The event is being organized by Chad Hazen, one of the partners at Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Brewing Co.
Hazen said the hard to find beers that will be showcased include “those donated by Lawson’s Finest, Boneyard, Other Half, Toppling Goliath, Carton, SingleCut and Creature Comforts.
“We’ll also be pouring Dark Lord, Westvleteren XII, Heady Topper, various Hill Farmstead, J. Wakefield, Wicked Weed, Pipeworks, Burnt Hickory, Trillium and Funky Buddha,” he added. “To go along with those donated from breweries, I’m personally donating about 150 bottles. Because all the beer is donated, 90% of each ticket sale directly benefits Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne.”
This is actually the third rare beer event Hazen has hosted.
“I have to travel for work anyway, so I figured why not hit up various breweries to bring back stuff we can’t find out west,” he said. “The first two times, we held the event at the brewery, and called it a ‘bottle share’ since it was quite an intimate gathering. But
because of the demand, Alpine Village is now hosting it.”
Tickets and more information is available here.
The future home of Yorkshire Square Brewery in Old Torrance.
Read more about Torrance’s latest brewery that is aiming to open by summer.
This should be a very different brewery than any other in Southern California, although the local brewers have consulted with San Fernando Valley brewery McLeod Ales, which specializes in similar-style brews and pumps hand=drawn pints.
I was unaware until writing this story of the Yorkshire Squares brewing system, which is explained here and still used at this very old English brewery.
Incidentally, in case you were wondering, Tips Cadillac has not closed its doors.
Here’s one way to ensure people don’t drink and drive: hold a beer festival at a Gold Line Station.
On tap are 30-plus craft brews from 14 local breweries and bands Go Betty Go and The Delgado Brothers.
Full details and ticket information here.
Scholb Premium Ales is the newest brewery on the Torrance craft brew scene Thursday, April 07, 2016, Torrance, CA. The menu shows the current offerings being poured in the tasting room.Photo by Steve McCrank/Staff Photographer
Torrance’s sixth craft brewery, Scholb Premium Ales, which began observing its regular hours last weekend, hosts its grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday.
Incidentally, to the beer list in the above photo you can add Columbia Street Pale Ale and Not Lyin’ Rye IPA, which will be on tap for the first time this weekend.
Read more about Scholb Premium Ales in this Torrance Daily Breeze story.
Sixty-plus beers from 30 local breweries accompanied by 15 food samples are available on Saturday at the second annual LA Local Craft Beer & Artisanal Food festival at Alpine Village near Torrance.
Notable beers available from Torrance breweries include include Smog City’s Amarilla Gorilla, Scholb Premium Ales’ Cherrywood Smoked Brown and a couple of mystery brews from new brewpub HopSaint.
Tickets, at $5 off the price at the door, are here.
Long Beach-based Beachwood Brewing, which began in Seal Beach, is now in discussions to expand even further south to Hungton Beach.
Read the Long Beach Press-Telegram story here.
(Photo courtesy Scholb Premium Ales)
Torrance’s newest brewery, Scholb Premium Ales, finally has a soft opening this weekend with an abbreviated three beer line-up.
The brewery will open its doors at 2 p.m. Sunday serving their SoCal Blonde, Roll With Brown and a 6.6 percent ABV Bat Ray Red IPA:
Big hop and malt contributions combine to create this aggressive Red IPA brewed with a spectacular new hop grown by Hopsteiner (Experimental #07270). This extremely resinous hop features tropical fruit, tangerine, apricot, and pronounced spice characteristics. A substantial malt backbone counters filled with caramel and brown sugar flavors.
The brewery is at 2964 Columbia St., making it a (very) close neighbor of Absolution Brewing.
More information here.
A wine barrel-aged sour blonde with fresh pressed Reisling grape must, Brix layer is a collaboration with J. Brix Wines in Escondido and is available for order through Smog City through March 18, a day ahead of the official release party:
Our Partners-in-Collaboration, Emily and Jody of J. Brix will be here March 19th for the Release Party offering pre-sales for their Riesling, Cobolorum, made using the same riesling grapes as was use in the making of Brix Layer.
Wine bottles will not be available for pick up at the brewery, all delivery and pick ups will be coordinated through J. Brix. All sales will be conducted through J. Brix.
In the works is a special “Friends of Smog” event at their facility in Escondido. Details to come!
Purchased bottles will be available at Smog City’s Tasting Room starting noon Saturday, March 19th at the official bottle release party and available through Sunday, April 17th, plus the beer will be available on draft beginning the day of the event. If we do not sell out online, bottle sales to the general public will begin March 20th.
Buy it here.