One month of rare bourbons at Far Bar, Karl Strauss’ 23rd Anniversary Old Ale

Karl Strauss is debuting their 23rd anniversary Old Ale at “Changing of the Barrels” with a limited tasting on February 2, 2012, 6 PM – 9 PM. 100 ticket holders will get the first tasting of the 23rd anniversary brew and will also be able to sample the 24th Anniversary Flanders Red Ale before it goes into barrels for a year. Tickets, only purchasable online, are $50 and include beer for the night, MIHO Gastrotruck food ticket, live music, a commemorative 23rd Anniversary snifter, and a 33 Beers tasting book. 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109.

The month of February will be dedicated to bourbon at Little Tokyo’s Far Bar. Expect “top notch bourbons and ryes as well as some rare and decadent barrel-aged beers” to be at the first “Annual Bourbon on 1st Street.” They’ll also be pairing stouts and barleywines along with bourbon and rye. If you haven’t had a beer and whiskey pairing, then you haven’t lived. 347 E 1st St , Los Angeles, 90012. Read More

Farmshop’s Artisan Market holding an open house

On Sunday, January 29 from 4 PM to 7 PM, Santa Monica based Farmshop‘s newly opened Artisan Market will be hosting an open house to showcase their curated selection of goods. Fresh produce, cheese, charcuterie, a butcher station and bakery are all featured inside the Artisan Market.

Farmshop’s Artisan Market is open now from 7 AM to 7 PM. In the future, lookout for educational workshops with local purveyors and chefs including dinners, tasting events, cooking demos and book signings. Farmshop is located at The Brentwood Country Mart at 225 26th Street, Suite 25, Santa Monica, CA 90402. 310-566-2400.

Catch Restaurant at Casa del Mar’s two dineLA menus

With dineLA right around the corner, the beefed up menus are starting to arrive. Catch Restaurant‘s two menus includes a lunch and a dinner which are available from January 22 – 27 and January 29 – February 3, 2012. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405. 310-581-7714. Read More