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14 Events to Check Out During Upcoming L.A. Beer Week

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Beer lovers, your time has come! As we anticipated, L.A. Beer Week is back from October 10-23 with 14 days of beer-focused events to enjoy.With multiple events each day, there's a ton to choose from. Events range from epic beer pairing dinners to brewery tours to meet-the-brewer pour events. They're happening all over the city, and span a wide price range.

Here are our picks for an event each day (yep, that's 14 events!):

Monday October 10th
Official L.A. Beer Week Kick-Off Celebration
LA Beer Week kicks off with the Stone Total Tap Takeover for the 3rd straight year at Naja's Place. Expect 40+ Stone Beers, including vintage and special releases. Session A: 3pm til 7pm; Session B: 8pm til 12am. 200 tickets per session available.

Tuesday October 11th
Musical Beer Crawl in Echo Park/Silver Lake
A night of craft beers and live music along Echo Park's Sunset Blvd. Some of LA’s finest beer and music establishments will have discounts, deals and surprises just for crawlers with the FREE print-at-home Musical Beer Crawl Passport. [info]

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Wednesday October 12th
Tony's Darts Away & Cismontane: All Hopped Up!
Cismontane will be dazzling Tony's Darts Away customers with a coffee infused beer flight. TDA will also be showcasing how beer and coffee pair by brewing some special coffee blends from Cismontane's private roasters. 6-9 p.m.

Thursday October 13th
Boneyard Bistro and The Bruery Beer Dinner in Sherman Oaks: 12 courses, paired with thirteen rare Bruery Beers
The pairing is designed to showcase the beer, with the food providing a supporting role. This not only allows the beer to be shown in the best light possible, but hopefully exposes characters in the beer which are subtle or not present when the beer is consumed on its own. $115 per person, seats are limited. 7 p.m. [Tickets]

Friday October 14th
Lost Abbey Brewery Night at Lucky Devils, Hollywood
They'll be tapping some great Lost Abbey special kegs as well as food pairing specials, giveaways, tasting discussions with their rep, Mr. Bill, Lucky and more. 6.00 p.m. - Closing

Saturday October 15th
The L.A. Beer Float Showdown
This year, five top chefs are collaborating with five top California breweries to develop imaginative beer floats. Every attendee is a judge, voting on “flavor,” “originality” and “presentation,” and the winning team not only gets glory, they also walk away with $500. [on LAist]

Sunday October 16th
Golden Road Brewing Campus Tour
Come be the first to tour the campus, meet Brewmaster Jon Carpenter, and taste some beers. 2-7 pm

Monday October 17th
Public School 612: NIGHT SCHOOL BELGIAN BEER 101
Resident Professor Trevor Mortensen returns to educate on brewing and techniques that go back to the Middle Ages. Trappist, Abbey, Lambic and Saison are just a few of the types of beer students will learn about, as well as enjoy a taste exploration of six Belgian and Belgian-style beers that PS612 has to offer. Snacks will accompany this much requested class. Class size is limited. Reservations are required. 7:30pm; Tuition: $25 per Student

Tuesday October 18th
Lucky Baldwins 'Exclusive' Pub Crawl
This hop-on/hop-off bus pub tour will take you to all 3 Lucky Baldwins' Pubs. You will be chauffered to each Lucky Baldwin's Pub, where you'll be able to stop and have a drink, then jump back onto the bus which will depart to the next location. Start at one location, & end up where ever you want! Buses will be circling all 3 locations, all night. $45. 6:30p-12a. Reservations required: Tickets can be purchased at any Lucky Baldwin’s location, by cash or credit card, or by email:

Wednesday October 19th
Telegraph Brewing Company Pairing at The Curious Palate in Santa Monica
Five beers, some of limited availability, paired with five courses including dessert, al fresco on the third floor dining deck of Santa Monica Place. 7 p.m. $65/per person. Reservations required.

Thursday October 20th
Oysters & Beer @BLD
BLD Restaurant will be hosting an oyster and beer night the evening of October 20, 2011, beginning at 5pm. We will be shucking Morro Bay oysters and pouring a fresh Oyster Stout! The beer is being brewed by Mark Jilg at Craftsman Brewing Company exclusively for this event. In addition to the fresh oysters, Chef de Cuisine Diana Stavaridis will be serving House Smoked Barbequed Oysters.

Friday October 21st
Stone Ultimate Cask Night @The Daily Pint in Santa Monica
Special pours from Stone! [info]

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Saturday October 22nd
Octobeer @Mezze
Celebrate Octobeer with Mezze as they debut their new craft beer program with a special beer pairing tasting menu. Chef Micah Wexler has paired an array of craft beers from hard-to-find breweries such as The Bruery with inventive Eastern Mediterranean dishes to make the perfect pair this month. The delicious yet affordable four course tasting menu pleasures the palate for $50 (minimum 2 people).

Sunday October 23rd
The 3rd Annual LA Beer Week Festival
The Festival will feature over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, pouring a wide array of their beers, including some rare beers, and a special few available only for LA Beer Week. Tickets are $45, and include unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer. Purchase admission via "Tickets" page on LA Beer Week website. 12:00 PM to 4PM, at Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles.

For more information about each of the events, as well as a listing of all the other events taking place each day, check out the "Events" section of the L.A. Beer Week site, where events are viewable via calendar listing.

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