Give blood, get a ticket for Hangar 24’s AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration

Hangar 24 AirFestSaturday (May 14) marks Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s biggest event of the year, its AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration.

The daylong event features something for everyone: A full afternoon and evening of aerial performances; a trio of live bands, including Lights, a Journey tribute band; a bevy of food trucks and a kids zone.

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More than 200 rare craft brews featured Saturday at charity event at Alpine Village near Torrance

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The event is being organized by Chad Hazen, one of the partners at Redondo Beach’s King Harbor Brewing Co.

Hazen said the hard to find beers that will be showcased include “those donated by Lawson’s Finest, Boneyard, Other Half, Toppling Goliath, Carton, SingleCut and Creature Comforts.

“We’ll also be pouring Dark Lord, Westvleteren XII, Heady Topper, various Hill Farmstead, J. Wakefield, Wicked Weed, Pipeworks, Burnt Hickory, Trillium and Funky Buddha,” he added. “To go along with those donated from breweries, I’m personally donating about 150 bottles. Because all the beer is donated, 90% of each ticket sale directly benefits Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne.”

This is actually the third rare beer event Hazen has hosted.

“I have to travel for work anyway, so I figured why not hit up various breweries to bring back stuff we can’t find out west,” he said. “The first two times, we held the event at the brewery, and called it a ‘bottle share’ since it was quite an intimate gathering. But
because of the demand, Alpine Village is now hosting it.”

Tickets and more information is available here.

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Stone Church Brewing celebrating grand opening today

Stone Church Brewing grand openingCorona’s Stone Church Brewing — which has been open about a month or so — will officially celebrate its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (April 23).

The event will feature live music and raffle prizes, along with plenty of beer.

The Dos Lagos brewery is also collecting child-safe teddy bears for the We Care Bear Project, an organization that collects teddy bears for distribution to hospitals and fire and police departments, who in turn, give them to kids in crisis or in need.

Teddy bear donors will receive a free pint glass in return for their donation.

Stone Church Brewing is at 2785 Cabot Drive, Suite 160.

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Wicks Brewing Co. celebrating third anniversary today

Wicks Brewing Co third anniversaryCongratulations to Wicks Brewing Co.!

The Riverside brewery is celebrating its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (March 23).

The event will feature food specials, live music and a special anniversary beer release.

For more information, including a full tap list, click here.

Wicks is at 11620 Sterling Ave., Suite C.

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Second annual L.A. Local Craft Beer & Artisanal Food Festival Saturday at Alpine Village near Torrance

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Sixty-plus beers from 30 local breweries accompanied by 15 food samples are available on Saturday at the second annual LA Local Craft Beer & Artisanal Food festival at Alpine Village near Torrance.

Notable beers available from Torrance breweries include include Smog City’s Amarilla Gorilla, Scholb Premium Ales’ Cherrywood Smoked Brown and a couple of mystery brews from new brewpub HopSaint.

Tickets, at $5 off the price at the door, are here.

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Barrel-aged barleywines on tap in Redlands today

Wing OverFans of barrel-aged beers will want to head to Redlands on today (March 26) as two breweries will be releasing barrel-aged brews today.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will be pouring its Wing Over Barrel Roll series beer.

Previously known as Hammerhead, Wing Over is an American barleywine made with two English caramel malts and four American hops and aged for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels.

Wing Over will be available in 750mL bottles for $20 each, with a 12-bottle limit.

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Chino Brew and Chew features range of California breweries

Chino Brew and Chew 2016Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley’s Brew and Chew is back for another round.

This year’s iteration — set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday (March 20) — features breweries from Coronado to Chico and points in-between.

Attendees can sample 15 4-ounce tastes from more than a dozen California breweries.

Food will be available from several food trucks, including Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster and Me So Hungry.

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Sanctum Brewing Co. celebrating second anniversary today

OK, so it’s been a bit more than two years since Sanctum Brewing Co. opened its doors, but there’s no time like the present, eh?

The Pomona brewery, 560 E. Commercial St., Unit 21, will celebrate its anniversary from noon to 9 p.m. today (March 12).

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New Brew: Brix Layer collaboration sour now available for pre-order at Smog City Brewery in Torrance

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A wine barrel-aged sour blonde with fresh pressed Reisling grape must, Brix layer is a collaboration with J. Brix Wines in Escondido and is available for order through Smog City through March 18, a day ahead of the official release party:

Our Partners-in-Collaboration, Emily and Jody of J. Brix will be here March 19th for the Release Party offering pre-sales for their Riesling, Cobolorum, made using the same riesling grapes as was use in the making of Brix Layer.
Wine bottles will not be available for pick up at the brewery, all delivery and pick ups will be coordinated through J. Brix. All sales will be conducted through J. Brix.

In the works is a special “Friends of Smog” event at their facility in Escondido. Details to come!

Purchased bottles will be available at Smog City’s Tasting Room starting noon Saturday, March 19th at the official bottle release party and available through Sunday, April 17th, plus the beer will be available on draft beginning the day of the event. If we do not sell out online, bottle sales to the general public will begin March 20th.

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