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

The Brickwood set to open Sunday in downtown Riverside

Thanks @ritualbrewingco We are looking forward to Love & Malt w/Raspberry for V-Day on draft!

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The Brickwood, a beer and wine bar and entertainment venue, is set to open at noon Sunday (February 12) in downtown Riverside.

The Brickwood is an offshoot of the Brew Crew Inc. brewery co-op in south Riverside.

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Strum Brewing Co. to release first-ever limited-edition bottled brew

Ontario’s Strum Brewing Co. will release on Valentine’s Day its first-ever limited-edition brew: this is not a love song.

With a name like that, it sounds like the perfect Valentine’s gift for your best frenemy.

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Inland Wharf Brewing Co. docks in Murrieta

Beautiful day for a beer or two! Start your weekend right, open today 3-10 #inlandwharf #inlandwharfbrewing #tgif #drinklocal

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Just when you think the Inland Empire brewery boom is slowing down, another one opens.

Inland Wharf Brewing Co., which specializes in English-style cask brews, opened January 14 in Murrieta.

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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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