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Sunday, November 9, 2014

THE COCKTAIL HOUR: The Festival - San Pedro, California


Another Sunday, another beer festival. Actually THE Festival...so awesome that it needs no other moniker.


Today, it's in an old warehouse in San Pedro at the mouth of the Los Angeles Harbor. The building has been repurposed as crafter's supermarket and The Festival will be occupying the space at the other end.  A new brewery, Brouwerij West, is turning the building next door into their new headquarters and is helping sponsor this event.



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Over 90 breweries from around the world are here today pouring samples.  Each 2 ounce sample is a buck, or you can buy 25 for $20.  Beers, ciders, mead, and more are representing the U.K., Canada, Spain, Japan, France, Germany, New Zealand, Belgium, and all across the U.S.A, to mention just a few.




Getting our wristbands and digging into the crowd, Letty starts off with the French and English ciders while I start with a tarty lemoncello IPA from a UK brewer.

French ales in the Belgian style are next, as are actual Belgian ales.




An outstanding porter tickles our taste buds from 8 Wired Brewery in New Zealand as does the offerings from Hair of the Dog in Oregon, which turns out to be Letty's favorite of the day.


If you reading this on November 9th, you still have time if you're in L.A. to drive down to San Pedro and take in the festival for yourself. It's a lot of fun and you can walk across the street to 22nd Street Landing for a dinner to let your beer buzz fade away over the waterfront.




For more information, visit the promoters of The Festival, The Shelton Brothers, at this link: www.sheltonbrothers.com/festival


A special thanks to Brian Garrido for his assistance with this report.

Cheers!


Darryl


Photos by Letty Musick - Copyrght 2014

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