Belching Beaver is featured at Wine Me Up! on Friday, Local Craft Beer has The Cashmere is Real on tap, IPA Today talks about Canada, Mash Time puts bananas in the mash, and more On Tap This Week.
On Tap This Week
A look at the future, one week at a time.
Wednesday 6/14 – Wednesday is Flights and Bites night at Moo Creamery. The pairing starts at 4 pm and goes until 9 pm. $32
Wednesday 6/14 – The Weekly Steal the Glass at Eureka Burger starts at 6 pm. No word yet on the featured beer. $POUR
Wednesday 6/14 – Crash Lounge is hosting a bottle launch party for Santa Maria Brewing Company. Dubbed the Father’s Day Bottle Launch Party, stop by for a first look at Santa Maria’s packaged line up in Bakersfield. The event goes from 5:30 – 8:30 PM. $15
Friday 6/16 – Belching Beaver comes to Wine Me Up! this Friday for a tasting. Live music and a lineup of Belching Beaver beers including Mango IPA, Hop Highway IPA, Damned DIPA, Batch 3 Sour, Peanut Butter Stout, and Viva La Beaver Mexican Chocolate Stout will be on tap for this event. The tasting goes from 6 – 8 pm. $15
Drink like a Local
Catching up with our local breweries.
Local Craft Beer Tehachapi kegged The Cashmere is Real West Coast DIPA on Friday. Ten Haze Commandments NE DIPA is set to release on 6/20. The next version of The Juice is Real has been named The Passion of the Juice, expected to release on 6/29, it’s loaded with passion fruit and vanilla. LCB will be featured at a beer and food pairing at Veritas Tapas and Wine Bar in Tehachapi on Father’s Day. Also, check out Local Craft Beer at The 3rd Annual BFE Fest in Valencia on 6/23 (link below in the Festivals section).
Fresh bottles of Kern River Brewing Long Swim DIPA, River Buddy Pale Ale, Just Outstanding IPA, Isabella Blond, and Class V Stout are making their way to shelves around town. Currently on tap at the brewery: Citra DIPA, Long Swim DIPA, Paddle Left Hefe, River Buddy Pale Ale, Eddy Flower Triple IPA, Shuttle Bunny DIPA, Hop Nookie Triple IPA, and their flagship lineup.
New at Temblor Brewing just in time for summer, a couple of Hefeweizen: Naïve Melody Blueberry Hefeweizen and Katy Lied Hefeweizen. Expected to release later this month is Temblor’s Pierce Road Oatmeal Stout that was aged for 16 months in bourbon barrels.
For Your Ears
Podcasts are the future of entertainment (said someone in 2004).
Mash Time – A Brewing Podcast – A local station for discussing home brewing and craft beer, hosted by Stuart Hoetker and John Agee out of Bakersfield CA. Episode 20 see’s the triumphant return of co-host John and special guest, Sean Vansickel a local brewer, adept in the art of bottle conditioning for his second appearance on the show. Stuart juggles mic work and brewing duties as they attempt a stout with bananas in the mash.
IPA Today Podcast – A local podcast critiquing beers and wasting time. Hosted by Kenny and Richie with frequent appearances by Uncle Frank and Joey. Episode 44 is up. Part two of the Canada Cast with guests Craig Zubris of The Local Mash and Canada expert (a bonafide Canadian), Brent. This one starts the downhill spiral that we love.
Bakersfield Beer Blogging
An elite society, currently consisting of two.
The Local Mash – A blog about the Author’s adventures in fermentation, beer brewing, and commercial beer reviews. Follow him on Facebook for updates. Check out The Local Mash on Instagram and the new Suggested Links section. Check out his review of Korova from Bravery Brewing.
Drink all the beers, four ounces at a time.
BFE Fest is back for its third iteration. The craft beer festival hosted by Wolf Creek Brewery in Valencia that celebrates independent craft beer, particularly the “perimeter” breweries of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild is June 23rd. The event features over 25 breweries (including our own Local Craft Beer Tehachapi), live music, and food trucks. The festival will be at Wolf Creek’s tasting room and brewery and you can get your tickets at Eventbrite or if still available, at the door for $5 more. $40/$15 PRESALE
This year’s Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is scheduled for July 15th from 4 pm – 8 pm at Benz Visco Sports Park. Get your tickets for this event online and be sure to enter promo code “Local” for discounted general admission tickets or “VeryVIP” for discounted VIP tickets.
Bottles and Cans (Just Clap Your Hands)
Pictures of packaged beers in their natural habitat from the last week.
Short and Sweet (or Sour)
All the stuff I didn't include above.
New beer from Firestone Walker’s Leo v. Ursus series called Adversus is out now at Firestone locations. Watch for it on local shelves soon.
LA Beer Week starts this Saturday 6/17. Learn more about it here.
Frugatti’s Italian Restaurant expanded its draft offerings, now with six rotating taps and four staples.
Things to Click
Click the links; you know you want to…
I’m sure there is plenty more to talk about that I missed. 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.