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About- Cleo Tobbl

Cleo Tobbi

Cleo Tobbi

Cleo Tobbi is an LA native and also writes about beer, food and culture for OC Weekly, LA Weekly, Beer Paper LA and the LA Downtowner. 

Posts By Cleo Tobbi

The Rare Barrel | Forces Unseen

February 6, 2015 |

Forces Unseen, The Rare Barrel By Cleo Tobbi

Sour beers have quickly become an obsession for beer drinkers around the world. This is nothing new. American breweries have taken to mimicking styles that range from old ales to long-practiced lambics and more. As of late, the US has been bestowed with many breweries whose sole purpose is to bring the world (or those who can access it) that puckering elixir known commonly as sour beer.

Enter, The Rare Barrel and their exclusively barrel-aged sour brewery. Other than having one of the best names in the industry (I mean, come on, “rare” is right in the title), The Rare Barrel also produces some top-quality sour beers. Ranging from barrel-aged Goses to Berliner Weisses, to everything in between, The Rare Barrel rolls the dice with each batch of this lively drink, especially one of their latest brews: Forces Unseen. Read More

Noble Ale Works | I Love It!

January 5, 2015 |

Last weekend, I attended the second annual Los Angeles IPA Festival held at Mohawk Bend in Silver Lake, Ca. The event brought over 60 IPAs from all over the state of California for friendly competition and, of course, drinking and merriment. Read More

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co | 2014 Harvest Wild Hop IPA

December 26, 2014 |

ABV 6.5% IBU 55

For those of you keeping up with Sierra Nevada’s Harvest Series, you’ll know that they’ve gifted us with two single hop IPAs, a wet hop IPA, a … Read More

Deschutes Brewery | Zarabanda

November 21, 2014 | 3

ABV: 6.3%

IBU: 18

This week, Deschutes Brewery and LA’s Chef José Andrés release Zarabanda, a spiced saison, that was four years in the making. Friends for … Read More

Brasserie Trois Dames | Sour Framboise

November 11, 2014 |

7% ABV

First, let me preface this post with informing my readers that the proper pronunciation of the word “framboise” (raspberry) is fram-bwaz. The French language teaches us … Read More

Moonlight Brewing Company | Reality Czeck

September 25, 2014 |

ABV 4.8%

Since everyone has already hopped on (pun intended) the pumpkin train, I thought I would instead giddy up on the often forgotten Pilsner train because we hardly get autumn in Southern California. And few perform better in the Pilsner department than Moonlight Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, Ca.

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Shoes and Brews | Longmont, CO

August 12, 2014 |

Longmont, CO gained its twelfth craft beer bar but its first specialty running shoe store with the recent opening of Shoes and Brews. Co-owned by brothers Colin (right above) and Jacob Anderson (left above) and several others, Shoes and Brews brings forth an innovative twist to your average beer bar.
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