BJ’s hosting English ale pairing dinner

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is taking reservations for a beer pairing dinner featuring traditional English ales.

The dinner will also feature the restaurant’s latest limited edition brew, BJ’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Imperial Red Ale.

The five-course dinner costs $30 and all participants must be 21 years of age or older, obviously.

Beers featured in the dinner include Boddington’s Ale, Newcastle Brown Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle Founders’ Ale, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, BJ’s Brewmaster’s Reserve Imperial Red Ale, Samuel Smith Organic Chocolate Stout and BJ’s P.M. Porter.

Date of the dinner varies depending on location. Head over the jump for dates.

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Pliny The Younger to be tapped in Claremont on Tuesday

Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny The Younger will be tapped at 5 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 26 at Eureka! Burger in Claremont, according to a news release.

Pliny The Younger, a triple IPA, has been rated a perfect score of 100 on Beer Advocate and Rate Beer, will be available on a first come, first served basis until it’s gone.

Eureka is at 580 W. 1st St., Claremont.

For more information, contact 909-445-8875.

Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach & Seal Beach Releases Two New Bottled Beers Saturday

They’re not cheap — but they sound special — since they are two versions of the same beer.

One is a barrel-aged version of a Scottish-style ale dubbed Full Malted Jacket (12 percent alcohol by volume) that aged for a full year. Cost of a 750 ml bottle: $25. There’s a two bottle limit per customer.

“Full Malted Jacket marks our first barrel aged, bottled brew,” said brewmaster Julian Shrago. “The fact that we are barrel aging at Beachwood is an exciting achievement; seeing the potential, we’ll definitely be experimenting further with barrel aged beers in the near future.”

The other comes sans the year in bourbon barrels, is half the cost at $12 and checks in at 9.2 percent ABV.

Beachwood, which has locations in Long Beach and Seal Beach, was recently named Southern California’s best brewpub.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery sets date for fifth anniversary

Mark your calendars now!

Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery has set a date for its fifth anniversary — Saturday, May 18!

This year also marks the inclusion of the brewery’s inaugural Airfest to the annual celebration.

The day will be filled with archive brews and special releases, aerial acts, live music and great food. A night air show with fireworks is also planned.

Doors will open for the event at 9 a.m., with last call at 9 p.m., at the Redlands Municipal Airport West Ramp, right across the street from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

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Inland Empire breweries, food trucks teaming up for Inland Empire Brewing Company anniversary

Inland Empire Brewing Co. fourth anniversaryRiverside’s Inland Empire Brewing Company is celebrating its fourth anniversary Saturday (February 23) in a big, big way.

Let’s start with the numbers. A staggering 26 Inland Empire brewers will be represented at the event.

Add to that a baker’s dozen of brewers from outside the I.E.

And on top of that, add ten food trucks and four bands.

What do you get? One heck of a party!

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Get Ritual Brewing Co.’s Extra Red Ale…to go!

Redlands’ Ritual Brewing Co. has released its Extra Red Ale in 22-ounce bottles.

This is the first release of the brewery’s year-round beers in bottle format.

The malt-heavy (it’s brewed with eight different malt varieties) beer is balanced with an abundance of hops.

Bottles of Extra Red are available at the brewery, 1315 Research Drive, and will be available at specialty stores in the near future.

Ritual also recently released its limited-edition Hellion, Ritual’s take on a Belgian-style Golden Ale. It’s also available at the brewery, at specialty stores and apparently at The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch.

For more information, click here. For more information on all of Ritual’s brews, click here.

Dale Bros. Brewery gearing up to celebrate ten years

Practically the granddaddy of all the Inland Empire breweries, Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Saturday, February 16.

The event will take place from 2 to 10 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

The celebration will feature two special beers brewed just for the event; small-batch beers tapped every hour from 4 to 8 p.m.; live music; games (Giant Jenga!); food from the Grilled Cheese TruckGarlicscapes and P Train’s BBQ; and dessert from Brewcakes and Dr. Bob’s (Dale Bros. ice cream treats!).

Plus all of Dale Bros. most popular beers will be on tap all day.

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