Alpine Village in Torrance, CA, home of Southern California’s largest and oldest Oktoberfest (45 years), is spreading their wings so to speak by holding their first ever Bier fest. While Oktoberfest is unmistakably German, Bier fest is German in name only. Otto Radtke, the General Manager of Alpine Village is a big beer fan and he is proving it with the selection of American craft micro breweries that will be represented at his inaugural event. Local brewers and hosts to several of our Business N Beer events, The Brewery at Abigaile, Strand Brewing, El Segundo Brewing and Monkish Brewing will all be represented. At the time of my writing this, there were more than 35 brewers lined up providing more than 100 different beers!
Stone Brewing will be bringing eight or nine different brews themselves, including the 16th Anniversary, Smoked Porter w/Vanilla, 10 Imperial Russian Stout and Double Dry Hopped Ruination. Not to be outdone, Firestone will be there with several of their own, including some of my personal favorites; Double Jack, Wookie Jack and union Jack. Other brewers in attendance will include Ballast Point, New Belgium, Heretic Brewing and Hangar 24. The Bier fest slogan of “Focusing on hard-to-find, one-of-a-kind and out-of-your-mind bier!” is being lived up to as I heard a rumor that a run to Oregon is being made to bring back some brews not normally available here. If you are a craft beer fan, this is an event you will want to be sure to attend. You can see the latest updated list of the brewers and what they are bringing on Alpine Village’s website.
The Alpine Village Bier fest will be held at Alpine Village in Torrance, on Saturday, September 1, from 3-10 PM. Tickets are $40 and entitle you to 20 3 oz tasters and the tasting glass is yours to take home. You can purchase and print out advanced tickets online or you can buy them at the door. I hope to see you there.