News dropped yesterday from The L.A. County Brewers Guild

Here are the details straight from the Guild…

“Members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild came together for the first time in nearly two years for the 2021 Unity collaboration brew hosted by Common Space Brewery. Unity, the annual Guild brew originally created by LABG co-founders Eagle Rock Brewery, is traditionally brewed in the spring to commemorate our annual LA Beer Week. Due to the pandemic however, the last time Unity was brewed was back in May 2019. While hosting LA Beer Week this summer wasn’t in the cards, the Guild wanted to finally come together so that we could begin to rebuild the strong sense of community and camaraderie that make our L.A. beer scene so great.

Host brewery Common Space Brewery will be releasing 16-ounce four packs of Unity on Thursday, October 7 at their Hawthorne tasting room. This 6% abv Hoppy Pilsner marks the first lager iteration of Unity and will be available in cans and on draft at select retail locations. Check out the list below for LABG members and local craft beer retailers who will have Unity available.

But wait! There’s more! To celebrate the release of this brew, we will also be hosting the LABG Unity Oktoberfest at Common Space on Saturday, October 30, 2021. We’ve missed sharing beers with our community and while we still weren’t ready to go all out this summer with our usual events, we hope that you can join us for this intimate outdoor tasting event featuring 30 independent craft breweries, entertainment, and local food vendors.”

Two on the ‘Ridge

Normally, I would be posting more of these anniversary notices each month but the pace is starting to pick up. Yes, I know I keep saying that. Trying to make wishes come true.

All prelude to say that Surfridge is turning two an will have a special tap room only beer. Remember those?

King Postponed

Thanks to the stupid unvaccinated we are still not out of the woods, so it is no surprise that this happened…

But fear not because of these two bits of news from King Harbor Brewing

“First, while the anniversary party may be postponed, our special anniversary beers are not. We’re so stoked to share the brews we’ve been cooking up behind the scenes with some of our friends/collaborators. Keep an eye out for those special releases in the weeks to come!

And secondly, we’ll be offering some “Almost Anniversary” packages that’ll include KHBC merch and a 4-pack of exclusive beers. More details to come, but don’t sleep on these packages cos they’re sure to go quick!”

Zwanze Day 2021

Two things for you to do…

  1. Mark September 25th down in your calendar
  2. Find the nearest official Zwanze Day brewery/bar

Check HERE for locations. And if nothing else, make the 25th your reminder to pop open a bottle of Cantillon.

California Craft Brewers Cup 2021

Medals were handed out on Friday to California breweries across a range of beer styles at the 2021 California Craft Brewers Cup. Below is the rundown of who won from the Los Angeles are, starting with…


International Lager – Ten Mile Swarthy Czechsman

International Pilsner – Lawless Brewing NoHo BoHo

European Dark Beer – Trademark Brewing Lost Summer

British Mild – MacLeod Ales The Luckypenny

Gose – Boomtown Baby Come Back Raspberry

American Fruit Beer – Lawless Brewing Birns & Sour

Historical Beer – Ten Mile Hidden Hollow Kentucky Common

Belgian Sour – Smog City Friendly Conversation Flanders Red

American Wild Ale – Project Barley Limelight


Munich-Style Helles – Hop Secret Close Talker Lager

Herb / Spice Beer – Angel CityTo Live and Thai in LA

Historical Beer -Lucky Luke Conquer the World Pre-Prohibition Lager

British Strong Ale – Beachwood Full Malted Jacket

Sweet Stout – Lucky Luke First We Feast

Imperial Stout – Bravery Brewing The Shroud

Belgian Strong – Absolution Brewing Rector 2020 Bottle Conditioned

Lambic – Beachwood We Are Who We Pretend To Be Gueuze

Wine Barrel-Aged – Bravery Brewing Pinot Noir The Shroud

Spirit Barrel-Aged – Pocock 5th Anniversary


International Pilsner – Eureka Brewing Pils of Creation

Czech Lager – Lawless Brewing Blacklight

Amber Hybrid – Brewyard Beer Co. Jewel City Common

Kolsch – Alosta Brewing Helmet

American Fruit Beer – Surfridge Brewing Mr. Pink

Coffee Beer – Ambitious Ales Central Perk

Blonde – King Harbor Old Pal

American IPA – Paperback Brewing Tucked in by Strangers

Strong American Ale – Project Barley Good Boy

Witbier – Hop Secret 8381 Wit

Lambic – Beachwood Coolship Balaton Cherry

818 is 6

Continuing with numerical fun. 8/21/21 at 2pm is the start of 818 Brewing‘s 6th Anniversary party. This year held in the parking lot. More details on the social media.

Side note – the Glendale Trader Joe’s has been carrying 818 beers so you can check out there line.