California Love Release Party


Raise a glass of California Love and celebrate the 166th anniversary of California statehood. History professor Steve Batham will tell stories about California history at 4:00pm and 5:30pm. The event is also a costume party. Wear whatever California means to you, whether that's a hippie, surfer, 49er, etc. Native Sons BBQ will be here at 6:00pm, serving up whole beef short ribs and whole hog meat in Misson-style tacos with cotija cheese, pickled onions and BBQ sauce. Get here early! Lastly, we'll have live music starting at 4pm from Future Feels Fine, Bdubs and the Playas, and Project Q. 

California Love is a collaboration between Smog City Brewing and Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, bridging the rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco through a love of Imperial Red Ales. Maris Otter, Crystal Malts, and a touch of Chocolate Wheat make up the malt base, giving it a rich body filled with caramel, biscuit, and dried fruit flavors. Orange peel zest and citrusy hops were incorporated to represent sunny Southern California, while American oak and Pinot Noir grapes were included to embody Northern California. The hop additions feature classic American Centennial, Amarillo and Citra.