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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi Names Smog City Brewing Small Business of the Year

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild is proud to announce that our very own Smog City Brewing has been named Small Business of the Year by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi for California’s 66th Assembly District. This is a fantastic honor to receive from our local legislators as it shows that small, independent craft breweries such as … Read more

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L.A. Beer Week 2018 Kickoff Fest FAQ

24 hours until our 10th Annual L.A. Beer Week Kickoff Festival at the Los Angeles Center Studios! We hope you’ll be joining us as we raise a glass to celebrate independent beer with 90 of our craft brewery friends! The event will feature over 250 unique brews for you to sample and it’ll be a … Read more

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State of LA Beer 2018

Originally published in the June 2018 edition of Beer Paper. How do you quantify a decade? For some, a decade can be the blink of an eye; the time between jobs, building families, graduating, falling in love, out of love, and figuring it all out. In LA beer years, a decade is the lifespan of … Read more

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Unity Brew Collaboration Merges East with West

The annual release of Unity, a collaborative brew by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild, marks the start of the L.A. Beer Week season and will return on June 6, 2018 with a special double-can release from this year’s host brewery Los Angeles Ale Works. This year’s iteration of the community-driven beer merges both the … Read more

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L.A. Beer Week Celebrates 10 Years on June 16

We are less than one month away until L.A. Beer Week returns to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. Where has all the time gone? In 10 years, craft beer has grown from just a few beer-loving establishments in L.A. to now hundreds of craft-friendly bars and restaurants and over 75 small and independently-owned craft breweries. We … Read more

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L.A. Brewers Nab 28 Medals at San Diego International Beer Competition

High off of a great showing at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, 14 members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild pulled in a total of 28 medals at the 2018 San Diego International Beer Competition; a seven medal increase from 2017. This year’s accolades also included the 2018 Champion Brewery prize being awarded … Read more

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L.A. Brewers Take Home 43 Honors at L.A. International Beer Competition

The 2018 competition season starts off with an impressive showing by members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild at this year’s Los Angeles International Beer Competition held at the Los Angeles County Fair. The annual competition which draws both local and international brewery contestants yielded a total of 43 honors for LABG brewers spread … Read more

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L.A. County Brewers Guild Contributes $96M Into Local Economy

The Los Angeles County Brewers Guild partnered with a team from the UCLA Applied Research Department to commission an economic impact analysis report detailing the contributions of local, small, and independent craft breweries within our region. The study was conducted from October 2017 and concluded with a presentation in March 2018. This hyper-localized report is … Read more

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L.A. Brewers Partners with BeerAdvocate for Extreme Beer Fest LA

Los Angeles, September 28—BeerAdvocate is proud to name the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild as the non-profit partner for its first Extreme Beer Fest® in Los Angeles on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. Regularly mentioned as one of the country’s best beer events, the one-day, two-session, fest will be held at the California Market Center and will feature some of the … Read more