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A Twilight Tasting event will take place March 8 at Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana; the Inland Empire event will take place April 19 at Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona; and the Long Beach event will be August 23 at Lighthouse Park.
The BOGOHP deals are good through December 31.
In addition, through December 24, discounts are available on special multi-event “super tickets.”
Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate its barrel-aged brews during its second annual Pugachev’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday (December 7).
You can call it the Pugafest for short.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery. However, those who have achieved bronze level or higher in the brewery’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program can begin sampling at 10 a.m.
Cost is $25 for eight samples. Beer lovers will have 24 different barrel-aged beers from which to choose.
Another brewery — La Quinta Brewing Co. — has opened in the Coachella Valley.
You can currently find the brewery’s beers at dozens of area locations, and the tasting room has been open for about a week now, but the brewery will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday (November 22).
The event kicks off at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to last ’til 8 p.m. Guests will get 20% off beer and merchandise.
We had a blast at last year’s Palm Springs Props and Hops at the Palm Springs Air Museum, and this year’s edition is happening Saturday (November 23).
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs.
Tickets, which include twelve four-ounce tastings, are $35 “before November 15,” and $40 after (including at the door), but are still available at the lower price by clicking here.
Sixteen brewers from Southern California and beyond are scheduled to participate. Read on for the list.
A trio of Inland Empire breweries are celebrating first anniversaries today (November 16).
From north to south, they are Oak Hills Brewing Company in Hesperia, Redlands’ Ritual Brewing Co., and Wiens Brewing Company in Temecula.
Calling all hop heads. The inaugural Los Angeles IPA Festival – showcasing more than 60 breweries – is coming to Mohawk Bend this weekend.
“Hoppy IPA has become the defining style of West Coast beer, and no one loves their hops more than we do in LA,” according to the LA IPA Festival website.
The event is open to the public but reservations are needed for Saturday and Sunday. According to Mohawk Bend’s website, the bar area will be open to festival guests.
Local breweries such as Redlands-based Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Torrance-based Smog City Brewing Co are among the participants.
Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is teaming up with Ontario’s Drake Family Farms for a beer and cheese pairing event this Saturday (November 16).
For $13, participants will get a full cheese plate, plus a beer flight.
The pairing event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.
Local beer, local cheese…sounds like a win-win!
For more information, click here.
More than 100 hard to find or limited edition beers from 40 breweries will be on tap at the second annual event.
That will make challenging choosing between what to sample given that attendees receive 10 3oz tastes for the $30 admission fee. Check out the array of beers and breweries here.
Full disclosure: I actually attended the sparsely attended inaugural event, which was held last year over the Labor Day weekend (not good timing given that LA essentially empties out on summer long weekends).
I found I got full — not inebriated — because of the inherent nature of many of these big, epic, huge, strong ales. So pace yourself.
Stout fans, call in sick* tomorrow (November 8) and head to Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands.
That’s because they’ll have seven special stouts available for International Stout Day.
The brews will be available in half-pints, as well as a flight.
It was exactly one year ago this past Friday (November 1) that Ritual Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public.
The Redlands beer-maker will commemorate that milestone on Saturday, November 16, at the brewery, 1315 Research Drive.
The event will take place from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are available now.