About John Plessel

John Plessel is Systems Editor for The Sun and has been blogging for the Los Angeles News Group since 2008.

Last Name Brewing celebrating ‘Brews & Bros’ on Saturday


When it’s your birthday, you want to celebrate it with your best friends, right?

On Saturday (January 21), Last Name Brewing — formerly Dale Bros. Brewery — will be doing that very thing at Cable Airport in Upland.

The Upland brewery will be joined by 37 breweries from across Southern California and beyond as it celebrates its 14th anniversary, and its first under the new moniker.

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Dragon’s Tale Brewery to (finally) celebrate grand opening

dragons-tale-breweryOK, so Montclair’s Dragon’s Tale Brewery opened a few months back, quite a bit later than the owners had anticipated.

And the brewery just had its ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.

Then it makes perfect sense that the official grand opening party would be delayed as well, right?

It’s set for January 7.

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Sour Cellars officially opens next week

Offering a truly unique experience for Inland Empire (and likely Southern California) beer drinkers, Sour Cellars officially opens December 30 in Rancho Cucamonga.

You see, every beer produced by the brewery is a barrel-aged sour, plus the brewery specializes in newly isolated wild yeast strains.

Beer geeks, rejoice!

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No Clue Craft Brewery remembering Dec. 2 attack with fundraiser BBQ, new brew Saturday

no-clue-craft-brewery-mettle-of-valorRancho Cucamonga’s No Clue Craft Brewery is pairing with first responders and police personnel to remember and raise funds for the victims of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

The event will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday (December 3) at the brewery, 9037 Arrow Route, Suite 170.

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Covina’s Barley Lodge Brewing is now Arrow Lodge Brewing

arrow-lodge-brewingCovina’s recently-opened Barley Lodge Brewing is now Arrow Lodge Brewing.

The explanation of the name change is that it was “due to confusion”, and I’m guessing the confusion is with a certain Costa Mesa brewery.

Early name changes, however, are nothing new to Southern California breweries.

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