About Nick Green

South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!

First Inglewood brewery Three Weavers holds grand opening Saturday

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Three Weavers Brewing Co., will charge $25 at the door from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday for a free pint glass and four pint, with proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles I Have A Dream Foundation.

There’s an air of mystery about the event; the brewery isn’t saying what beers they will serve or what their hours are after Saturday.

The brewery’s slogan is “it’s more than beer. It’s community,” but it would be nice to see them focus on the beer just a tiny bit.

If anyone has more information, feel free to leave a comment.

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Stay at a Burbank hotel Saturday, attend the second annual OktoBURfest with 60 craft breweries free

burbankbeerSounds like a good deal given that tickets to the event are at least $45.

Here’s more from the Burbank press release:

When patrons book a room at a Burbank hotel via www.visitburbank.com for a staycation on the night of October 18, they simply send their confirmation number and the name of the hotel to info@visitburbank.com. Complimentary tickets are valued at $55 each, for a total of $110, and will be available at the check-in booth when they arrive at the Biergarten.

Check out the list of participating breweries and buy tickets here.

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Smog City beer dinner Oct. 13 at Hudson House in Redondo Beach

One of the South Bay’s most inventive gastropubs – Hudson House in Redondo Beach — teams with one of the South Bay’s most creative breweries — Smog City Brewing – for a Oct. 13 beer dinner.

Pouring: Makeout Session, L.A. Saison, Coffee Porter, California Love, and Smoked Smaug Lager.

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BJ’s Restaurant taps its Pumpkin Ale Tuesday at Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance

And presumably at other BJ’s locations, too.

Here’s more from the BJ’s press release:

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse was one of the first to introduce a pumpkin ale in 1996.

In 2010 we perfected the recipe, winning a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in the Field/Pumpkin Beer category.

This holiday-inspired ale is brewed with real pumpkin and lots of spices for a delicious pumpkin pie flavor. A spicy finish balances this fresh, flavorful ale’s sweet start, while a combination of specialty malts adds a beautiful orange hue.

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Get your German on Sunday as Angel City Brewing celebrates Oktoberfest in downtown Los Angeles

“The ultimate California Oktoberfest festival” goes from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Angel City Brewery.

The event includes:

 

  • Food from Schreiner Fine Sausages, including sausage and kraut boats, apple strudel, cheese dip and potato salad.
  • A variety of Oktoberfest themed competitions including keg rages, sauerkraut eating, stein races, and mug hoisting. Each event winner receives a stein and $25 Angel City gift card.
  • Live Polka Music.
  • Oktoberfest Themed Artist’s Bazaar.
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Alpine Village near Torrance hosts Golden Road Brewing Tap Takeover Thursday

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I was distressed to learn recently that LA’s Golden Road Brewing would be retiring their Heal the Bay IPA, one of my local favorites (they still make Wolf Among the Weeds IPA, BTW).

Still, the Atwater Village brewery will also introduce a semi-replacement dubbed Might as Well IPL, described as an IPA-style lager.

Both will be available for tasting Thursday, as well as their Get Up Offa That Brown, 329 Lager, a rare rum barrel aged porter, Almond Milk Stout and their Hefeweizen.

And if you buy a Golden Road beer, you get to keep the pint glass at the Alpine Village event.

Update

I was glad to learn that Heal the Bay’s seasonal run is coming to an end, not the brew entirely. (Whew).

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Countdown to Oktoberfest: One of the world’s largest beer stein collections on display at Pomona’s American Museum of Ceramic Art

steins2Master Steinologist, Roy De Selms, talks about the history of steins with some of the 3,000 pieces at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. (Photo by Eric Reed).

Counting the days until Friday when Oktoberfest cranks up at Alpine Village near Torrance and other Southern California locations?

Then check out one of the world’s largest collections of ceramic beer steins in Pomona.

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