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Teams Announced For The Fourth Annual Beer Float Challenge

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Joshua Lurie of Food GPS has been a busy man as of late. He recently co-produced the Fried Chicken Fest, and now comes word that he'll be hosting the Fourth Annual Beer Float Challenge as part of L.A Beer week, which takes place from September 20-30. The beer float biz will go down on Saturday, September 29 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Chefs will be paired with local brewery and tasked with making a unique beer float that highlights the quality of the craft brews while being creative with ice cream. There are some serious pastry aces on this year's roster, including Food & Wine Magazine's Best Pastry Chef nominee Josh Graves (Rays & Stark Bar) and croissant queen Hourie Sahakian of Short Cake. They'll have to compete with the likes of Top Cheffer Chris Crary and the winner of last year's challenge, Andre Guerrero of the Oinkster, as well as one of our favorite creameries in Los Angeles, Sweet Rose. It will be tough to top the Oinkster/Eagle Rock Brewery's collabo from last year -- a bourbon chocolate ice cream float with pig candy and the brewery's Solidarity ale, but we are looking forward to see what the all star line-up comes up with.

Teams are as follows:

Eagle Rock Brewery + Andre Guerrero & Jan Purdy (The Oinkster / Maximiliano)

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Strand Brewing + Christian Page (Short Order) & Hourie Sahakian (Short Cake)

El Segundo Brewing Co. + Shiho Yoshikawa (Sweet Rose Creamery)

Golden Road Brewing + Josh Graves & Paul Sanguinetti (Ray’s and Stark Bar / C+M)

Beachwood BBQ and Brewing + Tony DiSalvo & Chris Crary (Whist)

Tickets are $35 per person, and include five floats and a savory treat from Golden Road Brewing. $45 VIP tickets entitle attendees to all of the above, plus early admission at 1 pm, a special Golden Road beer, and a glass to keep. Proceeds benefit the Pablove Foundation.