Pechanga Microbrew and Craft Beer Festival returns Saturday

Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula is hosting its ninth annual Microbrew and Craft Beer Festival from 1-5 p.m. Saturday (June 10) in Pechanga’s Grand Ballroom.

In addition to unlimited samplings of brews from about two dozen local (and not-so-local) breweries, participants can listen to live music and taste chili from the Pechanga chefs’ chili cook-off.

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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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Mount Baldy Battle of the Brews returns Sunday

Mount Baldy’s annual Battle of the Brews returns this Sunday (June 4), and from what we hear, it almost didn’t happen.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo — a day late — in Pomona

If — for whatever reason — you didn’t get to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Cinco de Mayo, or you just wanna extend that Cinco de Mayo buzz through Seis de Mayo, here’s your chance.

Simply head to Pomona tomorrow (May 6), where the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association is hosting a Fiesta and Craft Beer Festival at the Phillips Mansion.

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Little Shop of Mary bahn mi pop-up Saturday at Scholb Brewing in Torrance

Tucked away in a tiny Torrance Boulevard storefront next to a laundromat and barber shop sits Little Shop of Mary, which makes incredible bahn mi sandwiches for just $7 apiece.

Quite often on Saturday I’ll stop by and take one with me to a local brewery — Strand and Smog City are five minutes away — because those Vietnamese sandwiches complement craft beer perfectly.

And I’m not alone in that belief.

Check it out Saturday at Scholb Brewing when they will have the lemongrass chicken, sesame beef and (a personal favorite) slow roasted pork.

You will never eat a Lee’s again.

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