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Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Company is in the waning hours of its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

While the brewery is nearing its $25,000 goal, there are still plenty of opportunities to help reach that goal.

Gifts for contributions range from a Three Weavers hat all the way up to a trip to Denver to help represent the brewery at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

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Brewery Ommegang’s third ‘Game of Thrones’ beer released

FireandBloodIn anticipation of Sunday’s (April 6) fourth season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” Brewery Ommegang has released the third in its series of beers tied in with the fantasy drama.

Fire and Blood is a red ale brewed with rye and spelt, with ancho chilies providing the “fire.” Alcohol by volume is 6.8%.

The limited-edition brew is available in 750 mL bottles. For you collectors out there, the brewery is producing the beer with three unique labels this time around, each depicting a different dragon from the show.

You should be able to find it where you normally shop for craft beer, but smaller liquor stores appear to be selling out quickly.

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Torrance’s Smog City features Battle of the (IPA) Casks II Saturday

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If you attended the inaugural battle of the casks last December at Smog City Brewing in Torrance you know what it was like to sample five distinctly different beers based on the brewery’s Bare Knuckle Porter.

Well, round two is upon us and this time the brewery’s excellent Amarilla Gorilla IPA is featured with a variety of unusual ingrdients including tea, wine juice and fruit purees.

Check out the recipes here.

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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

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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.

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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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