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Happy Hour Magazine Launch Party with Art Weiss and Friends

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Join Grand Master Arthur Weiss on Facebook Live for a special Happy Hour as we salute the launch of California Freemason Magazine’s Spring Drinks issue!

Cover Story: At Refreshment

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Why lifting a drink represents the pure, distilled essence of Freemasonry.

An Absolute Corker

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The inside story behind one of the most curious pseudo-Masonic rituals around.

That’s the Spirit!

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A jiggerful of Mason drink slingers mix the perfect craft cocktail.

The Toastmasters: The Dive Master

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A SoCal Mason shares a beloved family tradition: a good drink.

The Toastmasters: The Harmonizer

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Winemaker Karl Lehmann on seeking life’s perfect blend.

The Toastmasters: The Salonnier

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At Club 50, Phillipe Milgrom gathers Masons for a taste of the good life.

The Toastmasters: The Spirit Guide

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Whiskey expert and priest Steve Beal on communing with the divine.

Message on a Bottle

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Pour a draught with these antique Masonic drinking vessels.

The Happiest Place in Union City

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Sidle up to the bar at the Turkey Roost, where everybody knows your name.

Brave New World

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After a year on Zoom, what can Masonic lodges learn from the worst year ever?

Member Profile: George Fernandez Jr.

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A wine-loving Mason mixes business with pleasure.

Lodge Profile: Ordinary Lodge, Extraordinary Impact

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A small-town California lodge makes a big-time impact.

The Companies We Keep

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We say farewell to an accidental Masonic icon.

Pub Crawling Through History

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A time-traveling, continent-hopping pub crawl of the fraternity’s most important watering holes.

Donor Profile: Cesar Aguirre

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A 20-something on Masonry in California compared to his native Peru.

Executive Message: Cheers to That

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Grand Master Arthur Weiss toasts a historic Masonic tradition.

Building Better

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The Masons of California cast their eyes past the lodge doors—and toward 2025 and beyond.

Next Up

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Meet the generation of California Masons bringing the fraternity into a bright new era.

The Deconstructed Lodge

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What will a Masonic lodge look like in the future? The answer is already here—and it probably won’t be in a lodge.

The Zoom Boom

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The fraternity learns to deal with—and thrive in—the Zoom era.

Ask Me Anything

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For a generation of Freemasons, the place to turn for info isn’t in person, but rather online.

Lodge Profile: The History Makers

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A historic lodge celebrates 150 years on the Central Coast.

Member Profile: Alberto Castillo

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Meet a San Diego Freemason staying in touch from a world away.

Retirement Living 2.0

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Robotic pets. Smart toilets. VR goggles. The Masonic Homes have become a nerve center of hi-tech gadgetry.

They’re Digital, Too

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The fraternity learns to deal with—and thrive in—the Zoom era.

Donor Profile: Jared Yoshiki

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A Sacramento insider on why when it comes to Masonic philanthropy, all politics is local.

Generation Zoom

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What the Masonic youth orders can show us about going virtual.

The World in Harmony

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Grand Master Arthur Weiss casts his eyes on 2050—and beyond.

The Mystery House

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When a tiny apartment with a big-time literary past came up for rent, William Arney found himself walking in Sam Spade’s footsteps.

The Lodge That Wasn’t There

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Meet the Invisible Lodge, the most mysterious Masonic group in the known—or unknown—world.

The Code Breakers

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For more than 150 years, the Folger cipher had Masonic experts stumped—until Dr. Brent Morris and his team at the NSA took their turn.

The All-Seeing Private Eye

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A Master Mason gumshoe taps into his inner Philip Marlowe to hunt down the truth.

The Perfect Crime

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Mystery writer James Lincoln Warren is an expert author of the hardboiled crime story.

The Secret Ingredient

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A historian probes the enduring appeal of Masonic secrets.

Scottish, Right?

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A traditional observance lodge pulls out all the sartorial stops with a new custom tartan kilt.

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