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Brews News: International Stout Day 2012

A weekly look at the craft beer scene and beer events in the South Bay of Los Angeles.

Thursday marked International Stout Day 2012, and with the cold and rainy weather, it was the perfect day to enjoy a stout.

Locally, there are a multitude of stouts on tap that can be enjoyed to celebrate the occasion including:

  • Batch 100 Stout at Strand Brewing Co.
  • Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout at Select Beer Store
  • Hyperion's Stout from El Segundo Brewing Co.

Here is a look at what else is happening on the craft beer scene in the Beach Cities and South Bay as reported by each establishment:

Beer Bars & Restaurants

Select Beer Store | Redondo Beach

On Sunday starting at noon, Select Beer will feature the rare and always sought-after Firestone Anniversary Ale on tap during a "Beer & Pie" event.

This year's limited release is the Firestone XVI, described by the Select Beer gurus as "a dark, rich, roasty barrel aged beer."

To complement the beers on tap, Select Beer will also be selling fresh made sweet and savory pies from I Heart Pies.

Also on tap will be Firestone's Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout, Union Jack IPA and Double Barrel Ale (a gold medal winner at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival).

Current Tap List (As of Nov. 6):

  • Paulaner Pilsner
  • Figueroa Mountain Wrangler Wheat
  • Firestone Pale 31 Pale Ale
  • Ommegang Sythe and Sickle (Biere de Garde)
  • 1809 Berliner Weiss
  • Taps Irish Red
  • Highwater Hop Riot IPA
  • Pizza Port Fresh Prince (Belgian Pale)
  • Weihenstephaner Oktoberfest
  • Sierra Nevada Tumbler (Brown Ale)
  • Bornem Dubbel
  • Mad River Steelhead Extra Stout

Breweries

Strand Brewing Co. | Torrance

Pint Night | Congregation Ale House | Long Beach
Wednesday, Nov. 21

Rich from Strand will be on hand as the Congregation Ale House features Strand beers including Beach House Amber, 24th Street Pale Ale, Black IPA and a new release East India Pale Ale.

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Current Tap Room Beers (As of Nov. 8):

  • Beach House Amber
    24th Street Pale Ale
    Atticus IPA
    Black IPA
    Batch 100 Stout
    Ito-Weisse Berliner Weisse

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4-9 p.m.
Friday: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: Noon-8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon-6 p.m.

El Segundo Brewing | El Segundo 

El Segundo Brewing will continue its Tacos and Thursday Night Football event this evening.

Tap room hours for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: 2-9 p.m.
Sunda: 2-7 p.m.

Monkish Brewing Co. | Torrance

Tap room hours this week for beer tasting and growler fills are:

Thursday: 4-9 p.m.
Friday: 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: 3-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-6 p.m.

Other Beer Events

4th Annual Savor the Flavor

Saturday, Nov. 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Four Points Sheraton LAX

Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach will host its fourth-annual "Savor the Flavor: A Beer and Spirits Experience" at the Four Points Sheraton off Century Boulevard near LAX.

Breweries attending the event include: The Brewery at Abigaile, Angle City Brewing, The Bruery, El Segundo Brewing, Fireman's Brew, Hangar 24, Heretic Brewing, Monkish Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing Company and Strand Brewing Company.

Tickets are $35 and include unlimited beer tasting, spirit tasting, appetizers, two raffle tickets and a take home mug. All proceeds directly benefit the charities of Soroptimist International of Manhattan Beach.

For an additional $5, shuttle busses are available from Mira Costa High School's administrative parking lot and leave every hour starting at 6:00 p.m.

For more information visit the event's official website.

Editor's Note: If you own a beer bar, brewery, beer store or beer-centric restaurant in the South Bay of Los Angeles and would like to include your establishment's updates in this column, please send editor John Schreiber an email at John.Schreiber@Patch.com. This column relies on the updates from local business owners to keept it running—please contribute!

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