These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sennett Studios in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, where the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild held their second annual L.A. Beer and Food Festival.
The event featured 50 LA Brewers Guild member breweries and brewpubs, pouring at least 100 different beers; as well as a half dozen local eateries providing samples of their specialties.
One thing that going to events like this does, is emphasize how fast the brewing community around us is growing. When I first started visiting craft breweries, it was easy to keep current with growth; I even covered grand openings in Pacoima, San Fernando and Lancaster. These days there are probably more breweries in the brewers guild that I have not visited, than have. For the record, I have visited more than half of the breweries that were there Saturday.
Some of the participating breweries included Absolution Brewing Company, Alosta Brewing, Angel City, Arrow Lodge Brewing, Arts District Brewing, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Beachwood Blendery, Boomtown Brewery, Brewery at Simmzy’s Burbank, Brewyard Beer Company, Brouwerij West, Cellador Ales, Claremont Craft Ales, Concrete Jungle Brewing Project, Eagle Rock Brewery, El Segundo Brewing, Five Threads Brewing, Frogtown Brewery, Homage Brewing, HopSaint Brewing Company, Indie Brewing Company, Iron Triangle, Karl Strauss, Kinetic Brewing, Ladyface Ale Companie, Los Angeles Ale Works, Lucky Luke Brewing, MacLeod Ale Brewing, Mumford Brewing, Mt. Lowe Brewing, Ohana Brewing, Old Stump Brewing,
Pacific Plate Brewing, Pocock Brewing, San Fernando Brewing, Sanctum Brewing, Santa Monica Brew Works, Scholb Premium Ales, Smog City Brewing, State Brewing, Strand Brewing, The Brewery at Abigaile, Three Weavers Brewing, Twisted Oak Tavern, Verdugo West Brewing, Wolf Creek Brewery, Yorkshire Square Brewery, and Zymurgy Brew Works.
In addition to the food brought by brewpubs like Simmzy’s, Wolf Creek and Twisted Oak, additional foods were brought in by food partners Churro Garage, Fat Dragon, Friends & Family, Porridge + Puffs, Vagabond Cheese, and 3941 Tamales.
There was a DJ whose name I neglected to get, as well as plenty of water and places to sit down if desired. All in all, it was another fine event put on by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild; and speaking of fine events, the 10th annual LA Beer Week is coming up quickly so keep your eyes on the lookout for tickets to the kickoff event. Cheers!
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