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L.A. Beer Week Starts Today: 14 Days of Craft Beer Mania

Beer geeks and lovers, brace yourselves for 14 days of epic craft beer celebration taking place all over the city for L.A. Beer Week (or weeks rather), further entrenching our city as a premier beer scene. Expect a variety of beer crawls, pairings, dinners, showdowns, brewery openings, classes – every kind of beer-related event will take place, capped off by a grand festival at Union Station on October 23 from 12-4PM.

While you get can get the full list of the events plus ticketing and such right here, check out our highlights down below.

Monday – October 10
Naja’s Place (Redondo Beach), the crowded brew emporium kicks off L.A. Beer week with over 40 taps(!) of Stone Brewing Co., including vintage and special releases. Two sessions: 3-7PM and 8PM-12AM.

Tuesday – October 11
Musical Beer Crawl, pairing craft beers with live music on Echo Park’s Sunset Blvd. You’ll need a free printable passport that gives you discounts, deals, and surprises for passport holders.

Wednesday – October 12
Firestone Walker Deconstructed will be hosted at the Avalon in Hollywood featuring Home Brew chef Sean Z. Paxton and eight paired courses, where you’ll see all paired beers combined into Firestone Walker XV Anniversary Ale.

Thursday - October 13
Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks and OC's The Bruery host a 12-course epic beer dinner. That’s right, epic.

Friday - October 14
Dogfish Head Night at Naja’s Place, where you can sample 20 Dogfish Head beers (the most ever poured in LA!).

Saturday – October 15
Food GPS presents the 3rd Annual LA Beer Float Showdown where five chefs collaborate with five top CA breweries to develop some amazing beer floats. Word on the street is that competing chef Ilan Hall is planning to use pork (of course) in his creation. 25% of proceeds go to Share our Strength. Event takes place at Eagle Rock Brewery from 1-4PM.

Sunday – October 16
Golden Road Brewing hosts a Grand Opening Festival, where you can meet brewmaster Jon Carpenter, tour the huge facility, and try beers from LA’s newest craft brewery.

Monday – October 17
Public School 612 offers a Belgian Beer 101 class with Professor Trevor Mortensen, showing off brewing techniques that date to the Middle Ages.

Tuesday – October 18
Lucky Baldwin’s hosts a bus tour going through all three of its pubs from 6:30PM-12AM starting in Pasadena.

Wednesday – October 19
Ladyface Ale Companie hosts a Brewmaster’s Dinner on its patio with five courses paired with Ladyface ales in Agoura Hills.

Thursday – October 20
Big Crawl in Little Tokyo, a huge beer crawl spanning nine bars, featuring nine breweries, and 18+ taps with Stone Brewing at Far Bar.

Friday – October 21
El Segundo Brewing Tap Room grand opens from 4-9PM, with Blue House Pale, Picket Fence Wheat IPA, and limited run growlers.

Saturday – October 22
Surly Goat hosts Oktoberfest featuring beers from Weihenstephan, the world’s longest running brewery, since 1040!

Sunday – October 23
It all ends with LA Beer Week Festival at the beautiful Union Station, expect over 70 breweries in show.
—Matthew Kang