El Segundo Brewing, which arguably boasts the best IPA line-up in the county, is bottling its summer release Grand Hill IPA Friday morning and the making it available later that same afternoon:
Grand Hill is nothing but base malt, Big Bitterness, and a heavy dose of Amarillo and Centennial hops which make this India Pale Ale a nod to what has made the California IPA what it is today. Bright presence of lemon zest in the aroma leads well into a base of pine and citrus in the palette.
Larry’s Grill will be here doing tacos starting at 3.
Cases are available for $58. Email Pete(at)ElSegundobrewing.com
The event begins at 5 p.m. at Alpine Village.
The beer lineup includes: Imperial Mutt Brown Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard, Stochasticity HiFi+LoFi Mixtape, Ruin Ten TIPA, Ruination DIPA, Saison and a Ruination DIPA 2.0
Three cheers to Claremont Craft Ales!
The brewery is celebrating its third anniversary today (July 11). The celebration event is being held in two sessions: The first began at noon and runs ’til 4 p.m.; the other is from 5 to 9 p.m.
A limited number of tickets, which include a souvenir glass and 16 pours, are available at the door for $30. Children and designated drivers get in free.
More than 35 beers, including barrel-aged varieties, will be flowing at the event.
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will hosts its third annual Independence Party featuring the beers of the San Diego brewery from noon to 10 p.m. Friday.
The Ballast Point beer line-up includes Calm Before the Storm (Cream Ale w/Coffee & Vanilla), Schooner Wet Hop (100% Cascade fresh hop ale), Sour Wench (Blackberry Berliner Weiss) w/Raspberries, Barrel-Aged Sea Monster (Imperial Stout), Dorado (Double IPA) w/Watermelon, Victory at Sea (Imperial Porter) w/Peanut Butter, Victory at Sea (Imperial Porter) w/Horchata, Sculpin (IPA), Sculpin (IPA) w/Coffee, Sculpin (IPA) w/Mango, Sculpin (IPA) w/Pineapple Sculpin (IPA) on Nitro, Grunion Pale, Sextant (Oatmeal Stout), Longfin Lager and Wahoo Wheat.
You haven’t lived if you haven’t tasted their Sculpin IPA.
If so, you might want to make tracks for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery today (June 27) as the brewery is rolling out two new sour beers: First Crush and Sanguinello.
First Crush is a sour red ale aged in red wine barrels with Syrah grape juice. It’ll be available in 750 mL bottles for $20. 2,300 bottles are available. The brewery will also (while supplies last) be offering eight-ounce pours for $8 and three-ounce pours for $3.
If white wine is more your thing, Sanguinello is a sour blonde aged in white wine barrels with blood orange juice. Available in a much more limited quantity, 1,200 300 mL bottles of Sanguinello are available for $15 a pop. Again, while supplies last, the brewery will offer pours: $15 for an 11-ounce pour and $5 for a three-ounce pour.
King Harbor Brewing has a perfectly acceptable tasting room in a Redondo Beach strip mall at 2907 182nd St.
But with that name shouldn’t they have a location actually at King Harbor?
The owners of the brewery agree with that and will open their tasting room with a view of King Harbor (and just a few doors down from iconic craft beer bar Naja’s Place) at noon Saturday.
Growler fills will be half off.
Here’s the tap lineup:
Int’l Boardwalk Express DIPA
SouthCentral Belgian Pale Ale (collaboration with Telegraph Brewing Co)
South Bayern Hefeweizen
Cask: Coconut Lime IPA
And look at the view:
So Newcastle Brown Ale is not one of the 50-plus selections available at Euro Bierfest on Saturday, but it is a widely known — and if we believe the company — a misunderstood brew in the U.S.
“We’ve found that because of Newcastle’s full, brown color, people sometimes think that it’s a heavy beer,” says Priscilla Flores Dohnert, brand director for Newcastle Brown Ale. “But they couldn’t be more wrong! Yes, it is full-bodied, but it’s also very smooth and refreshing. We made a video that helps bring that to life in a completely unsubtle, fun, Newcastle sort of way.”
The above event at MacLeod is the second annual Cask & Ye Shall Receive, an LA Beer Week event celebrating cask ale in Los Angeles.
From the brewery web site:
This epic event will feature more than a dozen casks from breweries throughout Los Angeles and beyond. In addition, we will have up to 15 of our own beers on tap throughout the day!
Confirmed breweries include Twisted Manzanita, Strand, Absolution, Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo, Wicks, Golden Road, Noble, Home Brewing, Institution Ale, Highland Park, FreeWheel, Kinetic, The Bruery and Bravery.
More details and ticket info here. Beer Goggles will be attending so stop and say hello. Cheers.
Absolution Brewing Company is also giving a 20 percent discount on all growler fills on Father’s Day.