Artie Venti

Beer, Law, and Higher Education

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Born and raised in New York, but now raising a California kid. I've been a waiter, drummer in a rock band, civil litigation attorney, and most recently, was the Associate Communications Director for the oldest law school west of the Mississippi.

I started my own social media presence about beer and coffee, which is slow rolling into a blog. I am looking for opportunities to utilize my ever-expanding skill set in writing, communications, and media as I ramble on my journey of beautiful randomness in Los Angeles.

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What's the Deal with Japanese Craft Beer?

So, what's the deal with Japanese craft beer? Let's start from the beginning. The industry was born in 1994, following deregulation that allowed smaller beer makers to acquire brewing licenses.

Ad Age

In 2007, the Brewers Association (BA)—a notfor-profit trade association representing more than 4,800 U.S. breweries and the community of brewing enthusiasts—established the definition of a craft brewer as a “small and independent brewer,” with annual production of no more than 6 million barrels of beer and less than 25 percent owned by an alcohol industry member that is not a craft brewer. However, with AB InBev’s 2011 purchase of Chicago’s Goose Island Beer, the line began to blur.

UC Hastings Magazine
Top Gear

“Being located in the Tenderloin offers the student body at UC Hastings a fascinating glimpse of San Francisco from the multitude of cultures, to the grit and the grime, to the contrasting beauty of City Hall. You’re right in the heart of the City,” says Nate Torres ’07, co-owner of the Tilted Brim boutique, which is releasing a limited edition set of UC Hastings-inspired merchandise.

Inside Out
How Much Should You Tip a Tattoo Artist? - Inside Out

The most painful part of getting a tattoo should not be wondering how much to tip the artist at the end of the session. Use this quick guide to know the proper etiquette when it comes to tipping on your ink. Let's face it, the decision to tip and the practice of tipping, in general, can be awkward.

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UC Hastings Students Debrief after Spring Break | UC Hastings

Students share their experience volunteering with the Karnes Pro Bono Project to help provide free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant women and children at the Karnes County Residential Center near San Antonio, Texas.

Brewklyn Buzz
Why I'm in Love with this $100 Coffee Maker

When it came to coffee at home, I was fine being the plastic-pod-brewed-into-a-mug-sweetened-with-heavily-flavored-creamer kinda guy. And since I lived in coffee shop heaven, Park Slope, Brooklyn, with great cafes only blocks away (like Crop to Cup or Konditori), I never had to look too far when I really wanted the good stuff.

UC Hastings
UC Hastings Visiting Scholar Professor Chen Taihe Fights for Human Rights and the Jury System |...

UC Hastings Visiting Scholar Professor Chen Taihe was a law professor at the Guilin University of Electronic Technology and a practicing attorney in China. After learning of the freedoms that the jury system helps to protect in systems outside of China, Professor Chen traveled the world to study juries, which culminated in a book promoting the Anglo-American judicial system entitled "The Most Common Right."

Brewklyn Buzz
My 6 Favorite Beer Accounts on Instagram Right Now

Brian Strumke, the founder of Stillwater Artisanal, considers his brews to be an art project/collective and a place for his creative release. Their collection of unique beers are featured in "old word psychedelic" cans, which are not only great to look at, but also available throughout the U.S.

UC Hastings Valentines of the Law II - UC Hastings Law - Medium

It's that special time of the year again and what better way to celebrate than to parody love and law with another batch of fake ecards. These were created with inspiration from landmark Supreme Court cases, current events, and legal issues, and hopefully you'll get some... laughter from these silly Valentine's Day memes.

UC Hastings Magazine
Fostering SoCal Connections

With many alumni based in Southern California, UC Hastings launches a series of regional community-building events.

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