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  1. arren

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    Uh, can somebody from OC explain this? Because if this is a recent thing, ISO.

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  2. wuntrikpony

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    Who's instagram was that on?
     
  3. arren

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    I found it posted in a random beer group on Facebook this morning. Asked about release/distro details, and got silence in return.
     
  4. EliotRosewater

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    I could be wrong, but that looks like Mr. K's. I seem to remember Mike posting something about Hoparazzi a while ago but not really in a "these bottles are for sale" kind of way.
     
  5. EliotRosewater

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    Yup, this was Mr. K's from last year.

    "New brewery is in town soon. Here is a glipse whats about to come. This bottle is not for sale. Just a teaser #hoparazzi Mission Impechable #sour #beer #microbrew #craftbeer #craftbeerporn #craftbeergeek #beeergeek #instabeer #beerpulse #mrksliquor #placentia"
     
  6. SoCalBeerIdiot

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    Beer release news out of El Segundo Brewing Co.:

    Melon Collie, this Friday, 9/12
    There is a LOT Coming up this month, as the new tanks have afforded us space to play!

    Melon Collie is a version of White Dog IPA fermented with green flesh heirloom melons of the Galia type, called Carava and Ogen. These highly aromatic fruits lend an interesting note and texture to our White Dog, and we hope you will join us at the release.

    You may remember we made about 30 gallons of this beer last year, which evaporated in just a few hours.. but this year we made 300! Our new 15bbl tanks will be used to make such specialties that will still be almost exclusive to the taproom.. but will also make them available in GROWLERS!

    Starting Friday evening.. come on down for a taste of Melon Collie, grab a pint, or take some home.
    New Beers and Release Dates:

    Two 5 Left - not new, but coming back next Tuesday 9/16!

    Wallet Dropper DIPA - Sunday 9/21
    (draft and growler only)

    Power Plant - Saturday 9/27
    (draft, bottles, and 32oz growler only)
    ** will also feature the release of our Simcoe Wet Hop IPA **

    Excited to see Power Plant coming back and in bottles this time!
     
  7. SoCalBeerIdiot

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    Taplist for LA Beer Week Opening Gala on Saturday (from The Full Pint's website):

    Absolution Brewing Co.
    Purgatory Hefe
    Crimson Angel Red
    Trespasser Saison


    Alosta Brewing Co.
    Sally (Blonde Ale),
    Elias (ESB),
    Calaveras (American Pale Ale)


    Angel City Brewing Co.
    Angeleno IPA,
    Gold Line Pilsner
    Dark Rye Lager
    Mexican Cola Ale


    Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
    Foam Top Cream Ale
    Vulcanizer IPA


    Brävery Brewing
    Allegiance IPA
    Old Rat
    Meritorious
    Mocharova


    Craftsman Brewing Co.
    1903
    Mesa Verde
    Ursa Minor
    Oktoberfest


    Dudes Brewing
    IPA
    Double Trunk DIPA
    Grandma’s Pecan


    Eagle Rock Brewery
    Solidarity
    Revolution
    Longevity (Falcons Brew)


    El Segundo Brewing Co
    Wallet Dropper DIPA
    Mosaic Pale Ale
    Melon Collie
    Station No. 1


    Golden Road Brewing
    Wolf Among Weeds
    Oktoberfest
    Might As Well IPL


    Highland Park Brewing
    Beer Spaceship
    Oktoberfest
    Vacation with Brett


    Kinetic Brewing Co.
    Potential Blonde Kolsch
    After Burner DIPA


    King Harbor Brewing Co.
    The Quest Pale
    Pale & Oats Saison
    Abel Brown


    Ladyface Ale Companie
    La Grisette
    Ladyface Red Rye
    Ladyface Weizenbock (cask)


    MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
    Nutty Broon Brown Ale
    Session Gap – Ordinary Bitter


    Monkish Brewing Co.
    Draft- Rosa’s Hips
    Feminist
    Bottle- Saison de Lilah
    Hem and Haw


    Ohana Brewing Co
    Pacific Blonde Ale
    TBD


    Progress Brewing Co
    Calvary Double IPA


    Smog City Brewing Co.
    TBD
    California Love Imperial Red


    Strand Brewing Co.
    Expression Session IPA
    24th Street Pale
    Harvest Ball Orange Wheat


    The Brewery at Abigaile
    Altered State IPA
    Illuminati Pils
    Barrel Aged Sugar Daddy


    Timeless Pints
    Wicked White IPA
    Hefeweizen


    Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.
    Desperado IPA,
    Punkelweizen,
    Tomber Wolf Red (bbl-aged)


    Pac City
    TBD


    Pacific Plate Brewing Co

    Copa de Oro
    Horchata Stout
    Anniversary Ale
    English Mild Ale


    Guest Breweries Confirmed

    3 Weavers
    TBD


    Noble Ale Works

    Naughty Sauce
    Galaxy Showers


    Taps Fish House & Brewery

    Irish Red Ale
    TBD


    Alpine Beer Company

    Duet IPA


    Telegraph Brewing

    California Ale
    Reserve Wheat


    Ballast Point Brewing

    Sculpin
    Grunion


    Browerij West

    My First Rodeo
    Brilliant But Lazy


    Congregation

    Praise On! Saison
    Communion Red


    Drakes Brewing

    TBD


    Enegren Foliage

    Pale Ale
    Protector Imperial IPA
    Enegren Kolsch


    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

    TBD


    Firestone Walker Brewing

    Union Jack
    Opal
    Stickee Monkee


    Green Flash Brewing

    West Coast DIPA
    GREEN BULLET Triple IPA


    Hangar 24 Craft Brewery

    Betty IPA
    TBD


    Ritual Brewing Company

    Extra Red
    Hop-O-Matic IPA
    Fat Hog Barleywine in High West bbls


    Port Brewing/Lost Abbey

    Avant Gourde
    Framboise de Amorosa
    Carnevale


    Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

    Hopricot & Ginger Tonic
    ENVY 10.2 imperial hopped cider


    Sierra Nevada Brewing

    Kellerweis
    Flipside Red IPA
    Ovila Tripel


    Saint Archer Brewing

    Saint Archer & Girl Skateboards Collaboration – Hoppy Pilsner
    Saint Archer Double India Pale Ale


    Stone Brewing Co.

    Stone 18th Anniversary Ale
    Stone Passion Project – Reason Be Damned Belgian-Style Abbey Ale Aged in Red Wine & Rose Barrels W/ Stone Farms Passion Fruit
    Stone Bang Bang – Red Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Stone Arbalest – Belgian Pale Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Stone Go To IPA w/ Lemon Peel and Vanilla Bean


    The Bruery

    Saison Rue
    Oude Tart w/ Cherries
    Rye Barrel Sucre


    Bootlegger’s Brewery

    Knuckle Sandwich
    Palamino Pale
    Rocco Red
    Pumpkin Ale


    North Coast Brewing

    La Merle
    PranQster
    Brother Thelonius


    New Belgium Brewing

    Le Terroir
    La Folie
    Pumpkick


    Avery Brewing

    Lilikoi Kepolo
    Hog Heaven
    21st Anniversary

    At first glance, nothing terribly exciting. Lots of stuff I haven't tried yet, but nothing I want to stand in line for more than 30 seconds.
     
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  8. BeerHatesRob

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    Lots of double & triple IPAs on that list. I'll be cool waiting a full minute or two on a line to try some new things while I attempt to stay relatively sober during a 7hr festival!
     
  9. SoCalBeerIdiot

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    HALLELUJAH!

    Vendome Beverly Hills is FINALLY open for business again (again, but for real this time--apparently)!!!
     
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  10. Beerontwowheels

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    Quick question - Is there a preferred Beachwood BBQ location? A few friends and I will be out there in November for The Festival, and we are curious if one is better than the other (Seal vs Long Beach)?
     
  11. Usofar

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    You're going to want to hit the Long Beach location if you're looking to try Beachwood beers. The Long Beach location is their brew pub and where they have all of their available beers on draft along with 15-25 outside beers on draft. The Seal Beach location is 25-30 beers on draft 3 or 4 of which are Beachwood beers (typically) The Seal Beach location is smaller and has a much more impressive bottle list.

    Edit:
    Forgot to add the link to their hop cam. You can flip back and forth between the two locations and it shows the Long Beach house brews on tap at Long Beach.

    http://www.beachwoodbbq.com/hopcam.html
     
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  12. Beerontwowheels

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    Awesome! We just booked our hotel in LA. We'll be staying at the Courtyard Long Beach Downtown, just a few blocks away from Beachwood BBQ.
     
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  13. jmgrub

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    You must hit the Seal Beach location. Bottle list is bonkers.
     
  14. FBIinformant

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    bottle list at Seal is bonkers, but the Long Beach location is closer to the Festival and has a huge board of house beers. I don't think I got a guest tap there once.
     
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  15. blue_bleeder

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    Not sure the best place to post this so doing it here.

    I am flying into SNA on Wednesday (10/15) morning. Seeing a customer in Santa Fe Springs before lunch and then flying out of SNA at 4:50. I have time for lunch somewhere if anyone is near and game....
     
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  16. TheDuke

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    Ready to have your Phoenix Club cherry popped?
     
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    My Brother-in-law recently opened his brewery. He is producing some great beers and I recommend wholeheartedly that you go to The Good Beer Company on 4th street in Downtown Santa Ana.

    They have three beers, a hoppy pale wheat, a saison, and a Brett beer. This weekend they are also pouring the saison and pale with citra and the saison aged on dried sour cactus.

    When you go in tell them that Kevin sent you.
     
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  19. wuntrikpony

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    Been looking forward to Good Beer Co. Any non-biased reviews?

    Speaking of newer breweries...King Harbor's mosaic pale ale is fantastic. Seek it out.
     
  20. GregorySingh

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    Nice dude, I forgot you told me that at SARA last weekend. I was at my mom's in Santa Ana a couple days ago but forgot....I'll get over there soon!