Magic Stone Dog – 5%

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A hoppy menage a trois of epic proportions, Magic Stone Dog is a rustic farmhouse pale ale mash up. Brewed in collaboration with Greg Koch (Stone) and Rich and Stu (Magic Rock) just before our AGM, Magic Stone Dog has the best qualities of a saison and a pale ale, combined.

The nose has a citrus punch straight from the US West Coast, boasting zest, pineapple and orange notes, offset against a big spicy clove warmth courtesy of the saison yeast.

This continues into the flavour, where the best of both worlds combine – orange, spice, a touch
of lemony tartness – and sit alongside a thirst- quenching dryness and refreshing effervescence.

This bright, zesty, subtly tart, Belgian-inspired brew is the perfect beer to enjoy during the Indian summer we all know is definitely coming. Definitely. For sure. 

ABV: 5%
OG: 1043
IBU’s: 40
Malts: Extra Pale Amber Wheat Rye Oats
Hops: Amarillo Simcoe
Twist: Mash up style with both saison and pale ale character

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Brew At The Zoo, Los Angeles Zoo

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Friday Aug 8, 2014 7-11pm

Spend an evening sampling beer from local craft and microbreweries in the beautiful Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

4.5 ounce beer samples, pub-style grub for purchase, and more. Live music from The Spazmatics, Indian School, and the Jug or Nots. DJ Johnny Hawkes will also be there spinning tracks.

Animal highlights include elephants, koalas, apes, and the LAIR (Living Amphibians, Invertebrates, and Reptiles).  Plus, visit the new Rainforest of the Americas, featuring giant river otters, cotton-top tamarins, toucans, and many more! During evening events, animals are given access to their night houses for their comfort.  As a result, some animals may not choose to be on exhibit.

You must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

Tickets:  $45 general admission (presale); $50 at the door (subject to availability)$40 GLAZA membersDesignated drivers: $25 (free non-alcoholic beverages in a Zoo cup)

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We strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance as this event will likely sell out.

** Important: The Zoo Drive off-ramp from the northbound 5 Freeway will be closed the evening of this event (8 pm to 4 am) by CalTrans due to paving work.  Please consider an alternate route

Breweries

Beachwood Brewing, Eagle Rock Brewery, Black Market Brewing Co., Fireman’s Brew, I & I Brewing, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Mad River Brewing Company, Golden Road, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Mother Earth Brew Co., Port Town Brewing Co., San Pedro Brewing Co., Brouwerij West, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Port Brewing, The Lost Abbey, Alosta Brewing Co., Trumer Pils, Goose Island Brewery, Pizza Port Brewing Co., Shock Top, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Heretic Brewing Company, Wolf Creek Brewery, Goose Island Beer Co., Shiner, Trumer Pils, Angel City Brewery, Drake’s Brewing, Twisted Manzanita Ales, Stone Brewing Co., Coronado Brewing Co., Frozen Beer, Gordon Biersch, Tap It Brewing, Inland Empire Brewing Company, Old Orange Brewing Co., Kinetic Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Kinetic Brewing Company, and Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

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Stone Brewing Co. Introduces Stone Coffee Milk Stout: A Bittersweet, Creamy, Coffee-Laced Stout

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ESCONDIDO, CA (Aug. 4, 2014) – Stone Brewing Co. is showcasing (yet again) the outstanding skills of its Brew Crew by releasing a special beer that stems from a homebrew recipe developed by Brewery Trainer Brian Gallagher. Dubbed Stone Coffee Milk Stout, the 4.2 percent alcohol-by-volume stout is brewed with lactose and whole coffee beans to enhance the session ale’s hearty, sweet flavors. Beginning today, Stone Coffee Milk Stout will start arriving in 12-ounce six-packs and on draft at retailers, restaurants and bars in select markets nationwide.
 
Originally named Gallagher’s After Dinner Stout, the recipe was formulated and brewed on the 10-barrel pilot system atStone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station as a one-off, limited-release offering. A passionate and competitive homebrewer, Gallagher chose to revisit one of his medal-winning recipes for a milk stout with coffee beans when given the opportunity to brew at Liberty Station with Brewing Manager Kris Ketcham. The beer was an instant hit with Team Stone, Stone Brewmaster Mitch Steele and company Co-founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner.
 
“Brian did a wonderful job developing this recipe and was able to artfully overcome the challenge of brewing a low-alcohol beer without it tasting too thin or watery,” explains Steele. “Because of the positive response from Team Stone and those lucky enough to taste the small-batch brew, we decided to brew it on our 120-barrel system and make it more widely available for craft beer enthusiasts across the country.”
 
To produce a full-bodied and silky mouth-feel, lactose was incorporated, creating a creamy sweetness that balances with the mild coffee flavors made possible by adding whole coffee beans from San Diego-based artisanal roaster Ryan Bros. Coffee. Mild ale malt was used as a base grain to help create a rich, roasty character, while other specialty grains contribute cocoa, licorice and subdued coffee flavors. Magnum hops bring a clean bitterness, brilliantly contrasting with the beer’s malt-forward qualities. Together, the ingredients make for an easy-drinking beer that is robust yet smooth. 
 
“I was thrilled to find out that my ‘little beer’ would go on to be part of the Stone lineup and be distributed nationally,” said Gallagher. “To make this beer stand out from others, I added coffee beans at a very early stage in the brewing process, which helped bring out the roast character from the coffee, while eliminating bitter acidity and astringency.”

On the beer’s dedicated webpage, the company is sharing recipes for culinary enthusiasts to create and pair with the beer. Fans are also encouraged to explore and prepare their own dishes to pair with Stone Coffee Milk Stout, then share their favorites by tweeting and posting photos using the hashtag #PairedWith on TwitterFacebook,InstagramGoogle+Pinterest and the Stone Coffee Milk Stout webpage.
 
Stone Coffee Milk Stout will only be available during summer and fall. To fully relish the subtle touch of coffee flavor, the beer should be enjoyed within 120 days of its kegging or bottling date, which can be found on the shoulder of the bottle. 

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Quick FactsName: Stone Coffee Milk Stout

URL: stonebrewing.com/coffeemilkstout 

Stats: 4.2% ABV, 40 IBUs
Availability: Limited 12-ounce bottles in six-packs and on draft, beginning August 4

Hops bill: Magnum

Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico

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Stone Brewing Co. to be First American Craft Brewer to Own Brewery in Europe Iconic San Diego-Based Company to Open Production Brewery and Destination Restaurant in Berlin

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ESCONDIDO, CA (July 19, 2014) – The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co.,  today announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, turning the more than two acres (9,290 square meters) of indoor and outdoor space into a world-class operation that will welcome beer enthusiasts from around the globe. Stone will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin will encompass three components: a brewery and packaging hall, a Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and a Stone Company Store.
 
“This is a historic moment for Stone. I’ve wanted to say these next words for many years now: We’re coming to Europe. We’re coming to Germany. We are coming to Berlin!” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more proud to say that we are finally on our way to being the first American craft brewer to own and operate our own brewery in Europe. Once open, we will bring Germany and the rest of Europe a taste of our craft beer vision, and look forward to sharing the unique beers that we have spent the last 18 years brewing.”
 
“Stone’s future European home will serve as the company’s international hub; a central location promoting goodwill and quality craft beer spanning the globe,” said Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner. “With this expansion comes our commitment to brewing bold, aggressive, hop-forward beers in a country with a long history rooted in the art of brewing.”
 
The company will transform the setting into a one-of-a-kind destination that includes:A spectacular, historic, red brick main hall built in 1901 measuring 43,000-plus square feet (3,994 square meters), featuring a vaulted ceiling that will house a custom-built, stainless steel brewhouse, an eclectic farm-to-table restaurant, and retail store featuring specialty Stone beers and merchandise.  A second 20,775-square-foot (1,930 square meters) building that will be utilized for brewing operations and house fermenters, bright tanks, and packaging equipment and materials. Ultimately, the company’s signature ales will be packaged and distributed throughout Europe from the facility.A third 1,300-square-foot (120 square meters) building, situated in what will be the expansive gardens, to be utilized as event space.The property’s brewhouse will produce year-round and special-release Stone beers to be packaged, kegged and enjoyed on site and eventually distributed. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin will highlight locally grown, organic food that complements the harmonious nature and seasonality of the location’s surroundings. As proud supporters of the international Slow Food movement, Stone will ensure that every dish is made from ingredients adhering to Slow Food’s principles of good, clean, fair food. An ambassador of the craft beer movement, Stone will serve an extensive array of exceptional craft and specialty beers from other breweries in Germany, Europe and across the world, both on tap and in bottles.

Additionally, the company launched an Indiegogo crowd-participation campaign today, so fans can participate in the venture by purchasing special collaboration beers to be brewed with award-winning, renowned craft brewers from around the world at Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin once the 

ESCONDIDO, CA (July 19, 2014) – The 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, Stone Brewing Co.,  today announced plans to open a production brewery and expansive destination restaurant in Berlin, Germany. With an anticipated opening in late 2015 or early 2016, Stone is making an initial investment of more than $25 million to renovate a historic gasworks complex in Marienpark Berlin, turning the more than two acres (9,290 square meters) of indoor and outdoor space into a world-class operation that will welcome beer enthusiasts from around the globe. Stone will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate a brewery in Europe. Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin will encompass three components: a brewery and packaging hall, a Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens restaurant and a Stone Company Store.
 
“This is a historic moment for Stone. I’ve wanted to say these next words for many years now: We’re coming to Europe. We’re coming to Germany. We are coming to Berlin!” said Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch. “It has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more proud to say that we are finally on our way to being the first American craft brewer to own and operate our own brewery in Europe. Once open, we will bring Germany and the rest of Europe a taste of our craft beer vision, and look forward to sharing the unique beers that we have spent the last 18 years brewing.”
 
“Stone’s future European home will serve as the company’s international hub; a central location promoting goodwill and quality craft beer spanning the globe,” said Stone President and Co-founder Steve Wagner. “With this expansion comes our commitment to brewing bold, aggressive, hop-forward beers in a country with a long history rooted in the art of brewing.”
 
The company will transform the setting into a one-of-a-kind destination that includes:A spectacular, historic, red brick main hall built in 1901 measuring 43,000-plus square feet (3,994 square meters), featuring a vaulted ceiling that will house a custom-built, stainless steel brewhouse, an eclectic farm-to-table restaurant, and retail store featuring specialty Stone beers and merchandise.  A second 20,775-square-foot (1,930 square meters) building that will be utilized for brewing operations and house fermenters, bright tanks, and packaging equipment and materials. Ultimately, the company’s signature ales will be packaged and distributed throughout Europe from the facility.A third 1,300-square-foot (120 square meters) building, situated in what will be the expansive gardens, to be utilized as event space.The property’s brewhouse will produce year-round and special-release Stone beers to be packaged, kegged and enjoyed on site and eventually distributed. Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Berlin will highlight locally grown, organic food that complements the harmonious nature and seasonality of the location’s surroundings. As proud supporters of the international Slow Food movement, Stone will ensure that every dish is made from ingredients adhering to Slow Food’s principles of good, clean, fair food. An ambassador of the craft beer movement, Stone will serve an extensive array of exceptional craft and specialty beers from other breweries in Germany, Europe and across the world, both on tap and in bottles.

Additionally, the company launched an Indiegogo crowd-participation campaign today, so fans can participate in the venture by purchasing special collaboration beers to be brewed with award-winning, renowned craft brewers from around the world at Stone Brewing Co. – Berlin once the facility is operational.

Downloadable Media Fact Sheet: stonebrewing.com/press/StoneBrewingCo-Berlin-Fact-Sheet-english.pdf

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About Stone Brewing Co.

Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner in 1996, San Diego-based Stone Brewing Co. is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States. Stone has been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies list nine times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine, twice. The multi-faceted company will be the first American craft brewer to independently own and operate facilities in Berlin, Germany, and also has plans to open a brewery and restaurant east of the Mississippi. Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone has built a reputation on brewing outstanding, unique ales while maintaining an unwavering commitment to sustainability, business ethics, philanthropy and the art of brewing. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: TwitterFacebook,InstagramGoogle+YouTube and The Stone Blog.

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Geeking Out²: Stone Brewing Co. Releases Stone w00tstout 2.0, A Collaboration with Wil Wheaton, Drew Curtis and Aisha Tyler…while Stone CEO Greg Koch was Away

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ESCONDIDO, CA (July 14, 2014) – In 2013,Stone Brewing Co. CEO & Co-founder Greg Koch invited long-time friend, actor and overall geek idol Wil Wheaton, along withFark.com creator Drew Curtis, to collaborate on a massive yet seductive imperial stout dubbed Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout. Since the beer was wildly popular with geeks and craft enthusiasts, Stone decided to re-brew it this year, inviting Wheaton and Curtis back to the brewhouse in May. However, with Koch out on sabbatical, Curtis called on longtime friend and multi-talented actress, comedian, podcaster and homebrewer Aisha Tyler to help brew the slightly revamped second iteration, renamed Stone w00tstout 2.0. Starting today, it is available in 22-ounce bottles and kegs at select retailers, restaurants and bars in Southern California, as well as Curtis’ home state of Kentucky.
 
The original recipe for Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout drew on each collaborator’s personal background and included wheat (i.e.: Wil WHEATon), rye and pecans, with a portion of the beer stored in bourbon barrels for two months (honoring Curtis, the Kentucky Southerner) and then blended with the rest of the brew. This year,ChocoVivo Cacao was added to the recipe for a chocolate complexity, enhancing the already deep, roasty chocolaty and coffee notes. The result is a robust, full-bodied beer with pronounced notes of cocoa, coffee, black licorice, oak, nuts, vanilla and bourbon. Damn.
 
Due to its more than 13 percent alcohol-by-volume (ABV), fans may cellar the beer for several months or years to allow the deliciously rich flavors to mature, or enjoy it fresh. If stored at proper cellaring temperatures (~55° or lower), the hop aroma and bitterness will subside and Stone w00tstout 2.0 will develop more prevalent dark cocoa, coffee and nut flavors.
 
“I want to thank Wil and Greg for inviting me on this strange journey, and Aisha for joining us this time around,” said Curtis. “Wil has been a good friend for many years now, and it looks like Aisha will be as well (yeah, fans of bourbon!). Drinkers, beware: If you take down an entire bottle of Stone w00tstout 2.0 by yourself, it will be the last, best thing you remember. Trust the voice of experience here–the beer is meant to be enjoyed with friends. Also, stay off the Internet and don’t vote for anything while partaking.”
 
To give this year’s special edition bottle a pristine flair, famed comic artist and co-creator of the “Watchmen” series Dave Gibbons was commissioned to design the label. The new bottle features illustrations of Wheaton, Curtis and Tyler as superheroes–The Myrcene-ary, Captain Obvious and Lady Temerarious, respectively–equipped with special powers (theoretically), capes and masks. A heroic gargoyle emblem is also included on the bottle neck. At the request of Gibbons, Stone donated the label-design commission fees he would have received to The Hero Initiative, a charitable organization providing retirement funds for golden-age comic book artists.
 
As if Wheaton, Curtis, Tyler and Koch (who has since surfaced from his sabbatical) needed another excuse to exchange geeky lingo and beer talk, the collaborators will debut Stone w00tstout 2.0 en masse atHop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival on Wednesday, July 23 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station in San Diego. All four co-conspirators  will be in attendance to meet, mingle and rub elbows with fans, all while celebrating the debut of Stone w00tstout 2.0. The event is sold out!

Stone w00tstout 2.0 Facts

Name: Stone w00tstout 2.0
URL:StoneBrewing.com/collab/w00tstout/2.0
Stats: 13.5% ABV, 65 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning July 14
Hops Bill: English Target
Distribution: CA and KY

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Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival August 15 and 16

Get you tickets, almost sold out!!

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ESCONDIDO, CA (July 8, 2014) – Stone Brewing Co. is turning the big one-eight! To celebrate this milestone, the company is hosting its largest annual event—the Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival—on August 15 and 16. The merriment will take place at California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM) in North San Diego County, and promises to be the largest, best edition of this sudsy soiree yet. Per tradition, Stone will proudly contribute one hundred percent of profits from the festival to local Southern California charities, includingSurfrider FoundationThe Boys & Girls Club of San MarcosThe Palomar Family YMCA andFight ALD.
 
During the past 18 years, Stone has grown from a small-scale brewery producing 400 barrels of beer in 1996 to the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., with sights set on expanding to the East Coast in the near future. Through it all, brewing forward-thinking and style-defying beers, promoting the craft beer industry and giving back to the community have always remained core principles of Stone’s business philosophy.
 
“Each year, we host an event that celebrates the accomplishments and growth that not only Stone has made, but the entire craft beer industry,” said President and Co-founder Steve Wagner. “We invite more than 50 of our closest brewing comrades and thousands of our fans to come raise a glass to the collective progress made driving awareness for craft beer. We would like to thank all the people that have attended our Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festivals in the past. Because of them, we’ve been able to raise more than $2 million for charity through the years.”
 
The two-day festivities kick off Friday, August 15 with a Brewers Reception from 6 to 9pm, where guests will be able to mingle with various world-class craft brewers while sampling beers of their devising. Tickets are $80 ($83.79 with tax and service fee) and include a commemorative glass, unlimited samplings of more than 40 special craft brews that will only be available that evening, complimentary gourmet edibles from Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, live music and an upper-level cigar lounge. 
 
On Saturday, August 16, the main Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival will commence with two sessions:Session A, from 11am to 2pm, and Session B, from 3 to 6pm. Tickets for each session are $45 ($47.57 with tax and service fee) and include a commemorative tasting glass, 15 three-ounce samples and a selection of more than 100 beers from 50-plus breweries, including unique Stone beers served on cask. Complimentary homebrewed sodas and samples of a local cult favorite, Mike’s Beer Cheese, will also be available.
 
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit stonebrewing.com/annivStone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
California State University San Marcos
333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096
 
Brewers Reception
Friday, August 15 from 6 to 9pm
$80 ($83.79 with tax and service fee) per ticket
Buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/634260
 
Stone 18th Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer Festival
Saturday, August 16
Session A: 11am to 2pm
$45 ($47.57 with tax and service fee) per ticket
Buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/624337
 
Session B: 3 to 6pm
$45 ($47.57 with tax and service fee) per ticket
Buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/624354
 
All Access Pass & Rare Beer Section 
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About Stone Brewing Co.

Known for its bold, flavorful and largely hop-centric beers, Stone Brewing Co. has been brewing in North County San Diego since 1996. Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone is the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States—a position it achieved without paid advertising, discounting or compromising standards. In addition to brewing, Stone owns two eclectic farm-to-table restaurants—Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station—and Stone Farms, an organic farm located near the brewery that grows produce for the restaurants. Stone also operates Stone Distributing Co., which distributes more than 30 craft beer brands throughout Southern California. For more information on Stone Brewing Co., please visit stonebrewing.com or the company’s social media sites: TwitterFacebookInstagram,Google+YouTube and The Stone Blog

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Los Angeles County Brewers Guild take the reins of LA Beer Week 2014

LABG bands together to bring revitalized LABW main event and festivities

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LOS ANGELES — July 7, 2014 — The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild (LABG) has taken the reins of organizing Los Angeles Beer Week to bring you the first-ever LABW hosted by breweries, for beer people. The change comes after LABW’s original committee chairs decided to pass the torch to the fast-growing Guild’s welcoming arms. LABG couldn’t be more thrilled to curate the 10-day event which will launch with a newly revitalized LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-off festival at a new location in Downtown LA on September 20th featuring an invitational-style roster of California breweries and the largest-ever showing of LA beer represented.

“The founders of LABW did a great job creating a structure around which the culture of craft beer was able to grow and flourish over the past five years,” LABG President Jeremy Raub said. “The LA Brewers Guild aims to continue building on that strong foundation, adding more interactive and educational components that will engage and energize the LA beer community.”

The LABG consists of over 20 LA breweries that are committed to craft, community, and culture. LA Beer Week will be entering its sixth year and will feature over 100 events around the greater Los Angeles area. This year’s event will be produced by the Guild’s Events Committee spearheaded by El Segundo Brewing’s Tom Kelley.

“The group of passionate advocates that have held the reins all these years has now entrusted them to the Guild, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Kelley. “It’s a natural progression for LA Brewers to take over, and we are certainly up to the task of showcasing all the great beer being made in LA County.”

Further details regarding LA Beer Week’s main event and other LABG official events to follow.

Save the Dates:

September 20-28: LA Beer Week

September 20: LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off event

September 25: Meeting of the Guilds (LA/SF/SD) at Mohawk Bend

Connect with LABG!

Website: www.labg.org | www.labeerweek.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/labrewers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/labrewers

Instagram: www.instagram.com/labrewers

@labrewers | #labeer

@labeerweek | #LABW6

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