Guide To The 2016 LA Beer Festival

April 7, 2016 1:45 AM

(credit: LA Fall Beer Fest)

(credit: LA Fall Beer Fest)


Presented by Drink|Eat|Play, The 2016 LA Beer Festival is the eighth installment of the popular festival, which will feature over 85 breweries and 200 beers, food trucks, DJs, live music, a dueling piano bar, and much more. The LA Fall Beer Festival offers brew fans a one day event to celebrate their love and passion of beer this fall. Head to Los Angeles Center Studios for a fun afternoon of beer, music and much more.
 
LA Center Studios
1201 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-3000
www.drinkeatplay.com
Dates: Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 8pm

 


 
 (credit: Drink Eat Play)

(credit: Drink Eat Play)


Tickets

Tickets to the LA Beer Festival can be purchased in a variety of different packages. Guests will be able to purchase one of two ticket options either for the early or late afternoon sessions. For general admission of $40, guests can enjoy over 200 beer samplings. And for $80, the limited Connoisseur’s Ticket offers attendees exclusive air conditioned bathrooms, festival t-shirt, and an indoor/outdoor event deck overlooking the event featuring limited beers/one-offs not available to general admission. Tickets can be purchased here.
 


 
 (credit: Drink Eat Play)

(credit: Drink Eat Play)


Featured Breweries

When you’re headed to a beer festival, you know they are going to offer a lot of beer! The LA Beer Festival is no exception! Featured over 85 breweries, some new additions to the lineup include Poseidon out of Santa Barbara, Etna Brewing, Banshee Brewing, plus some new local additions like Boomtown, State Beer, Brewyard, Pacific Plate and Indie Brew Co. Other breweries include Venice Duck Brewery, 10 Barrel, Alpine Beer Company, Bootlegger’s, Stella Artois, The LAB brewing co., Golden Road Brewing, Mission Brewery, Shipyard, Ace Premium Hard Cider, Honest Abe,
 


 
(credit: LA Fall Beer Fest)

(credit: LA Fall Beer Fest)


Live Entertainment & Great Food

This year’s festival will not only feature terrific beer from over 85 breweries, but also delicious food trucks, DJs, live music, a dueling piano bar, and much more.
 


 
 
 
 
 
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(credit: Fontana Police Department)


For A Good Cause!

All proceeds from this year’s Festival will benefit Noah’s B-ark, Inc whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets. Proceeds from the event will towards funding food, shelter, and veterinary bills for rescued pets.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
(credit: LA fall beer fest)

(credit: LA fall beer fest)


Getting Here

Located downtown, Los Angeles Center Studios is easy to navigate to. Consider taking advantage of public transportation or uber, or bring along a designated driver to get you home safely. The Red Line, Purple Line, Blue Line, and Expo Line subway all converge at the 7th Street Metro Center Station, just an 11 minute walk from Center Studios.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Dining Options
 
(credit:Maggie C./Yelp)

(credit:Maggie C./Yelp)


Flix Cafe
1201 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 534-2337
www.lacenterstudios.com/Amenities/FlixCafe

Located on the Center Studios property, Flix Cafe is a good option for breakfast or a pre-festival lunch (they are closed for dinner). With a commitment to environmental consciousness, the restaurant serves up fresh ingredients in their breakfast sandwiches, soups, pastas, salads, and seasonal main courses.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
(credit: Pacific Dining Car)

(credit: Pacific Dining Car)


Pacific Dining Car
1310 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 483-6000
www.pacificdiningcar.com

The second location of LA’s 1921 classic railroad themed restaurant, Pacific Dining Car serves up select aged prime beef, aged on site, that offers the perfect complement to your brew tasting afternoon. Located just blocks from Los Angeles Center Studios, dinner here is just a quick walk from the event.
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
(credit: Chaya)

(credit: Chaya)


Chaya Downtown
525 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 236-9577
www.thechaya.com

For a fun splurge, walk or take a cab to Chaya’s Downtown Location, located just on the other side of the freeway on Flower Street. The restaurant is celebrating their 5th anniversary and throughout the month of October, guests can enjoy a special menu, including beef carpaccio, sake steamed branzino, and tableside tartare.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi

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