A significant change for Lengthwise and KRBC, some new taps, bottles and cans around town, A big local festival this weekend and of course local craft beer events to help get you through the week.
Monday 9/5 – Bootleggers Craft Pub and Eatery will be hosting its weekly Steal the Pint and Craft Beer Bingo. They start pouring at 6pm.
Monday 9/5 – Sometimes the good folks over at Eureka Burger like to bring us a little something special to help us get over our Monday. This week they are tapping a special keg of The Bruery Terreux Sour in the Rye, a sour rye ale aged in oak barrels.
Wednesday 9/7 – Moo Creamery brings us their weekly Flights and Bites event. The pairing starts at 2 and goes until 9pm. Here’s a look at what beers will be featured this week:
New Belgium Hop Kitchen Bretta IPA, New Belgium Le Terroir Lips of Faith Wild Ale, Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout (2015), the remaining two have not been finalized yet.
Wednesday 9/7 – The weekly Steal the Glass event over at Eureka Burger starts at 6pm. This week’s feature is Think Tank Experimental IPA by Kern River Brewing Company. I think they are up to version 11 or 12 and I’ve really enjoyed previous iterations of this well rounded IPA. A new KRBC beer and a sweet logo glass? This one’s a no brainer.
Friday 9/9 – Barrelhouse Brewing Company is coming to Imbibe Wine and Spirits on Friday for a meet and greet! The event goes from 5 – 9pm and features some of Barrelhouse’s notoriously amazing beers and a logo glass to take home for those that get there early. Here’s a look at the line up so far:
Eleanor Prickly Pear Sour, IPAngo Mango IPA, Big Sur DIPA, Rye IPA and Stout Oatmeal Milk Stout
Saturday 9/10 – Village Fest is upon us. Billed as the “Party of the Year”, this year’s event should look a lot like last years. Featuring 100 different brews, 70 different wines and 30 Bakersfield restaurants in 6 themed areas with live music expect to have a great time at this massive event. The event goes from 6 – 10pm at the Kern County Museum’s Pioneer Village. Get you tickets online at Vallitix or in person at Frugatti’s or any of the three Lengthwise locations.
Short and Sweet (or Sour)
Kyle Smith (co-founder and formerly brewer for Kern River Brewing Company) is now working for Lengthwise Brewing Company. There aren’t many details available about this change other than confirmation that Kyle started with Lengthwise on the 1st of September. Expect to see more on how this will affect both of these local breweries in the coming weeks.
We saw two local venues step up their craft beer event game last week. Goose Loonies downtown had their first steal the glass event featuring Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion Rev 002 (get it while it’s still around). The Goose is a great spot to go before or after a hockey game or any event downtown really and they usually have a pretty nice tap list. Over in the NW, Steak and Grape had a tap takeover featuring newcomer to the local scene, Santa Maria Brewing Company. It’s great to see a restaurant with a pretty cool bar, venture into craft beer events and even better that they are helping to introduce a new to local distribution brand like Santa Maria. I just wish they had done a little more promoting ahead of time to create a little buzz. It’s amazing what a little social media outreach can do for your turnout.
Saturday, Temblor Brewing Company turned one and released their ONE Year Anniversary Belgian IPA. Other notable beers on tap: Hollow Body Pale Ale, Rye IPA, Calling Elvis Milk Stout, Bits Please Belgian Strong Ale and Welcome to the Terrordome Altbier.
In other Temblor news, the brewery has recently purchased a mobile canning line that they are putting into service soon. The new, top of the line canning line will be able to fill 50 cans per minute with virtually no exposure to oxygen. Temblor has already canned California 99 Golden Ale for Tioga-Sequoia and three of the Temblor flagship brews: Six Six One Golden Kolsch, El Cerrito Mexican Lager and Under a Blood Orange Sky Belgian Wit with the help of a mobile canning service. Once they are up and running with their own canning line they plan to add another Temblor brew to their can lineup. At this time they are tight lipped as to what beer that will be.
Verdugo Market in the North West has limited bottles of Tioga-Sequoia Sierra Dark Sky Barrel Aged Quad and Firestone Walker 2016 Helldorado Blond Barley Wine Ale.
Save Mart has limited bottles of Tioga-Sequoia Sierra Dark Sky Barrel Aged Quad, Modern Times Fortunate Islands with Grapefruit Zest, New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Terroir Dry Hopped Sour and New Belgium Lips of Faith Flowering Citrus Ale, a collaboration with De Koninck Brewery out of Antwerp Belgium.
Speaking of Firestone Walker, they have two events coming up in October that will most likely sell out very fast. On the 29th they have their 20th Anniversary Party where your purchase of three or six bottles of XX Anniversary Ale gets you in. Tickets will go on sale for this event on September 21st at 10am. Just two days before that there is the super limited access event, The Last Supper on the 27th of October where the FW crew will be tapping some extremely rare aged kegs. The sale for that event is on September 20th at 10am. Check out Firestone Walker’s social media pages for more info coming soon.
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.