Rancho Cucamonga’s No Clue Craft Brewery will be celebrating its first anniversary tomorrow (October 3).
The brewery is dubbing the event its ALToberfest party.
No Clue is releasing an ALToberfest Anniversary Ale and several other special release beers for the occasion, including the following:
- Mexican Mocha Stout: Milk Stout with Stell coffee, cacao nibs, and cinnamon. (8.5% ABV)
- Third St. Belgian Tripel (9% ABV)
- Vanilla Imperial Oatmeal Stout (10.3% ABV)
Greater Los Angeles area breweries can pat themselves on the back.
They’ve claimed 24 of the 282 awards given out at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, which took place Thursday through Saturday of last week.
The winners were chosen from 6,647 entries from 1,552 breweries.
A total of 15 breweries, large and small, from the Santa Barbara area through the Inland Empire were awarded.
Head over the jump to see the list.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will release its latest Barrel Roll series beer, Falling Leaf, at its tasting room on Saturday (September 26).
Falling Leaf — a bourbon barrel-aged version of the brewery’s pumpkin-and-spice infused Gourdgeous imperial porter — was first released last year. Hangar is also releasing a Falling Leaf variant made with added cacao nibs, vanilla, chipotle and arbol chiles: The Mexican Cacao Edition.
That’s not the only twist, however.
For this release, the brewery is requiring customers to purchase the limited-edition brews online beforehand. On Saturday — and only on Saturday — the beers can be picked up at the tasting room.
Last summer, we learned that Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion had leased a spot at the former Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino and would use it as a second production facility and tasting room.
At the time, brewery co-founder Ed Parker noted that he had hoped to open the tasting room in about a year.
Well, he wasn’t that far off.
The tasting room is set to open today (September 25).
Long live the (Pomona) Queen!
Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is celebrating the beginning of the 500th batch of its award-winning, flagship lager, Pomona Queen, with an all-day (noon to 9 p.m.) celebration today (September 15).
The celebration will include food (Corazon Azul will serve three-cheese quesadillas and Pomona Queen-marinated steak tacos starting at 5 p.m.), dessert (the Suite 106 Cupcakery truck arrives at 5 p.m.) a performance by Claremont Voodoo Society (whose song gave the beer its name) at 6 p.m., and special keepsake glasses.
Congratulations to Curt, Andy and the rest of the black sheep!
We’ve been following the progress of Pomona’s third brewery — Old Stump Brewing Co. — on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for months now, watching as equipment arrived and was set up.
We’ve been waiting patiently for the brewery to get all the necessary approvals in order to finally open its doors.
Well, that day has come…the brewery opens today (September 11).
Three cheers to Claremont Craft Ales!
The brewery is celebrating its third anniversary today (July 11). The celebration event is being held in two sessions: The first began at noon and runs ’til 4 p.m.; the other is from 5 to 9 p.m.
A limited number of tickets, which include a souvenir glass and 16 pours, are available at the door for $30. Children and designated drivers get in free.
More than 35 beers, including barrel-aged varieties, will be flowing at the event.
Any sour beer fans out there?
If so, you might want to make tracks for Hangar 24 Craft Brewery today (June 27) as the brewery is rolling out two new sour beers: First Crush and Sanguinello.
First Crush is a sour red ale aged in red wine barrels with Syrah grape juice. It’ll be available in 750 mL bottles for $20. 2,300 bottles are available. The brewery will also (while supplies last) be offering eight-ounce pours for $8 and three-ounce pours for $3.
If white wine is more your thing, Sanguinello is a sour blonde aged in white wine barrels with blood orange juice. Available in a much more limited quantity, 1,200 300 mL bottles of Sanguinello are available for $15 a pop. Again, while supplies last, the brewery will offer pours: $15 for an 11-ounce pour and $5 for a three-ounce pour.
Yucaipa’s Brew Rebellion is hosting a 2nd anniversary celebration on Saturday (June 20) at the brewery, 13444 California St.
Unlike many brewery anniversary celebrations, this one is free to attend.
The brewery will debut its anniversary beer, Imperial Peach Honey Wheat, and will be tapping archive brews all day long. In addition, Brew Rebellion will be smoking a pig (raised on the brewery’s spent grain) to share with customers.
The first 50 attendees will receive a free pint glass.
The event begins at noon.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
The Inland Empire brewery boom continues, with a new brewery in Colton and two set to open in the High Desert.
3 Iron Brewing Company opened back at the beginning of April at 898 S. Via Lata, Suite A, Colton. I stopped in last week to check it out and found some friendly folks serving delicious beer. They’ve got eight taps serving a variety of styles, from IPAs to porters.
For now, 3 Iron is open Thursday through Saturday.