What better way to celebrate the last weekend of summer and salute the first week of fall than sipping through the finest sudsy assortment of beer that the city has to offer. It's LA Beer Week. And starting Saturday, September 20 through Sunday September 28, bars and restaurants from Long Beach to Venice to Downtown to Pasadena will be showcasing their best pours with special discounts, food pairings and other events.
The only thing possibly more enjoyable than visiting every event around LA, would be visiting the ones just a quick Uber ride away. We get it. Lucky for you, we've sorted through the LA Beer Week events and curated this handy guide to local happenings. Still, it's nice to think about other enticing options in Eagle Rock and Hollywood, so we'll just leave this comprehensive LA Beer Week event guide here for you if the mood strikes for adventure.
1.) Wheel House Teams Up with Wurstküche During L.A. Beer Week
"Los Angeles Beer Week kicks off tomorrow and we worked with Venice restaurant Wurstküche to create a wonderful beer and cheese pairing, which will include a flight of four beers and cheeses, along with accompaniments. Stop by Wurstküche anytime starting (Saturday, Sept. 20) until next Sunday to experience the wonders of Belgian beer and cheese." – Wheel House Cheese at Wurstkuche Venice // 625 Lincoln Blvd Venice CA 90291
2.) 4th Annual Dogfish Head Study
"12 Dogfish Head Rarities on Tap including 120 Minute IPA!" – Library Alehouse // 2911 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403 // September 24 6 p.m. to midnight
3.) Beer, Burger and Fries Combo At Pono Burger
"Experience the big, bright flavors of Expression Session IPA by Strand Brewing Co. paired with The Paniolo Burger, featuring grass-fed organic beef, English oak smoked cheddar, Niman Ranch bacon, Kona coffee bourbon BBQ sauce, and beer battered onion rings. Get complimentary organic Russet or sweet potato fries when you purchase this combo and mention “LA Beer Week.” – Pono Burger // 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
4.) $15 Burger & Beer At Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails
"Stop by Barlo at Hotel Erwin all through LA Beer Week and enjoy a Barlo Burger and Ommegang Scythe and Sickle harvest ale for $15." – Barlo at The Hotel Erwin // 1697 Pacific Ave, Venice Beach, CA 90291 // September 20, 5:00 p.m through September 28, 11:00 p.m.
5.) Wallet Dropper Imperial Session IPA Release
"So.. we started brewing our Citra Pale a few years ago, and people always asked, 'Is this an IPA?' And our response was always a bit long-winded about Pale Ale and IPA and how they were different. But in the end, we always felt that a hoppy beer thats less than 6% is a Pale Ale, not an IPA. Then came along the “Session IPA” and poor little overhopped Citra was destined always to be a Pale, regardless of how much we dry-hop it. And so, in response, we would like to introduce our new Imperial Session IPA, Wallet Dropper. Brewed with Equinox, the newest named hop variety to come out of the Select Botanicals hop breeding program with such alumnus as Citra and Mosaic. A bit cedary, with touches of pine and lemon, this hop is certainly a different animal all together. We added some Cascade and Chinook to round out a very drinkable DIPA. And at only 8.1%, its one of the most “session-able” Imperial IPA’s out there! Growlers and Draft available. Sorry.. no bottles." – El Segundo Brewing // 140 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245 // September 21, 12:00 to 7:00 p.m.
6.) Pints and Pork: 4-Course Beer Pairing Dinner with The Bruery at Public School 310
“Pints and Pork: Beer Week 4-Course Beer Pairing Dinner” at Downtown Culver City’s Public School 310. Chef Lauren Kyles will create pork-inspired dishes paired with craft beers from The Bruery. See menu below! Cost: $45 per person. 1) Course 1: Whitefish with Chorizo Cassoulet; 2) Course 2: Pork Belly with Cherry Cola Glaze, Apple Leek Puree & Chipolini Onion; 3) Course 3: Grilled Pork Chop with Ginger Beer Glaze & Pork Fried Freekah; 4) Dessert: Smoked Salt Pot de Creme with Bacon Cashew Caramel Corn." – Public School 310 // 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 // September 22 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. $45
7.) So You Want to Open a Brewery in LA, Vol. III
"Join moderator Tomm Carroll, LA correspondent for The Celebrator Beer News and LA Beer History writer for Beer Paper LA, for this third bi-annual LA Beer Week panel. Brewers who have started brewing professionally in Los Angeles in the last two years — or have plans to do so in the near future — discuss their experiences starting a brewery as they share their war stories, talk about their beers, and answer the questions that inquiring potential brewers have on their minds. Held in the spacious beer garden of El Segundo’s Rock & Brews, the panel will get under way at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22. Admission is free and draught beers from the breweries represented on the panel will be available for purchase. Participating brewers/brewery owners TBA." – Rock & Brews // 143 Main St, El Segundo, CA90245 // September 22 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
8.) City Tavern Culver City Kick The Keg
"Our Culver City location will be hosting the best of the West Side and South Bay breweries, along with a couple of our favorites from across California for our Kick-the-keg event. Come help us crown the king or queen of City Tavern, the first keg to kick wins! Breweries include Phantom Carriage, El Segundo, Smog City, Monkish, Strand, Congregation Ales, King Harbor, Abigaile, Three Weavers, Ballast Point, Drakes and Firestone. The fun taps at 6." – City Tavern Culver City // 9739 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 // September 23 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
9.) Del Frisco's Grille & Angel City Beer Dinner
"Enjoy a descriptive beer pairing dinner by Del Frisco’s Grille Chef and Angel City Brewer. Enjoy unique dishes paired with Angeleno IPA, Gold Line Pilsner & Eureka! Wit from Angel City Brewery. Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting eatery located across from the Santa Monica Pier that combines the atmosphere of an American bar & grill with upscale entrees, an extensive wine list & handcrafted cocktails." – Del Frisco's Grille // 1551 Ocean Ave. , Santa Monica, CA 90401 // September 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm $60
10.) Golden Road Pint Night At The Loft At LMU
"Meet Market Manager Maura at The Loft at Loyola Marymount University for a Golden Road Hefeweizen Pint Night from 5pm until closing. Maura will be able to tell you all about Golden Road, our brewing process, and about exciting new beers we have coming soon." – The Loft at LMU // 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA90045 // September 26 from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.