LA Beer Week Has Dozens of Events That Highlight the Heavenly Brew

(Photo by Elise Thompson)

(Photo by Elise Thompson)

Starting today, Angelenos will have a great chance to try some delicious beers, ales and foods during LA Beer Week. The LA Brewers Beer Week (#LABW6) runs September 20-28 with lots of events, special tastings and of course great places to have a beer. In its sixth year, the event produced by the Los Angeles County Brewer’s Guild has something for anyone who enjoys a good beer. Here’s a roundup of events for this very special week.

Tonight, Friday September 19th

The Blue Palms Brewhouse will be featuring local brewery Beachwood Brewing. The evening will feature eight beers on tap including Volcanizer West Coast IPA, Kilgore Stout and Knucklehead Red. 6124 Hollywood Blvd,. Los Angeles 90028 323-464-2337


Saturday September 2oth

Saturday, September 20th the Beer Week Kickoff is unfortunately sold out. Guests will enjoy beers from over 35 breweries, including the largest collection of LA breweries to be found.

Good Microbrew will be starting LA Beer Week with a California Happy Hour September 20-22. All California brewed pints will be only $5 all weekend. Some of the beers on tap include Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker and the Coachella Brewing Company. 3725 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake, CA 90026 323-660-3645

Labeer Flights is running from Sept. 20-28 at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park. Mohawk Bend, dedicated to fine craft beers, will be featuring a rotating selection of beers that will showcase members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild. 2141 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles 90036 213-483-2337

The Federal Bar in North Hollywood will be pairing with Sierra Nevada and letting the well-known brewery take over about half the taps on Saturday night, September 20th. An awesome draft lineup will be available that night, while upstairs LA Hootenanny will be providing live music for the evening. 5303 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601. 818-980-2555


Sunday, September 21st

The Blue Palms Brewhouse will be having a Green Flash Takeover, featuring some of San Diego’s best beers. Beers on tap will include Road Warrior Imperial Rye IPA, Hop Head Red Double IPA, Double Stout, 30th Street Pale ale and Green Bullet Tripe IPA. 6124 Hollywood Blvd,. Los Angeles 90028 323-464-2337

Green Street Restaurant in Pasadena will be holding a Beer Brunch on Saturday. The six-course brunch menu will be specially paired with local brews from St. Archer, Stone Brewing, Modern Times Beer, AleSmith Brewing Company and Smog city Brewing. The event is $45 per person and starts at 11:00am. Advanced reservations for the tickets are recommended. 146 S. Shoppers Lane, Pasadena, 91101 626-577-7170.

Golden Road’s Marketing Manager Christian will be doing a 4-tap takeover at Sophie’s Place in Redondo Beach on September 21 from 3:00 to 7:00pm. The full-service restaurant will be highlighting Golden Road’s excellent brews. 1708 S. Catalina Ave. Redondo Beach 90277. 310-540-8484.

Echo Park’s Sunset Beer Co. is having a Beer Mug Club Appreciation Day on Sept. 21 at 3:00pm. Special craft beers and sandwiches will be paired by a cicerone. Sandwiches include pulled pork, fried chicken, grilled portabello and eggplant with burrata. Non-Mug Club members can attend for $15.00. 1498 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park 90026. 213-481-2337.

Crazy Harry’s Bar will be hosting El Segundo Brewery and starting their weekend with Pint Night on September 21st and 22nd. For Pint night, El Segundo Brewery will be pouring Citra Pale ale, White Dog IPA and Left Double IPA. Plus, all pint drinkers get to keep their glass! All eighteen of their taps will be dedicated to LA based breweries for the entire week. 20112 Saticoy Street. Winnetka, CA 91306. 310-864-9300.

The Timeless Pints Brewing Company will be serving a Beer Brunch on Sunday, September 21 from 11:-3:00pm. Beer will continued to be served until 6:00pm. Dodo Island Creperie will be serving both sweet and savory brunch crepes to the guests. 3671 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood, 90712. 562-490-0099.

Beer Belly is holding a special LABW Brunch, the Modern Times Hangover Beer Brunch, on Sunday at 12 noon to 3:00pm. For this brunch, they are welcoming Modern Times A special selection of draft and specialty bomb beers will be presented and even cold brewed coffee from a tap. 532 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, 90020. 213-387-2337.

Sunday, September 21 will be the date of a very special dinner at R/10 Social House. Green Flash Brewing Company will have a special 4-course food and beer pairing dinner highlighting their beers and R/10’s delicious farm-to-table foods. Tickets for the beer and food pairing dinner are $65, with limited seating available. 179 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach 90277. 310-798-2500

Eagle Rock Brewery will be presenting their Annual Brewer’s Brunch on September 21 at 12 noon to 3:00pm. Food from Chef Jerry Su will be served and guests can join several prominent brewery people and enjoy several excellent local beers. 3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles 90065. 323-257-7866

MacLeod Ale Brewing Company is having a special one time release of their popular Session Gap and their just-released seasonal, Nutty Broon. This special cask event takes place Sept. 21 from 12 noon until 10:00pm. 14741 Calvert Street, Van Nuys 91411. 818-631-1963

September 21st will be a special day at Angel City Brewery as they host their Oktoberfest. Besides having a chance to enjoy their Oktoberfest Beer, guest can enjoy beer mug races, a stein-hoisting competition, a sauerkraut-eating competition and more. Live polka music, German food and beers will be featured all day. Drink up (responsibly, of course!), because 10% of the beer sales will be going to the Downtown Women’s Center.  216 S. Alameda, Los Angeles 90012. 213-622-1262

The Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will pair up with I Heart Pies on Sunday, September 21 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm for a delicious event featuring both sweet and savory pies along with draft beers from Almanac Beer Company. 1613 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach 90228. 310-540-1221

The Oinkster Hollywood will be the location on Sunday, September 21 for a Beer and Bingo Bash featuring Figueroa Mountain Brewing. There will be a six tap takeover with limited release brews as part of the festivities that take pace from 12 noon until 6:00pm. 776 Vine Street, Hollywood 90038. 323-536-9248

Long Beach local resident Chris Klein, who handcrafts the noted Ballast Point Brews, will present many interesting brews at The Factory in Long Beach. Also presenting some exceptional beers will be Chris Walowski of Smog city Brewing, another local resident. The event takes place from 12 noon until 6:00pm at The Factory in Long Beach.

On September 22 from 12:00 noon to 11:00pm, The Factory will unveil their new Craft Beer Cocktail Menu. The evening will feature for specially crafted beer cocktails and free samples will be given out between 5:00 and 6:00pm. 4020 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach 90807. 562-595-4020

The Crow’s Nest in Tujunga is hosting the Angel City Brewery Team for their Game Night on September 22nd from 4:30 to 6:30pm. A special Angel City brew will be featuring during the evening’s fun to celebrate LA Beer Week. 7279 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga 91042. 213-622-1261

The Doughroom will showcase 17 hard to get beers at their DFD’s House Party, picked by Beer Paper LA’s Daniel Drennon on September 22 from 5:00 to 11:00pm. Breweries that will be featured include Beachwood BBQ and Brewery, Drake’s, Iron Fire, Knee Deep and Moonlight. 3409 Overland Avenue, Los Angeles 90034. 424-258-6194

Belching Beaver will take over the taps on September 22 from 6:00 to 11:00pm at Bread and Barley in Covina. 130 N. Citrus Ave., Covina 91723. 626-339-3310

 Cinco will open LA Beer Week by featuring a tap takeover by Angel City Brewery. Special beers featured include Oktoberfest, Mexican Cola ale, Gold Line Pilsner and the Barrel-Aged Dark Rye Lager.The first 48 guests will receive commemorative glassware. 7241 W. Manchester Ave., Los Angeles 90045. 213-622-1261

The  gang at El Segundo Brewing will be having a release party for their Wallet Dropper Imperial Session IPA on Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 to 7:00pm. 140 Main Street, El Segundo 90245. 310-383-2329

CASKFORCE is Beachwood BBQ & Brewing’s exciting event coming on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm. They will be offering selections from five Beachwood Brewing casks from 3:00-9:00pm. Brews include their Full Metal Jacket Scotch ale with Scotch Oak and their Amalgamator IPA Cask. 210 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach 90802. 562-436-4020

The Inaugural Battle of the Beer Bands will take place in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater on September 22 at 8:00 pm and September 23 at 1:00pm. The battle is between beer bands, as in bands made up of members from the different breweries. Watch groups from Eagle Rock Brewery, Stone Brewing, the Bruery and more rock your socks off! 2220 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 99057. :323-257-7866

Lucky Baldwin’s, the classic beer establishment in Pasadena, is devoting the entire event from September 20-28 to different events, including celebrating Stone Brewing Company’s 18th Anniversary. Several of Stone’s vintage beers will be on that for the week. An 18th Anniversary Stone Brewing T-shirt will be available, as well as a commemorative glass that can be brought back during the event for discounts on refills. A competition and a ‘Tap Takeover’ will also be part of the week’s fun. Sierra Madre and two locations in Pasadena. 626-795-0652

Monday, September 22nd

The Bruery will hold a ‘Pints and Pork 4-Course Pairing Dinner’ at Doowntown Culver City’s Public School 310.  Chef Lauren Kyles will create pork-inspired dishes to pair with The Bruery’s craft beers. The dinner runs from 6:30 to 9:30pm and costs $45 per person. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City 90232. 310-558-0431

So You Want to Open A Brewery will be a panel discussion on the pitfalls and pleasures of brewing professionally. The event will be held in the Beer Garden at El Segundo’s Rock and Brews from 7:00 to 9:00pm. 143 Main Street, El Segundo 90245. 310-615-9890

Saturday, Sept. 27th

El Segundo Brewing has brewed their Power Plant Triple IPA again and it is releasing it in both bottles and on draft. They will be showcasing it with a release party from 12:00 noon until 10:00pm. 140 Main Street, El Segundo 90245. 310-383-2329

Sunday, September 28th

Timeless Pints Brewing will be celebrating the end of LA Beer Week with a big party from 1:00 to 6:00pm. Food trucks, craft beer and live music will help close out a great week. 3671 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood, 90712. 562-490-0099

All Week

BottleRock LA will be serving 3 different beer flights especially created for LA Beer Week. A German Flight, a Allagash Flight and Reverend Nate’s Hard Cider Flight. All the beers will also be available by the glass all week. 1050 S. Flower Street, #167, Los Angeles, 90015. 213-747-1100

Pono Burger will be celebrating LA Beer Week with a Beer, Burger and Fries Combo. Pono will pair their Paniolo Burger, with grass fed beef, Niman Ranch bacon, smoked cheddar, a Kona coffee Bourbon BBQ sauce and beer battered onion rings with the Expression Session IPA from Strand Brewing Company. The special is available September 20-28. 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, 90401. 310-584-7005.

Barlo Kitchen and Cocktails at Hotel Erwin will be having a special from September 20-28 featuring their Barlo Burger paired with Ommegang Scythe and sickle Harvest Ale for $15. 1697 Pacific Avenue, Venice Beach 90291. 310-452-1111

 Uncle Henry’s Deli will have a special event each day of LA Beer Week. The fun Starts Sunday with a Beer and Root Beer Float evening, returns Monday with Karl Strauss night, continues Tuesday with El Segundo tuesday and continues Wednesday with Yeti Night. Thursday is King Harbor Night, next is Smog City Friday and capping the week off is Bastard Saturday. Most nights will offer beer glasses to take home, brewery reps, food-beer pairings and live music. 7400 florence Avenue, Downey 90240. 562-927-0114

For more updates, check out LA Beer Week’s website at


Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco, the best Bun bo Hue in Vietnam or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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