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This Week in LA Beer: IPAs on IPAs on IPAs (Feb 24th – Mar 1st)

This Week in LA Beer: IPAs on IPAs on IPAs (Feb 24th – Mar 1st)

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Welcome to This Week in LA Beer, a bite-sized look at some of the things we think are worth paying attention to this week around the Los Angeles craft beer community.

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Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival.

Amazing beer. Amazing spirits. Amazing food. With bacon in it.

That’s The Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival in a nutshell. Pair that with a location in one of the nicest cities in the country and you have yourself a must-attend event.

It’s all going down this Saturday, February 29th from 12-4pm at San Diego County Credit Union Stadium.

The brewery list is fantastic and we highly recommend making it a quick day trip from LA on the train or turning it into a San Diego weekend beer getaway.

Get $10 off tickets with the promo code HOPPEDLA!

Learn more.



7th Annual Los Angeles IPA Festival.

The 7th Annual Los Angeles IPA Festival is coming up this Saturday, February 29th and we couldn’t be more stoked!

This is one of the premier hoppy events of the year and exclusively features some of the best West Coast IPAs produced in the state of California, all under one roof.

It’s all going down at Mohawk Bend in Echo Park on 2/29. No tickets needed, just show up and drink great beer. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Learn more.



#PLINYWATCH 2020 goes on!

#PLINYWATCH is heading into its third week which means we’re officially on the tail end of Pliny the Younger season here in Southern California.

If you’ve gotten yourself a pour already, good work! If not, this week is likely your last chance to do it. Luckily there’s pours happening all across the county this week with some surprise announcements on the horizon.

Check out the guide and start planning your week. And turn on notifications for our Instagram Stories as we announce tappings in real-time.




The IPAs We’re Ordering at Los Angeles IPA Festival.

With over 60 of the best IPAs in California pouring at LA IPA Fest on Saturday, you’re gonna need a little help ordering. Here are the breweries we’re looking forward to trying at this weekend’s event.

Check it out.



Assistant Brewer Therapy with Daniella Lopez of Evans Brewing Co

In this episode of Javi’s Hopped LA podcast, he chats with Daniella Lopez, Assistant Brewer at Evans Brewing Co in Corona, CA, where they cover everything from trendy beers and beer slushies to exploding fermentors and working the taproom. When two Assistant Brewers get together, it’s as much therapeutic as it is fun.

Listen in.



Our release of the week.

As you know, our full Release Radar goes out on Fridays but on Tuesdays we like to give you a little sneak peek into one release that we’re really excited for.

This week, in honor of LA IPA Festival, we’re featuring a beer that is West Coast AF – Clear AF IPA by El Segundo Brewing Company. In a world of hazy, murky, turbid beer, this is one of the clearest IPAs you can get and it’s now available for the first time in cans. Clear AF releases this Thursday at El Segundo’s taproom and next week in distro, but you can pre-order your cans for a little discount right here.



Our beer event picks this week.

The Surly Goat 10 Year Anniversary Week

Mon 2/24 – Sat 2/29 in West Hollywood

The Surly Goat is turning ten years old and is celebrating all week with a bunch of cool events, including a special tapping of Pliny the Younger on Thursday. Time to celebrate an LA craft beer institution.


Brouwerij West 4th Anniversary

Sat 2/29 in San Pedro

Brouwerij West is turning 4 years old and hosting a party at their massive taproom in San Pedro. Expect new beer releases, food trucks, music, and more.


Ambitious Ales One Year Anniversary Party

Sat 2/29 in Long Beach

Ambitious is turning 1! These guys made our list for best new breweries of 2019 for good reason and they have a nice celebration planned for their anniversary. Special beer releases, BBQ, and more!



Drink good beer, wear good merch.

We’ve slashed prices on all our merch so we can make room for all the cool designers we’re working on. Yes, that means that the prices for our signature shirts that you’ve seen at beer fests around town are the LOWEST price that you’ll ever see them.

As always, drop that INSIDER5 discount code to grab your $5 off for being a part of this awesome newsletter.

Start shopping.



Build your career in LA beer.

Thinking about starting a career in craft beer? Looking to continue to take your beer job to the next level?

Our newest list showcases the latest job openings in craft beer across Los Angeles. From bartenders to sales reps to brewer’s assistants, find your next brewery job opportunity right here.

Just added: sales rep job at Trademark Brewing and lead beertender at Three Weavers!

Browse job listings.



Tell the story behind your beer.

We partner with breweries to produce videos that help tell the story behind your beer, your team, your brewing philosophy, and what makes you stand out among the crowded shelves and draft towers.

We then feature any content we create for you in a native promo campaign to our audience of craft beer enthusiasts in LA (50k/month).

If you’re interested in getting the word out about what makes your brewery unique, let’s chat. Email hello@hoppedla.com to get in touch.

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