On May 9, Los Angeles gets its first festival devoted to California's craft beer culture. Call it the next wave in the craft beer revolution brewing here in Southern California.
A dozen of the state’s best brewers will showcase 26 handcrafted beers while L.A. chefs sling FREE pub grub (gourmet bar nuts and artisan cheese pairings from Hot Knives and vegan snacks by Pure Luck). Attendees can try beer treats like ale cupcakes and stout ice cream from the gelato geniuses at Scoops. And a slew of local bands will share the stage with renowned brewers giving tips, and cheese experts lecturing on how to pair beers with food. The $30 entrance fee covers beer, food, brewery roundtables and live music. Tickets are available online and at the door, but space is limited. Proceeds benefit one of my favorite organizations 826LA, the nonprofit tutor program and children’s writing workshop founded by author Dave Eggers and the McSweeney's fam. Craft Beer Fest LA is a new annual tradition brought to you by LA CABAL.
Sorry kiddies, must be 21 or older to attend.
At the Echoplex
1154, Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, 90026