Say Cheers! to the best beer, wine and spirits at Fairplex tonight

Award-winning beer, wine, spirits and extra virgin olive oil from the Los Angeles International competitions are the focus of Cheers!, which takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight (June 24)  in The Farm at Fairplex in Pomona.

Participants can also dine from an array of food trucks, including Austyn’s Burgers, Bacon Nation, Banh Mi, the Berlin Truck, Cousins Maine Lobster, Go Beyond The Bowl, Me So Hungry, Paradise Fresh Baked Cookies, Ragin’ Cajun Cafe and Street Kitchen LA.

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ICYMI: LA Beer Week events on tap for South Bay this week

Monkish Brewing released two beers on Tuesday and a large crowd of beer lovers gathered to buy their double and triple hopped IPAs. Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze/SCNG/06-13-17

There are events tonight in Hawthorne, Wednesday in Redondo Beach and Thursday in Carson.

Read more here as well as the stunning story of Torrance’s Monkish Brewing and their incredibly popular limited edition IPAs.

Countdown to LA Beer Week 2017: El Segundo Brewing releases official beer Unity on Friday

The massive LA Beer Week downtown kickoff is just about a week away and the official beer — dubbed Unity but brewed by a different brewery every year — will be released Friday at more than 20 county locations.

It is, not surprisingly, an IPA also available in El Segundo Brewing’s hallmark 22-ounce bombers.

Here’s where you can find it:

Host Brewery + Event Location
The Brewery at Abigaile at Abigaile Restaurant
Arts District Brewing Co. at Arts District Brewing Co.
Beachwood Brewing at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Long Beach
Beachwood Brewing at Beachwood BBQ – Seal Beach
Arrow Lodge Brewing at Bread & Barley
The Brewery at Simmzy’s at Simmzy’s Burbank
Congregation Ales at Congregation Ale House – Azuza
Congregation Ales at Congregation Ale House – Long Beach
Congregation Ales at Congregation Ale House – Pasadena
Eagle Rock Brewery at Eagle Rock Brewery
Eagle Rock Brewery at Eagle Rock Public House
Highland Park Brewery at The Hermosillo
HopSaint Brewing Co. at HopSaint Brewing Co.
Kinetic Brewing Company at Kinetic Brewing Company
Ladyface Ale Companie at Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie
Los Angeles Ale Works at Stanley’s Wet Goods
Phantom Carriage Brewery at Phantom Carriage Brewery
Sanctum Brewing at The Rookery
Twisted Oak Tavern & Brewery at Twisted Oak Tavern & Brewery
Verdugo West Brewing Co. at Market City Cafe
Wolf Creek Brewery at Wolf Creek Restaurant
Yorkshire Square Brewery at Southland Beer

Three Weavers Brewery in Inglewood releases official LA Beer Week brew Unity on Friday


Unity, the official beer of LA Beer Week, will officially be unveiled at 5 p.m. Friday release party at Three Weavers Brewery in Inglewood.

Unity is a collaboration between members of the LA County Brewers Guild and its annual creation — the beer can be quite different, but boasts the same name each year — rotates among members of the nonprofit.

This year’s version uses an experimental hop so new it doesn’t have a name, said brewmaster Alexandra Nowell.

The 7.4% abv brew has “bright notes of lemon zest, stone fruit, and a satisfyingly resinous finish,” she said.

“I was impressed by the character of the raw hop,” Nowell said. “It has a bright orange character and a subtle pine resin scent. It’s got that quintessential hoppy aroma.”

San Francisco-based artist Nick Fullmer, known for his craft beer label artwork at Sacramento’s Bike Dog Brewing and others was given free-rein to create the funky label.

Unity’s official release party goes from from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday. A full lineup of Three Weavers beer will be on tap and a special art exhibition of Fullmer’s work will remain on display through July.

LA Beer Week starts June 18.