Saturday (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.
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 Inland Empire has been exploding with new breweries the past couple of years and Saturday’s your chance to sample from most of them, all in one place.
That’s because the
Inland Southern California Brewer’s Guild — a coalition of Inland Empire-based breweries — is hosting its first beerfest Saturday (September 27) at Riverside Municipal Airport.
The event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Riverside Air Service, Inc. hangar at
6741 Gemende Dr.
More than 30 breweries are expected to participate, including 21 from the Inland Empire.
“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.
Early bird tickets for the OC BrewHoHo will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. Friday (September 19).
A limited number of early bird tickets will be available at a $15 discount over the regular price of $55.
The festival will feature unlimited two-ounce samples of special seasonal, holiday and winter ales.
It’ll be held from noon to 4 p.m. December 13 at the Phoenix Club,
1340 S. Sanderson Ave, Anaheim.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, click
This weekend is the third annual Beer Culture: Craft Beer Weekend at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.
The event kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight (September 12) with a four-course beer pairing dinner.
On Saturday (September 13), the hotel is throwing a pool party and beer tasting event.
More than 20 breweries are expected to participate, including three Coachella Valley breweries:
Babe’s Brewhouse, La Quinta Brewing Co. and Coachella Valley Brewing Company.
Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company’s “Good Carma” fundraiser Friday (September 12) will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
All the money received for a dinner catered by Chef Shawn Wood of Partners Pantry will be donated to the organization. Tickets for the dinner are $20 and include a raffle ticket for a gift certificate for Skydive Perris Indoor Skydiving.
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).