Drink 51 different Belgian beers during Lucky Baldwins’ ’13th Annual Belgian Beer Festival’

February 11 - February 26

All three Lucky Baldwins locations (Sierra Madre, Old Pasadena, and East Pasadena) will participate in the “13th Annual Belgian Beer Festival.” An event featuring all imported Belgian beers, boasting a selection that “has impressed even Belgian tourists.” All 51 taps go live on Saturday, February 11 until Sunday, February 26. Belgian food, commemorative beer glass and festival t-shirt are all available for purchase. LB Old Pasadena: 17 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. 626-795-0652. LB East Pasadena: 1770 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106. 626-844-0447. LB Sierra Madre: 21 Kersting Ct., Sierra Madre 91024. 626-355-1140.

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Brewers Association reveals 2012 Beer Style Guidelines

Knowledge is power

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So your friend leans over a cold beer and says, “It’s got subtle yet harmonious fruit flavor, not hoppy in character, slightly hazy in appearance, and has an acidic taste to it,” this is most likely because they’ve been reading the 2012 Beer Style Guidelines, recently released by the Brewers Association. This guide, which is updated annually, describes 140 styles of beer and uses comments and suggestions from Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup judges, as well as other beer industry members, to make pertinent revisions to the guidelines. Read More

Chef Brandon Boudet, serving up a Mardi Gras inspired menu at Dominick’s

February 18 - February 21

Chef Brandon Boudet, a New Orleans native, is cooking up a Cajun-inspired menu to celebrate Mardi Gras from Saturday, February 18 through Tuesday, February 21. The menu will be available at both Brandon’s restaurants, Dominick’s in West Hollywood and Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, featuring Muffaletta Sandwich, Crayfish Pie, Mini King Cakes, and more (in addition to the regular menu). Dominick’s: 8715 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 310-652-2335. Little Dom’s: 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027. 323-661-0055. Read More

Get your taste buds in shape at Harvest Inn in Napa

'Food and Wine Bootcamp'

A “trust fall” can help you learn to work more efficiently with your teammates, but just in case your insurance doesn’t cover those types of accidents, Harvest Inn, located in Napa Valley, is introducing its Food and Wine Bootcamp. This four-hour event presents a different spin on company meetings by offering an interactive cooking class designed to focus on team-building and creative thinking. Read More

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Brewer’s Ball in D.C.: microbrews, food, and live music

Nationals Park in the Stars and Stripes Club

The Eighth Annual Brewer’s Ball is returning to Nationals Park in the Stars and Stripes Club on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 7 PM to midnight. For $115 per person, guests will get to sample a variety of handcrafted microbrews from 30 of the region’s microbreweries and restaurants.

Live entertainment will be provided by The Congress. Domestic and international trips, gift certificates to local events, sporting events, and restaurants, as well as various memorabilia will be offered as prizes during a silent auction – net proceeds directly benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 1500 South Capitol St., Washington, D.C. 20003. 301-657-8444. Read More

Travel

Ten best American cities for dating

Cities include NYC, SF and Miami

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Yahoo! Travel recently released its list of the top ten cities when it comes to being single and dating – cities were considered based on the outdoor environment, fun dating possibilities, and overall number of singles. It seems relevant that a good dating-scene is just one of the many reasons to travel, and while Yahoo!’s list focuses on this, they also highlight other reasons to travel to these metropolitan areas. See what cities make the list. Read More