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Naja's crowd; Credit: Martin Svab

Naja's Fourth Annual IPA Festival

Once a year, Naja's Place -- situated on the waterfront of King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach for 30-plus years -- dedicates more than half of its 88 taps to a hophead's dream lineup of India Pale Ales. From Thursday, May 3, when it opens at 2 p.m., to Thursday,......
Bartenders are happy at Tony's Darts Away; Credit: Bernie Wire

Tony's Darts Away: 2nd Anniversary Party

All Craft. All Draught. All California. That's the motto at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank. With 40 taps of the Golden State's very finest beer, TDA is a beer bar you should know if you are a beer fan. Even though the place is celebrating its second anniversary this Saturday,......
Hops and Beer at Strand Brewing Tap Room; Credit: Bernie Wire

Strand Brewing Tap Room: Grand Opening

White Sand Double IPA Cometh: The official grand opening party for the Strand Brewing Tap Room happens this weekend, Saturday, April 14, and Sunday, April 15. Drinking hours are Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. This will be the world debut of White Sand, an......
Pouring beers at City Tavern; Credit: Bernie Wire

City Tavern's First Anniversary – April 3, 2012

Let's just skip over today and head straight for the night of Tuesday, April 3. City Tavern, which we called one of L.A.'s Top 5 new beer bars for 2011, is turning one already. How time flies. For the anniversary celebration, general manager and beer dude Matt Meiers is moving......
Brian Lenzo is back in business.; Credit: Bernie Wire

The Return of Blue Palms Brewhouse + A Reopening Bash

This is no April's Fool joke. Blue Palms Brewhouse is back. It was only two months, but for its fanatic local supporters, it seemed like two years. But you can stop holding your breath: Goldenvoice signed a lease for the Music Box Theatre next door, which enabled Blue Palms to......
Catelyn Willig pours a beer; Credit: Bernie Wire

The Bottle Room's 3rd Anniversary

Been to Whittier lately? Been to Whittier ever? Well, this is your chance if you are a beer fan. For the third anniversary of the comfy, brick-walled Bottle Room, owners Brandon Ibrahim and Patrick Best, a couple of L.A. City firemen, and their chef/co-owner Tony Alcazar, will offer a beer......
Strand Black IPA; Credit: Bernie Wire

Strand Brewing Tap Room Opens

Breaking beer news. Though it will have an official "grand opening party" in late March, which, of course, we will let you know about, we're letting you know now that you can already visit the newly minted Strand Brewing Tap Room. Drinking hours are Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday......
Russian River Pliny the Elder; Credit: Bernie Wire

ColLAboration "Winterfest" Beer Garden at the Belasco Theater

The fearsome foursome of Clay Harding (38 Degrees), Brian Lenzo (Blue Palms), Ryan 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......
Tap handles at Barbara's; Credit: Jessica Sandoval

Barbara's at the Brewery 13th-Anniversary Party

At a time when the average L.A. beer bar seems to be about 13 weeks old, Barbara's at the Brewery turns 13 years old. So general manager Erik Huig, aka son of Barbara, is unleashing the best beer list you will find anywhere in Los Angeles tomorrow night, Saturday, Feb......