South Bay Weekend Craft Beer Guide: Phantom Carriage in Carson holds grand opening Saturday, Three Weavers in Inglewood releases strong pale ale and more

Psst: if you walk in the brewery tonight and specifically ask for the beer you will get it ahead of the masses.

Also:

*Alpine Village near Torrance hosts a Figueroa Mountain Brewery Tap Attack beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Here’s the lineup: Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA, Black Bread Rye Porter, Frozen Goat Weizenbock, Monkey with Typewriters Rye and Sea Foam Belgian IPA.

*Almost two dozen Southern California breweries are participating in Brewtopia Sunday in Hermosa Beach.

Finally, for those of you who want to get the weekend started early:

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Brewtopia features 23 Southern California breweries Sunday at Abigaile Restaurant in Hermosa Beach

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For $30 craft brew fans receive 10 four ounce pours and unlimited food from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Abigale Restaurant in Hermosa Beach during the Brewtopia.

The food menu includes Korean beef short ribs, Katsu glazed salmon skewers, Korean beef coconut curry chicken sates and tempura bacon burgers with blue cheese.

Breweries include the San Fernando Valley’s MacLeod Brewing Co., Torrance’s Smog City Brewing and Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Co.

For complete details about Brewtopia, click here.

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Cal Poly Pomona celebrating grand opening of brewery restaurant today

Innovation Brew WorksBeer is typically found on college campuses, but apparently never like this.

Cal Poly Pomona has opened what it says is the first-ever brewery-restaurant at a college campus.

Innovation Brew Works will celebrate its grand opening from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (February 20).

Innovation’s café has been open since September, but its brewery has only been brewing since December.

The brewery’s current tap list consists of five house brews — an orange wheat, a porter and red, blond and brown ales — and seven brews from local breweries, including Dale Bros. Brewery, Alosta Brewing Co., Claremont Craft Ales and Ritual Brewing Co.

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Alpine Village near Torrance hosts Stone Brewing Enjoy By 3-14-15 IPA Release Party tonight and New Belgium Brewing Tap Attack Friday

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A few weeks after hosting a Stone Brewing release party, Alpine Village near Torrance is at it again beginning at 5 p.m. today marking the release of the San Diego County brewery’s latest release: Enjoy by 3-14-15 IPA.

Better get there early though:

The South Bay landmark is also hosting a craft beer 101 tutorial at 7 p.m. (cost is $5) for novices who want to learn more.

Then at 5 p.m. Friday it’s a New Belgium Brewing Tap Attack with 5 five beers on draft.

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Video: Alpine Village Feb. 27 Tap Takeover marks beginning of Michigan’s Bell’s Brewery expansion to Los Angeles

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The 5 p.m. Feb. 27 event at Alpine Village near Torrance features a half dozen of Bell’s Brewing’s products: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale (a pale ale), Oberon, Kalamazoo Stout, Oarsman Ale, and cans of pale ale and Amber.

Alpine Village, which hosts Southern California’s largest Oktoberfest each fall, would seem to have something in common with the irreverent brewery:

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Dale Bros. Brewery celebrating ‘Brews and Bros’ at Cable Airport today

While the Inland Empire’s newest brewery is celebrating its opening, one of the area’s oldest breweries will be celebrating its 12th anniversary.

Dale Bros. Brewery will host its Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. today (January 24) at Cable Airport in Upland.

The brothers Dale will be celebrating with 31 other breweries, which will be pouring a planned 80-plus craft brews.

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Escape Craft Brewery opens today

We’ve been following the progress of Redlands’ fourth brewery — Escape Craft Brewery — for quite a while.

The brewery, owned by San Bernardino firefighter/paramedic Josh Fisher and his wife, Melissa, will be celebrating its soft opening today (January 24).

The event will run from 1 to 8:30 p.m., with the brewery’s Passport members and Kickstarter supporters getting early entry.

There will be small bites created by Chef Jonathon Weiner from The Lounge 22.

Escape Craft Brewery is at 721 Nevada St. Suite 401. The brewery will be open Thursday through Sunday.

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Video: Alpine Village near Torrance hosts Jan. 30 Stone Brewing Japanese Green Tea IPA release party

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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.

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Smog City Brewing in Torrance releases bottles of The Nothing and Infinite Wishes Saturday

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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.

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