Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate its barrel-aged brews during its second annual Pugachev’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday (December 7).
You can call it the Pugafest for short.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery. However, those who have achieved bronze level or higher in the brewery’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program can begin sampling at 10 a.m.
Cost is $25 for eight samples. Beer lovers will have 24 different barrel-aged beers from which to choose.
Three-year-old craft brewery Brouwerij West has bounced between rented offices and production facilities in the likes of Palos Verdes Estates, El Segundo and Long Beach.
Now the brewery that specializes in Belgian ales — but has not had an on-site tasting room — has found a home at the Port of Los Angeles in a building right next to Crafted that will apparently include a restaurant much like Atwater Village’s Golden Road Brewing.
That will make it San Pedro’s first craft brewery, although before anyone contacts us, yes, we are aware of the underrated San Pedro Brewing Co., although strictly speaking that is a brewpub rather than craft brewery.
Look for the new Brouwerij West space to open next summer.
Tourist draw: Strand Brewing brewmaster Joel Elliott, left, and co-owner Rich Marcello opened Torrance’s first craft brewery four years ago. Now the city, which has provided a welcoming business environment for a new industry, is being marketed as a craft beer destination. (Daily Breeze Photo by Brad Graverson).
Read the story here.
And the Street Sign Brewing Co., — or at least the name — is no more.
Read why (and yes, it makes perfect sense) here. A regional name is always preferable to some clever, if random-sounding creation, especially if the brewery becomes the first operational one in the San Fernando Valley, which appears likely.
I’ve not seen a date when the tasting room opens, but judging by their Twitter feed the date is getting closer: they’re brewing.
Another brewery — La Quinta Brewing Co. — has opened in the Coachella Valley.
You can currently find the brewery’s beers at dozens of area locations, and the tasting room has been open for about a week now, but the brewery will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday (November 22).
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to last ’til 8 p.m. Guests will get 20% off beer and merchandise.
The San Gabriel Valley just gained a new brewery.
We’ve been watching the progress of Covina’s Alosta Brewing Co. for a little while now, and are glad that they have cleared the final hurdles and have opened.
A little early, in fact.
We had a blast at last year’s Palm Springs Props and Hops at the Palm Springs Air Museum, and this year’s edition is happening Saturday (November 23).
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs.
Tickets, which include twelve four-ounce tastings, are $35 “before November 15,” and $40 after (including at the door), but are still available at the lower price by clicking here.
Sixteen brewers from Southern California and beyond are scheduled to participate. Read on for the list.
On Friday, Coachella Valley Brewing Company weighed in on the growler requirement debate with (in part) this bold statement:
As of today we will fill any 1/2 gallon and 32 oz growler.
Of course, if you have a brewery-labeled growler, the ABC rules stipulate that the existing logo must be covered, so be prepared to get a sticker or two on your growler.
And if you have an unmarked growler, you’re still going to get a sticker.
That being said, we think this is a big step in the right direction.
Click here for the full statement.
Coachella Valley Brewing Company is at 30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms.
Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout Southern California.
The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).
Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.
A trio of Inland Empire breweries are celebrating first anniversaries today (November 16).
From north to south, they are Oak Hills Brewing Company in Hesperia, Redlands’ Ritual Brewing Co., and Wiens Brewing Company in Temecula.