January Beer and Wine Events

It’s a new year with plenty of great places to visit for wine tasting, beer festivals, tap takeovers and more. Check out some of the activities taking place around the Inland Empire on my monthly listing of beer and wine events on IEShineOn.com.

December Beer and Wine Events

ieshineon-inland-empire-december-beer-and-wine-events-guide-673The holidays bring plenty of opportunities to sample adult beverages. We’ve got your guide to the Inland Empire’s beer and wine events during December at IEShineOn.com. We’ll cover New Year’s Eve in an upcoming post. Cheers!

 

Inland Empire Breweries Win Major Accolades at Great American Beer Festival

gabf-medalsWe’re a little late with this post here, but it did appear on IEShineOn.com last month. Nevertheless, this is worth including on the Sips, Suds and Spirits blog.

Four different craft brewers from the greater Inland Empire etched their names among the best in the United States by winning medals earlier this month in Denver at the Great American Beer Festival, the most prestigious and important competition in the U.S.

gabf-logo-2016The 30th edition of the competition awarded a total of 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the nation. Two local breweries came away with gold medals.

Weins Brewing Co./Weins Family Cellars from Temecula captured a gold medal in the Belgian-Style Fruit Beer category for its Apricot Wheat beer.

TAPS Fish House and Brewery in Corona won gold in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category for its Silent Warrior.

589-nocluebrewRancho Cucamonga’s No Clue Brew won a bronze medal in the Honey Beer category for hits Belgian Honey Blonde Ale, and Packinghouse Brewing Co. from Riverside won bronze in the Irish-Style Red Ale category for Riley’s Irish Red.

More than 1,750 breweries from all 50 states and the District of Columbia submitted a total of 7,227 entries covering 96 beer categories and 161 different beer styles. GABF entries increased by 9 percent over last year and easily surpassed all previous participation records.

The complete list of medal-winning beers is posted at the GABF website.

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.

 

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

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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 IEShineOn.com on both the Summer Send Off Beer Festival and Inland Empire Beer Week for participating breweries and the week’s activities. Cheers!

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Beer and Wine Events for September

1994-ieso-inland-empire-september-beer-wine-guide-623Summer’s just about over, but there is no shortage of events where you can quench your thirst and sample great craft beers and fine wines. Check out IEShineOn.com for my guide to some of this month’s special events in the Inland Empire.

Beer and Wine Events Guide for August

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What else would you do during the dog days of August than find a good event to sample wines, beers or spirits? Okay, there’s probably a lot, but this is the only place to find a comprehensive guide to alcoholic beverage tasting events in the Inland Empire. Check out my Inland Empire Beer and Wine Guide for August at IEShineOn. And check back periodically for updates. If you know of an event I’ve missed, please let me know and we’ll be sure to add it. Better yet, let me know well in advance so it doesn’t get overlooked in the first place. Thanks!

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