About Us

Certified Cicerones® and Beer Geeks

About Us

In 2012, Hal Mooney (Certified Cicerone® and a Certified Draft Technician) sold his car, bought a 15-passenger shuttle bus, and started doing brewery tours on nights and weekends guiding people to the nine breweries in Los Angeles. His wife Cindy (Certified Cicerone®) joined him to operate LA Beer Hop, leading their team of nine Beer Guides to visit the 100+ breweries of Los Angeles via bus walking tours.

Your Beer Friend began in 2021, when Cindy and Hal realized how much they enjoyed drinking virtually with people.

As Certified Cicerones®, Hal & Cindy love traveling all over the world and drinking beer with people. They're always eager to share their expertise and chat about beer styles, production, service, brewery business models, beer flavor notes, food pairing techniques and examples, and anything else about beer. 

By drinking with us, you're supporting a small family business and independent craft breweries. We all thank you.