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

LABeerweek16

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.

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

Blind Date Beer Fest: 30-plus breweries, one mystery band

Today is Halloween, and you’ve probably got plans for the evening, but what are you doing this afternoon?

X-103.9 FM is hosting a Blind Date Beer Fest from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Municipal Auditorium.

The event features a beer fest with unlimited pours from an anticipated 30-plus breweries and a special “blind date” concert by “one of the biggest alternative bands of all time.”

Continue reading “Blind Date Beer Fest: 30-plus breweries, one mystery band” »

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page

San Fernando Brewing Company opens Friday

sfbrewlogoAfter (at least) two long years of finding a suitable location community in the valley, the former Street Sign Brewing Co. will finally open at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

San Fernando City Mayor Joel Fajardo, Councilman Antonio Lopez, and City Manager Brian Saeki will be present as the ribbon is cut.

Here’s more on the brewery from the press release:

San Fernando Brewing Company was established in November 2013, when the partners found a warehouse in the city of San Fernando.

With support from the city officials and the community, it took two years to come to fruition. Each of their beers have city-inspired names and their Senora Wheat features a historic variety of wheat that was originally grown in California in the 1800’s.

San Fernando Brewing Company is the only brewery in the country to revive the use of this grain in their beer, and they pride themselves on using local ingredients in all of their beers.

Prior to the inception of the brewery, co-owner Vic Chouchanian began home brewing for his neighbors and friends. With rave reviews and award winning beers he decided to team up with his brother, Joe Chouchanian, to form Street Sign Brewing Company; named after an actual street sign they used to build the scaffolding for their homebrew setup.

After much support from the city, they later became, and are proud to be called San Fernando Brewing Company.

You can enjoy a pint or taster of their Stoney Point Stout, Sonora Wheat, Wolfskill IPA, Royal Road Pale Ale, and their O’Melveny Red Ale while supplies last. In honor of their grand opening, San Fernando Brewing Company will be giving away free branded bottle openers to the first 500 customers.

SFbrew1

The brewery is at 425 Park Ave., in San Fernando.

Share this postShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterBuffer this pageShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on TumblrEmail this to someonePrint this page