Taste of Brews Inland Empire goes medieval

Tickets are available now for the Inland Empire edition of Taste of Brews.

After two years at Riverside’s downtown White Park, the festival has moved to Eastvale’s Crossroads Riverview Park, home of the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival and California’s only permanent Renaissance village.

The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with general admission beginning at 1 p.m.

So far, 29 breweries (and cideries) from both in and out of the Inland Empire are scheduled to participate.

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Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion hosting chili cookoff Saturday

Yucaipa’s inventive Brew Rebellion brewery will be the site of a chili cookoff fundraiser for YouthHope, an organization that provides support services for homeless and runaway youth, on Saturday (April 5).

There is no entrance fee for the contest, which will feature only two categories — Civilized and Barbaric Scorched Earth.

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First Annual Bite at the Beach in May celebrates pairing of craft beer and food in Manhattan Beach

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More than 20 restaurants and breweries will take part in the event including newcomers Ohana Brewing Company and Alosta Brewing Co.

Adam Gertler, from “The Next Food Network Star,” will host two panels featuring expert chefs and brewmasters including Cyrena Nouzille of Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie.

Tickets went on sale Monday and can be purchased here.

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Brew with a View is Saturday at Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company

BrewWithAView2014What do you get when you combine an air show with a brewfest and a food truck festival in one family-friendly event?

You get the fourth annual Brew with a View at Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Co.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (April 5) at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.

For those who haven’t yet visited the brewery, it’s directly across the street from the Riverside Municipal Airport, which is hosting its annual air show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.

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Tickets available for Slater’s 50/50 Backyard Brewfest

Tickets are available now for the next Slater’s 50/50 Backyard Brewfest, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the parking lot of the chain’s Lake Forest location, 24356 Swartz Drive.

A total of 27 breweries and cideries from Southern California and elsewhere will be showcasing more than 40 different brews. Slater’s 50/50 will be serving up some of its most popular menu items.

The event, produced in conjunction with the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce, is also a fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club of Lake Forest, the Lake Forest 4-H Superstars, Soroptimist International of Lake Forest and South County Outreach.

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Chino Valley Brewery to host pit bull fundraiser tomorrow

Pints for Pitties Chino Valley BreweryHead to Chino Valley Brewery on Saturday and you could go home with a new friend, but it’s probably not what you’re thinking.

The brewery is hosting a fundraiser for “Pints for Pitties,” an organization dedicated to raising awareness of pitbulls and other bull breeds.

The event will take place from 2 to 9 p.m., with vendors and a rescue effort from 2 to 4 p.m. for those looking to adopt a dog.

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