About John Plessel

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

Claremont Craft Ales to celebrate second anniversary on Saturday

Claremont Craft Ales second anniversaryCongratulations to Claremont Craft Ales on its second anniversary! The brewery is celebrating Saturday (July 26) in two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

On tap will be 20 beers, including several new varieties and several barrel-aged brews.

Food will be available from Buttercup Cateringthe Corner Butcher ShopMy Delight Cupcakery and Pappas Artisanal.

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Taps Fish House Craft Brew Festival happening today in Corona

Taps Craft Brew FestivalLooking for a brew fest?

Head to Corona! That’s where you’ll find the TAPS Fish House & Brewery Craft Brew Festival from noon to 3 p.m. today (July 19).

Tickets for the festival are $50 and include 15 drink tickets and unlimited food sampling from eight regionally-themed food stations.

Proceeds will benefit the Corona/Norco YMCA.

A number of breweries from across Southern California are scheduled to participate.

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Inaugural National Orange Show Brew Fest is Saturday

NOS Brew FestThe National Orange Show and K-FROG are putting on the first-ever National Orange Show Brew Fest this Saturday (July 12).

Over 25 local (and not-so-local) craft breweries are scheduled to participate, bringing over 50 brews to the event.

Musical entertainment will include Kelleigh Bannen, Southbound, Front Porch Rodeo and Psycho Punx!

It’s a family-friendly event, and kids can enjoy free samples of Batch Craft Soda and draw on the Chalkmobile.

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California Craft Beer Classic happening in Upland today

California Craft Beer ClassicUpland is the place to be to sample from 25 craft breweries while helping out the Cooper Regional History Museum and Foothill Family Shelter.

The museum is hosting the California Craft Beer Classic from noon to 6 p.m. today (June 21) at Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A St., Upland.

Participating breweries from across California (and one interloper from Colorado!) include: Ritual Brewing Co., Rök House Brewing Company, Dale Bros. Brewery, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Sanctum Brewing Co., Inland Empire Brewing Company, Wiens Brewing Company, Bootlegger’s BreweryOld Orange Brewing CompanySurf Brewery, Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, Green Flash Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Co., Tap It Brewing Co., and New Belgium Brewing Company.

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Chino Valley Brewery to celebrate second anniversary today

Chino Valley Brewery second anniversaryCongratulations to Chino Valley Brewery in Ontario, which is celebrating its second anniversary today (June 14)!

The event will include the release of the brewery’s latest beer — Cyngularity pale ale, plus demonstrations from SoCal Homebrew Supply, a book signing with Bierkast’s Kristofor Barnes, art from Loft Beats, food from Hillbilly Tacos and live music.

The celebration will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. at the brewery, 1630 E. Francis St, Unit J.

For more information, click here.

For updates, follow ‘em on Twitter.

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Chino Valley Brewery celebrating summer today…about three weeks early

Chino Valley Brewery Summer CelebrationAlthough the weather may warrant it, the calendar indicates summer is still three weeks away.

However, that’s not stopping Ontario’s Chino Valley Brewery from having its Summer Celebration today (May 31).

The event will take place from 2 to 9 p.m. at the brewery, 1630 E. Francis St, Unit J.

The festivities include a new brew, beer bingo, live music from 6 to 8 p.m., and food from à la minute and Da Kine BBQ.

For updates, follow ‘em on Twitter.

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Riverside gains three new breweries

BrewCrewThis week, three new breweries opened in Riverside.

The twist is that they’re all at the same location.

We’ve been following the progress of Polymath Brewing Co. and Delicious Science Brewery for a while now, via their Facebook pages.

The breweries (and a third, Seven Brethren Brewing aka Seven Brothers Brewing) are now operating under the Brew Crew, Inc. umbrella.

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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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