ICYMI: King Harbor Brewing of Redondo Beach releases kief-like Lupoline IPA

If you’re one of those people who see the craft beer industry and now legal marijuana industry converging then you may want to suck back King Harbor Brewing Company’s latest creation: Lupoline IPA.

It’s an ultra-smooth IPA, but also shares some characteristics with marijuana.

Read more in this Daily Breeze story.

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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.

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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

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Bursted: El Segundo Brewing Thursday introduces first three beers of new single-hop variety IPA

The first three brews feature Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops.

Here’s how ESBC describes how their newest IPA’s were created; they look like a tasty addition to what is usually the county’s best line-up of big West Coast IPA’s:

Traditionally beers are bittered by adding relatively small amounts of hop at the beginning of the boil – this results in the firm bitterness that IPA fiends have come to love. A somewhat newer approach often referred to as “bursting” employs the technique of adding huge amounts of hops very late in the boil, or even after the kettle has been turned off. The large volume gives ample bitterness – and the added bonus of MASSIVE flavor components. This series is all about exploring what each hop adds to both the bitterness and the flavor of the beer when employed only in late additions with no early additions. The malt bill will remain consistent throughout the series, and we promise you.. it won’t get in the way.

The beers are available on draft or in 22oz bombers.

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Aptly-named Torrance brewery Smog City hosts Oct. 18 fundraiser “A Night Out for Clean Air”

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Torrance’s Smog City Brewery sits smack dab next to the Torrance refinery and has had a front row seat as the plant literally belches and fumes, something that has occurred much more frequently of late.

So it’s not surprising the brewery is hosting a fundraiser to raise money to install air quality monitors (almost unbelievably there are none nearby).

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

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