Countdown to LA Beer Week: Three Weavers Brewing in Inglewood hosts Pink Boots Society benefit Monday with 14 local breweries participating

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The Three Weavers event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., costs $20. For that you get five 5 oz. pours and a Three Weavers glass. Additional drink tickets are available for $4 apiece. Fill Er Up Gastro Garage will serve food.

Participating breweries include Drake’s, Eagle Rock, El Segundo (pouring their Mayberry IPA), Figueroa Mountain, Golden Road, Noble Ale Works and Stone.

Buy tickets here.

Find out more about the Pink Boots Society here.

LABW7 starts Saturday:

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Countdown to LA Beer Week: Official beer released at Smog City Brewing in Torrance today (and check out their other events as well)

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At 4 p.m. today Smog City in Torrance will release the official beer of LA beer Week, Unity.

Here’s more from the press release:

Created as a celebration of innovation and experimentation, this Tart Saison exemplifies what the LA Brewers Guild is becoming known for: the UNITY of individualized voices coming together. We believe that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and our community will continue to benefit as we raise the bar together. Brewed in collaboration at Smog City Brewing, this years’ UNITY commemorates LA Beer Week 7, which promotes and celebrates the growth of craft beer in Los Angeles.

Check out all the LABW7 events Smog City Brewing has planned below and click on the link for complete details:

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Countdown to LA Beer Week: King Harbor Brewing events include hot chicken eating challenge

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From the King Harbor Brewing Co., press release:

Howlin’ Ray’s, the brand new food truck specializing in Nashville style hot chicken, is looking for a few brave contestants to enter their first ‘Hot Chicken Eating Challenge’ at King Harbor Brewery this Father’s Day. The only rule during this challenge is simply to finish the chicken the fastest without any beverages. The winner will be rewarded with a growler of their choice from King Harbor along with some swag to take home.

The event begins at noon with the competition starting promptly at 1:30pm. For those who can’t handle such heat but simply love amazing chicken, Howlin’ Ray’s will be serving their full menu all day until they run out; so get there early.

We are looking for 4-6 brave contestants. If you think you have what it takes, email matt@localitela.com

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King Harbor Boating Foundation hosts “Craft Brews and Tunes” fundraiser June 14 at Eureka! Tasting Room at Hawthorne Airport

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Tickets for the “Craft Brews and Tunes” fundraiser cost $46 and are available here.

The King Harbor Boating Foundation didn’t provide information about what craft brews will be available at the event, but you can read more about the host location here. The Daily Breeze wrote about the Eureka! Tasting room when it opened last year.

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Inland Empire brewery boom continues in Colton, High Desert

3 Iron Brewing CompanyThe Inland Empire brewery boom continues, with a new brewery in Colton and two set to open in the High Desert.

3 Iron Brewing Company opened back at the beginning of April at 898 S. Via Lata, Suite A, Colton. I stopped in last week to check it out and found some friendly folks serving delicious beer. They’ve got eight taps serving a variety of styles, from IPAs to porters.

For now, 3 Iron is open Thursday through Saturday.

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Rogue Ales releases Wasted Sea Star Purple Pale Ale in California

rogueWith Sea Star Wasting Syndrome decimating populations up and down the West Coast, Oregon’s Rogue Ales has released a beer designed to raise awareness of the environmental issue.

Rogue observes that this is “This is the largest marine animal disease event in recorded history” and that a “portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will go towards the research of Sea Star Wasting Syndrome.”

Daily Breeze reporter Sandy Mazza had more in a recent story.

From the press release:

Wasted Sea Star will be available at all Rogue locations on May 28th, and throughout the states of Oregon, Washington and California starting in June.

Read more here on the Rogue Ales website.

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14 draft craft brews in IPA Smackdown Thursday at Alpine Village near Torrance

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The smackdown gets under way at 5 p.m. at Alpine Village.

That’s also happy hour BTW and if you haven’t yet tasted the chili, well, let’s just say it goes perfectly with an IPA.

Here’s the beer list including another four DIPA’s in bottles:

HULKAMANIA: Modern Times “Fortunate Islands” Hoppy Wheat
THE UNDERTAKER: Double Mountain “Hop Lava” Northwest IPA
THE BIG SHOW: Humboldt “500BC” DIPA
THE ROCK: Timeless Pints “Flight Path” Jet Black IPA
ULTIMATE WARRIOR: Lost Coast “Sharkinator” White IPA
BIG BOSS BEER: Twisted Manzanita “Between Nothing & Nowhere” IPA
THE BODY: Strand “White Sand” Double IPA
GLOW: Ladyface IPA
SUPERFLY: Golden Road “2020” IPA
STONE COLD: Stone “Go To” IPA
FIGURE 4 LEG LOCK: Smog City “Hoptonic” IPA
HACKSAW: Avery “Duganese” IPA
MACHO MAN: Mission “Plunder!” IPA
PILEDRIVER: St. Archer IPA

Bottles

El Segundo Hammerland DIPA
Barley Forge One Louder DIPA
Barley Forge Orange Curtain DIPA
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot DIPA

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