The ‘Yard is 8

Brewyard Beer Co. has reached their 8th Anniversary under the overpass in Glendale.  These guys throw a good party too.  So in addition to new beer and new collaborations there will be music and food and you might find a seat next to the Brewyard truck to sip your beer.

Give Them a Hand

Hand-Brewed Beer Co. have reached that magical age of 8 and they have teamed with the LA County Brewers Guild to add oomph (in the form of more breweries) to the party.  

The event will be on Sunday, October 16 in Chatsworth alongside a selection of local food trucks, and a local artist bazaar! Tickets include a commemorative glass and unlimited tastings.

Magic in an Hour

Santa Monica Brew Works has added an eight notch to their belt and have a special IPA ready for fans of the West-Side brewery.

“MA8IC HOUR West Coast-Style IPA (7.0% ABV). Brewed with Cashmere and Strata hops. Bursting with flavors of citrus, peach, and tangerine – punctuated with a pleasantly dank finish.”

Review – Level 8 Unlocked by Pacific Plate

Reaching year 8 is great. Pacific Plate Brewing has notched that level now and have released a big Saison in honor of it. Let’s review it here….

Very barrel.  Oodles of wood notes.  Idaho 7 and Cashmere hops? Sure.  The barrel crushes them.  Some Saison spice notes escapes the rum barrel vortex.  But when I think anniversary beer, I want something big.  This is big.  It is only 8.5% but it stops you in its tracks.


Usually anniversary beers are either A) and IPA or B) something Barrel-aged. Nothing wrong with either choice but I like it when summer anniversary beers acknowledge the SoCal heat and serve up a Pils. And that is what Claremont Craft Ales has done. So pre-order and take an AC drive out to Claremont when this beer is ready.

Sunset 8

Can you believe it? Sunset Beer Company is close to their Eighth Anniversary! On Saturday, October 19th, they will unveil a very special tap list. Snacks and Masa Pizza will be available when night rolls in. Raise a glass to a classy independent beer shop.

August Anniversaries

Each month in L.A. brings a bevy of anniversary parties. Here are (3) more for you for August…

Enegren Brewing 8th Anniversary in Moorpark on Saturday, August 3rd 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Chapman Crafted 3rd Anniversary in Orange on Saturday, August 10th 12:00 pm

818 Brewing 4th Anniversary in Canoga Park on Sunday, August 18th 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Loco in El Segundo

El Segundo is getting crazy to celebrate their 8th with a weekend packed with activity and pizza and all the hops you can handle.

Here are the details….
Friday 5/17– Day One Ochos Locos DIPA Release including a National Pizza Party Day celebration at ESBC The Slice and Pint

Saturday 5/18 – 8th Anniversary Party in the taproom, with close up magician Jeremy Griffith and food by Bartz BBQ!

Sunday 5/19 – Nurse your two-day hangover with us and a Michelada party in the taproom

Fig(ure) 8

Not a week goes by without an anniversary around Los Angeles, and here’s a November party to plan on, at Figueroa Mountain in Buellton.

What caught my eye, more than the invite to dress in 1920’s style is the 8th Anniversary beer, a “small-batch, barrel-aged release developed to be reminiscent of an Old Fashioned cocktail with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, orange, and cherry.”

8th Anniversary Ale will be available to-go in 22oz., wax-topped bottles, in limited supply for $15.99 at the event. You can also purchase the 7th Anniversary Ale beer which have been pulled from a secret supply for a double win.


Tony’s Darts Away turns 8 this month and as per custom will be tapping beers all weekend long.

This year the special Darts Away anniversary beer has been brewed by sibling and Belgian Brewpub, Bluebird Brasserie. One example of what will be on tap is all three “Russian River Brewing Co. Wild Ales including Concentration 2015 Vintage, Supplication 2017 Vintage, and Temptation 2017 Vintage.”

It all starts at midnight on Friday May 18th and goes until Sunday, the 20th.