LA Beer Week Returns Sept. 20-28 | Highlights LABG Gears Up to Produce 6th Annual LA Beer Week

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LOS ANGELES — September 2, 2014 —  The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild (LABG) are charging full steam ahead as the new producers of the LA Beer Week. Festivities start off strong with the LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off Festival in Chinatown on Saturday, Sept. 20th and continue through the week with nearly 100 craft beer events all over the greater Los Angeles area.

Here are some highlights:

The Festival: LA Brewers Beer Week Kick-Off | Saturday, 9/20/2014, 3-7pm

Join us at Chinatown Plaza on 9/20 for the largest-ever showing of LA Brewers! #LABW6 kicks off with unlimited craft beer samplings from over 35 breweries — 20+ from LA County alone. Admission also includes informational panel discussions, live entertainment from Christopher Hawley and the Rollers and SoCal’s favorite beer-centric band The Firkins, and access to our food truck lot. (Please see LA Beer Week Poster and Social Media asset attached)

Buy Tickets: http://bit.ly/labw6tix

Check out brewery lineup: http://bit.ly/labw6FB

The Beer: Unity | Available in bottles and on draught at select retailers

Unity, the official beer of LA Beer Week will make its return this year in a new all-California iteration. This year’s Unity, brewed at Eagle Rock Brewery as a collaborative brew day with members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, will be a pale ale with citrus. Ingredients include California-Select malts donated by Country Malt Group, local fruit, and California-grown Centennial and Gargoyle hops (the latter of which is a rarer varietal native to California). This 5.5% abv pale will be an easy-drinking offering with a balanced hop bite accentuated by citrus. *Expect to see Unity in both draught and 22-ounce bottle formats distributed by Stone Distribution. (Please see Unity beer label attached)

The (Friendly) Competition: Meeting of the Guilds | Thursday, 9/25/2014, 6-10pm

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will host guest breweries from the San Diego Brewers Guild and San Francisco Brewers Guild at the Meeting of the Guilds event taking place at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Each Guild will take over 15 taps to champion the offerings of California beer as well as to engage in a friendly competition to earn beer week bragging rights and the coveted Golden Keg. The event was built around a similar event which took place during this year’s SF Beer Week and will be the second in what will hopefully become a traveling tradition. (Please see Poster and Social Media-friendly square attached)

Event Details: http://bit.ly/3Guilds

The Community: LABG Open House Weekend | Saturday, 9/27 & Sunday, 9/28

To wrap up a week’s worth of beer-centric events all over LA County, member breweries of the LABG will host a county-wide Open House to invite folks to visit their tasting rooms and brewhouses. Get a behind the scenes tour, taste some new beers, and re-visit your local favorites. Check your local brewery’s website for business hours or keep track on www.labeerweek.com

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