Celebration fit for a (Pomona) Queen at Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery today

Pomona QueenLong live the (Pomona) Queen!

Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is celebrating the beginning of the 500th batch of its award-winning, flagship lager, Pomona Queen, with an all-day (noon to 9 p.m.) celebration today (September 15).

The celebration will include food (Corazon Azul will serve three-cheese quesadillas and Pomona Queen-marinated steak tacos starting at 5 p.m.), dessert (the Suite 106 Cupcakery truck arrives at 5 p.m.) a performance by Claremont Voodoo Society (whose song gave the beer its name) at 6 p.m., and special keepsake glasses.

Congratulations to Curt, Andy and the rest of the black sheep!

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Firestone dinner at the Pub at Chino Hills on Thursday

Anybody else out there a fan of Firestone Walker’s brews?

If so, you’ll want to head to The Pub at Chino Hills on Thursday (September 17) for the eatery’s Firestone Dinner.

Attendees will enjoy a four-course pairing dinner, with each course featuring culinary delights such as beer-braised lamb belly and beer-infused panna cotta paired with select Firestone beers.

Cost is $49 per person.

The Pub at Chino Hills is at 5771 Pine Ave., Suite A. For information, call 909-597-2224.

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Old Stump Brewing Co. opens in Pomona today

Old Stump Brewing CompanyWe’ve been following the progress of Pomona’s third brewery — Old Stump Brewing Co. — on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for months now, watching as equipment arrived and was set up.

We’ve been waiting patiently for the brewery to get all the necessary approvals in order to finally open its doors.

Well, that day has come…the brewery opens today (September 11).

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New Brew: Golden Road Brewing celebrates volunteerism in LA Thursday with release of The Works IPA


Following in the philanthropic brewing spirit of the likes of its Heal The Bay IPA, Atwater Village-based Golden Road Brewing will release Thursday a 7.1 percent ABV IPA dubbed The Works in recognition of nonprofit LA Works and its annual Day of Service Sept. 12.

“L.A. Works and Golden Road Brewery is a match made in hops heaven; both organizations believe in inspiring greater civic engagement,” said Bob L. Johnson, founder and board chairman. “When people enjoy a can of The Works IPA, my hope is they’ll think about how to pass on some of that happiness to their neighbors in need.”

LA Works will receive a portion of the proceeds from the limited edition, seasonal beer:

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SoCal Brew Bus becomes third local company offering craft brewery tours


SoCal Brew Bus began offering tours at the end of July and is owned by Phil Johnson, who is also a high school soccer coach.

While the other tour companies in LA and the surrounding areas do a good job, I don’t feel that I’m in direct competition with them — there’s plenty of breweries to go around,” Johnson said via email. “Much like how small breweries tend to help each other out and collaborate in many ways, I see any gain in exposure to the beer tourism industry as a plus for everyone involved. It’s not a zero sum game. The market share of craft beer continues to grow, new breweries continue to open, and positive exposure to this market is good for everyone.


I’m a craft beer lover, homebrewer, and also a lover of all the unique neighborhoods of LA. I’m an east coast transplant and I didn’t always love the city’s many discrete pockets. As a newcomer, it can be hard to get around and finding all the best parts of LA can be difficult. But, I’ve come to love the character of this city. There are always some old neighborhoods to revisit, new restaurants to try, and now, new breweries popping up everywhere.

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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.


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

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