Beer is not just for throwing ping pong balls into a red cup, it can be quite sophisticated. Just ask Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier) Thomas Kelley, who’s launching a class about beer. The three part course ($50) begins on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM and is held at El Segundo Brewing Company in El Segundo, CA. Each session is about 1.5 hours long, allowing the student to familiarize themselves with the history, the brewing process, evaluation of beer, serving and pairing with food, and beer styles. The point of the class is not only to prepare students for the Certified Beer Server exam (first level of the program), but to break down the stigma of Budweiser commercials. “The best way for craft beer advocates to overcome the mass marketing campaign of the last century is very simple and can be summed up in one word. Educate,” Kelley says.
On Saturday February 4 on 12 PM at the El Segundo Brewing Co. in El Segundo, CA, owner and brewer Rob Croxall and the team are throwing a party to celebrate the release of Blue House Citra Pale, brewed with Citra hops. The beer described by Sales Director, Thomas Kelley as “super citrusy, ridiculously hoppy Citra Pale in your face for a little while.” Growler refills of Citra Pale is $15, they are also offering a new growler fill and a t-shirt for $28. 140 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245.
On Wednesday, February 1 at 6 PM at the Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood (set to close for a short term due to Music Box Theater’s eviction) is hosting Golden Road Brewing‘s “El Hefe Anejo & Peligroso” night featuring a flight of tequila from Peligroso and Golden Road Brewing’s un-barrelled Hefeweizen, and the barrel aged Hefeweizen Anejo, part of the head brewer Jon Carpenter‘s “Carpenter’s Cellar” series. Other beers from Golden Road will be available include: Point the Way IPA, Hefeweizen, Either Side of the Hill, Get Up Offa that Brown and more. 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. 323-464-0808.