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.
Torrance’s Smog City Brewery, left, is among the South Bay breweries hauling out limited edition specialty beers this weekend as LABW6 reaches its climax.
What did we miss?
“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.
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.
I was glad to learn that Heal the Bay’s seasonal run is coming to an end, not the brew entirely. (Whew).
Master 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.
Dudes’ Brewing first cranked up its canning line last spring an off-site tasting room in one of the Beach Cities was mooted.
A year later, the dudes at Dudes’ announced a
tasting room would open around Independence Day.
But the Fourth of July came and went without so much as a pour.
But Dudes’ Brewing will finally open a 13-handle tap room Sept. 12 that will include $3 pints of their excellent Session Pale Air and a new “never before sampled IPA,” which presumably won’t pack quite the punch of their Double Trunk DPA.
Even better, it’s right around the corner and down the street from
Monkish Brewing and Smog City.
The newly refocused LA Beer Week rightly concentrates this year on the rapidly emerging craft beer industry in the county with the Sept. 20 kickoff featuring about 30 local brewers.
Tickets are $45.
It’s been a long time coming — the Bourbon Coffee Porter has aged a full year in barrels.
The Hoptango IPA (their regular Hoptonic fermented with fresh mango and dry hopped with Amarillo hops) is also ready for its growler debut after several experimental batches.
Growler fills of both are available for $24.
Serendoggity Hot Dogs will be at the Del Amo Boulevard brewery all day Saturday.
The event features about 40 breweries, around 100 wineries and nine food trucks.
A complete listing of all paticipants and more information is