This weekend at El Segundo Brewing Co.: Two new craft brews, ugly sweaters and a parade

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ESBC opens at noon Friday so craft beer fans can get a taste of Pine Tar Incident, which last summer took home a gold medal at the San Diego International Beer Fest.

From the press release:

Whiffs of pine and spruce lead you in to the glass, where you find bitter cocoa and candied oranges. Dry and lively, but with a creamy feel. A touch of roast permeates throughout, but the hop expression wins over in the end.

And don’t worry — no umpires were harmed in the production of this beer.

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From the press release:

Hitting the Taps that will be our fourth batch ever of fresh Standard Crude and a 2015 Barrel Aged Standard Crude. Anyone ins a ugly sweater gets $1 off all their beers that day.

The parade begins at 1 p.m.

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Fourth Annual Alpine Village Bierfest December 4-5

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Alpine Village near Torrance has dropped the “Euro” from its annual bierfest title this time around and added the word “craft” providing a California-heavy lineup of more than 100 beers from 40 breweries for the pre-holiday event.

A beer lineup and complete details are here (with details on how to get $25 off tickets for a limited time).

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Help celebrate Ritual Brewing Co.’s third anniversary today

Ritual Brewing Company Year 3In Redlands, Ritual Brewing Co. is hosting its third anniversary celebration today (November 21).

General admission tickets ($30) include unlimited beer tastes and entry from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Founders Reception tickets ($40) include unlimited beer tastes, entry from noon to 4:30 p.m. and exclusive access to barrel-aged beers during the first hour of the event.

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Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company celebrating fifth anniversary on Saturday

Packinghouse Brewing Company Hops and Hounds 2015Packinghouse Brewing Company in Riverside is hosting its slightly-belated fifth anniversary party on Saturday (November 21).

The “Hops and Hounds” event is set for 1 to 10 p.m.

Special beer releases are planned throughout the day, and the event will include live music by Natalie Brooke (4 p.m.), The Spenders a (5:30 p.m.), The Vendettas (7 p.m.) and The Woggles (9 p.m.).

Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life.

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Packinghouse Brewing Company collecting food for RA♥K Riverside

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Want to save a couple of bucks on a beer while helping feed the hungry?

Simply head to Packinghouse Brewing Company in Riverside and drop off a non-perishable food item.

They’re — as a co-worker put it — raising glasses to feed the masses.

The items are being collected for Random Acts of Kindness (RA♥K) Riverside.

In appreciation for your donation, you’ll receive $2 off your first beer.

Packinghouse Brewing Company is at 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.

For more information, click here.

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New Brew: Steve Austin and El Segundo Brewing Co launch Broken Skull IPA Nov. 13

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From the ESBC press release:

WWE Hall of Famer, Steve Austin, and ESBC, one of LA’s premier craft breweries, have teamed up to create what Austin describes as “one bad ass beer”. Known around the world for his intense in-ring style, trash talking, and beer swilling antics, Austin has embraced the craft beer world with a hands on approach.

After meeting with ESBC founder, Rob Croxall, it was clear they had a lot in common. Austin, who knows good beer when he tastes it, was already a fan of ESBC’S Citra Pale and Mayberry IPA. Over a table of beer, conversation shifted to a collaborative effort utilizing ESBC’s expertise in brewing and Steve’s vision of the ultimate India Pale Ale. Austin described in detail the characteristics he loved in a great IPA. The resulting recipe, churned out by Rob, created a beer that boasts a big mid palate flavor from ample use of Cascade, Chinook, and Citra hops. The finish is wonderful with hops fading quickly and a polite bitterness that trails off easily. This is the ultimate IPA designed for the working man and woman who love great beer.

Buy tickets here.

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