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LA Beer Week: Celebrate Beer Culture in LA

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By Greg Thompson/Special to LAist

LA Beer Week started October 15th and promises a veritable cornucopia of local beer bars, brewpubs, breweries, beer, cuisine, tasting, events and demos in both LA and Orange County. Celebrate local beer culture at one of many events being held at the great beer establishments of the Southland. LA Beer Week is encouraging individual pubs and breweries to promote their own events through October 24th.

Two anchor events provided by La Beer Week are Oktoberfest, which took place at Verdugo Bar Saturday night for the opening weekend and the Signature LA Beer Week festival at Descanso Gardens Oct. 24th for the closing weekend.

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The events are too numerous to mention. Check out Beer Week's website for a full listing. We have chosen a few highlights for you because of their cool venues, brews featured, and seasonal themes. Call it Freaktoberfest or Spooktoberfest and we’re there.

Monday October 19 @ 7pm, start your La Beer Week festivities at the Blue Palms Brew House Hollywood Blvd with owner Brian Lenzo This is not your Papa or Opa’s (Google it) Oktoberfest, but the World's Smallest Coney Island Freaktoberfest tm Boutique Beer Festival. Brought to you by some of the country’s best and freakiest craft breweries. Entertain your brain with an all star freak show by the Venice Beach Freakshow. Plus a raffle more likely to be beer related than freak related. $10.00 cover