About John Plessel

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

Priceless Pet Rescue fundraiser at Dale Bros. Brewery on Saturday

Head to Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery on Saturday (May 17) and you might go home with a new best friend. That’s because the brewery is hosting an all-day (2 to 9 p.m.) fundraiser for Chino Hills-based Priceless Pet Rescue, a no-kill rescue organization.

Dog adoptions will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

Food will be available from Hillbilly Tacos.

Dale Bros. Brewery is at 2120 Porterfield Way.

For more information, click here.

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Claremont Craft Ales, Thompson Brewing Co. complete expansion projects

Claremont Craft Ales and Riverside’s Thompson Brewing Co. have both recently doubled the size of their operations.

Claremont Craft Ales will host an expansion party from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday (May 10) with food from Mangia Benny and the Corner Butcher Shop.

The event is free, but a limited number of Celebratory Packages will be available for purchase which include a limited edition Belgian glasses and/or access to special release beers.

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Angel City Brewery hosting music and arts festival Saturday

Angel City Brewery is hosting its second annual Heritage Music and Arts Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday (May 3).

The free event, in collaboration with DO ART Foundation will take place at the brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles.

Festivities include live music (from FallsThe Get Down Boys, Katisse, Michael Jost, PLOTZ! and Wunder Wunder), an artisan bazaar, a gallery space, live painting and games.

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Dale Bros. Brewery hosting Cinco de Mayo fundraiser Saturday

Dale Bros Cinco de MayoUpland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday (May 3).

Proceeds from the $5 suggested donation will go to the Upland Relay for Life.

Food (tacos, quesadillas and a smoked pig stuffed with Chorizo Manchado) will be available from Mangia Benny, and live music will begin at 6 p.m.

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Brew at the Zoo returns Saturday to the Living Desert

Brew at the ZooIt’s time once again for the Living Desert’s Brew at the Zoo!

The annual event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday (May 3) at the zoo, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.

General admission tickets, which include 10 three-ounce beverage tasting tickets and 10 appetizer tickets, are $45 in advance for zoo members, $55 in advance for non-members, and $35 for designated drivers.

At the door, general admission tickets will be $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

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Want to support a female-owned L.A.-area brewery? Read on

Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Company is in the waning hours of its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

While the brewery is nearing its $25,000 goal, there are still plenty of opportunities to help reach that goal.

Gifts for contributions range from a Three Weavers hat all the way up to a trip to Denver to help represent the brewery at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

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Brewery Ommegang’s third ‘Game of Thrones’ beer released

FireandBloodIn anticipation of Sunday’s (April 6) fourth season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” Brewery Ommegang has released the third in its series of beers tied in with the fantasy drama.

Fire and Blood is a red ale brewed with rye and spelt, with ancho chilies providing the “fire.” Alcohol by volume is 6.8%.

The limited-edition brew is available in 750 mL bottles. For you collectors out there, the brewery is producing the beer with three unique labels this time around, each depicting a different dragon from the show.

You should be able to find it where you normally shop for craft beer, but smaller liquor stores appear to be selling out quickly.

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Taste of Brews Inland Empire goes medieval

Tickets are available now for the Inland Empire edition of Taste of Brews.

After two years at Riverside’s downtown White Park, the festival has moved to Eastvale’s Crossroads Riverview Park, home of the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival and California’s only permanent Renaissance village.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with general admission beginning at 1 p.m.

So far, 29 breweries (and cideries) from both in and out of the Inland Empire are scheduled to participate.

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