LA Beer Week Begins!

It’s here!  Beer week is starting today, and if you checked out the link from earlier you’ve seen that there are enough events to make your head spin (even without over indulging). Something new this year is the massive Stone Brewing presence around the city as they celebrate the opening of their new tap/bottle room in Pasadena.

Bierkast will be out and about tomorrow, but unfortunately we won’t be checking in from the Stone store’s soft opening (sold out!). Instead we’ll be at a few events around town. If you see some of the Bierkast crew don’t be shy, say hi! Here’s a preview of where we’ll be!

*9/20/2012 Events


A Day with Stone Brewing!
Collaboration Brew + Meet the Brewers Night

8 am – 3 pm / Meet the Brewers Reception with Casks: 6 pm – 7 pm
Stone Brewing is coming to Haven Gastropub + Brewery Pasadena to kick off LABW with a collaboration brew! Note: this is the Brew Day of the actual collaboration beer (Stone’s first-ever Los Angeles-based collab), so it will not be available to sample, but EIGHT other Stone collaboration beers will be pouring throughout the day as well as 4 casks handpicked by the Stone brewers themselves.  The brew will go till 3 pm, and the brewers will be back on site at 6 pm for a Meet The Brewers reception with Stone Brewing Co-Founder Steve Wagner in attendance to meet and greet guests.

Stone Brewer’s Casks – 4 TBD
Stone Collaboration Beers:
Stone Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale
Stone Suitable for Cave Aging Imperial Smoked Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels
Jason Fields & Kevin Sheppard / Troegs / Stone Cherry Chocolate Stout
Dogfish Head/Victory/ Stone Saison duBuff
Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA Aged in Wine Barrels
Stone MixTape GK & LU blend Vol.1
Ken Schmidt/Iron Fist/Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout
Green Flash/Pizza Port Carlsbad/Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale


Dogfish Head Invades Little Tokyo 6pm

Join us as we kick off LA Beer Week in a BIG way. Dogfish Head is taking over Far Bar for the evening! The infamous Randall will also be making an appearance as we’ll be doing a special beer-infusion for this event along with Godzilla flicks on the screen all night long.
Fort (18% ABV Raspberry Beer)
Old School (15% ABV Barleywine)
60 Minute IPA
90 Minute IPA
120 Minute IPA
Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew
Burton Baton
Immort Ale
Palo Santo Marron
Black and Blue
Raison D’ Etre
Something special on the Randall (TBD)

And because there is only so much of us to go around….

3. Places we wish we could be

The Bottle Room

Cismontane Night: Meet Evan Weinberg
Thursday the 20th: Celebrate LA Beer Week with Cismontane Brewing Co.’s head-brewer Evan Weinberg. Evan is bringing some new beers and some classics as well as a cask. Chef Tony will create a special Grilled Cheese for the night. Pork belly??

Naja’s Place
Angel City Brewery + others
Celebrate LA’s Local Craft Breweries at Naja’s! Angel City Brewery will be giving the South Bay a sneak peek of their first two releases. The fun starts at 8 p.m.


Check out the LA Beer week events page for other great events and additional details.


Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Union Station beer festival on 9/30! Available now!

Happy and safe drinking – Cheers!

About John Rockwell

John Rockwell is a co-founder of LA Ale Works and contributing writer to Bierkast. He has been home brewing for over seven years and is a certified BJCP judge, "Bring me your beer!".

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