Beer lovers, we’ve found the perfect way to kick off your Memorial Day weekend.
The Taste of Brews returns to Riverside’s White Park (3901 Market St.) on Saturday, May 25.
Not only can attendees sample from dozens of breweries, including many from Southern California, but there will be several food trucks and local restaurants providing comestibles, and three bands to enjoy.
Total Wine and More has been hosting a series of beer tastings this week (May 13 to 19) to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.
Each store is offering different breweries’ beers (including several Southern California breweries) to sample for a nominal fee.
Head over the jump for the schedule.
Here’s a fundraiser we’ll eagerly raise a glass to: Select-A-Brew at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The folks at the Ontario Reign have transformed the annual Select-A-Seat season seat holder selection event into a fundraiser for the team’s charitable arm, the Hope Reigns Foundation.
Tickets are available now for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s AirFest and fifth anniversary set for Saturday, May 18.
Tickets are $5 at the brewery’s tasting room, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands, or online (plus $1.17 service fee) and will be $8 at the door. Kids 12 and younger will be admitted free.
A limited number of VIP ticket packages, which include all-you-can-drink Hangar 24 beer, all-you-can-eat Cuca’s, the closest parking possible, a shady tent and the best seats and views of the air show, are available for $150 (plus $6.24 service fee), or $500 (plus $18.49 service fee) for a four-pack.
Click here to purchase tickets online.
(Photo by Staff Photographer Robert Casillas)
Rock & Brews investors and co-owners Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, two of the founding members of Kiss, will rock it for the Torrance Education Foundation Wednesday, the day before their newest restaurant location opens in Torrance.
“We’re coming into the neighborhood, but we’re also supporting the neighborhood,” Stanley said. “One of the things we’ve found out as we’ve become successful is that giving back isn’t an option, it really is an obligation.”
We’ll have more on Rock & Brews in the Daily Breeze Sunday. Read the story here.
Angel City Brewing, which called Alpine Village near Torrance home for more than two decades, will mark its grand opening this weekend with a music and arts festival.
Angel City was evicted from Alpine Village in 2010 and reopened downtown the following year, but is now under new ownership and offers nine reformulated beers after “a year of building and brewing.”
“We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time now,” said brewery director Alan Newman. “This event is a celebration not only of the brewery’s journey but of the culture and spirit of the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.
The day-long festival starts with a mass toast to celebrate the brewery’s rebirth and is followed by seven bands.
There’s also food trucks, brewery tours and an art exhibit titled “In Your Face: How Artists Transformed LA’s Urban Landscape.”
Angel City is just two blocks from Union Station, so festival goers can leave the car (and designated driver) at home.
More information on the brewery is here.
Total Wine & More’s new class is a good kick in the can.
No, really. It’s “A Good Kick in the Can!” and the focus is on craft beer…in cans.
Guests will enjoy a sampling of Total Wine’s canned craft beers and challenge the notion that bottled beer tastes better.
The class, which costs $15, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday (April 25) at Total Wine locations throughout Southern California.
Seating is limited, so call the your nearest store to reserve a spot.
Click here for more information. Head over the jump for a list of participating locations.
Once again, participants will be “saving wildlife one beer at a time” at this year’s Brew at the Zoo fundraiser for the Living Desert.
Tickets are available now for the annual event, which will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 4 at the zoo, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.
Southern California homebrewers have until May 31 to enter San Diego-based Karl Strauss Brewing Company‘s Pro-Am brewing competition:
The winning brewer will get to brew his/her winning beer on one of our professional systems this August and then have it entered into the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am in October.
Full details and an entry form are here.