This year’s Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Pugafest set for Saturday

PugafestWinter is just around the corner, and it’s the time when beer lovers traditionally indulge in dark beers — porters and stouts.

One of the more indulgent dark beers out there is Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Pugachev’s Cobra. Part of the brewery’s Barrel Roll series, Pugachev’s Cobra is a Russian Imperial Stout aged eight months in bourbon barrels.

It’s full of flavor and plenty of alcohol (this year’s batch packs a whopping 18.9% alcohol by volume).

The past few years, the Hangar 24 has celebrated the beer’s release with an event it calls Pugafest. This year’s Pugafest is Saturday (December 6).

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The Festival 2014 brings craft beer to the Port of Los Angeles this weekend

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Dubbed simply The Festival 2014, the products of almost 100 breweries will be featured this weekend as a sort of preview for Brouwerij West, which will open next year at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.

Sadly, organizers have chosen for some reason to ignore most of the breweries in the burgeoning Los Angeles craft brew scene — only Torrance’s Monkish Brewing Co., will be present — but there are plenty from around the world.

Read more about The Festival 2014 here, buy tickets here and check out the participating breweries after the jump:

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Ritual Brewing Co. celebrating second anniversary on Saturday

Ritual Brewing Year TwoOn Saturday (November 1), Ritual Brewing Co. in Redlands will be celebrating its second anniversary and has several special brews lined up for the event.

In addition to the release of 2014 Big Deluxe Imperial Oat Stout, the brewery will have several variations on hand.

Attendees will have the chance to sample 2013 Big Deluxe and several barrel-aged versions, along with Big Deluxe brewed with vanilla, Parliament Chocolate, Stell Coffee and other flavors.

Food will be available from Pappas Artisanal, Bacon Mania and à la minute.

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Packinghouse Brewing Company celebrating fourth anniversary tomorrow

Rhythm and BrewsRiverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company is celebrating its fourth anniversary tomorrow (October 18).

The ‘Rhythm and Brews’ event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A,
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The brewery is expecting to have 16 beers on tap, plus three live bands and five food vendors, including Where’s the Fire Gourmet Pizza, Brewcakes, Wild and Twisted Foods, 4Tino’s and Sonora Grill.

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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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Dale Bros. Brewery hosting Oktober Fiesta today

Oktober FiestaUpland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is hosting its annual Oktober Fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. today (October 11) at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

The event will feature food, music and special beer releases:

  • CRANGO: A blend of Sour Cran-Cherry Queen, Oktober Fiesta and Mango Shandy
  • Galleano Port Barrel Aged Beers
  • Habanero IPA

Tickets (available at the door) are $10 and include a Dale Bros. stein and your first fill. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Upland Community Partnership for Youth Development, an organization that provides educational and enriching after-school programs for at-risk kids.

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Hangar 24 Barrel Roll Club memberships available Saturday

Hangar 24 fall release partySaturday (October 4) is going to be a busy day at Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

Not only is it the release day for its seasonal Local Fields beer, Gourdgeous, but the brewery is also releasing its newest Barrel Roll series beer, Falling Leaf ($20 for a 750ml bottle), which just happens to be Gourdgeous aged for a year in Bourbon barrels.

But perhaps the biggest news is the launch of the Barrel Roll Membership Club.

Purchase a membership, and you’ll be treated to a box of barrel-aged and special release beers every three months for a year. At least one beer per quarter will be produced strictly for club members.

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