October 10, 2011 | 2:30pm
LA Beer Week begins today, and this year, it's two whole weeks of craft beer mayhem. Beer crawls! Beer dinners! Beer workshops! The lineup is extensive with things to do for drinkers of every budget and neighborhood.
Here's a sampling of the beer events happening in Orange County and Long Beach. Check out LA Beer Week
for the details and full schedule.
Mon., Oct. 10
Meet The Mort Subite Brewmaster, Garden Grove
Meet Bruno Reinders, head brewer for Belgian lambic brewer Mort Subite. Taste beers that aren't available in the United States. 7-9 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 11
Breakfast for Dinner at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach
A six-course dinner with breakfast dishes such as mini eggs benedict and smoked corned beef hash paired with Beachwood and Eagle Rock brews. 6-9 p.m. $45
Thurs., Oct. 13
3rd Annual Uptown Whittier Pub Crawl
Ten different uptown Whittier establishments celebrate beer culture by hosting a unique beer and cuisine pairing at each stop! Walk from place to place at your own leisure and stay at each as long as you like! 5-11 p.m.
Night of 1000 IBUs at Factory Gastrobar, Long Beach
The Factory Gastrobar will turn over all of its taps to some of the hoppiest brews known to man. Rare and new IPAs will abound including Drake's Aroma Coma IPA, High Water Retribution Imperial IPA, Knee Deep Hoptologist Double IPA and Cismontane Double Rainbow. 5 p.m.-midnight. $20 for a commemorative 1-liter drinking boot and six 7-oz. samples.
Mon., Oct. 17
Lost Coast Brewery Pint Night at Taco Asylum, Costa Mesa
Taco Asylum teams up with Lost Coast Brewery in a special Pint Night. You get to take the glass home with your purchase of a pint. 6 p.m.
Tues. Oct. 18
Special Pairing Menu With Lost Coast Brewery at Chapter One: The Modern Local, Santa Ana
Chapter One celebrates LA Beer Week with a tasty special Prix Fixe menu paired with beers from Lost Coast Brewery. This will be a three course meal with special beers expertly paired with every dish. 6 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 19
Lost Coast Brewery Pint Night at Luggatti's Italian Grill, Huntington Beach
Luggatti's Italian Grill is partnering up with Lost Coast Brewery for a Pint Night in celebration of LA Beer Week. This is a very special series of events celebrating beer evolution as well as beer culture. In fact The Lost Coast Glass with brewery logo is yours to take home with your purchase of a pint. 6 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 20
Lost Coast Brewery Tap Takeover at Slater's 50/50, Huntington Beach
Slater's 50/50 will be pouring Lost Coast Brewery favorites and a few rare beers. 6 p.m.
Rare Beer Weekend at Factory Gastrobar, Long Beach
Four days of extreme brews and constantly rotating taps. Sours, barrel-aged brews, imperial everything and tongue-melting hops! Early entrants are Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard, New Belgium Clutch Dark Sour, and New Belgium Belgo IPA. $20 for a commemorative 1-liter drinking boot and six 7-oz. samples.