The twist is that they’re all at the same location.
Smog City Brewing Co’s VIP anniversary event is sold out, but fret not there will be no fewer than 20 brews on tap when the brewery opens its doors to the general public at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Highlights include the long anticipated return (well, it seems like a long time in this heat the last few days) of Smog’s thirst quenching MakeOut Session Pale Ale; a Strong Saison brewed with Merlot that is the official anniversary beer; a barrel-aged Bourbon Imperial Porter; the Fennel of Love, a Scotch Ale brewed with hand picked fennel flowers; a Black Currant Saison; and a Mai Tai HopT, which is a – Hoptonic IPA brewed with coconut.
I’m sure I’ve left something out, so head over to the brewery to see what you’re missing.
Head to Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery on Saturday (May 17) and you might go home with a new best friend. That’s because the brewery is hosting an all-day (2 to 9 p.m.) fundraiser for Chino Hills-based Priceless Pet Rescue, a no-kill rescue organization.
Dog adoptions will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
Food will be available from Hillbilly Tacos.
Dale Bros. Brewery is at 2120 Porterfield Way.
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When it comes to leveraging a new industry as a tourist draw, Torrance is edging ever closer,especially when Dudes’ Brewing Co., finally gets around to opening a tasting room with a couple of blocks of two other craft breweries.
Full details are here.
The event is free, but a limited number of Celebratory Packages will be available for purchase which include a limited edition Belgian glasses and/or access to special release beers.
For more information, click here.
But when Strand Brewing Co., is on the Torrance Criterium route and podium finishers receive etched beer glasses like the one shown here, well, you know thirsty riders are going to crowd in after the May 18 race.
Full details are here, but if you’re a craft brew fan considering participating, perhaps this little nugget per the race press release will seal your decision:
“Bring your race number to Strand on race day and you can buy draft beers for $2 each, which is considerably less than their normal $5-$6 a glass!”
Angel City Brewery is hosting its second annual Heritage Music and Arts Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday (May 3).
Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday (May 3).
Proceeds from the $5 suggested donation will go to the Upland Relay for Life.
Food (tacos, quesadillas and a smoked pig stuffed with Chorizo Manchado) will be available from Mangia Benny, and live music will begin at 6 p.m.
A 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.
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.