Orange’s Valiant Brewing Company will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow (March 1).
The event will run from noon to 11 p.m. at the brewery, 2294 N. Batavia St., Unit C.
The celebration will include a car show and, of course, plenty of beer!
Blessed with beer: Steve Farguson, left, vice president of sales, and Nigel Heath, self-described chief tasting officer (and CEO), are two of the three partners behind the latest entrant into the fast-growing Torrance and South Bay craft beer scene, Absolution Brewing Co. (Photo by Staff Photographer Robert Casillas).
Torrance’s Absolution Brewing Company opens its doors for the first time Saturday. Read more here.
CEO Nigel Heath discusses some of the brewery’s offerings in the video below:
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BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations are hosting an India pale ale pairing dinner in March.
The five-course dinner will be paired with IPAs from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Samuel Smith Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., and of course, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse.
During the course of the dinner, BJ’s will be serving its next seasonal beer BJ’s Goliath Imperial Red Ale.
In Southern California, the dinners are scheduled between Monday (March 3) and Wednesday, March 12.
Newport Beach Brewing Company’s Brew Fest is Sunday (February 23).
The sixth annual event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2920 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
Food will be available from the Porko Rico BBQ truck from 1 to 9 p.m.
Can’t make it to the grand opening? The brewery will also be hosting a Brewer’s Brunch beginning at noon on Sunday (February 16), featuring items from Stefano’s Golden Baked Hams, paired with Bottle Logic brews.
You can find Bottle Logic Brewing at 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim, just north of the 91 Freeway at the Kraemer Blvd./Glassell Street exit.
Another brewery has decided they are in the business of selling beer, not beer containers.
South El Monte’s Progress Brewing has been selling unmarked growlers, but it makes perfect sense to sell unmarked growlers when you’ve already had to change your name, and you haven’t even been open three months!
The brewery takes a pretty lenient stance on growler policy, and apparently will fill pretty much any clean container it can cap and label.
Our suggestion? Bring those unmarked or covered-up growlers to Progress Brewing, 1822 Chico Ave., and fill ’em up!
Over the past year, state code regarding growler refills has been re-examined, reinterpreted and redefined.
We’ve had Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder, but have only dreamt of tasting the brewery’s famed Pliny the Younger, which has just been released at the brewery and will be making its way to Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach.
However, you can’t just walk in and order a pint of the famed triple IPA.
Oh, no…you have to be lucky!