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Beer cocktails blossom in L.A. bars

BeerCocktailsBeer cocktails, which mix hard alcohol with different varieties of craft beer, are appearing with increased frequency on menus at bars and restaurants across the city.

This novel approach to mixing has been spurred in large part due to the boom in the popularity of craft beer in Los Angeles, in addition to the always-creative state of affairs in the city's mixology scene.

A story in Friday's Calendar section takes a closer look at the tasty trend. Read all about it here.


When is a shrub not a brush? Hint: When you can drink it.

Polenta made easy.

Blue Cow opens downtown on Monday.

--Jessica Gelt

Photo: Matthew Biancaniello mixes up a beer cocktail with hops-infused gin, IPA and honey at the Library Bar in the Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times.

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