Video: Alpine Village near Torrance hosts Jan. 30 Stone Brewing Japanese Green Tea IPA release party


This is an apt event for the South Bay where the numbers of Asian-Americans — and craft beer drinkers — is rapidly rising.

And if you think this sounds familiar, well it does. The IPA was first released back in 2011 and has now been updated.

And, since the 5 p.m. Jan. 30 event is being billed as tap takeover expect other Stone Brewing creations, too.

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Smog City Brewing in Torrance releases bottles of The Nothing and Infinite Wishes Saturday


The 2015 version of The Nothing (which, if you haven’t tasted it is more everything than nothing) continues The Never-Ending (craft brew) Story, while Infinite Wishes is a new barrel-aged version of the beer.

Here’s more from Smog City:

The Nothing, our Double Chocolate Imperial Stout, was aged on 70lbs of raw cocoa nibs and is as decadent as they come. Infinite Wishes spent 364 days in bourbon barrels…the perfect combination of rich fudge, vanilla, bourbon spice and oak.

We will have growler fills and draft of The Nothing as well as bottle sales. Infinite Wishes will be available in very limited bottles and on draft only.

The brewery opens at noon Saturday.

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NCAA National Championship and Triple Brewery Tap Takeover with a dozen craft brews from Coronado, Tap It and Golden Road Brewing Monday at Tortilla Cantina in Torrance

Three California breweries, present four beers each. Check out the beer list here for the triple brewery tap takeover that starts at 6 p.m. in Old Torrance.

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Oskar Blues Brewery brings limited supply IPA to Alpine Village near Torrance Friday for tap takeover


Friday’s 5 p.m. event is a release party for Oskar Blues’ IceyPA Keg, said the folks at Alpine Village.

Oskar Blues has allocated only 4 kegs of their coveted IceyPA to the entire South Bay and YOU are invited to have a pint,” Alpine Village officials said on the restaurant’s Facebook page. A full lineup of Oskar Blues’ best brews will be available along with glassware and tasting flights.”

The IPA sounds like a typical West Coast IPA, BTW. Read more about IceyPA Keg here.

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Tickets still available for I & I Brewing’s third anniversary on Sunday

If you haven’t bought your tickets for I & I Brewing’s third anniversary — the first at its new location — you’re in luck…they’re still available.

The event is set for 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday (January 4) and a limited number of tickets are being sold for entry by the hour.

However, tickets for 11 a.m. and noon entry were only available only at the Chino brewery and sold out a while ago.

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Phantom Carriage, first Carson craft brewery, rides into town with sour beers and a cafe

PHaerial(Photos by Staff Photographer Thomas Cordova).

Phantom Carriage is an ambitious endeavor, focusing on brewing sour beers (although they have carefully selected guest taps, too) and a small plate menu in their charming (inside at least) brewery on Main Street in Carson, a stone throw away from the Goodyear blimp’s airfield.

Read more about Phantom Carriage here and check out an example of their beer offerings below (caution: this list may not be accurate, but is intended to provide an idea about the brewery’s offerings).



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Rare and limited edition craft beers available Saturday for charity event at King Harbor Brewing Company in Redondo Beach


Need a last-minute (and early) gift idea for the craft beer drinker in your life?

Then trust me they will love a ticket to this epic holiday bottle share — check out the incredible beer list here — hosted by King Harbor Brewing Company in Redondo Beach.

With a beer line-up like that there should be no problem pairing the appropriate brew with the barbecue on offer — and it’s all for a good cause.

Buy tickets here.

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Torrance’s Smog City Brewing releases its first wild beer Saturday: A Saison Contraire


Smog City gets funky with the release of its first wild ale, a dry-hopped Brett Saison — Brett refers to a strain of yeast, BTW — when its Del Amo Boulevard doors swing open at noon Saturday. You can read more about so-called wild beers here clicking on this Beer Advocate link.

Incidentally, Smog still has its Coffee Porter and Sabre-Toothed Squirrel available in bottles for $1 off during the holiday season, while growler fills are $2 off.

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