Plate 9

My lucky number is 9 and this year it is Pacific Plate Brewery’s lucky number too as they celebrate their 9th Anniversary in Monrovia.  And they have a special beer ready, Black Obsidian – “A bourbon barrel coffee stout that hits all the right notes. The beer was aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels creating a final product that is rich in vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon.”

Brewjeria Turns Three

Brewjeria Company is going to take a few days to celebrate their 3 year anniversary.

They will have a bevy of dark beer releases, included but not limited to: Separate Reality Imperial Russian Stout, Pump Up the Yams Robust Porter, Barrel Aged Bexehen Imperial Stout, Silent Knowledge Barleywine.


Upshift Brewing in El Segundo has had a new brewer in Steven Torres at the helm and will turn 3 on November 5th. And you celebrate a 3rd anniversary with a THREE-ESTA!

You can grab the usual new beer, new cans and new merch. There might even be VIP tickets left so you can get that and extra swag before the crowds.

4th for the Merchants

You might want to be in North Hollywood on Saturday October 22nd.  That is the date for the Hop Merchants 4th Anniversary Extravaganza! 

The Bottle (can) Shop will have a special tap list, which will include a collaboration beer with their closest brewery, Lawless Brewing.

Wet Hoptoberfest

Sage Vegan is L.A.’s connection to fresh / wet hops and this year they are having a hoppy event.

Here is the the info: “Wet Hop beers are made only once a year right around harvest time. It’s when you pluck the hops right off the bine and brew with them 24 hours later. It’s as fresh as you can get for beer and lends a grassy, bright flavor to the beers. This year we decided to celebrate all 8 amazing breweries around town that made wet hop beers with hops from our 18 acre regenerative organic farm in Fillmore, CA. Many of the breweries came out with staff and helped harvest the very ingredient they used the next day. In an age of everyone being so disconnected from their food and beverage this was truly a special experience for all of us involved.”

The event will at the Old Town Pasadena courtyard at One Colorado and $25 will get you a mini taster mug and unlimited pours of the beers.”

Long Beach Lagers

Long Beach Beer Lab is celebrating both their 5th Year Anniversary and ultimate Oktober Lager Festival that will conclude on October 23rd but before then are some festive beers to try.


– Oktoberfest Marzen

– West Coast Lager with Casa Agria


– Oktoberfriends Festbier Vol. 1 The Long Beach Beer Lab version

– Oktoberfriends Festbier Vol. 2 The HopSaint version

– Crispy Pair of Levi’s Rice and Beans Pils with Untitled Art