Pouring for the Masses

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Pouring for the masses in Southern California is Congregation Ale House. As a restaurant and brewery they have three locations in Long Beach, Azusa and Pasadena. While they do serve beers other than their own in the restaurant, Congregation also serves up five of their own brews! They have Vera Cru, a Belgian golden ale, and  Hop Communion, an American Red for some variety.They also have Dark of the Covenant, an American strong ale, and Consummatum, an Imperial IPA. One of congregation emailsthe beers they’ll be serving at Taste of Brews Long Beach is called Praise On! It’s their Belgian-style Saison that they describe as having a subtle hop aroma with a refreshing, effervescent dry finish. We don’t know about you, but that sounds great to us!

We can wait for you to be added to Congregation’s list of craft beer believers! See you August 20th!

Proud to Be An American? So are they!

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Great news for all you craft beer loving brewery hoppers! Orange County is getting a new brewery and it’s coming soon! Construction for All-American Ale works in underway in Anaheim! The owners of this new local brewery are proud to serve their country both all american alelocally and abroad. They bleed red, white and blue…and sometimes beer. They take in pride in the freedom that they have to be able to brew beer and have others share in the experience with them. When All-American Ale Works opens, they plan to specialize in American Style Ales of course! What a great way to solute your country!

Lucky for us, American Style Ale Works is brewing up some stuff early so you can all try it at the end of the month! They’ll be joining the lineup this year at Taste of Brews Long Beach and we’re happy to have them. So come out, grab a brew and show your patriotism with All-American Ale Works!

In a State of Happiness

At State Brewing Co. it’s not about what state you’re from, it’s about the state you’re in and they want to make sure you’re in a state of happiness. They were founded in Gardena, California in 2015, and although they are new, the recipes for their brews taste like they’ve been perfected over time. Their focus is on making high quality ales and lagers however they do throw in some variety with an IPA, special releases and seasonal beers. Taste of Brews Long Beach welcomes State Brewing Co. on August 20th. It’s almost here so make sure to get your tickets soon! We’re excited for you to taste their stuff! It’s awesome!

Unplugged with Acoustic Ales

logo2 b&wAcoustic Ales is located just North of downtown San Diego in what was the original building of Mission Brewery. After being shut down by prohibition and having to relocate, Mission Brewery is now elsewhere and Acoustic Ales now proudly brews at this historic location. Acoustic Ales brews ones of a kind beers for locations all over California, Oregon and Arizona. They take great pride in everything they brew from their Belgian Style beers to their different Bourbon series beers, they take them time to make sure each brew is perfection.

acoustic ales 1We are excited to announce that Acoustic Ales will be bringing their San Diego style to Long Beach as they join us for Taste of Brews! We can’t wait to see what they bring because we know it will be great! Come out and try Acoustic Ales fresh tasting beer on August 20th!

Featured Brewery: Saint Archer

Saint Archer’s goal is to brew beers that are “flavorful, approachable and appeal to the wide range of palettes among today’s beer drinkers”. They have obtained this goal with their three staple beers: Blonde/Kolsch-Style Ale, Pale Ale and IPA’s.

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Their production facility is located in San Diego’s brewery scene. They offer tastings that are designed for an up-close experience to the brewing process while you enjoy a beer or two.

Pizza Port is returning to TOBLB

pizza port2.jpgPizza Port was a huge hit at Taste of Brews Inland Empire back in May and will be returning to Taste of Brews Long Beach on August 20th. They will be pouring their Grandview Golden Ale and Swamis IPA. Grandview Golden Ale is and easy to drink ale that has Pilsner like flavors due to the balance between hops and malts. Swamis IPA has a bitter bite to it that craft beer lovers will go crazy for.

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Get your tickets for Taste of Brews Long Beach now!

New to the TOB’s crew: House Beer

house beer 2We are thrilled to announce that House Beer will be joining Taste of Brews Long Beach on August 20th for the first time! Their beers are an “original premium lager expertly brewed for quality you can taste”. They are made with noble hops and crystal malts that are brewed to perfection for their consumers to enjoy time and time again.

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House Beer offers 12 and 16 ounce canned beer as well as 12 ounce bottled beer. Unlike most craft brewing companies that brew a variety of beers, House Beer makes it simple by only brewing one American Lager that everyone can enjoy.

Make sure to grab your tickets here.

Mission Brewery

missionMission Brewery original opened in 1913 but unfortunately went out of business during Prohibition but re-established itself in 2007. They are located in Downtown San Diego where they brew, bottle, can and keg all of their beer. They also offer on-site tastings and an hour-long tour of the brewery that covers the grain to glass journey of their beer.

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Mission has over 40 National and International awards and is known for being one of the best breweries in San Diego. They have an assortment of core beers as well as seasonal brews. Be sure to stop by and check out what they have at Taste of Brews Long Beach at the end of August!

Featured Brewery: Innovation Brew Works

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Innovation Brew Works is a café and brewery located on Cal Poly Pomona’s campus. They offer a variety of beers that are made with local barley and orange grown on the university campus. Innovation Brew Works also serves double duty as a hands-on brewery laboratory for students. Students are exposed to all aspects of brewing such as propagation of custom yeast strains, the nitrogen and carbonation process and even how to develop unique hop and malt strains.



Be sure to stop by Innovation to check out what delicious brews they will be pouring on August 20th. Be sure to get your tickets here!

Stay Coastal with Coronado Brewing Co.


Coronado Brewing Co. recently celebrated 20 years of brewing their nautical themed craft beers. Their humble beginnings as a beach town brewpub on Coronado Island, California have grown, as now they are distributing to 22 states and 6 countries, as well as releasing their new can lineup of brew. Yet they still remain to be an independent, family-owned brewery and brewpub in San Diego.

Coronado brews has an assortment of seasonal, limited release, collaborations as well as a year round selection of beers. They will be pouring Punk’In Drublic, Stingray IPA and Seacoast Pilsner at this year’s Taste of Brews. Punk’in Drublic is an imperial pumpkin ale that tastes like warm pumpkin bread with hints of brown sugar and vanilla. Their Stingray IPA will transport you to an island get-a-way with its flavors and aromas of tropical fruits and citrus with accents of nectarine and peach. Lastly, the Seacoast Pilsner is a Czech-style pilsner that pairs perfectly with the coastal beauty that only California can provide. Be sure to check them out at TOBLB on August 20th.