Taste of Brews Inland Empire goes medieval

Tickets are available now for the Inland Empire edition of Taste of Brews.

After two years at Riverside’s downtown White Park, the festival has moved to Eastvale’s Crossroads Riverview Park, home of the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival and California’s only permanent Renaissance village.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with general admission beginning at 1 p.m.

So far, 29 breweries (and cideries) from both in and out of the Inland Empire are scheduled to participate.

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Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion hosting chili cookoff Saturday

Yucaipa’s inventive Brew Rebellion brewery will be the site of a chili cookoff fundraiser for YouthHope, an organization that provides support services for homeless and runaway youth, on Saturday (April 5).

There is no entrance fee for the contest, which will feature only two categories — Civilized and Barbaric Scorched Earth.

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Latest Inland Empire brewery — Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. — set to open Tuesday

We’ve been watching the progress of several Inland Empire breweries — Escape Craft Brewery (Redlands), Hamilton Family Brewery (Rancho Cucamonga), Skyland Ale Works (Corona), Delicious Science Brewery and Polymath Brewing Co. (Riverside), and Rök House Brewing Company (Upland) — as they lurch toward their opening dates.

Yet another, Big Bear Lake Brewing Co., is set to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 8).

The brewery is owned by local entrepreneur David Stone, who owns several lodges in the area, along with the The Cave events center.

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First Annual Bite at the Beach in May celebrates pairing of craft beer and food in Manhattan Beach


More than 20 restaurants and breweries will take part in the event including newcomers Ohana Brewing Company and Alosta Brewing Co.

Adam Gertler, from “The Next Food Network Star,” will host two panels featuring expert chefs and brewmasters including Cyrena Nouzille of Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie.

Tickets went on sale Monday and can be purchased here.