Next Week Is Bottle Logic's Week of Logic One-Year Birthday Celebration

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It was love at first sip

It's been nearly a year since Orange County has had the pleasure of welcoming Bottle Logic Brewing to its beerscape, and now its time to celebrate said year with some drinking of epic proportions. The Bottle Logic birthday party will consist of an entire week of specialty beer releases that they're coining as the Week of Logic. This seven-day event is open to the public and will showcase a different barrel-aged beer each day from March 22 to 28.

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This is Where You Can Drink Pliny the Younger in Orange County in 2015

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Pictured: the average Pliny the Younger experience

UPDATE Monday, Feb. 16, 2014: The Crow Bar and Kitchen's Pliny will be flowing at 3 p.m., not 2 p.m. Keep that in mind

It's that time of the year again. Everyone's favorite Triple IPA will be making its appearance in Orange County at the end of this week. This is the list that'll tell you where you can drink it, but you'll have to check after the jump for that.

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5 Beer-y Things to Do this Valentine's Day

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If you have to spend the night alone..

Love it or hate it, we are on the cusp of Valentine's Day, and the Orange County beer scene will have your heart thumping for some excellent beer whether or not you have a date in tow. If you're still scrambling for ideas or are looking for activities to fill the weekend, take a deep breath and read the following ideas below. Whether single or smitten, casual or classy, the bars and breweries of the OC have you in mind this Valentine's Day.


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Get A $1 Pint of Craft Beer (And Clean Up Huntington Beach) This Saturday

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Do good, drink well!

Want to do some good and get $a 1 draft pint from Beach City Brewery this weekend? Join the Beach City crew as they host a volunteer project to clean up Huntington Beach this Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. After the clean up, you get a $1 pint from Beach City.

"We figured after the Surf City Marathon, there might be some extra attention needed down there," says Glenn Closson, founder of the brewery.

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LA's Golden Road Brewery Expanding into Orange County with Viktor Novak-led Brewpub

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He's backk

Six months after L.A.'s Golden Road Brewing hired brewer Victor Novak from his longtime perch at TAPS' Fish House, the award-winning brewer will be returning to make beer in Orange County when Golden Road opens its new brewpub across from Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

Golden Road Brewing, the largest brewery in L.A., announced on Friday that it will be expanding outside of the county for its first major investment since opening the main production facility and pub in Atwater Village in 2011. Though expansion of some sort has been in the plans for some time now, moving into Orange County was a decision born of chance (and a little help from the City of Anaheim's brewery-friendly laws).

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The Best Places to Drink in Orange County Right Now

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Anepalcos Cafe

By Gustavo Arellano, LP Hastings, Charles Lam and Dave Lieberman

With breweries opening up at a rapid rate, distilleries getting ready to debut later this year, bartenders upping their games, and dive bars remaining a place for comfort, we live in a golden age of OC drinking. With that in mind, behold a list of our finest booze barns, from Korean and Mexican bars to cocktail lounges, beer-tasting rooms, Long Beach dives and more. Enjoy, and let the second-guessing come with last call, cabrones!

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5 Great Beers for an OC Winter, 2015 Edition

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Pictured: Not California

With the exception of the few rainstorms a few months ago, Southern California's winter this year has been very... warm. It's doesn't even qualify with sweater weather, what with the temperature hitting the 80s this weekend. That doesn't mean there's no reason to change up your drinking habits though. OC's breweries have the perfect beers for our not-so-frightful winter nights.

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Coming Soon to Long Beach: Beachwood Blendery

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Beer heaven

Drumroll please. The award-winning Beachwood BBQ and Brewing recently announced they will be opening up a souring program, Beachwood Blendery.

Situated next to their downtown Long Beach location (sorry, Seal Beach), the facility will also house a tasting room so you can get your sour on straight from the teat. The acidic adventure will aim to brew and blend authentic Belgian-style spontaneously fermented beers.

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Portola Coffee And Friends Tap Takeover This Tuesday!

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Because coffee and beer

Do you like coffee? Do you love beer? If you can say yes to either question, you're in for a treat next week. The ever-popular folks at Portola are throwing a unique brew party with their neighbors at The Iron Press next Tuesday. And we're not just talking one or the other. It's the best of both worlds, over and over again.

Whether you should be chugging on beer infused with caffeine after 5 p.m. is a personal call, but some say Tuesdays are the most productive day of the week. We say go for it! If you're wondering who's on tap, that's easy.

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Should You Buy a Sonic Foamer for Your Beer-Loving Pals this Christmas?

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This is the type of foam you want...

I live in a thousand-square-foot box. There is no room for anything in this house that does not serve at least useful purpose. I don't have room for twenty specialized cleaners, so I clean everything with ammonia, vinegar, lemon and borax, like those annoying women on that British house-cleaning reality show. I don't have room for cocktail glasses, so everything gets served in tumblers.

When I got a pitch for a sonic beer foamer, though, I was intrigued. Given the dozens hundreds oh crap, call the Betty Ford Clinic thousands of bottles of beer I put away, have I been missing the opportunity to re-live that first aromatic, aerosolized whiff of a beer's head with each sip?


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