Taste of Vintage Redlands returns Sunday

The annual Taste of Vintage Redlands will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday (April 30) in downtown Redlands.

Participants will sip local beer and wine while sampling food from local restaurants and caterers.

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The Rookery celebrating third anniversary today

Rookery Third AnniversaryPomona’s The Rookery Alehouse and Grill is celebrating its third anniversary from 11 a.m. to midnight today (January 15).

The pub will be tapping several special brews for the event, including two collaborations with local breweries.

The eatery combined with Pomona’s Sanctum Brewing Co. on Unicobra Fire Cannon and with Riverside’s Polymath Brewing Co. on Saisons of the Stone Age.

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Latte macchiato Mondays at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

For a limited time, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has added a latte macchiato to its beverage lineup.

For the next three Mondays (January 13, 20 and 27), guests can try a small latte macchiato for just $2.

Flavor choices are caramel, vanilla bean and dark chocolate.

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery fêtes its barrel-aged brews this Saturday

Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery will celebrate its barrel-aged brews during its second annual Pugachev’s Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday (December 7).

You can call it the Pugafest for short.

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the brewery. However, those who have achieved bronze level or higher in the brewery’s Frequent Flyer loyalty program can begin sampling at 10 a.m.

Cost is $25 for eight samples. Beer lovers will have 24 different barrel-aged beers from which to choose.

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Another brewery blooms in the desert

Another brewery — La Quinta Brewing Co. — has opened in the Coachella Valley.

You can currently find the brewery’s beers at dozens of area locations, and the tasting room has been open for about a week now, but the brewery will be celebrating its grand opening on Friday (November 22).

The event kicks off at 4 p.m. and is scheduled to last ’til 8 p.m. Guests will get 20% off beer and merchandise.

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Palm Springs Props and Hops returns Saturday

Palm Springs Hops and PropsWe had a blast at last year’s Palm Springs Props and Hops at the Palm Springs Air Museum, and this year’s edition is happening Saturday (November 23).

The event will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs.

Tickets, which include twelve four-ounce tastings, are $35 “before November 15,” and $40 after (including at the door), but are still available at the lower price by clicking here.

Sixteen brewers from Southern California and beyond are scheduled to participate. Read on for the list.

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Reservations being taken for BJ’s holiday beer pairing dinners

Reservations are now being taken for a special five-course holiday beer-pairing dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse locations throughout the Inland Empire.

The dinners will take place beginning next Monday (November 25).

Price is $30 per person, and obviously, you’ve gotta be 21 or older to participate.

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Three Inland Empire breweries celebrating first anniversaries today

A trio of Inland Empire breweries are celebrating first anniversaries today (November 16).

From north to south, they are Oak Hills Brewing Company in Hesperia, Redlands’ Ritual Brewing Co., and Wiens Brewing Company in Temecula.

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Beer and cheese — if you please — at Dale Bros. Brewery on Saturday

Dale Bros and Drake Family FarmsUpland’s Dale Bros. Brewery is teaming up with Ontario’s Drake Family Farms for a beer and cheese pairing event this Saturday (November 16).

For $13, participants will get a full cheese plate, plus a beer flight.

The pairing event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. at the brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way.

Local beer, local cheese…sounds like a win-win!

For more information, click here.

Hangar 24 offers seven special brews for International Stout Day, tomorrow

Stout fans, call in sick* tomorrow (November 8) and head to Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands.

That’s because they’ll have seven special stouts available for International Stout Day.

The brews will be available in half-pints, as well as a flight.

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