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


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
FIGURE 4 LEG LOCK: Smog City “Hoptonic” IPA
HACKSAW: Avery “Duganese” IPA
MACHO MAN: Mission “Plunder!” IPA


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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High octane craft brew line invoking name of legendary car designer Carroll Shelby unveiled Saturday in Carson


A line of Carroll Shelby craft beers will be unveiled Saturday in Carson at the Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show.

From the press release:

Each beer has been uniquely crafted and with a wide range of beer drinkers in today’s market, the Venom lager, High Octane IPA and 427 Big Block Stout will demonstrate well balanced, full bodied beers that have consumers coming back for more.

“Carroll and his cars represent sheer excellence,” said Dennis Nelson, co-founder of Wicked Eye LLC, which partnered with the Carroll Shelby foundation to create the beer line. “It’s exciting to introduce a new product that strives to achieve that same level of superiority of the Shelby name. In order to achieve the highest level Wicked Eye partnered with an award winning brewery “Legacy Brewing Co” based out of San Clemente.

Each beer is wrapped in a stylish label outlining the pure power and epic history of Carroll Shelby and his cars. Wicked Eye is developing distribution channels for the Carroll Shelby Craft Beers to be sold nationwide.

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Hangar 24 AirFest: What you need to know

Hangar 24 AirFest 2015Hangar 24 Craft Brewery’s AirFest & 7th anniversary celebration is nearly here.

The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday (May 16) at Redlands Municipal Airport, 1755 Sessums Drive.

The fête mashes together an air show, a rock festival, a food truck fest and, of course, a beerfest.

This year’s event also features an expanded Family Fun Zone.

General admission tickets are $15 (plus $1.74 service fee). Admission for kids 6 to 12 is $5 (plus $1.24 service fee). Kids under 6 are admitted free. VIP tickets, which grant you unlimited beer, free lunch and dinner, VIP parking, covered flightline seating, a T-shirt and more perks, are $175 (plus $9.74 service fee). Parking is $5 cash at the time of the event.

All tickets are available by clicking here.

The event will go on, rain or shine.

35+ beers are promised, including the brewery’s 7th anniversary pils and its American Craft Beer Week offering Double Betty. Click over the jump for a peek at what’ll be available on a rotating basis from the specialty release trailer.

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Long Beach adopts beer friendly laws to lure craft breweries to city


Long Beach Press-Telegram reporter Eric Bradley wrote about this last month and now the updated regulations have become municipal law.

“This zoning update will allow the City to capitalize on a fast-growing industry by using our existing assets – thriving commercial areas, unlimited inventory of existing building stock, and a regional reputation as a foodie destination – to their highest potential,” said Amy Bodek, director of Long Beach development services.

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