San Francisco Beer Week organizers plan to reach over 400 events

SFBW is February 10 - 19, 2012

Get your livers ready, San Francisco! Beer week is back for its fourth year. San Francisco Beer Week 2012 will run from February 10 – 19 and the organizers are expecting bigger and better events. SFBW Communication Manager, Brian Stechschulte says, “Since events are just starting to roll onto our schedule it’s hard to be specific outside of our annual festivities, such as the Opening Celebration, but all indications point to an even bigger roster of events, which could reach 400.”

The beer week is put together by Northern California craft beer industry members and the San Francisco Brewers Guild which consists of eight local breweries: 21st Amendment, Anchor Brewing, Beach Chalet, Gordon Biersch, Magnolia, Social, Speakeasy, and ThirstyBear. Brian tells us that they are also seeing more interests from breweries outside of the Bay Area like Paso Robles, CA based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. The official website will reveal additional details on December 12. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Brian adds.

Expand your beer palate at LAB Brewing Co.’s ‘Sunday is Funday: LAB Beer Tasting’

Presented by LAB Brewing Co., Taste Terminal and Jace Milstead

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Like beer? Then come to our event at LAB Brewing Co. in Agoura Hills, CA We’ve teamed up to bring the “Sunday is Funday: LAB Beer Tasting” event on December 18, 2011. Our two experts, brewmaster Roger “Dr. Hops” Bott and host and Certified Cicerone, Jace Milstead, have each picked out a flight of four beers. Pick their brains as they discuss the finer points of Dr. Hops’ own brews and Jace’s picks from all over the craft beer world. $20 gets you two flights (eight 5 oz. tasters), an extended discussion about each beer from our experts, tour of the brewing facilities, discounted food, 20% off growlers, and a perfect Sunday buzz. Beer noobs, get ready to be educated. Beer nerds, see if you know as much as you think you do. Read More

Food

Motif: cafe and high end retail store

Eat and shop through a "treasure chest" of a store

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Beverly Hills welcomes Motif, a unique shopping destination and lifestyle store conveniently attached to Cafe Motif, where you can have a mid day snack or a healthy and affordable meal and shop through an eclectic selection of goods. As co-owner Sasha Shokrian tells us, “we chose the name Motif because we didn’t want to stick to any certain pattern, the pattern is there is no pattern.” Motif provides a wide variety of art, furniture, and haut couture as well as affordable items in their retail store. Read More

Food

Sitting down with restaurateur Will Karges of The Six

The Six's second location in Studio City now open

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Jake King (pictured left) and Will Karges (right), two guys that are no strangers to the restaurant industry. The newly opened, “Prohibition-era inspired” restaurant The Six in Studio City, CA, might be called “Six” but it’s far from a number representing the undertakings of co-owner Will Karge. The Six is Will’s 16th endeavor and the second of its kind, the first Six opened in West L.A. in 2010. It’s also the fifth collaborating project for the two. Read More

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Hollywood. Universal Studios Hollywood will be featuring the Harry Potter themed attraction with the same level of detail and awesomeness as its Florida counterpart. The immersive world will have Hogwarts Castle as the centerpiece of the attraction. The Florida attraction is also has expansion plans. The date for both has yet to be set.

Photography provided by Universal Parks & Resorts

Strong Ale Holiday Fest at Library Alehouse

50+ beers ready for rotation

Library Alehouse in Santa Monica is hosting their 2nd annual “Strong Ale Holiday Fest” from December 19 – 31, 2011. Colder weather means stronger beers, and they’ve been saving a lot for this occasion. Special events happening on certain dates. See the beer list and calender. Read More