Refuge Brewery teaming up with Barons Market to help schools

Tickets are available for the upcoming Back Room Beer Pairing event at Barons Market happening 6-8 p.m. Wednesday (January 30).

The quarterly events pair a partner brewery’s beer — in this case, Temecula’s Refuge Brewery — with recipes made with food available at Barons.

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Enjoy beer and barbecue in Claremont on Saturday


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A mouthwatering afternoon happening in the most beautiful place in town, is THIS Saturday at the first ever #BrewAndChampionBBQ! Hosted by the @ClaremontChamber and located at the @RSABG (Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden), #HanksCadillac will be playing live music for your entertainment.🌳🎶 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taste champion BBQ provided by 4 renowned #PitMasters: @ZZYZXBBQ, #BurninAndLootinBBQ, @Dads_Chillin_N_Grillin_BBQ, and @OuttaGasBBQ! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sip on brews from your favorite local spots, including: @IronbarkCider, @SanctumBrewing, @NoClueBrew, @LastNameBrew, and @ClaremontCraftAles!🥩🍻😋 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get your tickets thru the link in profile! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #BrewAndBBQ #ClaremontChamber #RanchoSantaAnaBotanicGarden #Claremont

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Like beer? Like barbecue?

If you answered yes to both questions — or even just one — you won’t want to miss out on the Claremont Chamber of Commerce’s Brew and Champion BBQ event.

The event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday (January 12), at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont.

Participants will sample from local craft breweries (and a cidery) and from Pit Master barbecue teams.

Participating breweries include Claremont Craft AlesLast Name Brewing, No Clue Craft Brewery, and Sanctum Brewing Co. Our friends from Ironbark Ciderworks are also scheduled to participate.

Hank’s Cadillac will perform.

Tickets are $45 (plus a $2.86 service fee if purchased online) and include admission to the gardens, 6 barbecue taste vouchers, and 10 drink tasters. Click here to purchase.

Riverside Beer & Music Festival will rock on Saturday

Another summer weekend, another beer festival.

This one — the Riverside Beer & Music Festival — takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Ave.

General admission tickets are $35 and include unlimited samples of 50 brews from about 14 breweries, including Temecula’s Ironfire Brewing Company.

VIP tickets are $50 and grant entrance at 6 p.m.

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Inaugural LA IPA fest coming to Mohawk Bend

Calling all hop heads. The inaugural Los Angeles IPA Festival – showcasing more than 60 breweries – is coming to Mohawk Bend this weekend.

“Hoppy IPA has become the defining style of West Coast beer, and no one loves their hops more than we do in LA,” according to the LA IPA Festival website.

The event is open to the public but reservations are needed for Saturday and Sunday. According to Mohawk Bend’s website, the bar area will be open to festival guests.

Local breweries such as Redlands-based Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Torrance-based Smog City Brewing Co are among the participants.


LA Vegan Beer and Food Festival returns

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth installment of the LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest and, according to QuarryGirl, you better act quick because the event will sell out.

The May 4th event will be held at the Roxy, which is organizing the event alongside Tony’s Darts Away and food blogger QuarryGirl.

Tickets include unlimited craft beer. There will also be vegan eateries and food trucks vendors on site.

General admission is from 1-5 p.m. while VIP gains you earlier entrance access starting at noon.

Visit the fest site for ticket information.

The Beer Chicks to speak at Glendale Library tonight

Beer and books may not be a pairing that immediately comes to mind.

But it will tonight as Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune, better known as the Beer Chicks, will be at Glendale’s Central Library to discuss their latest book.

The duo will be also be signing copies of their second book, “The Naked Pint: An Unadulterated Guide to Craft Beer,” which has been a top seller on The book offers tips on homebrewing and includes seasonal recipes.

If you haven’t heard about the Beer Chicks before they developed quite a following for their knowledge in craft beer and are considered the best female beer specialists in the country.

Tonight’s event begins at 7 p.m.

Visit Glendale Library for more information.