Grand opening is next Saturday … pic.twitter.com/1jW547PBJE
— Phantom Carriage (@phntmcarriage) February 27, 2015
Friday (3/6) we are releasing in our Tasting Room Day Job, our strong pale ale. An ode to all of our… https://t.co/oNUO1gy7EB
— Three Weavers (@ThreeWeavers) March 5, 2015
Psst: if you walk in the brewery tonight and specifically ask for the beer you will get it ahead of the masses.
*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.
Finally, for those of you who want to get the weekend started early:
— Chrystal (@anyneverywhere) March 4, 2015
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.
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.
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:
— Barley Hops Grill (@BarleyHopsGrill) January 23, 2015
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.
— Beer Institute (@beerinstitute) February 13, 2015
A few weeks after hosting a Stone Brewing release party, Alpine Village near Torrance is at it again beginning at 5 p.m. today marking the release of the San Diego County brewery’s latest release: Enjoy by 3-14-15 IPA.
Better get there early though:
— Alpine Village (@alpinevillageca) January 31, 2015
The South Bay landmark is also hosting a craft beer 101 tutorial at 7 p.m. (cost is $5) for novices who want to learn more.
Then at 5 p.m. Friday it’s a New Belgium Brewing Tap Attack with 5 five beers on draft.
The 5 p.m. Feb. 27 event at Alpine Village near Torrance features a half dozen of Bell’s Brewing’s products: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale (a pale ale), Oberon, Kalamazoo Stout, Oarsman Ale, and cans of pale ale and Amber.
Alpine Village, which hosts Southern California’s largest Oktoberfest each fall, would seem to have something in common with the irreverent brewery:
The response from the craft beer community is on-going and relentless:
Analyzing Budweiser's Hypocritical, Anti-Craft Beer Super Bowl Ad. http://t.co/xxQ1dop39u
— Phantom Carriage (@phntmcarriage) February 3, 2015
— Craft Beer (@_CraftBeer) February 3, 2015
— Beer Esquire™ (@BrewStuds) February 2, 2015
— Hop Talk (@hptlk) February 3, 2015
— 47Hops (@47Hops) February 3, 2015
"Our beer isn't very good, but it's cheap and will kill the part of you that cares." – #Budweiser. Gotta respect the honesty.
— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) February 2, 2015
#Budweiser- for after you've run out of any other options.
— Growler Girls LLP (@Growler_Girls) February 2, 2015
Here’s a run-down of what’s going on where this weekend:
*Alpine Village near Torrance gets the weekend under way at 5 p.m. today with a release party for Stone Brewing’s reformulated Japanese Tea IPA. Check out the other Stone beers available during Friday’s Tap Attack here.
*King Harbor Brewing in Redondo Beach has two events this weekend — both involving meat:
Tonight at the King Harbor Brewing tasting room – Beer / Wine / Charcuterie pairing featuring… http://t.co/0WQ9miFNJ2
— King Harbor Brewing (@KingHarborBrew) January 30, 2015
— LAWineGal (@LAWineGal) January 30, 2015
*Absolution Brewing in Torrance and Phantom Carriage in Carson will show the game:
— Absolution Brewing (@AbsolutionBrew) January 28, 2015
Join us this Sunday for the big game! pic.twitter.com/vEak9aFSBs
— Phantom Carriage (@phntmcarriage) January 26, 2015
*Smog City Brewing in Torrance will NOT be showing the game — but instead have $2 off all growlers. And they have a limited edition Mai Tai Hoptonic back on tap, too.
Finally, there’s one important thing to keep in mind when enjoying craft beer — drink responsibly or you could well meet the county’s finest this Sunday:
— LA County Sheriff (@LASDHQ) January 28, 2015
Check out these sweet keepsake glasses for tomorrow's beer fest! One glass is included in all VIP and… http://t.co/ozHao7QQ2R
— Dale Bros. Brewery (@DaleBrosBrewery) January 23, 2015