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.
Tickets are available now for the fourth iteration of Taste of Brews Inland Empire. The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 18) at Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Drive, Corona.
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.
It’s still Oktoberfest season, which means there are events this weekend, including one Saturday (October 4) in Corona.
Taste of Brew’s inaugural Oktoberfest is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. at Crossroads Riverview Park, 14600 Baron Drive.
Bootlegger’s Brewery is celebrating its sixth anniversary today (April 26) at the Muckenthaler Center, 1201 W. Malvern Ave., in Fullerton.
The event will run from noon to 4 p.m.
In addition to over 60 Bootlegger brews, there will also be 20-plus guest breweries in attendance.
Orange’s Valiant Brewing Company will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow (March 1).
The event will run from noon to 11 p.m. at the brewery, 2294 N. Batavia St., Unit C.
The celebration will include a car show and, of course, plenty of beer!
Newport Beach Brewing Company’s Brew Fest is Sunday (February 23).
The sixth annual event is set for 1 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2920 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.
Presale tickets ($25, plus $2.37 service fee if purchased online) are available at the brewery and online by clicking here. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Surfrider Foundation.
It’s OK if you don’t think you’re lucky enough to win a pint of Russian River Brewing Company’s annual rarity Pliny the Younger.
You still have a chance.
The newest brewery in the O.C., Bottle Logic Brewing, will celebrate its grand opening from noon to 11 p.m. today (February 15).
Food will be available from the Porko Rico BBQ truck from 1 to 9 p.m.
Can’t make it to the grand opening? The brewery will also be hosting a Brewer’s Brunch beginning at noon on Sunday (February 16), featuring items from Stefano’s Golden Baked Hams, paired with Bottle Logic brews.
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You can find Bottle Logic Brewing at 1072 N. Armando St., Anaheim, just north of the 91 Freeway at the Kraemer Blvd./Glassell Street exit.
Anaheim’s Noble Ale Works will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday (February 8), with 30 different brews (with hourly cask tappings), a bunch of food trucks and music.
Presale tickets (sales end today, February 6) start at $40 for general admission and end at $50 for V.I.P. admission. Prices will be $20 more at the door.
Tickets include entrance, a tasting glass, unlimited tastings and a raffle ticket. General admission ticket holders will be allowed in from 1 to 4 p.m. Those with V.I.P. tickets will be allowed in at noon.
This changes everything.
In a blog post last week, Placentia’s The Bruery announced that it was relaxing its policy on growler fills, and has begun selling and filling unmarked, two-liter Palla-style growlers.
The change comes from the brewery’s interpretation of California growler regulations, of which there has been much attention paid lately.