About John Plessel

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

Fall Brew Fest at Off the Grid Brewing Co. in Apple Valley today

off-the-grid-brewing-fall-brew-fest-2016Apple Valley’s Off the Grid Brewing Co. is hosting its first Fall Brew Fest today (September 24), with several other breweries in attendance pouring 25-plus beers.

The festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the brewery, 13615 John Glenn Road, Suite A.

General admission tickets are $40 and V.I.P. tickets (if still available) are $60, and grant one hour early admission at 11 a.m. Tickets include a commemorative glass and unlimited pours.

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[Last Name] Brewing hosting Oktober Fiesta today

last-name-brewing-oktober-fiesta-2016Upland’s Last Name Brewing — formerly Dale Bros. Brewery — is hosting its annual Oktober Fiesta event from noon to 10 p.m. today (September 24) at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

Advance tickets were $12, but sales have stopped. However, tickets will be available at the door, but at a higher price.

Tickets include entry, a boot-shaped glass and one pour.

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Montclair’s Dragon’s Tale Brewery opens today

dragons-tale-breweryFinally!

We’ve been waiting what seems like eons for Montclair’s first brewery — Dragon’s Tale Brewery — to open, and today’s (September 16) the day!

The brewery, 8920 Vernon Ave., Suites 122 and 124, will be open today from 1 to 10 p.m.

The brewery’s hours are 1 to 10 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday.

For more information, click here.

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Inland Empire Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Summer Send Off beer festival

ie-craft-beer-weekThe inaugural Inland Empire Beer Week begins kicks off Saturday (September 17) with the Inland Empire Brewers Guild Summer Send Off beer festival.

The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Municipal Airport, 6741 Gemende Drive. About 20 Inland Empire breweries are expected to pour at the event, along with more than a dozen breweries and cideries from beyond the region.

Tickets — available now online — are $35 (plus a $2.52 service fee) for general admission and $45 (plus a $3.07 fee) for VIP, which grants admission at noon. Tickets include a keepsake glass, unlimited beer tasting, live music and access to food trucks. However, you might be able to score $5 off those prices with the promo code IEBG2016. Designated drivers get in for $20 (plus $1.69 service fee).

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Beer geekery meets comic book geekery this week at Hamilton Family Brewery

Hamilton Family Brewery BrewvengersWhat happens when comic book geeks and beer geeks collide?

Brewvengers!

Hamilton Family Brewery in Rancho Cucamonga will launch its limited-edition Brewvengers series of 22-ounce bombers beginning today (August 10) and running through Saturday (August 13).

Purchase the whole series and you could get a limited-edition 64-ounce stainless steel Brewvengers growler for free!

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The Beer Room celebrating first anniversary this weekend

The Beer Room first anniversaryGrand Terrace’s The Beer Room is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend (July 29-31) with special brews, glass giveaways and more.

On Friday — Turnt Up Friday — the beer bar focused on Oskar Blues Brewery by putting both Ten Fidy and Gubna on tap.

Today — Sour Saturday — the focus is unsurprisingly on sours, with Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Tartare Rouge and Great Divide Brewing Co.’s 22nd Anniversary Sour available on tap.

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Claremont Craft Ales celebrating fourth anniversary on Saturday

Claremont Craft Ales fourth anniversaryTickets are available now for Claremont Craft Ales’ fourth anniversary celebration, set for Saturday (July 16).

There will be two sessions (noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.), with tickets priced at $30 (plus $2.04 service fee) for either session.

Tickets include a souvenir glass and 16 (four- and two-ounce) pours of beer. Donate a new pair of socks at the door and receive an extra pour.

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Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk takes place on Saturday

Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk 2016The Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk (formerly known as the Claremont Blues and Brews) has traditionally been a great way to experience beers from local breweries before they open, and this year is no exception.

Among the yet-to-open breweries participating in this year’s event are Rowdy’s Brewing Company (coming soon to Rancho Cucamonga) and Strum Brewing Company (coming soon to Ontario).

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Rök House celebrating second anniversary on Saturday

Rök House second anniversaryRök House Brewing Company will celebrate its second anniversary from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday (June 11).

The event will feature food, live music, and of course, plenty of beer.

More than two dozen different beers, in fact.

There is no entrance fee for the event. Simply purchase your anniversary glass for $5 and tasters — as many or as few as you want — for just $2.

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