Three-year-old craft brewery Brouwerij West has bounced between rented offices and production facilities in the likes of Palos Verdes Estates, El Segundo and Long Beach.
Now the brewery that specializes in Belgian ales — but has not had an on-site tasting room — has found a home at the Port of Los Angeles in a building right next to Crafted that will apparently include a restaurant much like Atwater Village’s Golden Road Brewing.
That will make it San Pedro’s first craft brewery, although before anyone contacts us, yes, we are aware of the underrated San Pedro Brewing Co., although strictly speaking that is a brewpub rather than craft brewery.
Look for the new Brouwerij West space to open next summer.
And the Street Sign Brewing Co., — or at least the name — is no more.
Read why (and yes, it makes perfect sense) here. A regional name is always preferable to some clever, if random-sounding creation, especially if the brewery becomes the first operational one in the San Fernando Valley, which appears likely.
I’ve not seen a date when the tasting room opens, but judging by their Twitter feed the date is getting closer: they’re brewing.
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.
On Friday, Coachella Valley Brewing Company weighed in on the growler requirement debate with (in part) this bold statement:
As of today we will fill any 1/2 gallon and 32 oz growler.
Of course, if you have a brewery-labeled growler, the ABC rules stipulate that the existing logo must be covered, so be prepared to get a sticker or two on your growler.
And if you have an unmarked growler, you’re still going to get a sticker.
That being said, we think this is a big step in the right direction.
Click here for the full statement.
Coachella Valley Brewing Company is at 30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms.
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.
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.
The March Aviation Society is hosting its first brew fest Saturday, November 9, at the March Field Air Museum.
Attendees will be able to sample from more than a dozen Southern California breweries at the event.
You gotta have food to soak up all that beer, so the organizers have scheduled nine food trucks for your dining pleasure.
General admission tickets are $35 (plus a $2.92 service fee if purchased online) and grant you admission from 1 to 5 p.m., live entertainment by the ’80z All-Stars and DJ Steveo, and 15 four-ounce beer samples.