It’s like Christmas in Spring! Rather, Octoberfest in April!
Yelp’s On Tap is a “month-long craft beer promotion” where you get awesome (and discounted) craft beer throughout the month at a variety of locations around Los Angeles. All beers range from $3 to $5 and although there are a lot of local craft breweries being poured, it’s not limited not California brews.
Tonight, head on over to Palms (Culver City) to The Garage featuring the Motor Club for Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA ($4), Golden Road Berliner Weisse ($4), and L.A. Aleworks GamsBart ($5). If you haven’t had the GamsBart yet, now’s the time!
Starts at 6:00 pm, and meet the brewers of L.A. Ale Works while you enjoy the GamsBart! Happy hour and food specials until 7:00 pm, and Trivia starts at 8:30 pm (winners get a $75 beer tab).
Make sure you mention Yelp’s On Tap to your bartender for the discount.
Events are continually changing, so be sure to check the schedule of events for what’s up next. We’re excited for a couple of things this month – like the Brunch & Beer with Eagle Rock Brewery on the 21st, an Atwater Village Bike Bar Crawl on the 27th… fun stuff!
All hail beer gardens! Beergarden/LA, which converts open air lots into popup beer gardens and green community spaces, is teaming up food trucks and Christmas tree vendors to convert an old service station in Los Feliz to a happy and joyous place for beer drinking.
While Beergarden/LA will be calling The Riverside Service Station its permanent home in Spring of 2013, we will be introduced to Beergarden/LA throughout the weekend with some special events on location.
Friday (December 14) starts us out with Christmas Trees for sale, retail vendors in those cute popup pods, projected holiday movies, The Wicked Kitchen food truck, and, of course, the beer garden, all starting at 4:00 pm.
Saturday and Sunday events also include those things (food truck will rotate), plus a big bonus for us city folk – real live SNOW. Bring the kids in for a snowman making contest at 1:00 pm!
Click here for the full schedule of events. Bring your sweaters as it’s an open-air occasion. See you there!
One benefit of celebrating LA Beer Week 2012 is doing it in your own neighborhood! (No one has to be a DD when you get to walk there.) This year’s annual Echo Park Musical Beer Crawl takes place on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 all along Sunset Boulevard and beyond.
The event combines some tasty craft beers with some ear-tickling music around Echo Park. All you have to do is get a “passport” (think of it like your Musical Crawl coupon) to take advantage of some great discounts and give-aways. Also, you have to be 21, and it’s recommended that you carry some cash for those cash-only venues like our very own Hot Dog Lady.
El Prado will have special brews on tap, while Pazzo Gelato is serving up “beer-infused frozen treats” like Golden Road’s Hudson Rye Imperial Porter, Hefeweizen and Wolf Among Weeds. Other participating venues include Backside, iam8bit, Lot 1, Mohawk Bend, Masa, Taix Sunset Beer, Two Boots, and more. There are also (gasp!) non-Echo Park venues like Golden Road, Eagle Rock Brewery, Gobi Mongolian BBQ and Los Globos. Click here for the full list of venues and events.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter as we explore Echo Park’s beer and music events on Tuesday night!
Article originally posted in my sister site, Echo Park Now
Tomorrow marks the first day of LA Beer Week 2012, and we have trained hard for this event, drinking lots, and lots of beer. And while it’s called LA Beer “Week” – it’s actually 10 days where participating vendors all across Los Angeles celebrate craft beer with events ranging from beer float competitions to store openings and celebrations, ending with the LA Beer Week Festival on September 30.
Because there’s just so much going on and everyone has compiled their lists of must-haves on the event side of things for LA Beer Week, so why reinvent what they’ve already written? Visit the following websites for the down-low on LA Beer Week highlights:
- Eating LA: How about some tuna beer? L.A. Beer Week skeds sudsy, prickly fun
- Zagat: 6 Best Bets for LA Beer Week
- Bierkast: LA Beer Week
- Beers of Tomorrow: Counting Down to LA Beer Week: T-1 Days
- Beers in Paradise: LA Beer Week at The Bottle Room
- The Beer Goddess: LA Beer Week
The Grand Finale
LA Beer Week ends on September 30, 2012 at Union Station A $50 ticket (presale price) will get you boozed up enough with unlimited 4 oz. pours that you may not have to drink beer for a while afterwards. The finale festival includes over 70 local, regional, national, and international craft and Artisan breweries, pouring their beers and a few that are available only for LA Beer Week. Food trucks will also be on hand if your tummy starts a grumblin’. Bring cash and an ID, and designated drivers are $5 at the gate.
The party goes on from noon to 4:00 pm, click here for tickets and more info.
Share your recommendations, links, and anything you’re looking forward to drinking at LA Beer Week in the comments below. And be sure to follow us on Twitter as we attempt to navigate the highlights of LA Beer week!
Mark your calendars – the 5th annual Bloomfest LA takes place on Saturday, July 21 from 2:00 – 10:00 pm in the Downtown LA arts district. A family-friendly event (you can even bring your pooch) with music, art exhibits, kid’s activities, food, drink, and more – there’s a lot to cover on just one day. Three stages (two outdoor) will host music acts including Superhumanoids, The Neighbourhood, NO, and Grace Woodroofe.
We’re looking forward to sipping on some newly-revamped Angel City Brewery beers, which will be serving samplers along with the release of four new beers. Other bars, food trucks, and restaurants are participating, including our favorites like Church & State Bistro, Urth Caffe, and Wurstküche.
But THE most important part is, of course, the beer garden at Angel City Brewery (3rd Street and Traction) and nicely situated between Wurstküche and the food trucks. There will be plenty of places to enjoy your favorite beer, and the whole thing is easily accessible via public transportation.
Visit the Bloomfest LA website for the full stage lineup and schedule of events.
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