Los Angeles Beer Festival to peruse the extensive selection of wares from cideries such as the Honest Abe Cider House & Meadery, Stoked Cider Co. and Julian Hard Cider. Along with many local brews, there will be an International Row featuring China's Tsingtao and breweries from such distant lands as Myanmar and Europe. Brews from less distant lands in San Diego also will be on tap. The festival's food truck lineup boasts more than a dozen, including the Grilled Cheese Truck and Humble Crust. Live music is courtesy the ironically named Thirsty Heroes, the Howl at the Moon dueling piano bar and others. Early admission gets you in an hour early, while a VIP pass will net you air-conditioned bathrooms (yes, you read that correctly) and access to the deck. Proceeds from the event help Noah's B-ark, which finds permanent homes for dogs in shelters.
One way to welcome autumn is by partaking in Oktoberfest. Another way is by heading over to the 10th annual