About John Plessel

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

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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Dale Bros. Brewery hosting Oktober Fiesta today

Oktober FiestaUpland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is hosting its annual Oktober Fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. today (October 11) at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

The event will feature food, music and special beer releases:

  • CRANGO: A blend of Sour Cran-Cherry Queen, Oktober Fiesta and Mango Shandy
  • Galleano Port Barrel Aged Beers
  • Habanero IPA

Tickets (available at the door) are $10 and include a Dale Bros. stein and your first fill. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Upland Community Partnership for Youth Development, an organization that provides educational and enriching after-school programs for at-risk kids.

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Hangar 24 Barrel Roll Club memberships available Saturday

Hangar 24 fall release partySaturday (October 4) is going to be a busy day at Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

Not only is it the release day for its seasonal Local Fields beer, Gourdgeous, but the brewery is also releasing its newest Barrel Roll series beer, Falling Leaf ($20 for a 750ml bottle), which just happens to be Gourdgeous aged for a year in Bourbon barrels.

But perhaps the biggest news is the launch of the Barrel Roll Membership Club.

Purchase a membership, and you’ll be treated to a box of barrel-aged and special release beers every three months for a year. At least one beer per quarter will be produced strictly for club members.

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The Inland Southern California Brewer’s Guild Beerfest is Saturday

Inland Southern California Brewers Guild Beer FestThe Inland Empire has been exploding with new breweries the past couple of years and Saturday’s your chance to sample from most of them, all in one place.

That’s because the Inland Southern California Brewer’s Guild — a coalition of Inland Empire-based breweries — is hosting its first beerfest Saturday (September 27) at Riverside Municipal Airport.

The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Riverside Air Service, Inc. hangar at 6741 Gemende Dr.

More than 30 breweries are expected to participate, including 21 from the Inland Empire.

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No Clue Craft Brewery opens today in Rancho Cucamonga

We’ve been anticipating the opening of No Clue Craft Brewery for some time now, and it’s finally here.

The brewery, Rancho Cucamonga’s second, will open at 1 p.m. today (September 20).

Tasting room hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

No Clue Craft Brewery is at 9037 Arrow Route #170.

For updates, “Like” ‘em on Facebook or follow ‘em on Twitter.

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Discount early bird tickets for the OC BrewHoHo available Friday

OC BrewHoHo Early BirdEarly bird tickets for the OC BrewHoHo will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. Friday (September 19).

A limited number of early bird tickets will be available at a $15 discount over the regular price of $55.

The festival will feature unlimited two-ounce samples of special seasonal, holiday and winter ales.

It’ll be held from noon to 4 p.m. December 13 at the Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave, Anaheim.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Redlands’ Escape Craft Brewery raising funds via Kickstarter

Escape Craft BreweryJosh and Melissa Fisher, owners of Redlands’ soon-to-open fourth brewery, Escape Craft Brewery, are using Kickstarter to raise funds for additional supplies for the brewery.

Perks for donating to the business’ startup range from stickers for a $5 contribution, to hats, T-shirts, bottle openers and stainless steel growlers for larger pledges.

Contribute even more and you could leave a legacy in the brewery such as naming a fermenter (for $200) or have your own table for two, plus other gifts, in the brewery for two years for a donation of $1,000.

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Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend kicks off tonight at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs

Craft Beer WeekendThis weekend is the third annual Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.

The event kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight (September 12) with a four-course beer pairing dinner.

On Saturday (September 13), the hotel is throwing a pool party and beer tasting event.

More than 20 breweries are expected to participate, including three Coachella Valley breweries: Babe’s Brewhouse, La Quinta Brewing Co. and Coachella Valley Brewing Company.

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