New/old Barrel Roll coming to Hangar 24 tomorrow, other limited brews soon

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery is releasing its latest Barrel Roll limited edition brew tomorrow (March 30) and it’s another redux — Hammerhead.

Hammerhead is an American-style Barleywine made with two English caramel malts and four American hops. It’s aged for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels.

The 2012 edition took silver in the Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer category at the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition.

Hammerhead will be available on tap and in 750 mL bottles at the brewery, 1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands, and beginning Monday (April 1) at select California locations.

5,520 bottles were produced for this year’s run, on a par with last year’s. This year’s edition has a slightly lower alcohol content.

The next Barrel Roll release, scheduled for June, will be new.

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Ontario’s Panda Inn reopens following remodeling

Ontario’s Panda Inn, which has been in business 20 years, was closed for several weeks while undergoing a remodeling.

The restaurant reopened today (March 28) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, complete with lion dancers.

The chain is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, with the Pasadena location having opened in 1973.

The Ontario Panda Inn is at 3223 E. Centrelake Drive.

Packinghouse Brewing Company’s ‘Brew With a View’ returns April 6

Packinghouse Brewing Company’s annual Brew with a View event returns Saturday, April 6.

The free, all-ages event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A.

It coincides with the annual airshow at Riverside Municipal Airport, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The airport is across the street from the brewery.

Besides a great view of the airshow, the event will also feature food trucks, including the Bacon MANia truck, Garlicscapes and the Viking Truck.

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Another big win for A.J. Barile’s teenage pizza maker

Congratulations go out to Joleen Piser from A.J. Barile’s Chicago Pizza for taking home the division prize at the International Pizza Expo the second year in a row.

Joleen took first place in the Southwest U.S. Region, Non-Traditional Division, and also competed in the world finals competition at the expo, held last week in Las Vegas.

This is Joleen’s second year of competition. Last year, in addition to winning the regional division, she came in second in the world finals competition.

Joleen is only 19 years old.

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[desi]gn cakes & cupcakes makes return to Cupcake Wars

It’s been a good week for our friends at [desi]gn cakes & cupcakes.

At Sunday’s (March 17) I.E. Cupcake Fair, the bakery took top honors in the professional division in both Best Overall for its Salted Caramel cupcake and Most Unique Ingredient for its Apple Bacon Harvest cupcake.

And this Sunday (March 24), the Food Network will air its return to Cupcake Wars.

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What’s the name of Dale Bros. Brewery’s new IPA? You decide!

During its recent 10th anniversary celebration, Dale Bros. Brewery took suggestions for a name for its new Imperial IPA.

The folks at the brewery have narrowed the list down to three (Hopped Upland Imperial IPA, Galaxy Imperial IPA and Inland Empire Imperial IPA), and are looking to pick a winner.

That’s where you come in.

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Wienerschnitzel celebrates National Corn Dog Day with a BOGO on Sunday

Sunday (March 24) is National Corn Dog Day, and Wienerschnitzel is celebrating by giving away corn dogs!

The catch is you gotta buy one to get one, but it’s still free, right?

In addition, the chain is in the midst of its ‘Cash in on a Corn Dog’ contest, so that corn dog could be worth as much as $10,000.

Wienerschnitzel has locations throughout the Inland Empire.

Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving is in full swing

March is Jersey Mike’s Subs’ Month of Giving, when customers are encouraged to make a donation to each location’s charity partner.

Here in the Inland Empire, that charity partner is the Upland-based Steven’s Hope for Children, which provides assistance to families with seriously ill or injured kids.

The chain’s Month of Giving culminates on Wednesday, March 27, when 100% of that day’s proceeds goes to the charity partner.

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