Saturday, June 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
Pechanga’s 9th Annual Microbrew Festival & Chili Cook-Off
Temecula Wine Country, Calif.
Tickets: $50 General Admission, $65 VIP (includes early admittance at 12 p.m. and upgraded tasting glass), $30 Designated Driver
Live band (TBD) & extensive silent auction
Proceeds support Habitat for Humanity programs including homebuilding, free Healthy Homes and Financial Wellness workshops, neighborhood revitalization, home improvement on behalf of veterans and the organization's two ReStore locations.
Must be 21 or older to attend
Craft beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to try out unlimited samples of craft and small production brews from San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties, as well as selections from Northern California, the Midwest and the east coast.
Ticket holders also can enjoy all-you-can-eat homemade chili in eight varieties, created by the award-winning chefs at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Guests will vote for the winning chili!
King Harbor Brewing Co. Presents “Chad’s Beer Cellar IV – A Rare Beer Tasting Event for Charity”
Benefiting Richstone Family Center, over 250 rare/hard-to-find beers will be poured – sourced from local beer hoarder’s personal stock, and breweries from across the US.
On Saturday, June 10, from 1-5pm, King Harbor Brewing will present the 4th installment of a rare beer tasting event for charity. One of King Harbor’s partners, Chad Hazen, has been collecting beer from all over the country specifically for this event. Hazen explains, “I have to travel for work anyway, so I figured why not hit up various breweries to bring back stuff we can’t find out west.”
Not dissimilar from events like the Firestone Walker Invitational or Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s Day, only curated beers are served (read: no bad beer). But what makes this different than other craft beer events is that you won’t wait in line to get a pour of various ‘white whales.’ Attendees simply walk up, open a bottle of, say, Dark Lord, and pour a taste before moving on to try another whale – like Heady Topper.
Of course, the other difference is that this event is for charity. Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne is the beneficiary. They are dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse, strengthening families, and preventing violence in families, schools and communities. Because the all the beer has been donated by Hazen, his fellow beer-nerd friends, and gracious breweries, 100% of each ticket sale goes directly to Richstone.
Breweries that have donated include Boneyard (OR), Night Shift (MA), Bond Bros. (NC), Great Notion (OR), Toppling Goliath (IA), M.I.A. (FL), Lakewood (TX), Creature Comforts (GA), Half Acre (IL), Jackie O’s (OH), Weyerbacher (PA), and Transmitter (NY). Other breweries represented include Westvleteren, Hill Farmstead, J. Wakefield, Burnt Hickory, Trillium, Surly, and Funky Buddha.
Tickets are $65 (unlimited pours). Limited to just 100 tickets in total, the event will remain fairly exclusive. They can be purchased at chadsbeercellar.bpt.me or at the door (unless sold out).
When: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 1-5pm
Where: King Harbor Brewing Co, 2907 182nd Street, Redondo Beach 90278
EAGLE ROCK BREWERY BRINGS 10 LOCAL BREWERIES TOGETHER
TO ROCK AND ROLL FOR L.A. BEER WEEK
The Fourth Annual ERB Battle of the Bands is Set for Tuesday, June 20, 2017
LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2017 – Family-owned Eagle Rock Brewery (ERB) is once again hosting its epic Battle of the Bands during L.A. Beer Week, and is proud to announce a line up of 10 local breweries/bars set to take the stage Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6pm at the Hi Hat in Highland Park.
Previously held at the Bootleg Theatre and the Echoplex, the ERB Battle of the Bands will move to the Hi Hat this year. As per tradition, each band is comprised of at least 75% employees of each brewery/bar, and they will have 15 minutes of stage time to perform covers of their choice. The Hi Hat will feature beers from each brewery on draft or available in cans so guests can sip on beers brewed by the bands rocking out on stage.
In addition to ERB, participating groups include 38 Degrees, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, The Bruery, El Segundo Brewing Co., Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Highland Park Brewery, Pizza Port, Sunset Beer Company and Three Weavers. Voting is by popular choice and takes place throughout the night through a system of tokens and ballot boxes. Competition is, of course, fierce and there is a heavy rivalry between The Bruery and ERB, who have taken turns with the first place golden guitar trophy since The Bruery won year one (ERB won year two and The Bruery won last year, so the stakes are high).
Memorable moments from past years include Sunset Beer Co.’s “Footloose,” El Segundo Brewing Co.’s “Top Gun” soundtrack tunes in full costume, Three Weavers’ Van Halen shredding, The Bruery’s complete and successful channeling of Morrissey, and Pizza Port’s insanely tight metal sets. This year will not disappoint.
Battle of the Bands tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and can be purchased at bands.eaglerockbrewery.com.
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