Tomorrow we will be pouring a selection of barrel-aged, sour and one-off beers, most of which have never been distributed in the L.A. market. You may have seen some of them poured at events like LA Union Station Beer Fest 2012 (Quercus Circus), BAM Fest 2012 (Collaborative Evil), and this year’s LABW5 Tap Attacks at Cinco and Tony’s Darts Away(Bourbon Barrel-Aged O.E.) but never have we offered all of them in one place at one time. We might just be insane…or maybe we aren’t, maybe we are geniuses.

When it came to planning this year’s LA Beer Week events, we looked to other beer weeks around the country: Philly Beer Week, Asheville Beer Week, and San Francisco Beer Week. We researched the events breweries were throwing and realized that for us, Beer Week is about pulling out all the stops- doing something that will leave people talking. With that in mind, we decided to knock LABW 2013 out of the park. We hope you’ve enjoyed the events of this year’s LA Beer Week mightily(there have been a bunch of excellent ones!) but we cross our fingers that The Rarest of the Rare will be the highlight!

Over the last three weeks  we have worked tirelessly to make sure that tomorrow will run smoothly, as smoothly as a speeding bullet train tanked up on bourbon barrel-aged beers can run. So here’s your quick guide to imbibing, thriving, and surviving The Rarest of the Rare 2013 at Smog City Brewery.

1. First and foremost, we will take intoxication very seriously. Please have a way to get home safely, eat lots of food (we have a food vendor!) before, during, and after the event and most importantly…pace yourself

2. Do not park in the Doggy Daycare parking spaces. You will be asked to move you car and you will lose your place in line. We have our half of the parking lot in the front of the building, the parking lot directly behind our building, plus all of the parking lots to the WEST of us should be open and okay to park in, additionally street parking on Del Amo blvd(across the street) and Gramercy Pl are abundant.

3. Grab a taster menu and a pencil when you arrive. Mark your order before reaching the counter. 4 tasters per person or 2 full pours per person per order. Of course you are welcome to get back in line and go for more…this will ensure we don’t run out of taster glassware and keeps the line moving.

4. We will have two bars pouring unique beers. At the bottom of this blog will be the list of which beers will be at which bar. Plan accordingly! Hopefully this will help with lines as well.

5. Pace yourself!

6. Growler fills- We will have a growler fill station at the main bar. No taster or full pours will be filled here.  We do not have growlers for sale so please bring your Smog City growler with you. Beers available for fills at the bottom.

7. New Tshirt design, original Smog City tshirts and New hoodies are available for sale!

8. Food Vendor, SerenDoggity will be serving up delicious gourmet hotdogs. EAT!

9. Pace Yourself!

10. Wanna hashtag on social media? Use #smogcitybeer and @smogcitybeer for twitter and instagram. @smogcitybrewing for facebook. Share the love and tell everyone!

10. Most importantly, have an amazing day enjoying our Smog City beers! And remember what LA Beer Week is all about…drink local and support the craft!

Rarest of the Rare



Main Bar

The Tempest (Sour Red Rye)

Farmhouse Funk (Brett aged Saison)

Bourbon Imperial Porter

Bourbon Collaborative Evil (collaboration with Julian Schrago of Beachwood Brewery)

Bourbon Red

Bourbon O.E.

Hive Five!

Kumquat Saison (Forager Series)

Weird Beer (5-grain Saison w/spices)

L.A. Saison

Hoptonic IPA

Amarilla Gorilla IPA

Groundwork Coffee Porter

Sabre-Toothed Squirrel

Little Bo Pils

Second Bar

1st  tapped: Cask 2009 Olde English Barelywine

2nd tapped: Cask 2011 Collaborative Evil on Vanilla Beans)

Quercus Circus (Sour barrel-aged Belgian Blonde)

Grape Ape IPA (IPA made with 500 lbs of Muscat grapes)

Growler Fills

L.A. Saison

Amarilla Gorilla IPA

Hoptonic IPA

Groundwork Coffee Porter

Sabre-Toothed Squirrel

Little Bo Pils