Los Angeles Brewers Guild hosts inaugural LA Beer & Food Fest Jan. 28 in Silverlake

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The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will hold its inaugural LA Beer and Food Festival at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silverlake with 40 craft breweries and tastings of more than 100 beers plus complimentary food from local eateries.

A series of educational panels discussing beer and food pairings and the art of fermentation is also on tap.

Full details here.

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Torrance’s Smog City brewery opens Steelcraft tasting room in Long Beach

steelcraft(Photo courtesy Smog City Brewing).

After months of delays, the shipping container shopping center — hence the name Steelcraft — that will include a tasting room by innovative Torrance brewery Smog City is finally cranking up operations.

Smog, known for its experimental ale lineup, has introduced a pale ale only available at the new Bixby Knolls tasting room and its Del Amo Boulevard bewery dubbed Oh Jupiter, so watch out for that when available.

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New brewery (finally) takes over Wild Donkey Brewing Company’s former space

bootleggers-breweryIt’s officially official.

Fullerton’s Bootlegger’s Brewery has landed in the Inland Empire.

It’s finally moved into the space that, until recently, was Wild Donkey Brewing Company, 2351 W. Lugonia Ave., Suite G, Redlands.

I guess we can keep a secret.

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Dragon’s Tale Brewery to (finally) celebrate grand opening

dragons-tale-breweryOK, so Montclair’s Dragon’s Tale Brewery opened a few months back, quite a bit later than the owners had anticipated.

And the brewery just had its ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month.

Then it makes perfect sense that the official grand opening party would be delayed as well, right?

It’s set for January 7.

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Sour Cellars officially opens next week

Offering a truly unique experience for Inland Empire (and likely Southern California) beer drinkers, Sour Cellars officially opens December 30 in Rancho Cucamonga.

You see, every beer produced by the brewery is a barrel-aged sour, plus the brewery specializes in newly isolated wild yeast strains.

Beer geeks, rejoice!

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No Clue Craft Brewery remembering Dec. 2 attack with fundraiser BBQ, new brew Saturday

no-clue-craft-brewery-mettle-of-valorRancho Cucamonga’s No Clue Craft Brewery is pairing with first responders and police personnel to remember and raise funds for the victims of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino.

The event will take place from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday (December 3) at the brewery, 9037 Arrow Route, Suite 170.

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Covina’s Barley Lodge Brewing is now Arrow Lodge Brewing

arrow-lodge-brewingCovina’s recently-opened Barley Lodge Brewing is now Arrow Lodge Brewing.

The explanation of the name change is that it was “due to confusion”, and I’m guessing the confusion is with a certain Costa Mesa brewery.

Early name changes, however, are nothing new to Southern California breweries.

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