Inland Empire August Beer and Wine Events

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

The Battle of Brews heats up in Mt. Baldy, while plenty of Inland Empire tap takeovers and wine tastings are on tap to quench your thirst in August. Be sure to check back regularly, because we'll update this list as new events come to our attention.

Cheers!

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INLAND EMPIRE AUGUST BEER & WINE EVENTS

By Sid Robinson

Please submit all beer, wine and other adult beverage events at least two weeks before the beginning of the next month to Sid Robinson at sid@ieshineon.com.

 

August

8/2, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/3, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/4, Thirsty Thursday, The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Bakersfield Blaze. Game time 7 p.m. Enjoy $2 16 oz. beers, $4 craft beer specials and $2 sodas. Ticket prices vary.

8/4, Pint Night, Packinghouse Brewing Co., 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A, Riverside, 5 p.m., live music and pint specials.

8/4, International IPA Day

8/5, Craft Beer Tasting and Bottle Share, Liquorama, 901 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, 5 p.m. Charge

8/5, Friday Night Wine and Beer Tasting, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m. A Taste of Paso Robles, featuring a dual beer and wine tasting with select wines from Paso Robles and beers from Firestone-Walker Brewery. Live entertainment. $15 for wine tasting, $10 for beer tasting and $20 for both tastings.

8/6, Boys of Summer Release, Coachella Valley Brewing Co., 30640 Gunther St., Thousand Palms, 1-10 p.m.; Boys of Summer Boysenberry Berlinerweisse will be available on draft and in 22 oz. bottles (maximum six bottles). Live entertainment by Right On Right On at 7 p.m.

8/7, Battle of the Brews, Top of the Notch, Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy, 2-5 p.m. Sixteen local breweries will compete head-to-head in a tournament-style competition throughout the summer. Tickets include three tastings from each brewery, judging scorecard, a pint of your favorite brew and a round-trip lift ticket. This event matches Last Name Brewery against Old Stump Brewing. $27.99.

8/9, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/10, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/11, Thirsty Thursday, Loan Mart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. Lake Elsinore Storm. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts, $4 premium drafts, wine, champagne and margaritas. Ticket prices vary.

8/11, Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E St., San Bernardino. Inland Empire 66ers vs. Lancaster Jethawks. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Budweiser, $4 Hangar 24 pints, and $1 sodas every Thursday with the Budweiser Thirsty Thursday. Ticket prices vary.

8/12, Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass featuring Wiens Brewing Co., Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m., $20.

8/13, Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, Blue Jay Village Parking Lot, 27264 Rte. 189, Blue Jay, Noon-6 p.m. The Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce, Blue Jay Merchants, and the Mountain Brew Club host the 7th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, featuring more than 100 craft beers from many of the area’s leading microbreweries, larger boutique breweries and local brew clubs; live music, unlimited samples and souvenir glass. General admission $35 online ($40 at the door), designated driver $15.

8/13, Creative Soles Paint and Sip Night, Wicks Brewing Co., 11620 Sterling Av., Suite C, Riverside, 1-3 p.m., An artist from Creative Souls Art Lounge will take you step-by-step through a featured painting, making it easy for you to follow along with a paintbrush in one hand and your favorite drink in the other. Talent not required, but registration is. Register here. $31.

8/14, Battle of the Brews, Top of the Notch, Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy, 2-5 p.m. The original 16 competing breweries are now down to eight in this head-to-head in a tournament-style competition taking place throughout the summer. Tickets include three tastings from each brewery, judging scorecard, a pint of your favorite brew and a round-trip lift ticket. This second round event matches first round winners Rök House Brewing and Coachella Valley Brewery. $27.99.


8/16, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/17, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/18, Keep the Pint Night, Sanctum Brewing Co., 560 E. Commercial St., Unit 21, Pomona, 4-9:30 p.m.

8/18, Wine Tasting, The Sycamore Inn, 8318 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 6 p.m., Wine tasting on the third Thursday of every month. Includes appetizer buffet. $15.

8/18, Thirsty Thursday and Halfway to Mardi Gras, The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Inland Empire 66ers. Game time 7 p.m. Enjoy $2 16 oz. beers, $4 craft beer specials and $2 sodas. Ticket prices vary.

8/19, Friday Night Wine Tasting, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m.

8/19, Great Australian Wines from the Davey Family, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 4-7 p.m., Brothers Kym and John Davey, whose family has farmed the McLaren Vale for generations, make wines that express the true character of the South Australia region... Nominal fee.

8/20, Wine Wanderings: Spain & Portugal, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 3-5 p.m., Spanish wine offers high quality at incredible value. Taking a cue from its neighbor, Portugal has begun producing wines that are attracting their own growing following. $20.

8/21, Battle of the Brews, Top of the Notch, Mt. Baldy Road, Mt. Baldy, 2-5 p.m. The original 16 competing breweries are now down to eight in this head-to-head in a tournament-style competition taking place throughout the summer. Tickets include three tastings from each brewery, judging scorecard, a pint of your favorite brew and a round-trip lift ticket. This second round event matches first round winners Four Sons Brewing and La Verne Brewing Co. $27.99.

8/23, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/24, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

8/25, Pizza and Pinot, vomFASS, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, 7-9 p.m., enjoy a glass or two of pinot, while you learn how to make individual sized pizzas, complete with your personalized toppings. This is a fun hands-on class, where you get to eat what you make. $25, reservations required (909) 399-0256

8/25, Thirsty Thursday, Loan Mart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. Lake Elsinore Storm. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts, $4 premium drafts, wine, champagne and margaritas. Ticket prices vary.

8/25, Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E St., San Bernardino. Inland Empire 66ers vs. Stockton Ports. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Budweiser, $4 Hangar 24 pints, and $1 sodas every Thursday with the Budweiser Thirsty Thursday. Ticket prices vary.

8/26, Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass featuring a guest brewery to be announced, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m., $20.

8/26, Hangar 24 Koozie Giveaway, San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E St., San Bernardino. Inland Empire 66ers vs. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Game time 7:05 p.m. Ticket prices vary.

8/27, Summer Nights at the Brewery, Refuge Brewery, 43040 Rancho Way, Temecula. Refuge Brewery takes backyard parties to a new level with food trucks and live entertainment. Each Summer Nights event features one signature brew. 5-10 p.m.

8/27, 4th Anniversary Celebration, Sons of Liberty Aleworks, 1780 Town & Country Dr., #101, Norco, 2 p.m., Sons of Liberty Aleworks celebrates its fourth anniversary with a fundraiser in combination with All American Riders to benefit U.S. military veterans.

Ongoing

Wine Tasting, Foot Path Winery, 36650 Glenoaks Road, Temecula; Wine tasting, Monday-Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Taste six red wines from 17 selections. $10.

Wine Tasting, Galleano Winery, 4231 Wineville Road, Mira Loma, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Taste five wines for $5.

Wine Tasting, Joseph Filippi Vineyards & Winery, 12367 Base Line Road, Rancho Cucamonga, Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday noon-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon-7 p.m., Taste five wines for $5-$15.

Wine Tasting, Mount Palomar Winery, 33820 Rancho California Road, Temecula, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Taste six wines from 18 selections, including seven award-winners. $14 Monday-Thursday and $18 Friday-Sunday.

Wine Tasting, San Antonio Winery Tasting Room, 2802 S. Milliken Ave., Ontario, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Free tasting of three designated wines; Saturday and Sunday $5 for four tastings (or $15 for Riboli Family Wine Estates wines)

Sid Robinson is editor of IEShineOn and also authors a blog, “Sips, Suds and Spirits” (www.sipssudsspirits.com) that examines the beverage industry. He is managing partner of the strategic communications and public relations firm Robinson and Associates, LLC. (www.robinsonandassociates.us)

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