Check out these sweet keepsake glasses for tomorrow's beer fest! One glass is included in all VIP and… http://t.co/ozHao7QQ2R
— Dale Bros. Brewery (@DaleBrosBrewery) January 23, 2015
This is an apt event for the South Bay where the numbers of Asian-Americans — and craft beer drinkers — is rapidly rising.
And if you think this sounds familiar, well it does. The IPA was first released back in 2011 and has now been updated.
And, since the 5 p.m. Jan. 30 event is being billed as tap takeover expect other Stone Brewing creations, too.
The 2015 version of The Nothing (which, if you haven’t tasted it is more everything than nothing) continues The Never-Ending (craft brew) Story, while Infinite Wishes is a new barrel-aged version of the beer.
Here’s more from Smog City:
The Nothing, our Double Chocolate Imperial Stout, was aged on 70lbs of raw cocoa nibs and is as decadent as they come. Infinite Wishes spent 364 days in bourbon barrels…the perfect combination of rich fudge, vanilla, bourbon spice and oak.
We will have growler fills and draft of The Nothing as well as bottle sales. Infinite Wishes will be available in very limited bottles and on draft only.
The brewery opens at noon Saturday.
— Tortilla Cantina (@TortillaCantina) January 9, 2015
Three California breweries, present four beers each. Check out the beer list here for the triple brewery tap takeover that starts at 6 p.m. in Old Torrance.
Friday’s 5 p.m. event is a release party for Oskar Blues’ IceyPA Keg, said the folks at Alpine Village.
“Oskar Blues has allocated only 4 kegs of their coveted IceyPA to the entire South Bay and YOU are invited to have a pint,” Alpine Village officials said on the restaurant’s Facebook page. A full lineup of Oskar Blues’ best brews will be available along with glassware and tasting flights.”
The IPA sounds like a typical West Coast IPA, BTW. Read more about IceyPA Keg here.
If you haven’t bought your tickets for I & I Brewing’s third anniversary — the first at its new location — you’re in luck…they’re still available.
The event is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (January 4) and a limited number of tickets are being sold for entry by the hour.
However, tickets for 11 a.m. and noon entry were only available only at the Chino brewery and sold out a while ago.
Need a last-minute (and early) gift idea for the craft beer drinker in your life?
Winter is just around the corner, and it’s the time when beer lovers traditionally indulge in dark beers — porters and stouts.
One of the more indulgent dark beers out there is Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s Pugachev’s Cobra. Part of the brewery’s Barrel Roll series, Pugachev’s Cobra is a Russian Imperial Stout aged eight months in bourbon barrels.
It’s full of flavor and plenty of alcohol (this year’s batch packs a whopping 18.9% alcohol by volume).
The past few years, the Hangar 24 has celebrated the beer’s release with an event it calls Pugafest. This year’s Pugafest is Saturday (December 6).
Dubbed simply The Festival 2014, the products of almost 100 breweries will be featured this weekend as a sort of preview for Brouwerij West, which will open next year at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles.
Sadly, organizers have chosen for some reason to ignore most of the breweries in the burgeoning Los Angeles craft brew scene — only Torrance’s Monkish Brewing Co., will be present — but there are plenty from around the world.