Monday 8/15 – If you missed last week’s Pivo/STiVO steal the glass here’s another chance. Frugattis is hosting its first ever steal the glass event featuring Firestone Walkers’ Pivo Pils and the collaboration STiVO Keller Pils by Russian River and Firestone Walker from 4 – 9pm. You have to buy an entrée to participate in the STG but it’s Frugattis so who wouldn’t want to eat their delicious food?
Monday 8/15 – Bootleggers Craft Pub and Eatery will be hosting its weekly Steal the Pint and Craft Beer Bingo. They start pouring at 6pm. This week features Tart Lychee by New Belgium Brewing.
Wednesday 8/17 – Moo Creamery brings us their weekly Flights and Bites event. The pairing starts at 2 and goes until 9pm. This week’s version features brews from a bunch of different breweries paired with the always inventive bites.
Tap List: Cucumberliner (Toolbox Brewing), Fortunate Islands with Grapefruit (Modern Times Brewing), Little Green Dry Hop Saison (Flat Tail Brewing), The Citra Is Real (Honey Wagon Brewing) and Paradox 2014
Wednesday 8/17 – The weekly Steal the Glass event over at Eureka Burger starts at 6pm. This week they are featuring Rogue Ales Honey Kolsch made with honey from Rogue’s own farm. The logo glass for stealing is a mason jar perfect for any Rogue Ales or your favorite moon shine. Also being tapped this week at Eureka is a special keg of Rogue Marionberry Bruggot.
Wednesday 8/17 – Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company comes to Krush Bar and Restaurant on Wednesday for Taste the Flavors a craft beer and food pairing event. The event features a five course meal paired with select Fig Mountain brews from 6 – 9pm. Head over to their website for more info.
Wednesday 8/17 – Pints for Pups is a charity event going on at Dionysus Brewing Company where a portion of their sales that night will benefit No Kill Kern, a local animal rescue. The event runs from 4 – 9pm. It’s a good time to have good beer for a good cause. Also, bring a dog related item to donate and get entered in a raffle to win something cool.
Thursday 8/18 – Deschutes Brewery will be featured at Wine Me Up! this week for a tasting event. The tasting goes from 6 – 8pm. This is a great opportunity to check out this super relaxed venue in the northwest and have some Double Black Butte XXVII while you’re at it!
Tasting List: Fresh Squeezed IPA, Pinedrops IPA, Obsidian Stout, Not the Stoic Quad and Double Black Butte XXVII
Thursday 8/18 – Craft Tap House is hosting Fat Tire & Friends Night featuring New Belgium Brewing Company as they collaborate with other craft brewers on their flag ship beer Fat Tire. There will be logo glassware and swag as well as a good time to be had.
Tap List: Fat Funk Ale (Allagash Brewing Company), Fat Hoppy Ale (Firestone Walker Brewing Company), Fat Sour Apple Ale (Hopworks Urban Brewery) and Fat Wild Ale (Avery Brewing Company)
Short and Sweet (or Sour)
Dionysus Brewing and Toolbox Brewing are doing a collaboration beer. Last Wednesday the Dio guys went down to the Toolbox brewery to create a Rye Saison that they are putting into wine barrels. The finished product should be released sometime next year.
There’s still time to make your choice in the side by side blind tasting of Citra IPAs. Head over to Moo Creamery to taste and decide the winner between Honey Wagon Brewing’s The Citra is Real DIPA and Tioga Sequoia Brewing’s Triple Dry Hopped General Sherman with Citra. Once one of the kegs blow, the votes will be tallied and posted on Moo’s Instagram account.
Temblor Brewing Company is turning ONE. On September 3rd, Temblor is celebrating with a private party from noon to 11pm. The event will be catered and there will be live music. Attendees will get a complimentary pour of their First Anniversary Belgian IPA, a bomber of said IPA and a commemorative logo glass. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
More Dio news; Lil’ Miss Blackberry American Sour Ale aged in French oak barrels release party is scheduled for August 27th at the Dionysus brewery. Bottles are only for Olympus Barrel Society members but they will have it on tap for the general public that day. Get there early, it will sell out.
Stone Brewing Company is planning to open a brewery hotel called Stone Hotel located in Escondido near the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. The hotel will feature tons of Stone beer on tap, in room growler delivery, special release beers available periodically at the three on site bars and of course a complimentary Stone beer immediately upon check-in. Check out the article by Jeremy Fultz on Brew Studs.
Winter is coming. But before that, fall and with fall we have two local beer festivals and one just a little to the west that are just around the corner.
On September 10th, arguably the biggest local festival, Village Fest comes to the Kern County Museum with over 100 different beers, 5 stages of live music, over 70 central coast wines and 30 restaurants serving unlimited food samples. Even if you just camp out in the craft beer area, this event is always a good time. Get your tickets here, at Frugattis or any Lengthwise location.
The Central Coast sour Fest by Barrelhouse Brewing Company is September 24th at Barrelhouse’s brewery in Paso Robles. This festival is all about sour beers and wild ales. Tickets to this event are limited in an effort to keep the lines short and create a more intimate festival. Head over to their website to learn more and get your tickets now.
The 2016 Bacon and Craft Beer Festival will be held at Riverwalk Park this year on November 12th. According to their Facebook page, tickets go on sale on August 19th. This event was a really good time last year with a few breweries offering timed special releases, tons of delicious bacon creations and a bunch of yard games. Once I learn more about the ticket sale I will post about it on my social media pages.
I’m sure there is plenty more to talk about that I missed. Comment below or send me a message if you have something that needs to be included next week or have a beer related event you want to promote.
Also, please let me know if you are tired of the Game of Thrones references.