Beer lovers, if you’re looking for fun ways to celebrate the month of St. Patrick’s Day you’re in luck. March is shaping up to be one the most exciting months on the Los Angeles beer calendar, from can’t-miss brewery openings and anniversaries to celebrations of IPAs and stouts.
March 1-4, 2018

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Common Space Brewery Grand Opening
Common Space Brewery
3411 W. El Segundo Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 666-2825
One of the most anticipated brewery openings of the year has finally arrived. Common Space is going big for their first official weekend, extending the party for four fun-filled days. The festivities kick off Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the days that follow will feature food trucks (including a Saturday appearance by In-N-Out), games, DJs, a special guest musician on Sunday, and of course, plenty of great beer. Grab a glass of Common Space’s Strong IPA or Dry Stout with Coffee and give a toast to what’s sure to be one L.A.’s best beer destinations.
March 3-4, 2018

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L.A. IPA Fest
Mohawk Bend
2141 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 483-2337
Mohawk Bend will be playing host once again to the hoppiest weekend of the year. The fifth annual L.A. IPA Fest will bring together some of the juiciest, dankest, haziest, West Coastiest beers from across California for your tasting and judging pleasure. Over 60 breweries such as NorCal heavy-hitters Moonraker and Cellarmaker and SoCal’s finest Noble and Beachwood will be vying for the top IPA crown (as voted by some of the biggest names in the industry) and People’s Choice award. They’ll have to top local favorite Highland Park Brewery, which currently holds both titles. Admission is free and the IPAs are available by the glass throughout the weekend or via samplers on Sunday. Get there early as popular offerings will not last long.

March 3, 2018

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Brouwerij West 2nd Anniversary
Brouwerij West
110 E. 22nd St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 833-9330
Over the last two years Brouwerij West has proven that they know beer as well as they know music. And for the record, they know both extremely well. Their massive San Pedro brewery has played host to a number of great concerts, but for their 2nd anniversary they’ll be offering something extra special: punk legends X. Of course, Brouwerij West will be going just as big on the beer front with an anniversary can release, their first mixed-fermentation bottle release, and a taplist featuring a mix of familiar favorites and exciting one-offs.

March 17, 2018

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N’owt But Stout Festival
Yorkshire Square Brewery
1109 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
(424) 376-5115
You can’t go wrong with a Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day but if you’re looking to expand your stout horizons Yorkshire Brewery is the place to be. Their inaugural N’owt But Stout Festival features an incredible lineup of local breweries offering kegs and casks of that that deep, dark goodness. Admission includes a commemorative glass, all-you-can-drink tastings and access to a hosted panel of brewers and beer writers.
March 17, 2018

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Phantom Carriage 3 Year Anniversary Party
Phantom Carriage Brewery
18525 S. Main St.
Carson, CA 90248
You’re always in for a scary good time at Phantom Carriage but for their third anniversary celebration they’ll be pulling out all the stops. The horror-themed Carson-based brewery will be open all day but you’ll definitely wanted to grab a ticket for the outdoor nighttime festivities which will feature Phantom Carriage rarities and specialty guest beers on tap, house-smoked BBQ, a performance by the Dead Marionette Theatre and much more. The brewery will also be celebrating the release of Blast Blast, a black India pale lager brewed in conjunction with German heavy metal record label Nuclear Blast.

March 17, 2018

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St. Patrick’s Day Party
Alosta Brewing Co.
692 Arrow Grand Cir.
Covina, CA 91722
(626) 470-7897
If you can’t make it to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day, San Gabriel is a worthy alternative. Covina’s own Alosta Brewing will be hosting their annual kid-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Party which offers all things Irish including traditional music from Celtish and the Gordon Highlanders Highland Dance Team. While you won’t find any green beer, Alosta will be pouring their award winning Manky Langer Irish Red which will be available on draft, nitro, cask and in bottles to go.
Article by David Klein.