Eighth Annual LA Beer Week returns June 18 with biggest kickoff event ever

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A record 86 breweries — 46 from LA County — are expected to serve tastes of more than 200 craft brews at LA Center Studios June 18 for the kickoff LA Beer Week event.

“The event will also feature food vendors including fan-favorites The Oinkster and BrewWings, popular pub games, Snap Yourself! photo booth, and live music which includes a special performance from the L.A. Brewers All-Star Band comprised of some of the city’s multi-talented brewers,” said Frances M. Lopez, ececutive director of the LA County Brewers Guild.

“L.A.’s craft brewing community has been getting some national buzz this year with big wins at the World Beer Cup and L.A. & San Diego International Beer Competitions,” she added. “LA Beer Week is our grassroots, DIY way of celebrating our region’s beer culture with a week worth of quality craft beer events all across the county.”

For more information on both the kickoff and other events throughout the week, click here.

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Taste of Brews Inland Empire returns to Riverside’s White Park Saturday

Taste of Brews Inland Empire 2016More than a dozen Inland Empire breweries will represent the region — along with more than 20 other breweries (and cideries) from across Southern California and beyond — are scheduled to be busy pouring at the Taste of Brews Inland Empire in downtown Riverside on Saturday (May 21).

The event, set for noon to 4 p.m., is returning to White Park, 3901 Market St., for its fifth iteration.

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Give blood, get a ticket for Hangar 24’s AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration

Hangar 24 AirFestSaturday (May 14) marks Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s biggest event of the year, its AirFest and eighth anniversary celebration.

The daylong event features something for everyone: A full afternoon and evening of aerial performances; a trio of live bands, including Lights, a Journey tribute band; a bevy of food trucks and a kids zone.

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Kings Brewing Company opens today in Rancho Cucamonga

Kings Brewing CoWe’ve been following the progress of several breweries here in the Inland Empire, and as of today (April 30), we’ll be able to knock one off our list: Kings Brewing Company.

The brewery, which opens today at noon, becomes Rancho Cucamonga’s third currently-operating brewery, joining Hamilton Family Brewing and No Clue Craft Brewery.

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Stone Church Brewing celebrating grand opening today

Stone Church Brewing grand openingCorona’s Stone Church Brewing — which has been open about a month or so — will officially celebrate its grand opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (April 23).

The event will feature live music and raffle prizes, along with plenty of beer.

The Dos Lagos brewery is also collecting child-safe teddy bears for the We Care Bear Project, an organization that collects teddy bears for distribution to hospitals and fire and police departments, who in turn, give them to kids in crisis or in need.

Teddy bear donors will receive a free pint glass in return for their donation.

Stone Church Brewing is at 2785 Cabot Drive, Suite 160.

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Wicks Brewing Co. celebrating third anniversary today

Wicks Brewing Co third anniversaryCongratulations to Wicks Brewing Co.!

The Riverside brewery is celebrating its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today (March 23).

The event will feature food specials, live music and a special anniversary beer release.

For more information, including a full tap list, click here.

Wicks is at 11620 Sterling Ave., Suite C.

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Barrel-aged barleywines on tap in Redlands today

Wing OverFans of barrel-aged beers will want to head to Redlands on today (March 26) as two breweries will be releasing barrel-aged brews today.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will be pouring its Wing Over Barrel Roll series beer.

Previously known as Hammerhead, Wing Over is an American barleywine made with two English caramel malts and four American hops and aged for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels.

Wing Over will be available in 750mL bottles for $20 each, with a 12-bottle limit.

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Chino Brew and Chew features range of California breweries

Chino Brew and Chew 2016Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley’s Brew and Chew is back for another round.

This year’s iteration — set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday (March 20) — features breweries from Coronado to Chico and points in-between.

Attendees can sample 15 4-ounce tastes from more than a dozen California breweries.

Food will be available from several food trucks, including Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster and Me So Hungry.

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