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LA Beer Week to host beer festival in Long Beach with 75 breweries. Yes, 75 breweries.

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Long Beach will be drinking and drinking quite well, per our usual day-to-day operations for our well-libated residents thanks to the Los Angeles Independent Beer Fest.

Following the announcement of the Halfway to Halloween beer festival at Rancho Los Cerritos as well as LA Wine Fest near the Queen Mary and the Mai Tai Festival coming to Rainbow Lagoon, the Los Angeles County extension of the Brewers’ Guild have announced that the Los Angeles Independent Beer Fest—an extension of the group’s week long, annual celebration that is L.A. Beer Week—will take place at Shoreline Aquatic Park this year.

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Courtesy of The Los Angeles County Brewers’ Guild.

Taking over the green space on June 10 from 1PM to 5PM (unless you invest in a VIP ticket, which will let you in at noon to score more beers with less lines), each of the breweries will have two beers—and that means 150 different beers to be tasted throughout the festival.

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The 2022 Los Angeles Independent Beer Festival in DTLA. Courtesy of The Los Angeles County Brewers’ Guild.

Historically speaking, the event has typically been hosted at the Los Angeles Center Studios area where the 110 borders DTLA and Westlake near 6th Street meets Beaudry—and given that, when the California Craft Beer Summit was hosted in Long Beach in 2018 due to construction issues at its home in Sacramento, it’s rather cool to see a larger entity recognize Long Beach a place worthy to host such a large event.

Now go get your hops on.

For the early bird general admission tickets (priced at $55), go to Eventbrite before May 9. VIP tickets can be had for $75, and designated drivers only pay $20. VIP tickets secure early entry at noon and the festival runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. After May 9, the GA is $60 and VIP is $75.

Brian Addison
Brian Addison
Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 25 nominations and three additional wins. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards.

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