Palm Springs’ Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival returns this afternoon

Palm Springs Props and Hops Craft Beer FestivalWhatcha got planned for this afternoon…nothin’?

You could do a lot worse than heading out to Palm Springs for the third annual Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival.

The brewfest takes place from noon to 6 p.m. today (November 22) at the Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail.

Tickets are $35 (plus $2.22 service fee if purchased online) and are available in advance by clicking here.

Twenty-three breweries and cideries are expected to participate, including the Coachella Valley trifecta of Babe’s Brewhouse, Coachella Valley Brewing Company and La Quinta Brewing Co.

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For the Sake of Ale: Angel City Brewing introduces new sake-inspired beer

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Los Angeles’ downtown craft brewery, Angel City Brewing, introduced today a sake-inspired brew dubbed “For the Sake of Ale” in 22oz bombers.

Here’s more from the brewery:

Inspired by the brewery’s neighbors in Little Tokyo, Angel City has combined their brewing expertise with traditional Japanese sake fermentation methods to create a unique style of beer. The rich, complex flavors derived from a traditional sake-style rice and koji fermentation balance naturally with the malted barley and hops. Huge floral notes blend with fruit flavors of pear and pineapple, then round out with a signature, dry finish. A bold experiment in brewing, For the Sake of Ale weighs in at 9.2% ABV.

Read more about the beer’s creation here.

The beer is available in limited quantities on draft outside the brewery. Find out where here.

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Video: Watch Star Trek’s Will Wheaton shill for the new Newcastle Scotch Ale

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Two tongue in cheek spots (see below) were produced for the new Newcastle Scotch Ale, a collaboration with Edinburgh, Scotland-based sister brewery, Caledonian.

Here’s more from the press release:

The Newcastle Scotch Ale collaboration is a limited-time offering from Newcastle and Caledonian that represents the best of English and Scottish brewing: a rich, full-flavored and fulfilling Scottish ale with toffee notes at 6.4 percent ABV and 40 IBUs.

“One of our dreams is to get rid of the ‘intimidation’ factor that prevents so many people from foregoing boring ‘yellow beer’ and enjoying more interesting brews,” said Brett Steen, brand manager for Newcastle Brown Ale. “Wil is an inviting and knowledgeable guy, and we’re stoked that he’s taking this herculean effort of humor and wisdom onto himself so we don’t have to.”

The beer will be available later this month.

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Three Weavers Brewing opens in Inglewood this weekend

3weaversPouring success? Owner Lynne Weaver, right, and brewmaster Alexandra Nowell are the brains behind the South Bay’s newest brewery (Photo by Staff Photographer Scott Varley).

With a spacious patio unique among South Bay breweries, Three Weavers Brewing is ready to take its place among the growing number of South Bay breweries. For full details check out the story of how it landed in blue-collar Inglewood here.

Check out the beer lineup for the opening weekend below; I believe Nowell also intended to tap their Kolsch, too.

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The Festival 2014 brings craft beer to the Port of Los Angeles this weekend

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Dubbed simply The Festival 2014, the products of almost 100 breweries will be featured this weekend as a sort of preview for Brouwerij West, which will open next year at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

Sadly, organizers have chosen for some reason to ignore most of the breweries in the burgeoning Los Angeles craft brew scene — only Torrance’s Monkish Brewing Co., will be present — but there are plenty from around the world.

Read more about The Festival 2014 here, buy tickets here and check out the participating breweries after the jump:

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Ritual Brewing Co. celebrating second anniversary on Saturday

Ritual Brewing Year TwoOn Saturday (November 1), Ritual Brewing Co. in Redlands will be celebrating its second anniversary and has several special brews lined up for the event.

In addition to the release of 2014 Big Deluxe Imperial Oat Stout, the brewery will have several variations on hand.

Attendees will have the chance to sample 2013 Big Deluxe and several barrel-aged versions, along with Big Deluxe brewed with vanilla, Parliament Chocolate, Stell Coffee and other flavors.

Food will be available from Pappas Artisanal, Bacon Mania and à la minute.

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Packinghouse Brewing Company celebrating fourth anniversary tomorrow

Rhythm and BrewsRiverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow (October 18).

The ‘Rhythm and Brews’ event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A,
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The brewery is expecting to have 16 beers on tap, plus three live bands and five food vendors, including Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza, Brewcakes, Wild and Twisted Foods, 4Tino’s and Sonora Grill.

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First Inglewood brewery Three Weavers holds grand opening Saturday

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Three Weavers Brewing Co., will charge $25 at the door from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for a free pint glass and four pint, with proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles I Have A Dream Foundation.

There’s an air of mystery about the event; the brewery isn’t saying what beers they will serve or what their hours are after Saturday.

The brewery’s slogan is “it’s more than beer. It’s community,” but it would be nice to see them focus on the beer just a tiny bit.

If anyone has more information, feel free to leave a comment.

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