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!

King Harbor Brew in Redondo Beach releases its Abel Brown in bottles Saturday

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Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Brewing is releasing its second bottled beer at 6 p.m. Saturday, its Abel Brown, which is made with a medium roast Arabica bean coffee.

Buy two bottles and get a free KHBC coffee mug, perfect for that breakfast beer.

Details: Local tattoo artists, Sam Harang and Chris Bowman of Yer Cheatin’ Heart will be showcasing their art plus live music. Food will be available throughout the night by Son of a Bun.

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Absolution Brewing in Torrance celebrates one-year anniversary Saturday with new Possessed Joe Coffee Porter

There will be Absolution swag giveaways all day, the launch of their latest brew in collaboration with Sole Coffee Company and, of course, cake!

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King Harbor Brewing in Redondo Beach and Smog City Brewing in Torrance mark Pi Day Saturday

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South Bay Weekend Craft Beer Guide: Phantom Carriage in Carson holds grand opening Saturday, Three Weavers in Inglewood releases strong pale ale and more

Psst: if you walk in the brewery tonight and specifically ask for the beer you will get it ahead of the masses.

Also:

*Alpine Village near Torrance hosts a Figueroa Mountain Brewery Tap Attack beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Here’s the lineup: Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA, Black Bread Rye Porter, Frozen Goat Weizenbock, Monkey with Typewriters Rye and Sea Foam Belgian IPA.

*Almost two dozen Southern California breweries are participating in Brewtopia Sunday in Hermosa Beach.

Finally, for those of you who want to get the weekend started early:

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Brewtopia features 23 Southern California breweries Sunday at Abigaile Restaurant in Hermosa Beach

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For $30 craft brew fans receive 10 four ounce pours and unlimited food from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Abigale Restaurant in Hermosa Beach during the Brewtopia.

The food menu includes Korean beef short ribs, Katsu glazed salmon skewers, Korean beef coconut curry chicken sates and tempura bacon burgers with blue cheese.

Breweries include the San Fernando Valley’s MacLeod Brewing Co., Torrance’s Smog City Brewing and Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Co.

For complete details about Brewtopia, click here.

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Steam beer unveiled today by Absolution Brewing in Torrance

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Torrance’s Absolution Brewing, which specializes in English-style ales that generally tone down the hops, introduces the California Common to its lineup today:

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It’s brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800′s in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. The lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures.

I’m guessing most California craft beer fans are familiar with the style — even if they don’t know it.

This is an old tweet, but Barley Hops Grill will be serving up barbecue at the brewery today, the perfect complement to the new beer:

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Opinion: Growing craft beer industry in South Bay and beyond seeks tax reform

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What is becoming a major industry in the South Bay — created from virtually nothing just four years ago — deserves a tax break, according to advocacy group, the Beer Institute.

Read the op-ed piece that appeared in Sunday’s Los Angeles Newspaper Group editorial pages about the onerous tax burden beer brewers and consumers must endure here.

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