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.


Eagle Rock Brewery is one of the standard bearers of the L.A. beer scene and they are now turning 8 and celebrating in hazy style!

Here are the initial plans for that day….
“And you’re invited to the party! Since we’re considered “so old-school” now in the exploding beer community in LA, we’re gonna celebrate with an old-school luau from 12p-6p on Sunday January 28, 2018. We’ll be serving up a whole roasted pig, offering a bunch of super-special beers on draft, AND releasing our 8-year anniversary beer! Juice Pop (hazy double IPA) will be released on draft and available in 4-packs of 16oz cans that day.”

The Ocho for Strand

Strand will be celebrating 8 years of Torrance brewed beers on November 18th.

If you haven’t been to there now, not as new, digs, well you are in for a treat because it is a lovely space. Might I suggest a 24th Street Pale be the first beer to toast with.

Crazy 8’s

Instead of one big blowout bash that winds through the Blue Palms and Fonda Theater, this year on 8 8 16, (Hey, that adds up!) the storied Hollywood craft beer haven will “be tapping 8 specialty kegs every day for 8 days.”
Follow their website and social media to see which mystery keg appears and plan accordingly.