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.
- 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.
Last year, the celebration morphed into an air show and took over the adjacent Redlands Municipal Airport.
This year, the event will span two days.
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