News Archives: 2014 September

The “Ultimate Figcation” Contest

Sep 30

FIGCATIONFigueroa Mountain Brewing Company wants fans everywhere to have an opportunity to experience the beauty of Santa Barbara County while enjoying their handcrafted beer. So, ten days ago, the company began offering the chance for the “Ultimate Figcation” – a four-day, three-night stay for two at The Fess Parker (a Doubletree by Hilton Resort).

To enter the contest, simply visit and plug in your name and e-mail address now until October 31, 2014; tweet for a bonus entry.

“We love Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley so much that we wanted to share it with craft beer lovers everywhere,” explains President, Jaime Dietenhofer. “The ‘Ultimate Figcation’ is an opportunity for anyone to win a luxury vacation where they can learn all about Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company and experience the area that we pay tribute to with every bottle of beer.”

The contest winners will enjoy pints of beer in FigMtnBrew’s Santa Barbara taproom just a few blocks from The Fess Parker resort, along with a meal from Lucky Penny. Also included in the trip is a free ride to the Santa Ynez Valley, 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara in the wine country. While in the Santa Ynez Valley, the winners will go on a special brewery tour with Brewmaster AJ Stoll in Buellton along with a guided tasting of their beer offerings. Lunch at Petros Los Olivos will precede an afternoon of wine tasting at Epiphany and Fess Parker wineries, followed by dinner at the Los Olivos Café & Wine Merchant. The winners won’t go home empty-handed; each will receive some Fig gear to take with them to wear in their hometown.


Brewmaster AJ Stoll; courtesy photo

Can’t wait to see if you’re a winner? Fess & Fig Fall Escape packages can be purchased at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort from October 1 through December 31, 2014.  Receive two 22oz bottles of beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and two souvenir pint glasses in your room along with a 15% off voucher for merchandise and beer “to go”.  Then enjoy a brewery tour and two tasting flights at the nearby FigMtnBrew taproom in the FunkZone. This package is only offered from October 1 through December 31, 2014.

Four Guilds, Two Events

Sep 19

ISCBG_Beerfest_Poster_PRINT2bThe LA Beer Week Kickoff this Saturday is sold out, but Mohawk Bend LA is hosting a highly interesting event next week: 15 breweries from San Diego’s guild, 15 breweries from Los Angeles’ guild, and 15 breweries from San Francisco’s guild will take over 45 taps at the elegant beer bar on September 25. Check out more #LABW6 events here.

Next Saturday, the Inland Southern California Brewer’s Guild is hosting their first annual beer fest at the Riverside Municipal Airport. These guys have been planning the event, which benefits the United Way of the Inland Valleys, for some time now. Admission is $35 and includes a four-ounce souvenir glass with unlimited tastings from more than 30 breweries.

Dudes Tasting Room Opens in Torrance

Sep 9
L-R: Jeff Parker, Toby Humes & Mike Holwick of Dudes' Brewing (photo: Tomm Carroll)

L-R: Jeff Parker, Toby Humes & Mike Holwick of Dudes’ Brewing (photo: Tomm Carroll)

After arriving in the Torrance brewing scene early 2013, The Dudes’ Brewing Co. is opening their South Bay tasting room with a weekend long celebration starting this Friday 9/12 at 3PM until 10PM Sunday (hours Sat/Sun 12PM-10PM). Thirteen tap handles fueled by a 3.5 barrel pilot system will pour beer for growler fills, pint and half pint specials including $3 pints of South Bay Session IPA.

The tasting room is located inside the brewery at 1840 W. 208th Street in Torrance, just west of Western Ave. The tasting room is family friendly and there will be giveaways all weekend along with a new IPA being released for the occasion.

For more info call (805) 660-5600 and check out our Summer 2013 article from WC Writer Tomm Carroll on the Torrance beer scene (use our online reader and turn to page 15).

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