Dale Bros. Brewery celebrating ‘Brews and Bros’ at Cable Airport today

While the Inland Empire’s newest brewery is celebrating its opening, one of the area’s oldest breweries will be celebrating its 12th anniversary.

Dale Bros. Brewery will host its Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. today (January 24) at Cable Airport in Upland.

The brothers Dale will be celebrating with 31 other breweries, which will be pouring a planned 80-plus craft brews.

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Escape Craft Brewery opens today

We’ve been following the progress of Redlands’ fourth brewery — Escape Craft Brewery — for quite a while.

The brewery, owned by San Bernardino firefighter/paramedic Josh Fisher and his wife, Melissa, will be celebrating its soft opening today (January 24).

The event will run from 1 to 8:30 p.m., with the brewery’s Passport members and Kickstarter supporters getting early entry.

There will be small bites created by Chef Jonathon Weiner from The Lounge 22.

Escape Craft Brewery is at 721 Nevada St. Suite 401. The brewery will be open Thursday through Sunday.

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Video: Alpine Village near Torrance hosts Jan. 30 Stone Brewing Japanese Green Tea IPA release party

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This is an apt event for the South Bay where the numbers of Asian-Americans — and craft beer drinkers — is rapidly rising.

And if you think this sounds familiar, well it does. The IPA was first released back in 2011 and has now been updated.

And, since the 5 p.m. Jan. 30 event is being billed as tap takeover expect other Stone Brewing creations, too.

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Smog City Brewing in Torrance releases bottles of The Nothing and Infinite Wishes Saturday

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The 2015 version of The Nothing (which, if you haven’t tasted it is more everything than nothing) continues The Never-Ending (craft brew) Story, while Infinite Wishes is a new barrel-aged version of the beer.

Here’s more from Smog City:

The Nothing, our Double Chocolate Imperial Stout, was aged on 70lbs of raw cocoa nibs and is as decadent as they come. Infinite Wishes spent 364 days in bourbon barrels…the perfect combination of rich fudge, vanilla, bourbon spice and oak.

We will have growler fills and draft of The Nothing as well as bottle sales. Infinite Wishes will be available in very limited bottles and on draft only.

The brewery opens at noon Saturday.

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NCAA National Championship and Triple Brewery Tap Takeover with a dozen craft brews from Coronado, Tap It and Golden Road Brewing Monday at Tortilla Cantina in Torrance

Three California breweries, present four beers each. Check out the beer list here for the triple brewery tap takeover that starts at 6 p.m. in Old Torrance.

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Oskar Blues Brewery brings limited supply IPA to Alpine Village near Torrance Friday for tap takeover

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Friday’s 5 p.m. event is a release party for Oskar Blues’ IceyPA Keg, said the folks at Alpine Village.

Oskar Blues has allocated only 4 kegs of their coveted IceyPA to the entire South Bay and YOU are invited to have a pint,” Alpine Village officials said on the restaurant’s Facebook page. A full lineup of Oskar Blues’ best brews will be available along with glassware and tasting flights.”

The IPA sounds like a typical West Coast IPA, BTW. Read more about IceyPA Keg here.

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Tickets still available for I & I Brewing’s third anniversary on Sunday

If you haven’t bought your tickets for I & I Brewing’s third anniversary — the first at its new location — you’re in luck…they’re still available.

The event is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (January 4) and a limited number of tickets are being sold for entry by the hour.

However, tickets for 11 a.m. and noon entry were only available only at the Chino brewery and sold out a while ago.

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Rare and limited edition craft beers available Saturday for charity event at King Harbor Brewing Company in Redondo Beach

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Need a last-minute (and early) gift idea for the craft beer drinker in your life?

Then trust me they will love a ticket to this epic holiday bottle share — check out the incredible beer list here — hosted by King Harbor Brewing Company in Redondo Beach.

With a beer line-up like that there should be no problem pairing the appropriate brew with the barbecue on offer — and it’s all for a good cause.

Buy tickets here.

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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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