C’mon, you were going to have brew Saturday anyway. What could be easier?
More than 65 craft breweries will serve about 150 beers at the LA on Tap Beer Competition and Festival May 9 at the Fairplex in Pomona that will also serve as kickoff event for LA Beer Week. It’s billed as the county’s largest beer festival this year.
So far, 39 breweries and cideries are expected to participate, including 24 from Southern California. Pre-sale admission tickets are $30 (plus $2.64 service fee) for admission at 1 p.m. and $40 (plus $3.19 service fee) for noon admission. Prices will be $10 more at the door. Designated driver tickets will also be available at the door for $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Loyal Order of Re-enactment Enthusiasts.
More than 30 Southern California breweries will serve over 40 craft beers washed down by the offerings of about two dozen food vendors.
Can’t make it? Here’s a consolation prize: a Mission Brewing Tap Attack at 5 p.m. Friday at Alpine Village.
Los Angeles’ downtown craft brewery, Angel City Brewing, introduced today a sake-inspired brew dubbed “For the Sake of Ale” in 22oz bombers.
Here’s more from the brewery:
Inspired by the brewery’s neighbors in Little Tokyo, Angel City has combined their brewing expertise with traditional Japanese sake fermentation methods to create a unique style of beer. The rich, complex flavors derived from a traditional sake-style rice and koji fermentation balance naturally with the malted barley and hops. Huge floral notes blend with fruit flavors of pear and pineapple, then round out with a signature, dry finish. A bold experiment in brewing, For the Sake of Ale weighs in at 9.2% ABV.
The beer is available in limited quantities on draft outside the brewery. Find out where here.
— Angel City Brewery (@AngelCityBeer) September 19, 2014
“The ultimate California Oktoberfest festival” goes from noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Angel City Brewery.
The event includes:
- Food from Schreiner Fine Sausages, including sausage and kraut boats, apple strudel, cheese dip and potato salad.
- A variety of Oktoberfest themed competitions including keg rages, sauerkraut eating, stein races, and mug hoisting. Each event winner receives a stein and $25 Angel City gift card.
- Live Polka Music.
- Oktoberfest Themed Artist’s Bazaar.
The newly refocused LA Beer Week rightly concentrates this year on the rapidly emerging craft beer industry in the county with the Sept. 20 kickoff featuring about 30 local brewers.
Tickets are $45.
Full details here.
The bad news: the ambitious plans we wrote about last year for the Belgian brewery in a historic warehouse at the Port of Los Angeles has hit bureaucratic snags and is running behind schedule (and the planned restaurant is on hold).
More on this fall’s planned craft beer festival in San Pedro that was mentioned in the article is here.
Angel City Brewery celebrates the return of Avocado Ale in “all its green glory” at the second annual festival of the same name that runs from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The beer is brewed with avocados (from the ranch of the brewmaster’s grandmother) and “guacamole-inspired ingredients like fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper and lime.”
The event features a half dozen live bands, contests and games, a bazaar and guacamole pies.
Full details here.