Photo Credit: LABeerWeek

Photo Credit: LABeerWeek


It’s that time of year again! For a full week, LA Beer Week invades the Los Angeles area to residents that are more than welcoming. Founded just a few years ago in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts, the event is now in its seventh year and is put on by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, a non-profit organization made up of 25+ breweries dedicated to continuing the culture of LA beer.

LA Beer Week
Various Locations
www.labeerweek.org
Date: June 20 to 28th, 2015

(credit: Wayne E./Yelp)

(credit: Wayne E./Yelp)


LA Brewers Beer Week Kickoff Festival
Exposition Park
701 State Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90037
www.labeerweek.org
Date: June 20, 2015

Kicking off the festivities will be the official LA Brewers Beer Week Kickoff Festival which will feature more than 75 breweries, live music, entertainment, a big selection of some of LA’s best food trucks, educational panel discussions, and of course, beer! Held at the famed Exposition Park, you must be 21 or older to attend and tickets can be purchased here.

(credit: MacLeod)

(credit: MacLeod)


Cask & Ye Shall Receive
MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
14741 Calvert St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 631-1963
Date: June 21, 2015

It’s hard to believe that MacLeod will only be celebrating it’s 1st anniversary, as the wildly popular Van Nuys brewery already feels like a local institution. MacLeod will be pulling all the stops (and by stops, we mean cask handles) for their LA Beer week birthday bash which the brewery has described as a “caskapalooza.” Expect multiple unpasteurized and unfiltered brews from MacLeod as well as cask offerings from other venerable local breweries.

(credit: Slater’s 50/50 )

(credit: Slater’s 50/50 )


Smog City Beer Dinner
Slater’s 50/50
61 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 90012
(626) 765-9700
Date: June 22, 2015

That’s right, one of Los Angeles’s best craft beer bars will be partnering with one of Los Angeles’s best craft breweries for what’s sure to be an epic feast. The Slater’s 50/50 beer dinner series is the ultimate beer and food extravaganza and the LA Beer Week menu planned in conjunction with Torrance’s Smog City Brewing Company might just be the best yet. Expect seven (yes seven!) courses paired with seven (yes seven!) Smog City brews for only $50. Make sure to eat a light lunch.

(credit: Beachwood BBQ & Brewing)

(credit: Beachwood BBQ & Brewing)


Cellarmaker And Friends
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
210 E. 3rd St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 436-4020
June 24, 2015

Forget Mayweather/Pacquiao. The biggest battle of 2015 is about to go down in Long Beach when San Francisco’s Cellarmaker makes a rare L.A. appearance to battle hometown heroes Beachwood in a NorCal/SoCal showdown for west coast IPA supremacy. Like Beachwood, Cellarmaker isn’t all about the hops, so be sure to try some of the brewery’s stellar stouts as well as offerings from other highly regarded breweries up north.

(credit: Phantom Carriage)

(credit: Phantom Carriage)


An Evening with Cascade Brewing
Phantom Carriage
18525 S. Main St.
Carson, CA 90248
(310) 538-5834
Date: June 25, 2015

Local sour specialist Phantom Carriage will be getting some northwest love when Oregon sour specialist Cascade comes to town for a union of Kanye and Kim proportions. They’ll be unveiling a top-secret barrel-aged sour collaboration which will severed along mouth-puckering goodies from both breweries. Sweet!

(credit: 38 Degrees)

(credit: 38 Degrees)


38 Degrees 6th Anniversary Celebration
38 Degrees
100 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Date: June 27, 2015
You’re guaranteed to find a quality tap list at 38 Degrees any day of the year, but for their anniversary celebration, San Gabriel’s best craft beer bar will be taking things to whole other level. Saturday’s jaw-dropping selection of whaleish rarities, specialty one-offs, and local favorites will surely provide a satisfying conclusion to L.A. Beer Week.

(Credit: Pono Burger)

(Credit: Pono Burger)


Burger & Beer Dinner Party
Pono Burger
829 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 584-7005
www.ponoburger.com
Date: June 23, 2015 at 7pm

Santa Monica’s Pono Burger will be the setting of a burger and beer dinner party featuring Chef Makani & The Strand Brewing Co during LA Beer Week. Here, patrons will get to dine with Chef Makani and Strand Brewing Co. founder Rich Marcello as they celebrate the beer week festivities for a three-course dinner and beer pairing. Chat with the two food and drink aficionado’s as you drink delicious beer and eat menu items like the crave-worthy ‘Alekina Argentine Burger with chimichurri and chorizo, and a White Sand Imperial IPA. For tickets and additional information, visit www.ponobeerdinner.eventbrite.com.

Article by Dave Klein.

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