Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

One of our local breweries will be joining us for Taste of Brews Long Beach! Rock Bottom is a staple in the city, and we’re excited to have them join us for the event. Even though this restaurant can be found throughout the U.S., each location has its own brewmaster to put their unique spin on the beers that are offered. Rock Bottom has a large range of beers that will satisfy anyone, from a lighter, golden Kolsch to a specialty dark porter. Brad Comstock is the brewmaster for Rock Bottom Long Beach. You can visit their restaurant after the event, located on the corner of Pine Avenue and Ocean Boulevard. Looking for a good happy hour? Theirs is Monday-Friday from 3 pm-6 pm, with late night specials on Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to close.

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Show your friends what this local brewery will bring to Taste of Brews by getting your tickets now at! Looking for another cool event to attend in Long Beach? The first 100 people to purchase Taste of Brews tickets using the code LAUGH will get 10% off 4-hour tickets, plus a complimentary voucher for two to the Laugh Factory in Long Beach!


Brew Rebellion

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Andy, master brewer, and Brad, brewery manager, started off home brewing together for several years before they decided that they wanted to make their own craft brewing business. They knew Ed for some time, and decided that a partnership with him could lead to a successful venture; soon enough, Brew Rebellion was born! Brew Rebellion is known for having incredibly unique beers with recognizable names, such as Grandpa Brian’s Famous Apple Pie, the Chris Martin S’More Porter, and the John Paul Jones Peanut Butter Stout. The tap list at their location in Yucaipa features a rotating menu of about six beers; if you see one you like, get it now, because it might not be there when you come back! The Brew Rebellion team purposely brews in small batches, around 30-50 gallons at a time, so that they can offer their customers as large a variety of flavors as possible.

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Want to see what Brew Rebellion will come up with for Taste of Brews in Long Beach? Get your tickets now at! This event is expected to sell out, so don’t miss it! 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Long Beach Marine Institute.

Washington Gold Cider

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“The world’s best cider, made from the world’s best apples.” This is how Washington Gold Cider introduces itself to new fans, and they don’t disappoint! The cider company is farm fresh and family-owned. They offer three delicious drinks: the Traditional Carbonated Apple Cider, the Carbonated Cherry Cider, and the Heritage Apple Cider. In addition, you’ll want to visit their website at if you want to experiment with new recipes for a Mellow Martini, Black & Gold, or a Hot Spiced Cider. Be sure to visit them at this year’s 5th annual Taste of Brews event in Long Beach on August 22! Tickets are selling fast, so buy yours now at

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Ballast Point Brewing

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In 1992, Jack White started Home Brew Mart. Home Brew Mart was meant to be a place where home brewers could come and purchase all the items necessary to make their own beer. Jacks goal was to eventually start his own brewery, and lucky his dream came true. In 1996 Home Brew Mart’s opened a backroom brewery behind the shop, called Ballast Point.Featured image

Ballast Point was based on the philosophy of “always doing what you love, and making what you love to drink.” The crew decided to name the beers after something they loved- fishing. Today, many of the beers are named after fish or fishing terms.

Ballast Point currently has four locations in San Diego, each with their very own tasting room.
Stop on by their store to taste their awesome beer, and make sure to try them while you are at our Taste of Brews Long Beach craft beer festival.

Fireman’s Brew – The Original USA

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We are excited to announce that Fireman’s Brew is going to be participating in the 5th anniversary Taste of Brews Long Beach event on August 22nd!

In December 2000, Rob and Ed were sitting on a steep hillside of an extinguishing brushfire above the 3994cbe8b7acfa8c_IMG_0275.previewGlendale Mountains. They were staring into the midnight sky, dreaming of the cool smooth taste of a fresh beer to quench their scorched dry mouths. From this point, these two Los Angeles based firemen set out to brew the best in the world. The result was Fireman’s Brew, the perfect choice to “Extinguish Your Thirst” & “Ignite the Party”!

Their thirst for beer and coffee after that exhausting day launched them into developing a hero’s brand of products that every American could relate to. With every product sold, Fireman’s Brew donates a portion of its profits to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. So whether your beverage of choice is beer, coffee, or root beer, sit back and relax with the smooth taste of a fresh Fireman’s Brew!


Don’t miss your change to extinguish YOUR thirst & ignite YOUR party at the 5th anniversary of Taste of Brews Long Beach! Click HERE to purchase tickets and use LB10 for 10% off online only!

“Extinguish Your Thirst” & “Ignite the Party”!

El Segundo Brewing Company

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El Segundo Brewing Company began when founder Rob Croxall had had enough of his corporate job in aerospace finance and decided to dive headfirst into the world of craft beer. As Rob says, “My worst day here still beats my best day there.” We’re glad he made the move! ESBC focuses on hoppy beers; their brews “have firm bitterness, but tend to be more restrained than other West Coast IPAs.” They recently came out with Hammerland, which won Gold at the 2015 Hayward Bistro Double IPA Festival. Other beers available for tasting in their taproom include the Blue House Pale Ale, Blue House Citra Pale, White Dog IPA, and Hyperion’s Stout, just to name a few. The Blue House logo on their bottles represents small-town America and the ideals of hard work and perseverance. ESBC focuses on quality (even if it means more time and money), putting family first, and having fun. If you’re not having a good time, what’s the point?

Have a good time at this year’s Taste of Brews event in Long Beach! El Segundo Brewing Company will be showcasing their fantastic beers, along with dozens of other breweries. To get tickets, visit

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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San Diego’s first microbrewery, Karl Strauss Brewing Company came into existence in 1989 and has been crafting delicious beers ever since. Entrepreneurs Chris Cramer and Matt Rattner were inspired by a brewpub in Australia, and luckily Chris’ cousin was none other than Karl Strauss, a renowned master brewer. Together, they created an establishment that has set the standard for San Diego’s booming craft beer industry. Try the Tower 10 IPA, which is named after the location in Mission Beach where these men first drew up plans for their brewery. Then of course there’s their Red Trolley Ale, which has won 18 medals to date. The Pintail Pale Ale and the Karl Strauss Amber are two other beers that are made year-round, but they also have seasonal offerings, along with their Coastal Reserve and Imperial Collection series. Mosaic Session Ale is one of their newest offerings, and it is now available year round! In addition to their tasting room and beer garden in San Diego, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has restaurants throughout Southern California.

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Lucky for all of us, they’ll be coming to our 5th annual Taste of Brews event in Long Beach! Check out what they’ll be bringing to the event by getting your tickets now at Don’t miss out!

Barley Forge Brewing Co.

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Barley Forge is Costa Mesa’s first production brewery, and their tasting room is open 7 days a week for your enjoyment! They are located just a short distance away from the South Coast Plaza and the South Bristol Entertainment and Cultural Arts district. This establishment is 10,000 square feet and includes a tasting room and kitchen, as well as bottling, aging, and production-brewing facilities. Check out their website to look at the awesome events they have going on; in the past, they’ve had a Homebrewing 101 class with Greg Nylen, the president of Barley Forge. They have a wide variety of beers on tap. Pay special attention to their beer labels; designed by co-founder Dave Stolte, they’re inspired by the Mexican card game Loteria. Here’s just a few examples:


Barley Forge will be one of the amazing breweries to join us at our 5th annual Taste of Brews event in Long Beach. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the Long Beach Marine Institute. Be sure to buy your tickets now at!

Black Market Brewing Company

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Check out one of the coolest breweries to join us this year for our Taste of Brews event in Long Beach on August 22nd! Black Market Brewing Company started in Temecula as a small warehouse operation, but have now expanded distribution throughout Southern California, Arizona, and Washington. Visit their location in Temecula to try one of their 12 beers on tap, which range from the Aftermath pale ale to the Goliath Belgian dark strong to the Deception coconut lime blonde.

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Want to see what else they have to offer? Buy tickets to the Taste of Brews Long Beach event at In the mean time, take a look at and see if you can find out their secret discounts and deals. Happy drinking!

Belmont Brewing Company


Belmont Brewing Company opened in Long Beach, CA in 1990 at the Belmont Pier, and has been serving delicious beers to customers ever since! They are Southern California’s oldest brewpub, and offer everything from a Marathon light blonde ale to a Long Beach Crude stout. They also serve blends of their beers; the Penny Fogger is a mix of the Crude and their Top Sail amber ale. BBC is a fantastic place to enjoy the best of California, from the phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean to their extensive dining menu.

Their brewery operates at near capacity and produces over 1,000 barrels each year. Blackwell has been their head brewer since 1999. He spent several years as a home brewer before moving to Albuquerque and then Long Beach. They’ll be joining us this year for the 5th annual Taste of Brews event in Long Beach on August 22nd. Purchase tickets now before prices go up at