Absolution Brewing in Torrance celebrates one-year anniversary Saturday with new Possessed Joe Coffee Porter

There will be Absolution swag giveaways all day, the launch of their latest brew in collaboration with Sole Coffee Company and, of course, cake!

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

King Harbor Brewing in Redondo Beach and Smog City Brewing in Torrance mark Pi Day Saturday

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

Shamrocked Beerfest is Saturday in San Bernardino

ShamrockedTickets are available now for the Shamrocked Beerfest, set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday (March 14) at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino.

Attendees will be able to sip unlimited samples from 25-plus craft breweries, including local favorites Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, No Clue Craft Brewery, Dale Bros. Brewery, Rök House Brewing Company, Brew Rebellion, Packinghouse Brewing Company, Inland Empire Brewing Company, Wicks Brewing Co., Black Market Brewing Co. and Craft Brewing Company.

Tickets are $35 for general admission (plus $2.92 service fee). Designated driver tickets are available for $15 (plus $1.82 service fee). To purchase tickets, click here.

Click here to read more.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

South Bay Weekend Craft Beer Guide: Phantom Carriage in Carson holds grand opening Saturday, Three Weavers in Inglewood releases strong pale ale and more

Psst: if you walk in the brewery tonight and specifically ask for the beer you will get it ahead of the masses.

Also:

*Alpine Village near Torrance hosts a Figueroa Mountain Brewery Tap Attack beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Here’s the lineup: Lizard’s Mouth Double IPA, Black Bread Rye Porter, Frozen Goat Weizenbock, Monkey with Typewriters Rye and Sea Foam Belgian IPA.

*Almost two dozen Southern California breweries are participating in Brewtopia Sunday in Hermosa Beach.

Finally, for those of you who want to get the weekend started early:

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

Brewtopia features 23 Southern California breweries Sunday at Abigaile Restaurant in Hermosa Beach

abigail

For $30 craft brew fans receive 10 four ounce pours and unlimited food from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Abigale Restaurant in Hermosa Beach during the Brewtopia.

The food menu includes Korean beef short ribs, Katsu glazed salmon skewers, Korean beef coconut curry chicken sates and tempura bacon burgers with blue cheese.

Breweries include the San Fernando Valley’s MacLeod Brewing Co., Torrance’s Smog City Brewing and Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing Co.

For complete details about Brewtopia, click here.

brewtopia

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

Steam beer unveiled today by Absolution Brewing in Torrance

Absolution

Torrance’s Absolution Brewing, which specializes in English-style ales that generally tone down the hops, introduces the California Common to its lineup today:

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It’s brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800’s in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. The lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures.

I’m guessing most California craft beer fans are familiar with the style — even if they don’t know it.

This is an old tweet, but Barley Hops Grill will be serving up barbecue at the brewery today, the perfect complement to the new beer:

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

Opinion: Growing craft beer industry in South Bay and beyond seeks tax reform

beerinstitute

What is becoming a major industry in the South Bay — created from virtually nothing just four years ago — deserves a tax break, according to advocacy group, the Beer Institute.

Read the op-ed piece that appeared in Sunday’s Los Angeles Newspaper Group editorial pages about the onerous tax burden beer brewers and consumers must endure here.

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email

Cal Poly Pomona celebrating grand opening of brewery restaurant today

Innovation Brew WorksBeer is typically found on college campuses, but apparently never like this.

Cal Poly Pomona has opened what it says is the first-ever brewery-restaurant at a college campus.

Innovation Brew Works will celebrate its grand opening from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (February 20).

Innovation’s café has been open since September, but its brewery has only been brewing since December.

The brewery’s current tap list consists of five house brews — an orange wheat, a porter and red, blond and brown ales — and seven brews from local breweries, including Dale Bros. Brewery, Alosta Brewing Co., Claremont Craft Ales and Ritual Brewing Co.

Continue reading

Facebook Twitter Plusone Pinterest Reddit Tumblr Email