It's festival time! Check out all the best brew festivals in SoCal coming up this month.
VENTURA: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival June 13, 2015, 11:30 a.m. (VIP) -4:30 p.m.
Breweries with specialized beers that will not be available during the General Admission time in which 45 breweries showcase their fantastic ales and beers. Admission includes a souvenir glass and samples from any of the breweries! Local surfboard shapers, 3 bands (Rising Son, After the Smoke, Cross Cut and DJ Hecktik) and the best outdoor venues in Ventura County! The ocean to one side, the harbor on the other and a beautiful backdrop of the Santa Ynez mountains! Bring your friends, family and enjoy a great day at Ventura Harbor Village! Organized by DEEP Surf Magazine, the Surf N' Suds Beer Festival is coming to Ventura Harbor Village! 45+ craft breweries and wineries offering tastings, local surfboard shapers and live music. Enjoy fun in the sun all day and dining in Harbor restaurants. SurfBeerFest.com OR venturaharborvillage.com
SAN DIEGO/ DEL MAR: San Diego International Beer Festival June 19-21, 2015
Del Mar - San Diego Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014
It's a county fair. It's a beer festival. It's both! The beer festival is held only three days during the month-long San Diego County Fair but your ticket gets you into one of the liveliest events the annual fair has to offer. It includes live bands performing, a shaded tent area so you don't pass out from heat stroke (not that it should be a problem--Del Mar sits next to the Pacific Ocean with temps hovering in the 70s.) Last year close to 11,000 people attended the three day event held at the Fairgrounds in Del Mar. It includes 5 sessions and 400 beers.
LOS ANGELES: LA BEER WEEK Kick-off June 20, 2015, Noon - 5 p.m.
LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival
Ticket $48.24 approx. eventbrite.com - no tickets at door
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
75+ breweries, live music and entertainment, a wide selection of food trucks, educational panel discussions, a VIP private area and more at Exposition Park, home to the Coliseum and Sports Arena.
VIP: Includes a unique VIP tasting glass, early admission with access to specialty beer poured during the first hour, a private VIP area with tented and outdoor area, seating and comfort restrooms.
General Admission & VIP: Include a commemorative tasting glass and samples of over 200 different types of beer, cider and home brewed sodas. Los Angeles County Brewers Guild comprised of over 30 breweries dedicated to fostering the culture of craft beer in Los Angeles.
TORRANCE: Euro Bierfest June 27, 2015, 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
833 West Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90502
tasted on this continent! The Euro Bierfest features the best imports from the continent all in one place and in one comprehensive package. You’ll be able to sample Belgian sours, English Porters, French Ciders and more with 500 other beer lovers. Sample from 60 beers and ciders including selections from: The Big 3 – Germany, England and Belgium Eastern Europe – Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia Up-and-Comers – Italy. Selections from: Aecht Schlenkerla | Baladin Nora | Baladin Noel | Brasserie d’Achouffe | Brasserie Dupont | Brouwerij Het Anker | Brouwerij Van Eecke | Brouwerij van Housenbrouck | Courage Imperial Stout England | De Brandenbar | Dupont | Einstok | Gouden Caroulos Easter Beer | Kronenbourg | La Guillotine | La Trappe | May | Meantime | Okney Bruewery | Olvishot Brugghus | Petrus | Scaldis | Schneider | Silly | St. Louis | Troubador | Weihenstephaner | Zatec
HERMOSA BEACH: Brewtopia June 28, 2015, 12-6pm
1301 Manhattan Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA
21 SoCal Breweries, Full Bar, BBQ at Abigaile & Ocean Bar with 3 levels including rooftop 'beer garden plus live music all day long. Line up: Absolution Brewing Co. | Alosta Brewing Co. | Angel City Brewery | Bootlegger's Brewing | Bravery Brewing | The Bruery | Coachella Valley | Eagle Rock Brewing | El Segundo Brewing Co. | Golden Road Brewing | Kinetic Brewing Co. | King Harbor Brewing Co. | Ladyface Alehouse Mammoth Brewing | Monkish Brewing Co. | Noble Ale Works | Smog City Brewing | Strand Brewing Co. | Timeless Pints Brewing Co. | The Dudes' Brewing Co. | Three Weavers Brewing Co. FROM THE GRILL Chef Tin and the Abigaile culinary team will be out on the BBQ all day which will feature global seasonal items announced soon!
-Compiled from www.seecalifornia.com