The inaugural Inland Empire Beer Week begins kicks off Saturday (September 17) with the Inland Empire Brewers Guild Summer Send Off beer festival.
The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. at the Riverside Municipal Airport, 6741 Gemende Drive. About 20 Inland Empire breweries are expected to pour at the event, along with more than a dozen breweries and cideries from beyond the region.
Tickets — available now online — are $35 (plus a $2.52 service fee) for general admission and $45 (plus a $3.07 fee) for VIP, which grants admission at noon. Tickets include a keepsake glass, unlimited beer tasting, live music and access to food trucks. However, you might be able to score $5 off those prices with the promo code IEBG2016. Designated drivers get in for $20 (plus $1.69 service fee).
While the event itself begins at noon, tasting begins at 4 p.m. at Select Beer Store, 1613 S. Pacific Coast Highway.
From the press release:
Brewers and owners from local breweries will serve their own special batch of chili, while guests will sample each one and vote for their favorite.
This year’s participating breweries: King Harbor Brewing Co., of Redondo Beach, Brouwerji West of San Pedro, Phantom Carriage Brewery of Carson, Arts District Brewing of Los Angeles, Three Weavers Brewing of Inglewood, El Segundo Brewing Co., and Torrance’s HopSaint Brewing Co., Strand Brewing and Smog City.
Beers from each of the represented breweries will be served on draft and the area behind the fenced off to set up a “beer/chili garden” for the anticipated overflow crowd.
All proceeds from the chili cook-off benefit Providence TrinityCare Hospice in Torrance.
I’m not exactly a chili expert, but HopSaint’s chili is incredible, so the competition had better bring their game.
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Hamilton Family Brewery in Rancho Cucamonga will launch its limited-edition Brewvengers series of 22-ounce bombers beginning today (August 10) and running through Saturday (August 13).
Purchase the whole series and you could get a limited-edition 64-ounce stainless steel Brewvengers growler for free!
Grand Terrace’s The Beer Room is celebrating its first anniversary this weekend (July 29-31) with special brews, glass giveaways and more.
On Friday — Turnt Up Friday — the beer bar focused on Oskar Blues Brewery by putting both Ten Fidy and Gubna on tap.
Today — Sour Saturday — the focus is unsurprisingly on sours, with Bear Republic Brewing Co.’s Tartare Rouge and Great Divide Brewing Co.’s 22nd Anniversary Sour available on tap.
The event starts at noon and $20 buys you all the piggie you can eat.
ESB, which already has the best lineup of IPA’s in the county, will also introduce yet another new IPA Saturday dubbed Wayward and a thirst quenching session 4.5 percent ABV IPA called Late to the Party (it is excellent, BTW).
Finally, before brewer Andy Black slips out the door to the new the Yorkshire Square brewery and restaurant in Torrance that is aiming to open next month, he brewed an ESB on Nitro that will also be available Saturday.
Saturday is a good day for session beers:
Tickets are available now for Claremont Craft Ales’ fourth anniversary celebration, set for Saturday (July 16).
There will be two sessions (noon to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.), with tickets priced at $30 (plus $2.04 service fee) for either session.
Tickets include a souvenir glass and 16 (four- and two-ounce) pours of beer. Donate a new pair of socks at the door and receive an extra pour.
The Claremont Village Craft Beer Walk (formerly known as the Claremont Blues and Brews) has traditionally been a great way to experience beers from local breweries before they open, and this year is no exception.
Among the yet-to-open breweries participating in this year’s event are Rowdy’s Brewing Company (coming soon to Rancho Cucamonga) and Strum Brewing Company (coming soon to Ontario).