LA Beer Week Turns 5

LA Beer WeekLos Angeles, CA – It’s always nice to celebrate with beer, but it’s even nicer to celebrate beer… with beer! The Los Angeles craft beer scene is thriving, and growing every day! The number of breweries, bars, restaurants, and bottle shops giving beer its proper respect has put LA on the map as a burgeoning craft beer destination, a big change from when LA Beer Week got its start five years ago.

LA Beer Week aims to present hundreds of events at venues all around town, with focused tastings, educational seminars, and beer pairing dinners that will please craft beer aficionados and neophytes alike.

In addition to those resplendent activities, an official LA Beer Week Opening Gala will take place on Sunday, September 22, from 11am-3pm at the historic Union Station. We’ve taken the signature closing festival of years past and changed it into an opening celebration that focused more on comfort, moving it indoors (yay air conditioning!) and opting to make it a more intimate experience with less attendees. $70 tickets for the LA Beer Week Opening Gala are available now, which entitle attendees to unlimited 4oz. tasters of beer from over 50 of the world’s most respected craft and artisan breweries—including some rare and special releases—as well as food options from select local vendors. Brewers will be there as well, hanging out, raising toasts, and undoubtedly chatting about what makes their tasty products so darn special.

The team is rightfully proud of the diversity of the local beer culture and community, and looks forward to once again promoting and celebrating it with a larger audience. A framework and calendar for individual establishments and breweries to promote their own events, as well as information and tickets for the LA Beer Week Opening Gala, are available at Additional events will be posted to the site in the coming weeks as some of our favorite bars, restaurants, bottle shops, and breweries throughout the area begin to confirm their awesome plans. (Deadline for submissions is September 5.)

Proceeds from the LA Beer Week Opening Gala will be benefiting The Spero Foundation and the Los Angeles Brewers Guild.

* LA Beer Week calendar of events
* LA Beer Week Opening Gala tickets – official hashtag: #LABW5

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