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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 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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Taste of Brews Inland Empire returns to Riverside’s White Park Saturday

Taste of Brews Inland Empire 2016More than a dozen Inland Empire breweries will represent the region — along with more than 20 other breweries (and cideries) from across Southern California and beyond — are scheduled to be busy pouring at the Taste of Brews Inland Empire in downtown Riverside on Saturday (May 21).

The event, set for noon to 4 p.m., is returning to White Park, 3901 Market St., for its fifth iteration.

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Give blood, get a ticket for Hangar 24’s AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration

Hangar 24 AirFestSaturday (May 14) marks Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s biggest event of the year, its AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration.

The daylong event features something for everyone: A full afternoon and evening of aerial performances; a trio of live bands, including Lights, a Journey tribute band; a bevy of food trucks and a kids zone.

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Kings Brewing Company opens today in Rancho Cucamonga

Kings Brewing CoWe’ve been following the progress of several breweries here in the Inland Empire, and as of today (April 30), we’ll be able to knock one off our list: Kings Brewing Company.

The brewery, which opens today at noon, becomes Rancho Cucamonga’s third currently-operating brewery, joining Hamilton Family Brewing and No Clue Craft Brewery.

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