South Bay Kicks Off LA Beer Week, October 7 – 17

You gotta love beer drinkers.  They’re so serious about drinking they make time for it 11 days a week.  Genius!

This year’s LA Beer week — the second year in the series — kicked off on Thursday, October 7 at Naja’s Place in Redondo Beach.  With more than 80 beers on tap, it was the perfect place to kick off a week in celebration of frothy, brewed beverages.

While the events making up Beer Week are spread out over LA and Orange counties, South Bay establishments are hosting many of the tastings and events in addition to the kick off at Naja’s.

And while the Beer Week finale in Downtown LA is not a South Bay claim, its still a great event for getting unlimited pours on some amazing beers for just $40.

Here’s all the South Bay events (and some from Long Beach) broken down for each day. There’s still plenty of time to get some in!

Monday, October 11

Craftoberfest German Beer Dinner, Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ, Hermosa Beach

Kick off Craftoberfest Week at Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ by joining us for our 4th Artisan Beer Dinner. 5 delicious German beers will be offered and expertly paired by our chef with 5 authentic German courses for your enjoyment. Sit back and relax as a brewery representative educates you on the finer aspects of each beer as the delicious courses are served.
7pm. $49-includes limited edition glass. Reservations only (limited to 50 people): Call (310)376-6855.

Lagunitas Pint Night, Brew Co, Manhattan Beach

BREWCO will be pouring 4 of Lagunitas’ great brews on draught including some specialty beers not available on the market. When you buy a pint you get to keep the glass!!!!! The festivities all kick off at 7.

Tuesday, October 12

American Beer Extravaganza: A Night with Lagunitas, Dogfish, and Sierra Nevada, Congregration Ale House, Long Beach

Meet representatives from three widely respected breweries: Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, and Sierra Nevada. Each will have multiple, limited-edition beers featured on draft! Starts 6pm.

Rotating German Taps (Ongoing), Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ, Hermosa Beach

Rotating German taps & specials, German sausages, Oktoberfest music and more

Wednesday, October 13

Lagunitas Brewing Co. with Founder Tony Magee, Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach

Tony Magee, the Founder/Owner of this great San Francisco Bay Area brewery along with some brew crew will make a special South Bay appearance. Lagunitas beer lined up includes Little Sumptin’ Wild and the ultra-rare Fusion 4! (8pm till 10pm)

BREWCO’s Black-Out Night, Brew Co, Manhattan Beach

BREWCO will be pouring a huge amount of rare and delicious dark beers all on draught!!!! Some of the jewels we will have are BrewDog’s Tokyo*, The Lost Abbey’s Deliverance, Harviestoun’s Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30, Stone’s Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean, Kern River’s Class V Stout, and Bootlegger’s Black Phoenix… just to name a few. Come in to get blacked-out!!!

Allagash Brewing Tasting w/Owner Rob Tod, Mediterraneo, Hermosa Beach


Thursday, October 14

Allagash and Cheese, Whole Foods market El Segundo

Allagash founder Rob Tod will be in house pouring and talking all things Allagash. We will be pouring five of their world renowned beers (White*Dubbel*Four*Curieux*Black)paired with artisanal cheeses. $10. 5-7pm

Alagash Brewers Dinner with Allagash Founder Rob Tod, Tin Roof Bistro, Manhattan Beach

Join Rob Tod & Tin Roof Bistro for a five course Brewer’s Dinner for $69 all inclusive. Starts at 7pm.

  1. Swiss Cheese Gougeres with Wild Arugula Salad & Allagash White
  2. Bang Bang Shrimp, Avocado, Spicy Sauce & Allagash Victoria Ale
  3. Grilled Ribeye Slider, Duck Fat Fries, Strong Aioli & Allagash Four Ale
  4. Allagash Black Braised Pork Belly, Polenta, Red Cabbage & Allagash Black
  5. Warm Blueberry Ginger Pie, Oatmeal Crust, Vanilla Ice Cream & Allagash Curieux

Local Craft Brewery Appreciation Night, Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach

This evening has one focus: Celebrating local craft beer culture in Los Angeles and Orange County. We will feature 10+ local craft breweries including Craftsman, Skyscraper, Bruery, and many, many more! Each one will bring one specialty beer of their choosing. Special guests from featured breweries will be in attendance. Come meet the folks behind some of the best beers in California! This will Naja’s Place final LA Beer Week event so don’t miss it! (8pm till 11pm)

Events for Friday, October 15

Sierra Nevada Weekend, Brew Co, Manhattan Beach

Starting Friday BREWCO will be celebrating Sierra Nevada Brewing Company all weekend!!! We will be pouring all of their 30th Anniversary releases along side some aged Bigfoot and brews that can only be found up in Chico, and all on draught!!!!! Also, when you buy a pint you get to keep the glass. If you are a Sierra fan you must come check out this line-up. It starts Friday and will continue while supplies last…

Saturday, October 16

Great Divide Brewing Co., Naja’s Place, Redondo Beach

Great Divide beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim: Great Divide beers have earned 16 Great American Beer Festival medals and 5 World Beer Cup awards. Great Divide was also ranked 8th in’s 2010 “The Best Brewers in the World” and was ranked 7th in Beer Advocate’s 2009 “All-Time Top Breweries on Planet Earth.” Great Divide beers that will be poured include Yeti, Old Ruffian, Hercules Double IPA, and many more! (1pm till 4pm)

Sunday, October 17

Schneider Weisse beers & cheese, Whole Foods Market, El Segundo

Join us on the last night of LA Beer Week for a special pairing of all the traditional Bavarian wheat beers from the Schneider family brewery, with carefully slected cheeses. $10. 5-7pm

2nd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival , Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles

Our 2nd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival will take place at Historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 17th, from Noon-4pm. The Festival will feature over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, pouring a wide array of their beers, including some rare beers, and a special few available only for LA Beer Week. Admission is $40 with unlimited 4oz tastings.

The Festival will take place in the beautiful patio areas adjacent to Union Station, and inside the legendary Fred Harvey Restaurant, with its Southwestern theme, brilliant tile work, and show bar that we plan to utilize for some special presentations during the festival.

On hand will be a selection of the famous Los Angeles food trucks, offering their specialties to pair with the variety of beers on hand.

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