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Bottle Openers by J. L. Lawson & Co.

The Rack by J. L. Lawson & Co.

J. L. Lawson & Co. is a third-generation machine shop out of Joshua Tree, CA, that specializes in high quality stainless steel, steel, and brass goods including rings, spinning tops, belt buckles, and bottle openers.

I recently purchased a belt from J. L. Lawson & Co., so I can attest to the quality, and you can get a feel for the craftsmanship by checking out this video, which shows the process they go through to make a single copy of The Rack, a cold rolled steel bottle opener & key rack:

If you’re looking for a bottle opener that will last a lifetime, then check out J. L. Lawson & Co., because it doesn’t get much better than a tool that was hand made by a single craftsman, right here in the US of A.

[J. L. Lawson & Co.]

Los Angeles Craft Beer and Homebrewing

For a look at the Los Angeles, CA homebrewing culture, check out this video from Thrash Lab, where they look into the community of craft beer and the growth of homebrewing in the area. They talk with beer geeks, craft beer experts, and home brewers, and look at the history and development of home-brewed beer as the foundation and grassroots of all craft beer:

American Microbrewery Tour

Dogfish Head Factory

Forbes.com has assembled a list of the ‘Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit’, and I’d say it’s a pretty good start for anyone looking to create a beer-related bucket list.

The list is as follows:

  • Samuel Adams, Boston
  • Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, Milton, Deleware
  • Brooklyn Brewery, New York City
  • Stone Brewing Co., Escondido, California
  • Deschutes Brewery, Bend, Oregon
  • Rogue Ales Brewery, Newport, Oregon
  • New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Road Dog’s Brewery Tour, Seattle
  • Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine
  • Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin, Texas

If you’re interested in visiting any of these breweries, the article gives a good description of what makes each one unique and why it’s worth a visit, so I recommend you take a look.

[Forbes – Ten Top American Microbreweries Worth A Visit]

Wildomar Wants Your Microbrewery

Brew In Wildomar

Wildomar, California sees a future in the craft beer industry, and is willing to bet the town on it.

To help attract new microbreweries to the area, they’ve streamlined the permitting process, put proactive economic development programs and policies in place, and are working to develop a light industrial compound that will be filled with microbreweries, turning the area into a microbrew mall that they hope will attract its fair share of beer tourists.

Located just south of Ontario, California and a short drive from San Diego on Interstate 15, they’re conveniently located in an area with easy distribution access to San Diego, Riverside and Orange Counties.

Interested in starting up your own microbrewery, and want to learn about what Wildomar has to offer?

Check out BrewInWildomar.com for more info.