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Been a while, so keep checking back. 🍻

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Rose City Pizza 7th Anniversary

3 years ago I sat down with Brian Nittayo and we discussed craft beer being served, at the time he was just pouring the fizzy yellow stuff. His biggest seller was Blue Moon, yeah that stuff. So we talked about some entry brews to start with and the meeting went well, we started a great friendship after that.

Through the weeks I suggested other brews and was selling well, craft beer business was going well at RCP. So I started to go in weekly and have lunch, fantastic food! You can’t go wrong with Brian’s creations, them tots I tell you.

RCP even sold all my Rhino serious beers brewed by Ohana Brewing.

His menu has grown a lot since then, lots of regular customers and many new ones enjoy the food and big craft beer list that’s always rotating with many beers for everyone to enjoy.

Happy 7th anniversary Rose City Pizza, here’s to many more!

Starting 9/7 through Sunday 9/11 stop by and get a refreshing pint of craft beer (or soda) with the purchase of buffalo tots or pizza fries and get a special commemorative glass celebrating our 7 year anniversary!

Rose City Pizza
3588 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

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It’s Been A While. 

Guess what? It’s back! Took a long ass time, but the time is here and start over. Revamp it all, so here’s some reading for you until my next big post…cheers!

L.A. Taco


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Drinko De Mayo Scooter Ride In San Gabriel Valley May 3rd, 2015


Well hello folks, been a while but I’m back! What a good way to start, was asked by some old friends about helping set up a scooter rally from the brewery REV Brewing Co in Covina Ca (where I brew craft beer) to my frequent visits to Progress Brewing in South El Monte Ca. So it’s set up, so dust off those Vespa’s and Lambretta’s and join the fun.

I will be there for this event and will post many pics and review of this great event to be held May 3rd 2015. Here’s some details from the Facebook Invite page:

“BZZZZZZZ….. is that a pack of bees???? No they aren’t Michael Pigneguy’s, but he probably is broke down behind the noise. It’s the Hive Crew, representing East Los. Leading our monthly ride this month will be our own Rafael Nava and the Hive Crew. 

Meet up 12:00pm
Join us at noon at REV Brewery in Covina 1580 W San Bernardino Rd, Covina, CA 91722 brewery link for a sweet tour around 1:00pm for some of LA’s finest brews and some good times with the Eastside.

Turnbull Ride 2:00pm
After the tour we will head south west, across historic Turnbull Canyon, in the Rose Hills. Some nice twisty roads and some even nicer views will make for an awesome ride. Please make sure your brakes and such are up to par as this will be a vigorous ride.

Brewery tour 3:00pm
at Progress Brewing South El Monte brewery link
Think you’ve had enough??? Think again, because we are going on another brewery tour. Set to arrive around 3:00, Progress Brewing, located at 1822 Chico Ave in South El Monte will be taking us through their facility, and there are some strong rumors of some tacos, grilling, homemade salsa, and possibly some of the best ceviche in LA, all brought to you by our devoted Eastside riders, and especially the Hive Crew.

More details will be posted as soon as I get them. Happy Drinko De Mayo!

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LA Brewers Guild Expands LA Beer Week 2015 with New Date and Venue


LABG Moves 7th LA Beer Week to June 20­28
LOS ANGELES​­­ March 3, 2015

­­After their great success as the new organizers of LA
Beer Week last fall, the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild has decided to move the dates of
the 7th annual LA Beer Week to June 20­28. Festivities
begin on Saturday, June 20th with the LA Brewers Beer
Week Kick­Off festival at its new location at Exposition Park.
Entering its 7th year, LA Beer Week is comprised of
over 200 events spread about the county at various bars,
restaurants, retailers, and breweries. This year’s kick­off
event will feature over 70 breweries ­­ 30 of which are
members of the LA Brewers Guild. The LA Beer Week
Events Committee, led by committee chairman Thomas
Kelley (El Segundo Brewing Co.), are working to bring beer
fans an even bigger and better experience with an
expansive space adjacent to the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum. This new locale more than
doubles the capacity of last year’s kick­off event which saw approximately 1,250 people in Old
Chinatown Plaza.

The date change was born out of the guild’s interest to focus on a time of the year that
would fall within various summer activities and benefit craft breweries who are beyond
time­constrained during the fall season’s major beer events.
“It was always so hot in Los Angeles in September,” said LABG Vice President Laurie
Porter (Smog City Brewing). “We’re looking forward to a little June gloom.”

In addition to more space, guests can look forward to two stages featuring local music
and educational panels, a special VIP tent which will house specialty beers, and more space
for food trucks and vendors. A limited number of pre­sale tickets for the June 20th LA Brewers
Beer Week Kick­Off go on sale at noon on Friday, April 3rd.

General tickets go on sale at
noon on Friday, May 1st.
Further details regarding LA Beer Week’s main event and other LABG official events to follow.

Save the Dates:
June 20­28: LA Beer Week
June 20: LA Brewers Beer Week Kick­Off event
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Big News Coming…I’m Back!

Been a big battle with life this last year, but ready to kick it in the nuts.

New updates, posts etc…


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LA Beer Week Returns Sept. 20-28 | Highlights LABG Gears Up to Produce 6th Annual LA Beer Week


LOS ANGELES — September 2, 2014 —  The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild (LABG) are charging full steam ahead as the new producers of the LA Beer Week. Festivities start off strong with the LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off Festival in Chinatown on Saturday, Sept. 20th and continue through the week with nearly 100 craft beer events all over the greater Los Angeles area.

Here are some highlights:

The Festival: LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off | Saturday, 9/20/2014, 3-7pm

Join us at Chinatown Plaza on 9/20 for the largest-ever showing of LA Brewers! #LABW6 kicks off with unlimited craft beer samplings from over 35 breweries — 20+ from LA County alone. Admission also includes informational panel discussions, live entertainment from Christopher Hawley and the Rollers and SoCal’s favorite beer-centric band The Firkins, and access to our food truck lot. (Please see LA Beer Week Poster and Social Media asset attached)

Buy Tickets:

Check out brewery lineup:

The Beer: Unity | Available in bottles and on draught at select retailers

Unity, the official beer of LA Beer Week will make its return this year in a new all-California iteration. This year’s Unity, brewed at Eagle Rock Brewery as a collaborative brew day with members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, will be a pale ale with citrus. Ingredients include California-Select malts donated by Country Malt Group, local fruit, and California-grown Centennial and Gargoyle hops (the latter of which is a rarer varietal native to California). This 5.5% abv pale will be an easy-drinking offering with a balanced hop bite accentuated by citrus. *Expect to see Unity in both draught and 22-ounce bottle formats distributed by Stone Distribution. (Please see Unity beer label attached)

The (Friendly) Competition: Meeting of the Guilds | Thursday, 9/25/2014, 6-10pm

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will host guest breweries from the San Diego Brewers Guild and San Francisco Brewers Guild at the Meeting of the Guilds event taking place at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Each Guild will take over 15 taps to champion the offerings of California beer as well as to engage in a friendly competition to earn beer week bragging rights and the coveted Golden Keg. The event was built around a similar event which took place during this year’s SF Beer Week and will be the second in what will hopefully become a traveling tradition. (Please see Poster and Social Media-friendly square attached)

Event Details:

The Community: LABG Open House Weekend | Saturday, 9/27 & Sunday, 9/28

To wrap up a week’s worth of beer-centric events all over LA County, member breweries of the LABG will host a county-wide Open House to invite folks to visit their tasting rooms and brewhouses. Get a behind the scenes tour, taste some new beers, and re-visit your local favorites. Check your local brewery’s website for business hours or keep track on




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