Riverside Beer & Music Festival will rock on Saturday

Another summer weekend, another beer festival.

This one — the Riverside Beer & Music Festival — takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave.

General admission tickets are $35 and include unlimited samples of 50 brews from about 14 breweries, including Temecula’s Ironfire Brewing Company.

VIP tickets are $50 and grant entrance at 6 p.m.

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Claremont Craft Ales celebrating 5th anniversary today

Congratulations to the fine folks at Claremont Craft Ales, who will be celebrating the brewery’s fifth anniversary from 1 to 8 p.m. today (July15).

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ICYMI: King Harbor Brewing of Redondo Beach releases kief-like Lupoline IPA

If you’re one of those people who see the craft beer industry and now legal marijuana industry converging then you may want to suck back King Harbor Brewing Company’s latest creation: Lupoline IPA.

It’s an ultra-smooth IPA, but also shares some characteristics with marijuana.

Read more in this Daily Breeze story.

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Cosmic Brewery marks one-year anniversary in Torrance with party Saturday

Oft-overlooked Cosmic, sandwiched between Monkish Brewing and Smog City on Del Amo Boulevard in Torrance, holds an almost free one-year birthday bash.

Cosmic is requesting attendees bring an unwrapped new toy for a child at the Long Beach Millers Hospital cancer ward or dog beds or toys for the Carson, Downey and South LA animal shelters.

Registration for the almost-free event is here.

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Say Cheers! to the best beer, wine and spirits at Fairplex tonight

Award-winning beer, wine, spirits and extra virgin olive oil from the Los Angeles International competitions are the focus of Cheers!, which takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight (June 24)  in The Farm at Fairplex in Pomona.

Participants can also dine from an array of food trucks, including Austyn’s Burgers, Bacon Nation, Banh Mi, the Berlin Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Go Beyond The Bowl, Me So Hungry, Paradise Fresh Baked Cookies, Ragin’ Cajun Cafe and Street Kitchen LA.

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Upland’s Rescue Brewing Co. has opened

Downtown Upland has a brewery…again.

The downtown area — which was once home to Old Baldy Brewing Co., which closed sometime in 2008 after a couple of decades of serving beer and grub — is now home to Rescue Brewing Co.

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Beer Camp Saturday in Long Beach ends LA Beer Week

(Photo courtesy Sierra Nevada).

Here’s more from the press release:

Sierra Nevada’s annual Beer Camp is America’s largest craft beer festival, with events in 8 cities across the country this June.

In the spirit of collaboration, every single brewery in America is invited to pour their signature brews for free.

Beer Camp Long Beach will bring hundreds of craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, and live music. Attendees will join brewers and beer drinkers alike to celebrate the craft beer community in southern California, and the fierce spirit of collaboration across the beer industry.

Tickets and more information is here.

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