Inland Empire Sports Bars


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Sports bars are everywhere. There’s no better time of year to do your sports viewing outside your own home, with football all day Saturday and Sunday (not to mention Thursday, Friday and Monday nights), and exciting post-season baseball pretty much every night of the week through most of October. Check out the guide to Inland Empire sports bars to find one near you.

Beer and Wine Events For October

ieshineon-inland-empire-october-beer-and-wine-events-guide-623Oktoberfest celebrations dominate the adult beverage event calendar this month, but there are plenty of other options for tasting wines and sampling brews and spirits. Take a look at our October calendar at to plan your next outing. But be sure to plan ahead and designate a driver or call Uber. Cheers!


Election Season

I have a few outlets where I’m able to express myself, and while this space has been reserved for my comments about the adult beverage industry, this shameless post is a video about my campaign for Upland City Council. Hope you enjoy, and please be sure to visit my campaign website for more information. Yes, donations are needed and appreciated. Thanks, and sorry for the change of topics…

Tailgating Tips


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With football season in full swing and the Rams back in Los Angeles, it’s time to get out to some games. And part of the football game-going experience is tailgating. Check out my story at for some tips to keep in mind when you head out to the Rose Bowl or Coliseum. Cheers!


Your Guide to Local Oktoberfests


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Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, is now officially underway, which means Southern California will soon be filled with assorted Bavarian-style beer events from now through the end of October. While the official German event concludes on Oct. 2, many of our Inland Empire versions haven’t even begun. Let’s take a look at our local lineup at


“Summer Send Off” Kicks Off Inaugural Inland Empire Beer Week


The Inland Empire will celebrate its first official “Beer Week” on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a series of special events around the region that will spotlight the area’s rapidly growing world of craft beer.

The Inland Empire Brewers Guild, a cooperative effort among craft breweries throughout San Bernardino and Riverside counties, will get the week off to a big start with the inaugural Summer Send Off Beer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Riverside Municipal Airport.

Breweries from the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California will combine forces to celebrate the region’s blooming craft beer culture with an event to officially close the summer season. More than 20 Inland Empire breweries, plus many out-of-town breweries, will pour some of their finest brews. The event will also feature food trucks, live entertainment and much more.

Activities are planned throughout the week. Check out my full articles at on both the Summer Send Off Beer Festival and Inland Empire Beer Week for participating breweries and the week’s activities. Cheers!


Cocktails of the Month for September

ieshineon-september-cocktail-of-the-month-623While the weather outside still says summer, the calendar shows we’re on the cusp of fall and the transition to some cooler temperatures ahead. And with the change of seasons comes a shift in the types of cocktails that are most appealing. Specifically, that means a transition from light refreshing drinks, to those that feature dark distilled liquor. There’s no better place to start than with a couple of classic whiskey cocktails – the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned – along with a few other variations. I’ve got my take on a couple of my favorites at These are heavy on the alcohol, so, as always, please be careful and drink responsibly.12072825_1085262341491843_5867455890284977700_n