El Segundo Brewing Co to roast a pig Saturday, unveil trio of new brews

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The event starts at noon and $20 buys you all the piggie you can eat.

ESB, which already has the best lineup of IPA’s in the county, will also introduce yet another new IPA Saturday dubbed Wayward and a thirst quenching session 4.5 percent ABV IPA called Late to the Party (it is excellent, BTW).

Finally, before brewer Andy Black slips out the door to the new the Yorkshire Square brewery and restaurant in Torrance that is aiming to open next month, he brewed an ESB on Nitro that will also be available Saturday.

Saturday is a good day for session beers:

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Claremont Craft Ales celebrating fourth anniversary on Saturday

Claremont Craft Ales fourth anniversaryTickets are available now for Claremont Craft Ales’ fourth anniversary celebration, set for Saturday (July 16).

There will be two sessions (noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.), with tickets priced at $30 (plus $2.04 service fee) for either session.

Tickets include a souvenir glass and 16 (four- and two-ounce) pours of beer. Donate a new pair of socks at the door and receive an extra pour.

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Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen opened today in Long Beach

ballastA view of Long Beach Harbor greets guests at the new Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen that opened Friday in time for the long holiday weekend. (Photo by Staff Photographer Stephen Carr).

Read the Long Beach Press-Telegram story here.

A photo gallery is here.

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Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk takes place on Saturday

Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk 2016The Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk (formerly known as the Claremont Blues and Brews) has traditionally been a great way to experience beers from local breweries before they open, and this year is no exception.

Among the yet-to-open breweries participating in this year’s event are Rowdy’s Brewing Company (coming soon to Rancho Cucamonga) and Strum Brewing Company (coming soon to Ontario).

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Rök House celebrating second anniversary on Saturday

Rök House second anniversaryRök House Brewing Company will celebrate its second anniversary from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday (June 11).

The event will feature food, live music, and of course, plenty of beer.

More than two dozen different beers, in fact.

There is no entrance fee for the event. Simply purchase your anniversary glass for $5 and tasters — as many or as few as you want — for just $2.

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Torrance brewpub Yorkshire Square Brewing hires former McLeod Ales brewmaster Andy Black

blackNew brewpub, new brewmaster: Forthcoming Torrance brewpub Yorkshire Square Brewing has hired dashing brewmaster Andy Black to oversee its craft beer production (Photo courtesy Yorkshire Square Brewing).

Brewmaster Andy Black, who spent three years at San Fernando Valley-based McLeod Ales, has landed at Yorkshire Square Brewing, which plans to open in Old Torrance in August.

Black, who reportedly interned at a brewery in Yorkshire, England guided production at Mcleod Ales for three years before joining El Segundo Brewing Co.

Yorkshire Square Brewing will focus on traditional cask ales and intends to install a traditional Yorkshire Square Brewing system on site “soon.”

A press release issued by the brewpub Tuesday said that the goal is to “push the boundaries of cask ale well beyound

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Three Weavers Brewery in Inglewood releases official LA Beer Week brew Unity on Friday

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Unity, the official beer of LA Beer Week, will officially be unveiled at 5 p.m. Friday release party at Three Weavers Brewery in Inglewood.

Unity is a collaboration between members of the LA County Brewers Guild and its annual creation — the beer can be quite different, but boasts the same name each year — rotates among members of the nonprofit.

This year’s version uses an experimental hop so new it doesn’t have a name, said brewmaster Alexandra Nowell.

The 7.4% abv brew has “bright notes of lemon zest, stone fruit, and a satisfyingly resinous finish,” she said.

“I was impressed by the character of the raw hop,” Nowell said. “It has a bright orange character and a subtle pine resin scent. It’s got that quintessential hoppy aroma.”

San Francisco-based artist Nick Fullmer, known for his craft beer label artwork at Sacramento’s Bike Dog Brewing and others was given free-rein to create the funky label.

Unity’s official release party goes from from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday. A full lineup of Three Weavers beer will be on tap and a special art exhibition of Fullmer’s work will remain on display through July.

LA Beer Week starts June 18.

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