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Where To Go During L.A. Beer Week

The heaviest days of L.A. Beer Week are still before us, with a few nights that truly stand out for their pairing of excellent ale with the food of some favorite restaurants. Tonight, for example, three of Downtown’s best known beer and booze slingers will collaborate as Bottle Rock, Seven Grand, and Wurstkuche pair their cuisine with selections from Firestone, G. Schneider and Sons, and beers aged in whiskey barrels respectively. Best of all, Beer Week will provide free shuttle service between the Downtown restaurants from six to midnight, allowing you to do your heaviest damage and make it home in one piece.

Wednesday night will find Delirium Tremens and Delirium Nocturnum, Belgian ale of much fortitude and reputation, coming to Redondo Beach’s Naja’s Place, itself known for an artisan approach to beer. Guests receive a free Delirium glass with a purchase of beer, while Delirium’s local importer answers questions about this powerful potion. Meanwhile, Crown City Brewery’s demise will be celebrated at Alhambra’s 38 Degrees Ale House, a new corner of beer appreciation in the city. There is talk that Crown City’s brews might surface again for one last night. Elsewhere, there will be a beer crawl in uptown Whittier with beer pairings at eight restaurants, pointing to a beer revolution going on in this part of the city.

Alagash White will be featured prominently this Thursday at Akasha, where Chef Richmond will prepare Southern food and the makers of Alagash will join guests for dinner and to speak on their delicious creation, only $45 for three courses. Andre Guerrero will pair Boho’s cuisine with Chimay that same night, preparing a special menu and hosting the ale’s head brewer, who will bring samples of Chimay 2000 Grand Vintage Reserve to the Hollywood restaurant. The York in Highland Park will meanwhile have a four-course pairing dinner with beers from Craftsmen, whose head brewer will be on-hand as well.

Beer Week culminates this weekend, with a party on Friday that offers unlimited drinking of beers from over 50 breweries for $40 in Descanso Rosarium. The five hour party also offers five-dollar tickets to those designated as sober drivers. Finally, Sunday will see “The End of the Affair” with a closeout party at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena. There are several other great events set this week for Beer Week, which can be viewed on Beer Week’s calendar. Happy drinking!

Where To Go During L.A. Beer Week