Sweeney (Surly Goat and Verdugo) and Tony Yanow (Golden Road Brewing, Mohawk Bend and Tony's Darts Away), who brought us the ColLAboration pop-up beer gardens this past summer, are presenting "Winterfest" at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 26, from noon to 5 p.m.
The event will feature countless kegs of liquid gems such as the Bruery's Chocosaurus Rye, Ballast Point's Sour Wench and Victory at Sea and a little beer called Pliny the Younger that has been creating lines of beer fans numbering in the hundreds at beer bars from L.A. to the O.C. Younger will be served at noon until it runs out -- and you know it will run out. But fear not: Once PtY blows, the usual outstanding lineup of breweries whose beer will be represented includes Anchor, Avery, Beachwood, Bootleggers, the aforementioned Bruery and Ballast Point, Cismontane, Dogfish Head, Eagle Rock, Eel River, Firestone Walker, Golden Road, Lost Abbey, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Russian River, Sierra Nevada, Smog City, Stone and TAPS.
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You can order a limited-edition collector's stein glass that serves as your admission ticket online here; also available are several package deals on the "beer coins" with which you will purchase beer. You can also purchase a taster glass and tokens for tasters if you want to maximize the number of beers you try. Glasses are also available at any of the beer bars listed below. Finally, you can show up at the door, but beware if the beer event of the month sells out before you get there.
Note: If you have a collector glass from a previous ColLAb event, you can use that.