Latest Inland Empire brewery — Big Bear Lake Brewing Co. — set to open Tuesday

We’ve been watching the progress of several Inland Empire breweries — Escape Craft Brewery (Redlands), Hamilton Family Brewery (Rancho Cucamonga), Skyland Ale Works (Corona), Delicious Science Brewery and Polymath Brewing Co. (Riverside), and Rök House Brewing Company (Upland) — as they lurch toward their opening dates.

Yet another, Big Bear Lake Brewing Co., is set to open at 5 p.m. Tuesday (April 8).

The brewery is owned by local entrepreneur David Stone, who owns several lodges in the area, along with the The Cave events center.

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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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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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Last day for Inland Empire Brewing Company anniversary deal

Inland Empire Brewing Company will celebrate its fifth anniversary on March 1, but is offering a special discount on its website that expires today (February 4).

Tickets, regularly $40, can be purchased for just $25. Tickets include 15 beer tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for $1 each at the event.

In the past the brewery has offered discounts through Groupon, but not this year.

The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m. (V.I.P. ticket holders get in an hour early and get five additional tasting tickets for an extra $10) at the brewery, 1710 Palmyrita Ave., Suite #11, Riverside. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Come as You Are Homeless Ministries.

Click here to purchase now.

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Time running out for Corona’s Main Street Brewery

Time is running out for Corona’s award-winning Main Street Brewery.

Connected to Lamppost Pizza at 300 N. Main St., the brewpub was scheduled to close on Sunday (January 26), but has gotten a brief reprieve.

The pizzeria and adjoining brewery are now scheduled to close Tuesday (February 4).

However, Main Street’s brews will certainly be gone by then.

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I & I Brewing moves into its new home

The best little brewhouse in Chino just got a whole lot bigger.

I & I Brewing has moved from its cozy quarters at 14175 Telephone Ave., Suite J, where it has been for two years, to a much larger and more visible space at 5135 Edison Ave., Suites 1 and 2, which seems like it’s been in the works for nearly that long.

If you’ve ever ventured out to I & I before (and if you haven’t…why not?), you’ve likely passed the new location on your way to the old one.

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Hangar 24′s Vinaceous makes its return Saturday

Vineaceous 2014Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s English-old-ale-plus-Mourvedre-grapes-from-Temecula’s-Wilson-Creek-Winery Local Fields brew, Vinaceous, makes its return for general consumption at 11 a.m. Saturday (January 18).

The release will be accompanied by an all-day (’til midnight) celebration, with bands (Groove Session, The Higgs) and New Orleans-style food from the Big Easy Sandwich.

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