LA on Tap Beer Competition and Festival to kick off LA Beer Week May 9

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More than 65 craft breweries will serve about 150 beers at the LA on Tap Beer Competition and Festival May 9 at the Fairplex in Pomona that will also serve as kickoff event for LA Beer Week. It’s billed as the county’s largest beer festival this year.

Long Beach adopts beer friendly laws to lure craft breweries to city

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Long Beach Press-Telegram reporter Eric Bradley wrote about this last month and now the updated regulations have become municipal law.

“This zoning update will allow the City to capitalize on a fast-growing industry by using our existing assets – thriving commercial areas, unlimited inventory of existing building stock, and a regional reputation as a foodie destination – to their highest potential,” said Amy Bodek, director of Long Beach development services.

Taste of Brews Inland Empire returns Saturday

Tickets are available now for the fourth iteration of Taste of Brews Inland Empire. The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 18) at Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Drive, Corona.

So far, 39 breweries and cideries are expected to participate, including 24 from Southern California. Pre-sale admission tickets are $30 (plus $2.64 service fee) for admission at 1 p.m. and $40 (plus $3.19 service fee) for noon admission. Prices will be $10 more at the door. Designated driver tickets will also be available at the door for $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Loyal Order of Re-enactment Enthusiasts.

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Alpine Village near Torrance hosts L.A. Local Beer & Artisanal Food Fest Saturday

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More than 30 Southern California breweries will serve over 40 craft beers washed down by the offerings of about two dozen food vendors.

Complete event information is here.

Can’t make it? Here’s a consolation prize: a Mission Brewing Tap Attack at 5 p.m. Friday at Alpine Village.

Game of Thrones: You’ve watched the HBO show, now drink the beer Friday at Alpine Village near Torrance ahead of Sunday’s season premier

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Kegs will be tapped at 5 p.m. in the Ommegang tap takeover.

Here’s the brew lineup:

· Three-eyed Raven
· Valar Morghulis
· Fleur de Houblon Belgian Pale Ale
· Adoration Dark Winter Ale
· Triple Perfection Golden Triple
· Hennepin Saison

Watch the trailer for “Blood Sweat & Beer” documentary that follows the start-up of two breweries and will be shown April 24 at the Newport Beach Film Festival

colashaw09Brandon Capps, brewmaster at a Braddock, Penn., startup brewery is featured in the documentary “Blood, Sweat, & Beer.”

Here is the film’s official website.

More on the Newport Film Festival is here.

Fast-growing Strand Brewing moving to Old Torrance as craft brew wave shows no signs of crashing yet

LStrand Brewing Co., will soon be leaving its current quarters for more space in a new home in Old Torrance.

You can make a case that when Strand Brewing opened the first production brewery in Torrance almost five years ago, the brewery spawned an industry (they have the business award from the city of Torrance to prove it) that has made the community and the South Bay one of the hotbeds of the Los Angeles craft beer industry.

Now Strand is moving within bar crawling distance of other local breweries as it seeks room to grow.

Read more in the Daily Breeze story here.