The seventh annual LA Beer Week is arriving early this year on Saturday, June 20 through Sunday, June 28, to complement the first several days of summer with a cold one, or two, or three or four. Here are five places celebrating LA Beer Week, Long Beach-style from uptown to downtown and as far away as the oft-forgotten East.
Natalie Gutenkauf and Rich Marcello met nearly five years ago to the day. Today, The Factory and Strand celebrate a joint anniversary, offering up five beers for five years with each beer representing a year of friendship.
Progress Brewing showed up out of nowhere, at the kick-off festival for LA Beer Week in Chinatown this past September and their presence there was a strange curiosity.
Shortly after hosting the city’s inaugural Eat LBC week, drink lovers and foodies Elizabeth Borsting and Terri Henry have decided to take on the fine libations that Long Beach’s growing cocktail and beer scene are offering.
Over the last two centuries, we’ve evolved from the little colony that could to the prom king of most major beer festivals. If Paul Revere were alive today to make another midnight run, it would be to warn local brewmasters and pubs. The British are coming, indeed, in search of delicious American beer.
Along came Walter Thornburgh. A knight in shining armor who also happens to be a senior microbiology major and chemistry minor at CSULB. Sir Walter tweeted this newspaper last week stating he had found the Holy Grail of irresponsible drinking. He’d synthesized a formula to make these tortuous mornings disappear forever: a cure for hangovers.
Come Sunday, Downtown Long Beach’s love and support of craft beer and grub will grow even more as two community gardens turn themselves into “Gardens on Tap” to promote urban gardening and local food sustainability.
Have you ever seen a giant beer barrel on wheels? How about one that flips down its staves to reveal bar taps and rolls around the country setting up in front of beer bars and at other special events? Deschutes Brewery has one and it’s coming to Long Beach this week.
Today, Beachwood releases its much anticipated 8 Buffalo Imperial Stout, the inaugural brew from the beer house’s 2014 collection of barrel-aged beers.
Whoever said drinking beer is a waste of money has never bought a glass of Rock Bottom’s Fire Chief Ale. Released once a year along with a special themed menu of spicy foods, Fire Chief Ale is the brewery chain’s most selfless promotion, one that donates a portion of the proceeds to local fire departments and their charities.