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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Off the Grid Brewing Company hosting grand opening today

Off the Grid Brewing Company grand openingOff the Grid Brewing Company, which has been in business for about five years — working mostly out of Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside — now has its own place to call home.

The new brewery opened a few weeks ago at 13615 John Glenn Road, Apple Valley.

The brewery will be hosting a grand opening celebration from noon to 9 p.m. today (February 6).

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Escape Craft Brewery celebrating first anniversary Saturday

Escape Craft Brewery anniversaryEscape Craft Brewery is celebrating its (slightly belated) first anniversary from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday (February 6).

The Redlands brewery opened January 24, 2015.

The brewery will celebrate with a pair of bands (Soul Shake and The Connie Roener Band) and food, which will be available from Fire: A Pizza Co. and Taco Shack.

Citrus Lane Films is providing a photo booth.

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Hangar 24, other Inland Empire breweries raising funds for terror victims on Saturday

Beer for SBHangar 24 Craft Brewery, through Hangar 24 Charities, is spearheading a fundraising effort for victims of the December 2 terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

The brewery’s health inspector, Tin Nguyen, was one of those killed in the attack.

On Saturday (December 26), the brewery will donate 100% of both beer and merchandise sales — as well as online sales profits — to the Arrowhead United Way’s San Bernardino United Relief Fund.

The #BeerForSB fundraiser will take place from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the brewery, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands.

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Tickets available now for Dale Bros.’ Brews & Bros celebration

Brews & Bros 2016Tickets are available now for Dale Bros. Brewery’s annual Brews & Bros Craft Beer Festival, set for 1 to 5 p.m. January 23 at Cable Airport in Upland.

Besides Dale Bros., at least 39 breweries, cideries and wineries are scheduled to pour at the event, which will take place rain or shine.

More than 80 beverages are planned to be served at the event, which celebrates the brewery’s 13th anniversary.

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Hangar 24 PugaFest is upon us

It’s here!

Pugafest 2015This year’s Hangar 24 Craft Brewery PugaFest kicks off at 2 p.m. and runs ’til 5 p.m. today (December 5).

The event will feature more than 15 barrel-aged brews, including new releases, exclusive pours and archive releases.

Tickets were sold in advance, and no tickets will be sold at the door. The tasting room will be closed to the public during the event.

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This weekend at El Segundo Brewing Co.: Two new craft brews, ugly sweaters and a parade

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ESBC opens at noon Friday so craft beer fans can get a taste of Pine Tar Incident, which last summer took home a gold medal at the San Diego International Beer Fest.

From the press release:

Whiffs of pine and spruce lead you in to the glass, where you find bitter cocoa and candied oranges. Dry and lively, but with a creamy feel. A touch of roast permeates throughout, but the hop expression wins over in the end.

And don’t worry — no umpires were harmed in the production of this beer.

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From the press release:

Hitting the Taps that will be our fourth batch ever of fresh Standard Crude and a 2015 Barrel Aged Standard Crude. Anyone ins a ugly sweater gets $1 off all their beers that day.

The parade begins at 1 p.m.

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Fourth Annual Alpine Village Bierfest December 4-5

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Alpine Village near Torrance has dropped the “Euro” from its annual bierfest title this time around and added the word “craft” providing a California-heavy lineup of more than 100 beers from 40 breweries for the pre-holiday event.

A beer lineup and complete details are here (with details on how to get $25 off tickets for a limited time).

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