Matters of Interest Blog

A First Visit to Phantom Ales

Having heard about Phantom Ales in Anaheim, I was curious to visit and try their beers. So last night, along with several other folks, we tried out their beers. Walking into the building, one encounters a bunch of homebrew supplies,...

A First Visit to Cismontane SNA

Last week, while returning one evening from southern Orange County, I stopped by Cismontane SNA to try some of their beers. Cismontane is located in southern Orange County, in Rancho Santa Margarita, but a year ago, they opened up a...

Tasting Some Inexpensive Beers During the Super Bowl

While much of my recent experience with drinking beer has been with craft beer, I figured I also wanted to experience some of the beers that get commonly consumed in America. This past Sunday for the Super Bowl, I invited...