Eighth Annual LA Beer Week returns June 18 with biggest kickoff event ever


beerweekwire(Photo by Bernie Wire courtesy of the LA Brewers Guild)

A record 86 breweries — 46 from LA County — are expected to serve tastes of more than 200 craft brews at LA Center Studios June 18 for the kickoff LA Beer Week event.

“The event will also feature food vendors including fan-favorites The Oinkster and BrewWings, popular pub games, Snap Yourself! photo booth, and live music which includes a special performance from the L.A. Brewers All-Star Band comprised of some of the city’s multi-talented brewers,” said Frances M. Lopez, ececutive director of the LA County Brewers Guild.

“L.A.’s craft brewing community has been getting some national buzz this year with big wins at the World Beer Cup and L.A. & San Diego International Beer Competitions,” she added. “LA Beer Week is our grassroots, DIY way of celebrating our region’s beer culture with a week worth of quality craft beer events all across the county.”

For more information on both the kickoff and other events throughout the week, click here.

Chino Brew and Chew features range of California breweries

Chino Brew and Chew 2016Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley’s Brew and Chew is back for another round.

This year’s iteration — set for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday (March 20) — features breweries from Coronado to Chico and points in-between.

Attendees can sample 15 4-ounce tastes from more than a dozen California breweries.

Food will be available from several food trucks, including Baby’s Bad Ass Burgers, Cousins Maine Lobster and Me So Hungry.

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Great American Beer Fest 2015: Local breweries take home 24 medals

Ritual Brewing GABFGreater 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.

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Taste of Brews Inland Empire returns Saturday

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.

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Taste of Brews’ Oktoberfest is Saturday in Corona

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.

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Bootlegger’s Brewery celebrating sixth anniversary today

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.

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Valiant Brewing Company to celebrate first anniversary tomorrow

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!

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Newport Beach Brew Fest is Sunday

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.

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