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Docent Brewing – San Juan Capistrano, CA

Hey everyone, my name is Mike and I’m the founder of Floppy Ear Beer Company.  I’m a craft beer nut that lives in Orange County, California and I decided to start a blog to document my craft beer and food adventure in one of the best places in the world to visit!  I’m no officialContinue reading “Docent Brewing – San Juan Capistrano, CA”


Salty Bear Brewing Co. – Costa Mesa, CA

Starting a business during a pandemic is challenging.  Starting a business that’s centered around going to public places to review beer is a whole other level of challenging.  It’s been a while since I’ve posted because it’s been really busy.  California closed most things down but now as it opens back up and gets backContinue reading “Salty Bear Brewing Co. – Costa Mesa, CA”

Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton, CA

Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton, CA Do you have that one beer that you remember drinking and going “Holy cow!  I’m in love with craft beer!”?  For me one of those beers was Bootlegger’s Knuckle Sandwich Double IPA.  When I first got into craft beer right out of college, Bootleggers was one of the first OrangeContinue reading “Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton, CA”

Distant Brewing – Mammoth Lakes, CA

My intention when I started this blog was to review Orange County breweries specifically to highlight the wonderful area I call home.  But I’ve had a slight change of plans and my new vision is going to allow me to bring you brewery reviews from all over the country.  While there hasn’t been a tonContinue reading “Distant Brewing – Mammoth Lakes, CA”

Laguna Beach Beer Company – Laguna Beach, CA When you hear the words Laguna Beach what do you think of?  Orange County?  The waves crashing on the beach?  Well if you’re me when you hear those world the next thing that pops to mind are the words “Beer Company”. Here’s a fun fact for you: the first location to open for LagunaContinue reading “Laguna Beach Beer Company – Laguna Beach, CA”

GameCraft Brewing – Laguna Hills, CA

GameCraft Brewing – Laguna Hills, CA Since starting Floppy Ear Beer, I’ve grown to really embrace and promote the “Buy Local” or “Support Small Business” movements.  The pandemic was absolutely brutal for small business owners, and the craft beer world was no different.  Lots of suppliers took hits, breweries had to shut down completely ifContinue reading “GameCraft Brewing – Laguna Hills, CA”

The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company – San Juan Capistrano, CA

The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company – San Juan Capistrano, CA One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to find new breweries and try as many of their beers as possible through flight tastings.  Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, that was hard to come by over the last year.  Luckily things inContinue reading “The Dog Pawrk Brewing Company – San Juan Capistrano, CA”