L.A. BEER WEEK Events
Look for the Hive Five! Beee at LA Union Station Gala Beer Fest on Sunday, September 22nd. He’ll be giving our Hive Fives! and new Smog City stickers. Our LA Beer Week beer is called, yup you probably already guessed it, Hive Five! It’s a delicious 6.8% Honey Red Ale made with 5 different types of local honey: Sage, Wildflower, Orange Blossom, Eucalyptus, and Avocado. We’ve sent it out into the LA area, so be sure to keep your peepers peeled!
Besides Hive Five! we’ve also sent out limited quantities of GrapeApe IPA. This new Smog City IPA is made with Topaz and Simcoe, fermented with 500lbs of muscat grapes. What results is a delightful blending of beer and wine character; your favorite bitterness meets the sophistication of the vine. We’ll be pouring this beer exclusively at Cinco, Najas, Silvios BBQ and Tony’s Darts Away during LA Beer Week.
Every year we look forward to LA Beer Week, the best events of the year always happen during the next 10 days. The only downside is figuring out how to fit them all in. This is the time of year to go local, go craft, go for the best of the best and we’ve got a few event you shouldn’t miss!
Saturday, Sept 28th, RAREST OF THE RARE at Smog City 12-8pm
1901 Del Amo Blvd Ste B
Torrance, CA 90501
We have made some adjustments to the event! There will be two bars, our main bar serving most of the special one-offs, barrel-aged and sour beers plus a selection of our core beers will be available.
In an attempt to reduce wait times, we are also setting up a second bar. The beers served at each bar have yet to be determined but will be announced soon.
We will have a growler filling station but fills will be limited to a select number of our core beers. Amarilla Gorilla, LA Saison, Little Bo Pils and Sabre-Toothed Squirrel will be available. Unfortunately, we are about to run out of our growlers- so please bring your Smog City growler with you. We will probably not have any to sell on the day of.
We will also be launching the arrival of our new Smog City HOODIES and a new TShirt design! More details soon!
Please drink responsibly and take into consideration how you will get home. “We like you and we really care.”
Also, parking will be tight, so please PLEASE do not park in our neighbor’s(Doggie Daycare) parking spaces. There are plenty of spaces in the parking lots to the WEST of our building (these business are closed on Saturdays) and street parking on Grammercy and Del Amo Blvd are abundant. We thank you in advance!
RSVP on FB (not required) but it sure helps us predict turnout!
Casks (on tap one at a time)
*2011 Callaborative Evil w/Vanilla Beans
*Quercus Circus – 19 month sour barrel-aged Belgian blonde
*The Tempest – 18 month barrel-aged sour red rye
*Farmhouse Funk– An unreleased brett beer
*Bourbon Collaborative Evil – 2011 Collaboration with Julian Shrago of Beachwood BBQ
*Bourbon Red – 15 months in bourbon barrels
*Bourbon O.E.- Bourbon barrel-aged Olde English
*Bourbon Imperial Porter
*Weird Beer– 5 Grain Saison with spices
*Hive Five!– LABW special ingredient beer! 5 different types of Honey at 5.5%abv
*Grape Ape IPA– IPA made with 500lbs of flame grapes, pressed on site
*Groundwork Coffee Porter– 2012 GABF Gold Medal Winner
*Amarilla Gorilla IPA
*Little Bo Pils
Saturday, September 21st, Southbay Brewers Cask Ale Event @ Tin Roof Bistro
Casks from all of the South Bay breweries in one place tapped at one time! Real Ale Lovers Rejoice!!
Please check on ticket avilability, this event may be sold out.
Here’s the LINK.
Saturday, September 21st, Southbay Progressive
Manhattan Beach Brew Co/Stone Brewing
Select Beer Store/Great Divide
Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ/Smog City
Najas Place/The Bruery
Each bar will carry six handles, three of which are special releases and three core brands of the brewery they are highlighting and then two other handles of the other breweries.
There will be two busses to shuttle people to and from each bar from 4-11 pm.
$15 VIP wristbands are available for priority seating and select sections or ordering priority in each bar.
Saturday, September 21st, Oinktoberfest @ The Oinkster
Smog City will have a special beer for this event…WEIRD BEER. this is an unreleased beer, a 5-Grain Saison with Herbs and Spices. It’s a huge hit in the taproom and fantastic food pairing beer. This one lives up to its name but don’t be afraid, it’s fantastic!
Come down and enjoy Oinktoberfiesta!
From the Oinkster:
“We are throwing a Los Angeles style-mashup Oktoberfest party. Sit in the back patio(w/misters), transformed into a beer garden, with a unique limited draft list TBA, Pitcher Special, Big Soft Pretzels, House-made salsa bar and Sonora style Spicy Polish Dogs(bacon-wrapped!! Oh Damn!!!)”
Link to event HERE
Sunday, September 22nd, LA Beer Week Opening Gala@ Los Angeles Union Station 11-3pm
This event features unlimited sampling from over 50 breweries in the beautiful, iconic art deco ticketing hall in LA’s famous Union Station.
Follow this LINK for tickets!
Wednesday, September 25th, Tap Attack at Cinco in Westchester
Bringing Smog City to the top o’ the hill. Porter and Laurie will be there to hang out and talk beer…or whatever you want to talk about!
Grape Ape IPA (IPA made with muscat grapes)
Groundwork Coffee Porter
Thursday, September 26th, Tap Attack at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank
Our only solo east side event, come raise a glass with Porter and Laurie. Want a sneak peak at Saturday’s Rarest of the Rare event? We’ll be pouring Bourbon O.E.!Event LINK
Hive Five!-LA Beer Week Beer
Bourbon O.E. -barrel-aged for 15months (do to unforseen circumstances, this beer is not going to be at the event but we will be bringing something else incredibly exclusive and perhaps even more divine.)
Grape Ape IPA
Groundwork Coffee Porter
Amarilla Gorilla IPA
Little Bo Pils
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Follow the link and vote for Smog City, it’s definitely in your best interest and we need your help! We’re up against some heavy hitters. Let’s prove the underdog can bring home the Gold. 🙂
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