Fall Brew Fest at Off the Grid Brewing Co. in Apple Valley today

off-the-grid-brewing-fall-brew-fest-2016Apple Valley’s Off the Grid Brewing Co. is hosting its first Fall Brew Fest today (September 24), with several other breweries in attendance pouring 25-plus beers.

The festival runs from noon to 4 p.m. at the brewery, 13615 John Glenn Road, Suite A.

General admission tickets are $40 and V.I.P. tickets (if still available) are $60, and grant one hour early admission at 11 a.m. Tickets include a commemorative glass and unlimited pours.

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[Last Name] Brewing hosting Oktober Fiesta today

last-name-brewing-oktober-fiesta-2016Upland’s Last Name Brewing — formerly Dale Bros. Brewery — is hosting its annual Oktober Fiesta event from noon to 10 p.m. today (September 24) at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

Advance tickets were $12, but sales have stopped. However, tickets will be available at the door, but at a higher price.

Tickets include entry, a boot-shaped glass and one pour.

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Inland Empire Beer Week kicks off Saturday with Summer Send Off beer festival

ie-craft-beer-weekThe inaugural Inland Empire Beer Week begins kicks off Saturday (September 17) with the Inland Empire Brewers Guild Summer Send Off beer festival.

The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Municipal Airport, 6741 Gemende Drive. About 20 Inland Empire breweries are expected to pour at the event, along with more than a dozen breweries and cideries from beyond the region.

Tickets — available now online — are $35 (plus a $2.52 service fee) for general admission and $45 (plus a $3.07 fee) for VIP, which grants admission at noon. Tickets include a keepsake glass, unlimited beer tasting, live music and access to food trucks. However, you might be able to score $5 off those prices with the promo code IEBG2016. Designated drivers get in for $20 (plus $1.69 service fee).

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4th Annual Brewer’s Chili Cookoff set for Saturday at Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach

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While the event itself begins at noon, tasting begins at 4 p.m. at Select Beer Store, 1613 S. Pacific Coast Highway.

From the press release:

Brewers and owners from local breweries will serve their own special batch of chili, while guests will sample each one and vote for their favorite.

This year’s participating breweries: King Harbor Brewing Co., of Redondo Beach, Brouwerji West of San Pedro, Phantom Carriage Brewery of Carson, Arts District Brewing of Los Angeles, Three Weavers Brewing of Inglewood, El Segundo Brewing Co., and Torrance’s HopSaint Brewing Co., Strand Brewing and Smog City.

Beers from each of the represented breweries will be served on draft and the area behind the fenced off to set up a “beer/chili garden” for the anticipated overflow crowd.

All proceeds from the chili cook-off benefit Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance.

I’m not exactly a chili expert, but HopSaint’s chili is incredible, so the competition had better bring their game.

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Beer geekery meets comic book geekery this week at Hamilton Family Brewery

Hamilton Family Brewery BrewvengersWhat happens when comic book geeks and beer geeks collide?

Brewvengers!

Hamilton Family Brewery in Rancho Cucamonga will launch its limited-edition Brewvengers series of 22-ounce bombers beginning today (August 10) and running through Saturday (August 13).

Purchase the whole series and you could get a limited-edition 64-ounce stainless steel Brewvengers growler for free!

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The Beer Room celebrating first anniversary this weekend

The Beer Room first anniversaryGrand Terrace’s The Beer Room is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend (July 29-31) with special brews, glass giveaways and more.

On Friday — Turnt Up Friday — the beer bar focused on Oskar Blues Brewery by putting both Ten Fidy and Gubna on tap.

Today — Sour Saturday — the focus is unsurprisingly on sours, with Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Tartare Rouge and Great Divide Brewing Co.’s 22nd Anniversary Sour available on tap.

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El Segundo Brewing Co to roast a pig Saturday, unveil trio of new brews

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The event starts at noon and $20 buys you all the piggie you can eat.

ESB, which already has the best lineup of IPA’s in the county, will also introduce yet another new IPA Saturday dubbed Wayward and a thirst quenching session 4.5 percent ABV IPA called Late to the Party (it is excellent, BTW).

Finally, before brewer Andy Black slips out the door to the new the Yorkshire Square brewery and restaurant in Torrance that is aiming to open next month, he brewed an ESB on Nitro that will also be available Saturday.

Saturday is a good day for session beers:

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