Hello Friends! I just got back from GABF and I have several blog posts I am behind on. I finished editing the GABF photos so you should see them soon. I am super excited to share them! In the meantime, I thought I would do another post about the upcoming events in the OC/LA area for everyone! *All pics provided from each event – not me.
Info from the event page on FB: It’s that time of the year! It’s fresh hop season, which means the juiciest & freshest hopped beers are now becoming available. Join us at Provisions Market this Wednesday, October 7th at 6 p.m. for Backyard Burgers and five killer Pizza Port Brewing Co. fresh hopped beers!
Get To The Hopper Double IPA
The Burning Of Rome IPA
Fresh Hop Walburger German Lager
Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2015 in Santa Ana, CA: FOODBEAST Presents Ooze Fest – Southern California’s Premier Cheese Festival
There are 2 sessions available to the public, 1PM – 4PM (12 PM for VIPs) or 6 PM – 9 PM (5 PM for VIPs)
Info from the FB event page: FOODBEAST.com will debut 20+ world premieres of savory and sweet cheese menu items ONLY available at Ooze Fest in Southern California. Patrons with General Admission ($40 early bird, $50 on August 27th) access have the opportunity to eat all 20+ items in addition to the complimentary beer tastings available in our beer garden. VIP access ($65 early bird, $75 on August 27th) will get you into the event 1 full hour ahead of general admission minimizing wait times and include a FOODBEAST Ooze Fest T-shirt.
10/10 in Santa Monica, CA: BAM Beer Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival) from 1-5 pm
Info from the FB Event page: Join local craft beer and art lovers on Saturday, October 10, from 1-5PM in sunny Santa Monica for the Beer, Art, & Music Festival, BAM Fest, presented by Whole Foods Market. Sip over 100 brews from more than 40 local and national breweries each providing samples of their proudest brewing achievement. See art made by visiting artists from Indonesia, Malaysia, Argentina, Spain, Denmark, and Taiwan. Swing and jam to local musicians. Soak it all up with scrumptious meals from six food trucks. As a locally organized fundraising event, all proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit artist residency center. Support the arts by supporting the people who make art, the artists!
10/10/15 – 6-10pm in Long Beach: 2015 Promenade Beer & Wine Festival
Info about the event: The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA)’s 3rd Annual Promenade Beer & Wine Festival will bring over 40 breweries, wineries and restaurants as it invades DTLB on Saturday, October 10, from 6PM to 10PM along the Promenade between 1st and 3rd Streets.We invite you to this year’s festival, produced in partnership with Beachwood BBQ & Brewing and celebrating the growth of wine bars and craft beer brewed, served and savored in Long Beach as well as the diverse culinary options. As is tradition with DLBA parties, the event will also feature live music from local bands, a free bike valet, art classes and more.
10/15 (Thursday) in Carson, CA from 7pm-10pm: Pop-Up Beer Dinner feat. The Culinary Underground @ Phantom Carriage
Info about this event: On Thursday, October 15th from 7-10pm, we will be hosting a pop-up beer dinner curated by special Chef Andrea Machuca from “The Culinary Underground’. Dine in our haunted cellar; limited seating available! Your ticket purchase will include one pre-dinner special cocktail, five beers + five courses, brewery tour, & special brewery guest speaker. Stay tuned for additional information on the full menu breakdown & beer line up as we get closer to the dinner date. (Must be 21+ or older to attend this event.)
I will be attending this event to cover it for my good friend Andrea. I hope to see some familiar faces there! I am really looking forward to it.
10/21/15 (Wednesday) 4-9pm in Torrance @ Smog City: Back to the Future Day
Info about this event: Strap on your Hoverboard and get ready for the Geekiest Event of the Year from the self-proclaimed Geekiest Brewery in LA County.
Smog City will be hosting the ultimate Back to the Future Day on Wednesday, Oct 21st, 2015 from 4-9pm in the Smog City taproom. According to Back to the Future II, Oct 21st 2015 is officially the FUTURE and although not all of the promises made in the movie have happened, we do have a hoverboard to prove that This Is The Future.
Of course, the day would not be complete without a limited release! Hitting the draft lines will be Smog City’s first Triple IPA apply named in honor of Doc Brown’s flux capacitor, 1.21 Gigawatts Triple IPA. That’s right, a Triple IPA! Growler fills will be available!
Plus we’ll have a couple of event specific specialty kegs named appropriately with Back to the Future references.
Wear your Back to the Future gear and get $1 off your full pours all night long! The Back to the Future Trilogy will be playing on the big wall all night! Expect a ridiculously fun celebration of this incredible 80’s classic.
10/21/15 (Wednesday) in Little Tokyo, LA @ Far Bar 7-10pm: A Night of Craft Beer, Spirits and Food With Ballast Point
Info on this event: It’s that time again! Our last event with Ballast Point was a blast and we’re doing it again! This time with much more of what made the last one a lot of fun! 14 Ballast Point beers on tap with some uniques and one offs that you wont see for awhile. We’ll also have some special cocktails for the event made with Ballast Point spirits and beers! There will also be a special food menu made just for pairing with our Ballast Point beers. It’s a night not to be missed!
10/24/15 (Saturday) 1-6pm @ Three Weavers in Inglewood, CA: Three Weavers Turns One!
Info on this event: We’re turning one and throwing a party to celebrate! Join the entire Three Weavers gang for an afternoon of beer, music, a lawn of larger than life games, beer, hourly pinatas, killer food, beer, and obviously, more beer. There will be 24 taps flowing with 18 different brews for your imbibing pleasure – including all of your favorite cores, specialties, and several special one offs made just for the party.
VIP Hour from 1-2 PM with extra special beers and small crowds ($40) / General Admission 2-6 PM ($25) – Ticket price includes a rad commemorative glass, five 5 oz. pours, entertainment, and good feels. Additional beer tickets will be available.
11/14/15 (Saturday) 1-7pm @ Oak Canyon Park (Irvine Lake): Cali Uncorked
This is another event I am attending. I have been saying I wished the Sabroso and Brew Ha Ha was just a little longer and my wishes have been granted. This sounds so fun, I can’t wait for the newest event from the Brew Ha Ha team!
Info: Cali Uncorked Music | Comedy| Craft Beer| Wine | Food Festival
Unlimited tastings of 100’s of California craft beers and wines (1pm-4pm)
Night of entertainment with Rebelution and friends + Funny or Die’s comedy stage. (4pm – 7pm)
Cali Uncorked is a taste of all the BEST the golden state has to offer! From craft beer and artisan wines to gourmet food from top chefs, famous food trucks and masterful pairings by celebrity Sommeliers, Cicerone’s and Brewers.
Cali Uncorked promises to be an event unlike anything you’ve seen, attended or tasted before!
Let me know if I left anything out worth attending!