It’s been a while since we’ve done an update on Inland Empire breweries, so, let’s catch up, shall we?
Two new, long-anticipated breweries opened last month: Upland’s Rök House Brewing Company and Rancho Cucamonga’s Hamilton Family Brewery.
Rök House has become the third point of what we’re calling the “Beermuda Triangle,” with its proximity to both Claremont Craft Ales and Dale Bros. Brewery.
The brewery is celebrating its grand opening “Röxtravaganza” from noon to 10 p.m. this Saturday (August 2), with seven beers on tap and food available from the Viking Truck (naturally!), Pappas Artisanal and Buttercup Catering.
Congratulations to Claremont Craft Ales on its second anniversary! The brewery is celebrating Saturday (July 26) in two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
On tap will be 20 beers, including several new varieties and several barrel-aged brews.
Food will be available from Buttercup Catering, the Corner Butcher Shop, My Delight Cupcakery and Pappas Artisanal.
Looking for a brew fest?
Head to Corona! That’s where you’ll find the TAPS Fish House & Brewery Craft Brew Festival from noon to 3 p.m. today (July 19).
Tickets for the festival are $50 and include 15 drink tickets and unlimited food sampling from eight regionally-themed food stations.
Proceeds will benefit the Corona/Norco YMCA.
A number of breweries from across Southern California are scheduled to participate.
The National Orange Show and K-FROG are putting on the first-ever National Orange Show Brew Fest this Saturday (July 12).
Over 25 local (and not-so-local) craft breweries are scheduled to participate, bringing over 50 brews to the event.
Musical entertainment will include Kelleigh Bannen, Southbound, Front Porch Rodeo and Psycho Punx!
It’s a family-friendly event, and kids can enjoy free samples of Batch Craft Soda and draw on the Chalkmobile.
Read more below for a list of participating breweries:
Long holiday summer weekends=craft beer.
Here’s some other beer related events this weekend. What did we miss?:
- Angel City Brewing in downtown Los Angeles hosts a “backyard style party” from noon to midnight Friday that’s dubbed “Merica Fest. Details here.
- Torrance’s Smog City Brewing will be offering $2 off growler fills all weekend and has special holiday hours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Independence Day.
The Claremont Village Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walks will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. today (June 28).
Tickets ($50) include food tastings from local eateries and 18 beer tasting tickets. Designated driver tickets are available for $25. This is a 21 and up event.
More than 50 beers and ciders will be available. Ticket packages are available here.
(Photos courtesy MacLeod Ale Brewing).
After battling bureaucracy for almost two years, MacLeod Ale Brewing finally opened last weekend with more than 600 people pouring through its doors even though tickets were required to restrict crowds in the small facility.
This week those restrictions are gone and MacLeod is open every evening leading up to its first weekend open to the general drinking public with no tickets required, said co-owner Alastair Boase.
Upland is the place to be to sample from 25 craft breweries while helping out the Cooper Regional History Museum and Foothill Family Shelter.
The museum is hosting the California Craft Beer Classic from noon to 6 p.m. today (June 21) at Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A St., Upland.
Participating breweries from across California (and one interloper from Colorado!) include: Ritual Brewing Co., Rök House Brewing Company, Dale Bros. Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Sanctum Brewing Co., Inland Empire Brewing Company, Wiens Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Old Orange Brewing Company, Surf Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, Green Flash Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Tap It Brewing Co., and New Belgium Brewing Company.