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Weekend Roundup: 7/18 - 7/21

Here are three great Southland craft beer events to help get you through the weekend, in no particular order:

1. Verdugo Bar 6th Anniversary Celebration

Who: Verdugo Bar

When: Saturday July 20, from 3-7p.m.

Where: 3408 Verdugo Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

What: Verdugo Bar is celebrating their 6th year anniversary, and they're doing it in style. Here's the preliminary draft list for the event:

  • Allagash FV 13
  • Alpine Duet
  • Avery Lilikoi Mahu
  • Beachwood Dank Epoch Triple IPA
  • Bruery Ebony and Oak
  • Deschutes The Dissident
  • Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA '11
  • Drake's Aroma Prieta
  • Eagle Rock Bernheim Barrel Aged Solidarity
  • Firestone Walker XV
  • Green Flash Tart Saison
  • Hanger 24 Pugachev's Cobra
  • Hollister Tiny Bubbles
  • Kern River Just Outstanding IPA
  • Lost Abbey Framboise de Amarosa
  • Noble Naughty Sauce
  • Port Solana Beach Follow Your Passion Pale
  • Russian River Supplication
  • Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Maple Stout

Why You Should Go: There's no better way to show your support for great local beer bars than to pack the place on their anniversary celebration... but seriously, look at that draft lineup. Do you really want to miss out on that?

How Much?: $20 Presale, $25 at the door. Includes a commemorative glass and three drink tickets. More drink tickets can be purchased at the event.


2. TAPS Annual Craft Beer Festival

Who: TAPS Corona

When: Saturday July 20, 2013 from noon- 3p.m.

Where: 2745 Lakeshore Drive, Corona, CA 92883

What: The Annual Craft Beer Festival at TAPS Corona is paring 11 styles of cuisine from around the world with beers from over 30 breweries in California.

Why You Should Go: The unlimited food tastings are going to be great, and there will be a lot of beer to be had. For a lot of the folks in the Inland Empire, it may be your first shot to get a taste of local breweries from North Los Angeles, like Bravery and Kinetic among others.

How Much: $50 gets you 15 drink tickets and unlimited foot tastings


3. Belgian Independence Celebration with Duvel Moortgat

Who: 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill

When: Thursday July 18, 2013 at 7p.m.

Where: 100 W Main St. Alhambra, CA 91801

What: 38 Degrees is celebrating Belgian Independence by featuring 4 breweries owned by Duvel Moortgat.  Here's the Lineup:

  • Duvel Single Ale
  • Maresous 6
  • Maresous 8
  • Maresous 10
  • D'Achouffe/Ommegang Gnommegang
  • La Chouffe Blond
  • Ommegang Rare VOS
  • Ommegang Biere D'Hougomont
  • Ommegang Iron Throne (Game of Thrones #1)
  • Ommegang Seduction
  • Ommegang Double White Independence Day Ale
  • Liefman's Goudenband

Why You Should Go: So often on the West Coast we get caught up looking for huge, hoppy beers. Take a night to enjoy the complexities of some great Belgian styles.

How Much?: It's free to get in, you just have to pay for the brew.