Erika Bolden is a freelance beer writer based in Santa Monica. She is a regular contributor at the L.A. Weekly food blog, Squid Ink, and covers Central Coast beer for West Coaster SoCal, amongst other publications.

She reads far more than she writes, and spends her weekends traveling the West Coast and favorite U.S. cities. If unresponsive to email, it is because she is above the tree line with an Osprey Aura 65 and Platypus bladder full of Santa Ynez Valley wine.