3rd Annual LA Beer Week: October 10-23, 2011
The ever-growing horde of Los Angeles craft beer fans can again rejoice as LA Beer Week makes its triumphant return on October 10.
Cramming so much win into seven days proved impossible, so the event organizers decided to slightly alter the definition of the word “week,” opting to extend the festivities through October 23, spreading the gospel for a whopping 14 days.
This epic celebration of local beer culture will take place throughout Los Angeles & Orange Counties (and their respective environs), highlighting an array of focused tastings, educational seminars, and beer pairing dinners at bars, restaurants, bottle shops, and breweries throughout the area. These resplendent activities will culminate with the signature LA Beer Week Festival on October 23, from 12-4pm at the historic Union Station. $45 pre-sale tickets for the flagship festival are available now, which entitle attendees to unlimited 4oz. tasters of beer from over 70 of the world’s most respected craft and artisan breweries, including some rare and special releases.
One special find that will pop up around town throughout LA Beer Week will be Unity, an autumn saison brewed with tamarind. The recipe, developed by Eagle Rock Brewery’s Jeremy Raub and Craftsman Brewing Company’s Mark Jilg, and brewed by a team of the event organizers, is reflective of the collaborative spirit behind LA Beer Week as well as the camaraderie present within the craft beer industry.
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 Festival, are available at LABeerWeek.com.
Proceeds from the LA Beer Week Festival will be benefiting The Spero Foundation.
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August 16, 2011 @ 4:18 pm
he is right though, it does not warrant two weeks. it warrants at least a month.
what a dingus.
August 16, 2011 @ 3:53 pm
Yikes, why would it make you angry that LA is having a 2 week beer week? No need to be defensive. LA isn’t claiming to be a better beer city than SD. How do you knoow what’s “going to be” lame or not? I understand criticizing an event after it happened for certain reasons, but judging an event before it even happens, before all the details are even released?? Drop the hate. Learn from the Craft Beer Revolution and learn to be more CoLAborative.
August 16, 2011 @ 3:41 pm
I always wonder what the world would be like if people took their negative energy and focused it on something positive instead of blindly shitting on something, based on nothing more than their preconceived notion of what it will be.
To all of you who will be coming out to have a good beer and a good time, cheers! To those who won’t, I hope you find something productive and beneficial to do with your time here on this big blue dot. Life’s too short for trolling!
August 16, 2011 @ 2:33 pm
What a joke. LA’s craft beer scene while it is improving does not warrant a two week beer week. Most of the so called events are going to be lame happy hours that go on anyway. Want to see what a real beer week is all about? Come on down to San Diego.