This Week in LA Beer: Chasing Brews + Plinywatch Kicks Off (Feb 3rd – Feb 9th)
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.
The first edition went pretty well, so we’re doing this again. Let’s get into it.
7th Annual Los Angeles IPA Festival.
The 7th Annual Los Angeles IPA Festival is coming up on Saturday, February 29th and we couldn’t be more stoked!
This is one of the premier hoppy event 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 need, just show up and drink great beer. Doesn’t get much better than that.
#PLINYWATCH 2020 Begins!
Yep, the time of year you all know and love, Pliny the Younger season, is finally here! To be completely honest, with the increase in availability of Younger in LA that we expect this year, we contemplated retiring #PLINYWATCH. But we’ve heard from a bunch of you guys that were looking forward to it, so we decided to bring it back for another year. The first THREE tappings have been announced and we’re anticipating more to start going live over the course of the week.
Juicy Brews w/ Chasing Brews
In this episode of Chasing Brews, join Chase as he heads to Juicy Brews Beach Party and:
- visits Brouwerij West’s massive impressive taproom for the very first time
- tastes beers from Bissell Brothers, Wren House, Homage Brewing, Kings Brewing, and Cellador Ales
- destroys a double smash burger from Love Hour
- with a quick cameo by @theyoungcraftenthusiast!
Follow Chase at @chasingbrews and stay tuned for his next vlog coming soon!
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, it’s BPLB Hazy IPA from Crowns and Hops Brewery. This is the first release from the brewery-in-planning from the brand formerly known as Dope & Dank, contract brewed over at Eagle Rock Brewery. Head there on 2/5 for the release party or lookout for these awesome looking cans at bottle shops around town soon.
EVENTS ON TAP
Our beer event picks this week.
Sat 2/8 in Westwood
Broxton is celebrating one year of serving beer in Westwood this Saturday! Head out there and celebrating with them, including a bouncy house, DJ, anniversary beer release, new merch, and more!
Sat 2/8 in Monrovia
Wingwalker is also celebrating their one year anniversary in Monrovia on Saturday. Music, beers, and good times out there, so check it out.
The 5 best new LA beers we drank in January.
In our newest “Beers of the Month” series, the Hopped LA team runs down 5 of the best new LA beers we drank this past month. 4 different IPAs and one black lager.
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.
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Build your career in LA beer.
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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: taproom jobs at Three Weavers and El Segundo!
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