brand, Peace, Love & Haze that was introduced in 2019. “Peach is a perfect addition to our fruit-forward and tropical Peace, Love and Haze,” according to Brewmaster, Don Oliver. “This hazy delight introduces a healthy addition of peach in the fermenter creating another layer of fruit to our popular Peace, Love & Haze, which boasts pineapple, guava and orange notes.” Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Releases Lemon Shandy

Lemon Shandy – Now in cans!

Turlock, California…- Dust Bowl Brewing Company expands its specialty release portfolio with the launch of Lemon Shandy. The latest release blends lemonade with a lager base for a refreshing summer option. Lemon Shandy is available in 16oz / 4pks and draft. Just in time for sunny days, Lemon Shandy offers an easy drinking 3.8% ABV.

Don Oliver, Brewmaster for Dust Bowl Brewing Company since its inception in 2009, works hard to push the envelope in creativity, portfolio balance and making beers for all types of craft fans. Lemon Shandy is no exception with its simple yet enticing recipe. “Lemon Shandy is extremely refreshing,” Oliver shares. “Lemonade made with Meyer Lemons blended with an already easy-drinking lager provides a light background sweetness that makes you want another.” Continue reading

Photos from the El Segundo Brewing Co. 12th Anniversary

These photos were taken Saturday afternoon, May 13, at El Segundo Brewing Company in El Segundo, where they held their 12th anniversary. The low-key event featured the release of two high-octane brews and food provided by Gochu Gang Korean BBQ.

So yeah, I initially described the event as low-key, but it might better be described as a reunion of long time ESBC fans. While they may not have had multiple food trucks and live music, they did have 20 high quality El Segundo Brewing beers on tap, including their two high-octane anniversary brews; Greetings From El Segundo TIPA (11% ABV) and Lost in the Mail QIPA (13.2 ABV), which were also released in cans. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Introduces Blackberry Lime Hard Seltzer

Thirty Three Hard Seltzer from Dust Bowl Brewing

Turlock, California — Dust Bowl Brewing Company has expanded their Thirty Three Hard Seltzer series with the launch of Blackberry Lime. The company’s second quarter flavor release is available in 19.2oz cans and draft. In keeping with the Thirty Three brand, Blackberry Lime comes in at a bold 8.3% ABV. Hard seltzer fans can expect a light and refreshing flavor profile from real fruit juices. The seltzer showcases a beautiful pink color.

“Blackberries present very well in the seltzer format,” shares long-time Dust Bowl Brewmaster, Don Oliver. “The hint of color adds to the appeal, as well as the refreshing character of the lime.”

Sold throughout the brewery’s extensive California network of retailers, Blackberry Lime hits the shelves this April as consumers begin to yearn for springtime weather. The Thirty Three Hard Seltzer brand was first introduced by Dust Bowl Brewing Co. in 2022. The “Thirty Three” is a nod to the company’s brand roots dating back to the Dust Bowl era when prohibition ended in 1933.

The company plans to release a new flavor each quarter, with Mango Strawberry on deck for Q3 this year. Craft seltzer drinkers can try a wider variety of rotating flavors at Dust Bowl taprooms located in Turlock, Monterey, Elk Grove and coming this summer, Livermore.

Dust Bowl Brewing Co. produced its first beer in May 2009. The company is owned by Brett and Karen Tate and Brett and Camy Honoré, who became the Tate’s business partners in 2010. The company built and moved its production to a 30,000 sq. ft. brewery and taproom, located in Turlock, California, in June 2016. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. beers are available in 5.2 and 15.5 gallon kegs along with selected styles in22 oz. and 12 oz. bottles and 19.2 oz., 16 oz. and 12 oz. cans. Distribution includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Vermont. Dust Bowl Brewing Co. achieved Regional Brewer status in 2020 with an annual production of over 16,500 barrels and produced over 21,000 in 2021. In 2022, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. was named “Brewery of the Year” by the highly regarded California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition. The craft brewery showcases a wide variety of its beers and seltzers at its taprooms: the Brewery Taproom located in Turlock, California, the Tap Depot in Monterey, California, the Old Town Tap House in Elk Grove, California and soon to be in Livermore, California. More information may be found at

LA Ale Works Celebrates 6ish Years

These photos were taken Saturday at Los Angeles Ale Works, in Hawthorne, where they celebrated their 6ish anniversary. The family and dog friendly event featured DJs, food, live music, a balloon artist, and an anniversary beer.

While I was there, music was provided by DJ Hash Mills and two tribute bands; The Walrus, a Beatles tribute band, and The Burning Doors, a Doors tribute band. Food was available from The Shrimp and Taco Stop, Proudly Serving LA, Cali Crizp, and La Chica Cupcakes. The Ballusionist provided balloon art for the youngsters and the young at heart. Continue reading

Dust Bowl Brewing Releases Red Pony Lager

red pony lager

Red Pony Lager from Dust Bowl Brewing

Turlock, California – Dust Bowl Brewing Company has announced the release of Red Pony Lager available now in 16 oz. cans and draft. The specialty release is the second this year in the limited series planned for 2023.

“We wanted another beer that had great drinkability that would set itself apart from our other lighter beers,” shares Don Oliver, Brewmaster. “With Red Pony, we get that easy-drinking quality with a light red color, and depth of malt character that is subtle and improves with each sip.”

This crisp, refreshing Red Lager offers an enjoyable 4.5% ABV and low bitterness with only 12 IBU. Red Pony showcases a light amber color with a hint of red. The specialty release joins Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s robust portfolio, which currently offers 13 year-round beers, seven specialty releases, rotating seltzers along with an extensive line-up of draft-only beers that cater to on-premise accounts and the brewery’s own taprooms. Continue reading

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