Inland Empire July Beer & Wine Events

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Hello Friends and Neighbors!

A local brewery anniversary, "Thirsty Thursdays" at the ballpark and a load of festivals, wine tastings, tap takeovers and other events are on tap in the Inland Empire throughout the month of July. Be sure to check back regularly, because we'll update this list as new events come to our attention.

Cheers!

- IEShineOn.com

INLAND EMPIRE JULY 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.

7/1, Craft Beer Tasting and Bottle Share, Liquorama, 901 W. Foothill Blvd., Upland, 5 p.m. Charge

7/1, Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass featuring Founders Brewery, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m., $20.

7/1-3, All-American Wines Celebrate July 4, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 1-7 p.m., Sample California wines. Nominal fee.

7/3, Pre-4th of July Barbecue and Beers, Sanctum Brewing Co., 560 E. Commercial St., Unit 21, Pomona, 1-9:30 p.m. Celebrate the 4th of July a day early with Zzyzx BBQ and a collaboration beer brewed with Macleod Ale Brewing.

7/3, Pre-4th of July Special, La Verne Brewing Co., 2125 Wright Ave., La Verne, Noon-6 p.m., Growler fills $2 off, 
grunts $1 off.

7/5, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/6, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/7, Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E St., San Bernardino. Inland Empire 66ers vs. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. 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.

7/8, Friday Night Wine Tasting, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m.

7/8, Pint Night, Packinghouse Brewing Co., 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A, Riverside, 5 p.m., Live music and Waffle-Oh! Food truck.

7/8-10, Highly Rated Summer Selections, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, Noon-6 p.m., Find a new favorite highly rated wine. Nominal fee.

7/9, Second Annual Crafts and Cranks Brew Festival, Snow Summit, 880 Summit Blvd., Big Bear Lake, 2-6 p.m., Big Bear Lake Brewing Company partners with Snow Summit and Team Big Bear for a day of bikes, racing, craft beer and the outdoors. $25 general admission, $20 ages 5-20. Group discounts available.

7/10, 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 Claremont Craft Ales against Lightning Brewery. $27.99.

7/10, Summer Cocktail Tasting, vomFASS, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, 2-5 p.m., featuring tastings and demonstrations.

7/10, Brewery Spotlight: Oskar Blues Brewery, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 3-5 p.m., Learn the history behind Oskar Blues Brewery and get an in-depth look at the benefits of putting craft beer in a can. $10.

7/12, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/13, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/14, Thirsty Thursday, Loan Mart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. Inland Empire 66ers. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts, $4 premium drafts, wine, champagne and margaritas. Ticket prices vary.

7/14, Thirsty Thursday, The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Visalia Rawhide. Game time 6 p.m. Enjoy $2 16 oz. beers, $4 craft beer specials and $2 sodas. Ticket prices vary.

7/15, Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass featuring Drake’s Brewing Co., Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m., $20.

7/15, Sneaky Pint Night, Packinghouse Brewing Co., 6421 Central Ave., Suite 101-A, Riverside, 2 p.m., BBQ from Big G's and live music from Coleslaw on the Packinghouse Backdoor Stage.

7/15-17, Perfect Summer Sippers, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 1-7 p.m., Sample wines that are ideal for summer. Nominal fee.


7/16, Fourth Anniversary Celebration, Claremont Craft Ales, 1420 N Claremont Blvd, Suite 204C, Claremont, First session Noon- 4 p.m., second session 5-9 p.m.; Enjoy 50 Claremont Craft Ales beers on tap, including special never-before-released beers, several barrel-aged brews, and the return of many favorites. Multiple food vendors, live music, photo booth and more. Proceeds benefit Shoes that Fit. $30

7/16, Askren/Benedict at the Winery, Canyon Crest Winery, 5225 Canyon Crest Dr., #7A, Riverside, Live jazz music at the Canyon Crest Winery, 7-10 p.m.

7/16, Caymus: A Live Stream Event, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 1-2 p.m., Caymus Vineyards is world-renowned for its highly rated Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Attend an exclusive live-stream conversation with winemakers Chuck, Charlie and Jenny Wagner and enjoy seven offerings from the Wagner Family of Wine, including the newest vintage of Caymus Cabernet. Attendees will receive a gift from the winery. $20

7/16, 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.

7/17, 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 Sanctum Brewing against Iron Fist Brewing. $27.99.

7/19, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/20, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/20, Bottle Share: You can open this, or you can open that, The Rookery, 117 W. 2nd Street, Pomona, 7 p.m.

7/21, 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.

7/21, Irish Whiskey Class and Tasting, vomFASS, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, 7-9 p.m. Learn about Irish Whiskey and taste independently bottled spirits. Seating is limited. $40 per person.

7/21, Keep the Pint Night, Sanctum Brewing Co., 560 E. Commercial St., Unit 21, Pomona, 4-9:30 p.m.

7/21, Thirsty Thursday, The Diamond, 500 Diamond Dr., Lake Elsinore. Lake Elsinore Storm vs. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Game time 6 p.m. Enjoy $2 16 oz. beers, $4 craft beer specials and $2 sodas. Ticket prices vary.

7/22, Friday Night Wine Tasting, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m.

7/22-24, Celebrate Summer, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 1-7 p.m., Celebrate summer with wine samples. Nominal fee.

7/23, South American Wines: More Than Just Malbec, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 3-5 p.m., South American winemakers are catching the attention of connoisseurs from around the globe. Get to know Malbec, the grape that put Argentina on the map, and the remarkable white and red wines of Chile and Uruguay. This class will help you discover everything the continent has to offer. $20

7/24, 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 No Clue Brew against Backstreet Brewery. $27.99.

7/24, Ceviche and Sangria, vomFASS, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, 2-5 p.m., Learn about the art and simplicity of making ceviche, paired with special recipe Sangria.

7/26, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 345 Pearl Ave., Redlands. Every Tuesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/27, Steal the Glass Night, Eureka Burger, 580 W. 1st St., Claremont. Every Wednesday, 6 p.m. Featured beer to be announced.

7/28, An Evening of Wine, Cheese and Chocolate, vomFASS, 101 N. Indian Hill Blvd., Claremont, 7-9 p.m. Samples chocolates and creamy, aromatic cheeses, paired with boutique wines. Space is limited. $25 per person.

7/28, Homage Brewing Food Pairing, The Rookery, 117 W. 2nd Street, Pomona, 6 p.m.

7/28, The Kindred Corporation Thirsty Thursday, Loan Mart Field, 8408 Rochester Ave., Rancho Cucamonga. Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. High Desert Mavericks. Game time 7:05 p.m. Enjoy $2 Pepsi products, $3 domestic drafts, $4 premium drafts, wine, champagne and margaritas. Ticket prices vary.

7/28, Budweiser Thirsty Thursday, San Manuel Stadium, 280 South E St., San Bernardino. Inland Empire 66ers vs. Lake Elsinore Storm. 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.

7/29, Tap Takeover and Steal the Glass featuring Telegraph Brewing, Pacific Wine Merchants, 210 A Street, Upland, 6-8 p.m., $20.

7/29-31, Summer Favorites, Total Wine & More, Foothill Crossing, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 1-7 p.m., Sample some great summer wines. Nominal fee.

7/30, National Orange Show Beer Fest, National Orange Show Event Center, 689 S E Street, San Bernardino, Noon-4 p.m., The National Orange Show Foundation charities will host the third annual NOS Brew Fest, featuring live entertainment, food and more than 25 craft breweries. Admission includes souvenir tasting glass. General admission $25, VIP $40, Designated Drivers $10, kids 12 and younger free.

7/30, Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Party, Last Name Brewing, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland, Get groovy with Grateful Dead cover band the Pride of Cucamonga, bring a white shirt to tie-dye and celebrate Jerry Garcia.

7/31, 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 Hamilton Family Brewery against Santa Monica Brew. $27.99.

 

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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