Verdugo Bar, Surly Goat, Little Bear + Blind Donkey – LA Beer Week Events

LA Beer Week(Los Angeles, CA) – LABW was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and members of the Los Angeles and Orange County beer communities. Below you’ll find a rundown of the 10 days of incredible beer events that The Surly Goat, Little Bear, The Blind Donkey & Verdugo Bar have in store for this great and growing LA Beer tradition.

The Surly Goat

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers 16th Anniversary Party
Wednesday September 18th @ 7PM – Surly Goat

Rare Limited Release Anniversary Beers & Beyond!

Tap List:
Blind Tiger Tripel IPA
Wet Hop Big Daddy IPA
Untouchable Pale Ale
SF Lager Test Batch 1
Tallulah XPA
Witness Belgian Style Wheat
Payback Porter

Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Tap Takeover
Saturday September 21st 2:00PM to 7:00PM – The Surly Goat

Come savor ciders crafted from a blend of fresh pressed apples and finished with the juice of apples, pears, cherries and beyond: all from farms in Oregon & Washington. We have a number of tasty rarities from these true craft cider pioneers!

Tap List:
Anthem Chili Pepper
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Bloom
Oaked Dry Cider
Anthem Apple
Anthem Cherry
Anthem Hops

Alesmith Brewing Tap Takeover with Head Brewer Bill Batten
Saturday September 21st @ 7:00PM – The Surly Goat

Alesmith Brewing’s Head Brewer, Bill Batten graces The Goat for a night of beer filled fun!

Tap List:
Cream Ale
Speedway Stout
Anvil ESB
Nut Brown
Cask of XPA

Lost Abbey & New Belgium Rarities Night with Tomme Arthur & Eric Salazar
Tuesday September 24th @ 7PM – Surly Goat

Join Tomme Arthur, Co-Founder & Director of Brewery Operations at Lost Abbey & Eric Salazar New Belgium Brewer & Wood Beer Specialist for a night of world class, barrel aged & impossibly rare beers.

New Belgium Tap List:
Eric’s Ale (Wild Ale)
Irby’s Ale (Pale Ale)
NBB Loves Leopold (Flanders Red Ale aged in Leopold Brothers Blackberry Whisky Barrels)
Biere De Garde – Brewery Vivant Collaboration
Imperial Coffee Chocolate Stout
La Folie (Sour Brown Ale)
Le Terroir (Dry Hopped Sour Ale)

Lost Abbey Tap List:
Bourbon Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper
Deliverance (Barrel Aged Strong Ale)
The Angel’s Share (Barrel Aged Old Ale)
Red Poppy (Flanders Red Ale)
Hot Rocks (Euro Dark Lager)
HOP 15 (Imperial IPA)
Saison Blanc (Bottles)

Kern River Brewing Night with Owners Eric & Rebecca Giddens
Wednesday September 25th @ 7:00PM – Surly Goat

A wealth of highly coveted kegs rarely seen in these parts from this award winning Kernville brewery. Get ready for a hop overload!

Tap List:
Winter Double IPA
Dirty Hippie – Imperial Red Ale
Single Track – Pale Ale
Just Outstanding IPA
Cask Of Winter Ale with Added Hops

Walker’s Wild Ride LA
Saturday September 28th @ 2:30PM – Surly Goat

David Walker and “Sour Jim” Crook’s unruly trek in a ’55 Land Rover from Buellton to LA with 4 rare sour beers. On board the designated transporter of Sours will be a collection of specialty Firestone Barrelworks Beers. A blind drawing the day of will determine the beer to be poured at each location.

2PM – Daily Pint, 3:30PM The Surly Goat, 5PM Blue Palms, 7PM Mohawk Bend.

The Blind Donkey

Ballast Point Tap Takeover & Devil’s Share Whiskey Release
Wednesday September 25th @ 6PM – The Blind Donkey

Celebrate the long awaited release of Ballast Point Brewery & Spirits’ Devil’s Share Whiskey & try a flight of their top shelf spirits (Fugu Vodka, Three Sheets Rum, Old Grove Gin)

Tap List:
Thai Chile Wahoo Wheat
Black Eye (Big Eye IPA and Black Marlin Porter Blend)
Victory At Sea (Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter)
Habanero Sculpin IPA
Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
Sculpin IPA
Grunion Pale (with Calypso & Mosaic Hops)
Indra Kunindra (Spiced Stout)
Tongue Buckler Imperial Red
Fathom IPL

Little Bear

Wetten Imports Beer & Food Pairing Night
Thursday September 26th @ 6PM – Little Bear

Chefs Andre Guerrero & Sainegee Wong will be firing out specially crafted a la carte beer and food pairing options all night, matching top notch culinary creations with remarkable Belgian brews!

Tap List:
Delirium Nocturnum – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Het Anker Lucifer – Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Straffe Hendrik Quad
St. Louis Gueuze
St. Louis Framboise

Verdugo Bar

LA Beer Week – Stone Brewing Kickoff
Thursday, September 19th @ 6PM – Verdugo Bar

Grab your special commemorative Stone tasting glass and enjoy the extremely special and rare Stone beers on tap! Hang out with some VIP guests, get some grub from the food trucks, and keep an eye out for a surprise or two.

Tickets are $40 and include:
– commemorative Stone Brewing Co. tasting glass
– 6 Drink Tokens (1 pint + 5 5oz pours of rare Stone beers)

Buy your tickets now at:

Food vendors: Vagabond Grillyard & The Melt Bus

Additional drink tokens and cigars will be available to purchase.

Tap List:
-2003 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
-2011 Stone Imperial Russian Stout
-2009 Double Bastard Ale
-2012 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in White Wine Barrels
-Stone Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
-Stone Suitable for Cave Aging – An Imperial Smoked Porter Tribute to Danny Williams aged in Red Wine Barrels
-Evil Twin/Stillwater/Stone “The Perfect Crime” Black Smoked Saison aged in Red Wine Barrels
-Stone Mixtape Ale vol.5 – The Winking Lizard Blend
-Stone Mixtape Ale vol.7 – Hollingshead 50th Anniversary Blend
-Stone Ruination IPA Grapefruit Slam Edition
-Stone Ruination IPA
-Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in White Wine Barrels
-Stone 17th Anniversary Götterdämmerung IPA
-Drew Curtis/Wil Wheaton/Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
-Stone Pale Ale w/Ginger
-2013 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine
-2013 Stone Old Guardian OAK-SMOKED Barley Wine
-Stone OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale
-Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
-Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
-Stone Smoked Porter
-Stone Pale Ale
-Stone IPA
-Stone Levitation Ale
-Stone IPA Ruined w/ Cherries & Lime Peel (Cask)

-2011 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine aged in Bourbon Barrels
-Stone 06.06.06 Vertical Epic Ale
-Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels

Modern Times Beer Night
Friday September 27th @ 7PM – Verdugo Bar

Be the first Angelenos to try brews from this brand new brewery (only a few months old!) Hailing from the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego and founded by former Stone Brewing Co. employee and long-time homebrewer, Jacob McKean!

Tap List:
Lomaland Saison
Fortunate Islands Hoppy Wheat
Black House Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Blazing World Amber IPA
Roraima 100% Brett Trois Amber

Thanks for your support!

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