Support a local brewery during California Craft Beer Week – Press Enterprise


The pandemic has hammered small businesses, and breweries have had the additional burden of having to navigate changing rules about how they can operate.

To that end, the Bay Area Brewers Guild has taken the annual San Francisco Beer Week and with the help of other regional brewers’ guilds and the California Craft Brewers Association, expanded it statewide.

California Craft Beer Week will run Feb. 12-21.

However, as these things sometimes go, specifics about what events are happening and how to celebrate California Craft Beer Week are somewhat lacking.

To start, there’s a fundraising photo contest happening at cacraftbeerweek.com/beerzen where you can help support local breweries by voting for their photos.

Locally though, according to the beer week website (cacraftbeerweek.com) at the time this column was written, the only brewery with events lined up is Skyland Ale Works in Corona.

The brewery has a double double India pale ale release set for Friday, Feb. 19. Skyland will release MoDIPAty, which features Mosaic hops, for the first time in two years, along with a new brew featuring Altus hops.

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On Sunday, Feb. 21, the brewery will release two barrel-aged brews, Big Hairy Monkey and Cardinal Royale.

So, where does this lead us?

Let’s use California Craft Beer Week as a reminder to support your local craft brewery not just for a week or so, but year-round.

Most breweries are open now for takeout, or if food is available, imbibing al fresco. If you are so inclined, stop in this week and have a pint or two. Buy a T-shirt or a gift card. Fill a growler.

Breweries need our support now more than ever, and without our support, they might not be around for the next beer week.

New in Upland

Mooyah Burgers, Fries, and Shakes has opened in Upland.

Although it’s the first Inland Empire location for the chain, the franchise owners have plans to also open locations in Claremont and Ontario.

The restaurant is at 75 E. Foothill Blvd., in the Upland Village Center.

Hours are 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pizzaversary

Congratulations to Milano’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Hemet as it celebrates its 30th anniversary this month.

The restaurant is celebrating with deals, trivia, giveaways, and more, and is currently selling $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate.

Visit Milano’s Facebook page (facebook.com/milanospizzahemet) for updates.

Milano’s is at 269 E. Stetson Ave.

Holiday BOGO

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a deal.

The chain is offering buy-one-get-one-free on its sandwiches that day. The offer is valid on orders to-go only.

The sole Inland Empire Ike’s location is at…



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