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:
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:
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.