Rancho Cucamonga Beer Company Making A Name With New Belgian-Style Lager

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The Inland Empire’s newest local beer isn’t local at all. In fact, there’s no local brewery, but the company is based in Rancho Cucamonga.

Charlie’s Premium Lager is a smooth golden lager brewed in Belgium with distinct qualities of a Belgian beer, but made specifically to appeal to United States tastes.

“We are at the beginning of a great journey with Charlie’s,” says Marlies Christopoulos, president and CEO of The Charlie’s Beer Company USA. “My vision is to have Charlie’s available to enjoy for anyone, everywhere in the U.S. and to become one of the most popular and well known beer brands in the U.S.”

Christopoulos says the beer is made with a brewing heritage dating back centuries, but has less of the obvious “banana” or fruity esters taste often associated with Belgian-style b
eers. It’s also light and easy drinking at 5 percent ABV without the bitter aftertaste found in many popular craft beers.

Sold in four-packs of 16.9-ounce cans, Charlie’s Lager is now available at all California Total Wines and More stores, along with both Bev Mo stores in Upland and Craft Beer Cellar in Torrance.

November Beer and Wine Events

 

ieshineon-inland-empire-november-beer-and-wine-events-guide-673With November comes the start of the holiday season, beginning with our nation’s observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and the long Thanksgiving weekend on Nov. 24-27. Annual releases of big beers, along with a host of other events, fill our November calendar. Cheers!

We’ve got your November guide at IEShineOn.com. And always remember to drink responsibly and designate a driver.

 

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 IEShineOn.com 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 IEShineOn.com 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 IEShineOn.com 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 IEShineOn.com.