Two beer events back-to-back at Far Bar

Anchor Brewing Our Barrel Ale - Deconstructed and Firestone Walker Night

Craft beer lovers rejoice! More beer events are coming – one with San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Co., one of the oldest U.S. craft breweries still in operation; the other with Paso Robles’ Firestone Brewing Co., winner of 2011 Great American Beer Festival’s Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year. Both breweries will be pouring their beers at Far Bar in L.A.’s Little Tokyo, back to back – two events, that’s getting some hype. “I don’t normally throw events back to back, people think they’ll burn out [from all the alcohol], but people are excited for both,” says Beer Program Manager Jimmy Smith. Read More

Little Tokyo’s Far Bar to host New Belgium Brewing

Monday, February 13 at 7 PM

Far Bar in L.A.’s Little Tokyo is hosting Colorado based New Belgium Brewing for a night spotlighting the 2012 released of La Folie – a sour brown ale aged in French oak barrels. Additionally, New Belgium’s Beer Ranger, Dallas Byerley, will be on-site to educate enthusiasts on the brews. Read More

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

One night, two places for holiday beers in L.A.

Far Bar in L.A.'s Little Tokyo and Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood on Dec. 10

On Saturday, December 10 starting at 1 PM, Far Bar in Little Tokyo is hosting “A Far Bar Christmas Featuring ‘Bad’ Santa Steve.” 14 different holiday beers have been announced to be available for purchase including: The Bruery’s 4 Calling Birds, Bootlegger’s Mint Chocolate Porter, and Port’s Santa’s Little Helper. 347 East 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.

After hanging out with ‘Bad’ Santa Steve, head north to Hollywood On Saturday, December 10 starting at 2 PM for “Jingle Bell Jubilee @ Blue Palms.” Winter beers being poured will include: Avery’s Rumpkin, The Bruery’s 3 French Hens, Triple Rock’s Reindeer Ale, 21st Amendment’s Fireside Chats and more. Check out the complete list of beers here. 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.

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Far Bar: Italian Samurai

Sorry ladies, it’s not half of Vin Diesel dressed up in a samurai costume. Read More