Downtown LA’s Angel City Brewery marks one-year anniversary with its second Music and Arts Festival

angelcityfestA year after Angel City Brewing – formerly of Alpine Village near Torrance, of course, albeit under different ownership — reopened in the downtown Los Angeles  arts district with a Music & Arts Festival they’re doing it all over again from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The event will allow the brewery to showcase its newly-renovated Mezzanine and “a giant shed space” that will house the brewery’s performing arts presentations.

Fun fact: Angel City is only two blocks from the Little Tokyo/Arts District stop on the gold line, and is encouraging festival-goers to take advantage of the city’s public transportation by giving $1 off a pint to anyone who takes a bus, or the Metro.

Event highlights include:

  • A giant second anniversary toast beginning at 1:30pm.
  • Numerous food trucks offering an urban beer picnic.
  • Brewer-led tours & beer tastings.
  • ACB canvas public painting project.
  • Theatrical performances by Frontierville.
  • An Angel City arcade will feature games such as ping pong, darts and board games.
  • Outdoor artisan bazaar with handmade accessories, thrift finds, and art prints.
  • Special beer releases including Imperial Tart Cherry, Barrel-Aged Rye Lager, Mexican-Style Cola Ale, French Sip, Imperial Chai Stout, and Oktoberfest, as well as the usual draft flavors including White Nite, Angeleno IPA, Eureka! Wit, and Gold Line Pilsner.
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Brew at the Zoo returns Saturday to the Living Desert

Brew at the ZooIt’s time once again for the Living Desert’s Brew at the Zoo!

The annual event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday (May 3) at the zoo, 47900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.

General admission tickets, which include 10 three-ounce beverage tasting tickets and 10 appetizer tickets, are $45 in advance for zoo members, $55 in advance for non-members, and $35 for designated drivers.

At the door, general admission tickets will be $50 for members and $60 for non-members.

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Torrance Brews News: Smog City opening Wednesday nights, Absolution ribbon cutting Friday

  • The South Bay’s most inventive brewery, Smog City Brewing, will now open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week. To mark the occasion Wednesday they will tap Bourbon O.E. Incidentally, those who like to plan ahead should note May 17 on their calendar when the brewery will mark its second anniversary with one-off and limited edition beers including a strong Saison brewed with Merlot.
  • Torrance’s newest brewery, Absolution Brewing Co., will celebrate its official grand opening with Mayor Frank Scotto at 4 p.m. Friday by introducing three new beers. They will include the 7.2 ABV Angel’s Demise IPA brewed with mosaic hops tapped the day before that “reminds you of flowering fields, citrus groves and redwood forests,” according to the brewery. The brewery is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with beer paired with food prepared by chef Travis Porter of the Creative Eats food truck.
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Want to support a female-owned L.A.-area brewery? Read on

Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Company is in the waning hours of its Kickstarter campaign to raise funds.

While the brewery is nearing its $25,000 goal, there are still plenty of opportunities to help reach that goal.

Gifts for contributions range from a Three Weavers hat all the way up to a trip to Denver to help represent the brewery at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

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Brewery Ommegang’s third ‘Game of Thrones’ beer released

FireandBloodIn anticipation of Sunday’s (April 6) fourth season premiere of “Game of Thrones,” Brewery Ommegang has released the third in its series of beers tied in with the fantasy drama.

Fire and Blood is a red ale brewed with rye and spelt, with ancho chilies providing the “fire.” Alcohol by volume is 6.8%.

The limited-edition brew is available in 750 mL bottles. For you collectors out there, the brewery is producing the beer with three unique labels this time around, each depicting a different dragon from the show.

You should be able to find it where you normally shop for craft beer, but smaller liquor stores appear to be selling out quickly.

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