Brew with a View is Saturday at Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company

BrewWithAView2014What do you get when you combine an air show with a brewfest and a food truck festival in one family-friendly event?

You get the fourth annual Brew with a View at Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Co.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (April 5) at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.

For those who haven’t yet visited the brewery, it’s directly across the street from the Riverside Municipal Airport, which is hosting its annual air show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

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King Harbor Brewing, Redondo Beach’s first craft brewery, opens Saturday

photoReady for their closeup: Two of the three King Harbor Brewing co-owners, brewer Phil McDaniel and Tom Dunbabin, pose for Daily Breeze photographer Brad Graverson  at their new brewery, which opens its doors to the public Saturday.

Read more about the South Bay’s newest craft brewery here.

Read about three more new breweries coming to the South Bay and Harbor Area here.

Tickets available for Slater’s 50/50 Backyard Brewfest

Tickets are available now for the next Slater’s 50/50 Backyard Brewfest, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the parking lot of the chain’s Lake Forest location, 24356 Swartz Drive.

A total of 27 breweries and cideries from Southern California and elsewhere will be showcasing more than 40 different brews. Slater’s 50/50 will be serving up some of its most popular menu items.

The event, produced in conjunction with the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, is also a fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club of Lake Forest, the Lake Forest 4-H Superstars, Soroptimist International of Lake Forest and South County Outreach.

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38 Degrees Ale House’s Sam Fest to focus on barleywines

Barleywine fans should head over to 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill today (March 22).

The eatery is hosting its first ever Los Angeles Barleywine Festival, dubbed Sam Fest in honor of The Stuffed Sandwich owner Sam Samaniego, who passed away in January.

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Chino Valley Brewery to host pit bull fundraiser tomorrow

Pints for Pitties Chino Valley BreweryHead to Chino Valley Brewery on Saturday and you could go home with a new friend, but it’s probably not what you’re thinking.

The brewery is hosting a fundraiser for “Pints for Pitties,” an organization dedicated to raising awareness of pitbulls and other bull breeds.

The event will take place from 2 to 9 p.m., with vendors and a rescue effort from 2 to 4 p.m. for those looking to adopt a dog.

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Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes celebrates St. Paddy’s Day Southern California style this weekend

Nelsons(Photo courtesy Terranea Resort)

Rancho Palos Verdes’ Terranea Resort hosts a St. Patrick’s beer-centric three-course dinner at Nelson’s Friday through Monday.

Here’s the menu.

First Course:
Oysters rockefeller with bacon, spinach, and artichoke – paired with Harp Irish Lager
Second Course:
Lobster shepherds pie – paired with North Coast Old #38
Third Course:
Homemade Guinness ice cream sandwich – paired with Guinness Stout
Cost is $60 a person. Call (310) 265-2836
And the weekend weather forecast? Pretty much perfect:

Torrance’s Monkish Brewing Company marks two-year anniversary this weekend

monkishlogoUnderscoring the rapid growth of the craft beer industry in Southern California, Torrance’s Monkish Brewing Co., celebrates two years of serving Belgian-style ales this weekend.

For a historical perspective, check out the story that ran in the Torrance-based Daily Breeze two years ago.

And for more details on the weekend event, which includes food trucks and limited release beers, click here.

Los Angeles Craft Brewery Tap Takeover in Redondo Beach

selectbeerSaturday marks the first opportunity for most local beer drinkers to sample the forthcoming offerings from soon-to-open King Harbor Brewing, Redondo Beach’s first craft brewery (and before anyone comments or emails, venerable Redondo Beach Brewing Co. is a brewpub, not a craft brewer).

Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will showcase a selection of beers from the fast-growing South Bay and Los Angeles craft brew industry as you can see from the above graphic, including King Harbor, which just saw its first-ever keg of beer head out the brewery’s doors this week.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery to launch Betty IPA on Saturday

Betty IPABetty.

The name conjures up frenemies fighting for the affections of a redheaded teenager, or perhaps a leggy blonde pin-up.

As it turns out, it’s the latter which inspired the name of Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s latest India Pale Ale.

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