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End of Summer Blowout!

Let’s finish summer right!

Summer in Big Bear is an unforgettable time. The season is almost over, and we are partying to celebrate the last leg of it! Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or conquer one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!

 

Concerts

No Duh: Ultimate tribute to No Doubt

Sept 14 | 6:30pm | $13 | Full Bar | All Ages

No Duh is not just the best tribute to No Doubt & Gwen Stefani, they’re one of the best tribute acts in the world. It’s not just great music, it’s a complete, high energy, amusing, audio-visual explosion!

No Duh mixes the experience & energy of a live No Doubt & Gwen Stefani concert with nostalgic visuals, styling’s & props of the No Doubt & Gwen Stefani videos, complete with costume changes & even some humor! Close your eyes or keep them open, you will feel like you are experiencing the real thing. It’s rare to see a tribute act excite an audience like this band. Not to mention that they are home-based in Orange County California, just like the original No Doubt.

No Duh has been mentioned by Gwen Stefani in interviews. She says, “they’re amazing” & says of our lead singer,
“… I was almost jealous of her because she [Spen] was just so cute…”. No Doubt says, “No Duh rules!”. And they should know, they have seen & performed with No Duh. The band has appeared on local, national & international Television & Radio including a full length feature on “Good Morning America” , “CNN Headline News” & on AXS TV’s “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands”.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Blues Night

Sept 15 | 6:30pm | $10 | Full Bar | All Ages

Crazy Tomes is an instrumentalist/singer/songwriter with more than 10 years of experience in show business, playing and recording with artists ranging from local bands to rock/blues legends, all over the country and beyond (California, Arizona, Virginia, New York, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Israel). He has performed at Carnegie Hall (2011, with the band Arrest My Sister), The Roxy, Whiskey-A-Go-Go, The House of Blues, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and The Couch House, as well as at various colleges, casinos, weddings, clubs, bars, private events, fairs and festivals.

Crazy Tomes has opened for and performed with musicians/bands such as America, Dave Mason, George Thorogood, Lady Antebellum, Temptations, Warrant, The
Cowsills, 98 degrees, Fishbone, Fuel, Rome from Sublime, Ras Michael, Eek-AMouse, John Lee Hooker Jr., Koko Taylor, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Remi Kabaka, and many others. He is currently the bass player for the Blues legend Guitar Shorty and the guitarist for Willie Chambers of the legendary R&B/Rock band The Chambers Brothers.

He has also done recording sessions as a guitar/piano player with Jack Douglas (producer of Aerosmith, John Lennon and Cheap Trick), Jim Wirt (Incubus), Jim Morgan, Freddi Curci (Alias) and Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia). Burleigh Drummond is also co-producing Crazy Tomes’s upcoming album. Crazy Tomes does both solo and full-band gigs and plays most guitar styles, from rock, to blues, to country, to jazz. Aside from electric and acoustic guitar, he also plays keyboard, bass, banjo and harmonica. Crazy Tomes is a classically trained piano player and holds a BA in Music from the College of William and Mary.

Crazy Tomes hires high quality musicians for all of his shows: singers, drummers, bass, keyboard, harmonica and saxophone players of many genres, depending on the gig and the style of music in demand, including some legendary instrumentalists and performers.

Known for his showmanship skills and energetic performances, which includes dancing while playing, doing the “duck-walk”, playing guitar with his teeth,
behind the back, behind the neck, under his leg and even with a beer bottle, Crazy Tomes is a very entertaining showman/performer who gets the audience
involved and the crowd ends up dancing, singing and having a great time!

In addition to his own original material, Crazy Tomes performs a wide range of hit song covers (classic rock, blues, oldies, classic R&B, country, reggae, and funk, as well as other styles), including songs by The Beatles, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, David Bowie Sublime, Rolling Stones, CCR, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cream, Jet, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Lou Reed, The Clash, The Doors, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin. He plays any songs requested specifically before the gig, as well as songs requested by the audience during the show.

For excellent musicians, an entertaining show and a fully satisfied audience, contact us. We would love to play at your next event!

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Big Bear Falltacular Weekend

Sep 14, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018

Falltacular Big Bear Lake

For the true beleafers, this is the best time to visit Big Bear.  As the mountain air turns crisp and cool, golden hues emerge to cast a warm glow over Big Bear Lake making it Southern California’s most popular location to capture autumn’s beauty.  The Falltacular is the celebration of pumpkin spice everything, the glory of sweater weather and all the ways you can enjoy this wonder-fall time of the year.

The amazing change in color can be witnessed from the land, water or air in Big Bear Lake.  Explore the beautiful trails and backroads on foot, mountain bike or jeep; take a boat tour or rent your own and cruise the lake, or soar above the trees by zip line or helicopter.

During the Falltacular, every weekend features live music and events and activities. We’ve compiled all the ways to enjoy your favorite fall activities, but don’t wait…the Falltacular is only available for a limited time…so plan a weekend to take advantage of this gourd-ous season in Big Bear Lake.

Location: Various Locations

Contact: https://www.bigbear.com/event/?id=13108

 

Big Bear Scare Weekend

Sep 14, 2018 – Sep 16, 2018

The Big Bear Scare  

Big Bear Lake is the place to eat, drink, and be scary.  We’ve been communicating with spooks and spirits to bring you your favorite Halloween activities every weekend September 14th through October!

Join us for the Big Bear Scare and plan your Mountain Lake Escape…if you dare!   Events this weekend include…..

Location: Various Locations

Contact: https://www.bigbear.com/event/?id=13091

 

Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Pine Knot Marina

Sep 14, 2018 12:00PM – Sep 16, 2018 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association will be holding FIVE new tournaments in 2018!

Dates are as follows:

May 18-20 –Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

June 22-24—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Holloways Marina

July 27-29—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pleasure Point Marina

August 17-19—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Captain John’s Marina

September 14-16—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 439 Pine Knot Avenue

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org

 

Golf Club Demo Day #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Sep 15, 2018 | 10:00AM – 03:30PM

Join us at the Bear Mountain Golf Course driving range on  September 15, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for free club demos and fitting by Cleveland Golf and Srixon.

Demo clubs will be available for sale at the BMGC pro shop.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43102 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2EzPCYd

 

 

 

Labor Day Party in Big Bear!

Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Summer is almost over, so let’s party in the mountains!  Big Bear Lake is one of the best places to celebrate the holidays. With amazing restaurants, bars, hiking trails, lake romps, live music of all kinds, and other endless activities, Big Bear is the best and closest destination for a party! With so much going on, we’d like to give you some inside information about the events this weekend from a local’s perspective. So get yourselves up here and have some fun while beating the heat!

Food

For an amazing night out, you should start with an amazing lunch! The Big Bear Lake Brewing Company has some great food and chill atmosphere. Their Craft Brewery & GastroPub is a unique and exciting change sure to liven up Big Bear. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner menu Seven Days a week! here’s what someone had to say!

“What an amazing place! Wife and I rode the bike up yesterday from Palmdale. Food was awesome, had the Avocado bomb! Delicious….. The beer was as awesome and refreshing after a long ride. Service 2nd to none…. we will be back”

– Steve Smith

 

Live Music

If you would like to enjoy an amazing live show, The Cave is the place to be. It has a world class stage with a full sound system, lighting, lasers, and 3 bars. The Cave has national and local shows every weekend, of every genre you can imagine! They allow all ages, and are equipped with a full selection of drinks. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening, and a great place to take the whole family. This weekend is a Rush tribute and Hermans hermits featuring Peter Noone!

Visions: Rush tribute

Aug 31 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

“A SPIRIT WITH A VISION, IS A DREAM, WITH A MISSION…”

We have a VISION to bring the world renowned RUSH concert to the masses. Since the announcement that Rush has officially retired from the touring scene, their diehard fans the world over, are in need of their fix of live Rush music. While many tributes find it necessary to get the “look” of the band just right with wigs and other attire, Visions believes that the music is #1. The common Rush Head is very skeptical of anyone attempting to reproduce Rush music with any proficiency, not to mention very quick to point out ANY mistakes. With this in mind, and being die hard Rush fans ourselves, the choice to make sure every nuance of a song, from samples to vocal harmonies to analog keyboards, is the priority.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Hermans Hermits feat Peter Noone

Sept 1 | 6:30pm | $45 | Full Bar | All Ages

Peter Blair Denis Bernard Noone is a multi-talented entertainer, who has been delighting audiences nearly all his life. He was born in Manchester, England, where he studied voice and acting at St. Bede’s College and the Manchester School of Music and Drama. As a child, he played “Stanley Fairclough” in the long-running British soap opera Coronation Street. He was also featured in the television series Knight Errant, Family Solicitor and Monro’s Saki Stories.

At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No Milk Today” “The End of the World” “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Aug 30, 2018 | 05:00PM – 08:00PM

Thursday Mountain Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Beginner and Intermediate Rides thru Mid-September from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Meets at Goldsmiths Sports at 5:30 pm
Beginner and Intermediate MTB Ride

Advanced Rides thru Mid-September from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Meets at Starbucks at 5pm
Advanced Riders Only

Please email or visit website for more information

Location: Goldsmith’s Board and Ski Shop at 42017 Big Bear Blvd and Starbucks at 42140 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

 

The 3rd Annual Big Bear Kids Adventure Games at Bear Mountain

Sep 01, 2018 – Sep 02, 2018

The Big Bear Kids Adventure Games features a kid sized adventure race where teams of two navigate a ‘natural terrain’ inspired obstacle course. Kids can expect mountain biking, hiking, zip-lines, a Tarzan rope swing, giant Slip-n-Slide, river tubing, cargo nets, mud pits and more.  This is a fun and confidence building outdoor experience for kids ages 6-14. A great day out for the whole family!

Skills Clinic for Kids  (Separate registration) on Saturday with races from 9am til early afternoon on Sunday with Awards Ceremony at 2pm

For more full schedule and other information visit http://www.kidsadventuregames.com/case-studies/bear-mountain-ca/
 

Location: Bear Mountain Resort at at 43101 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (844) 462-2327 Website: : https://bit.ly/2uBbmAD

 

9th Annual “Cool Run in the Mountains” Car Show at the Big Bear Convention Center

Sep 01, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Join the Rodriders of Big Bear for its annual “Cool Run in the Mountains ” Car Show benefiting DOVES & Local Animal Rescue Programs

All cars are welcome regardless of year, make or model. There will be sponsor raffles, opportunity drawings and awards to the top 20 entries.

To register your “ride” please visit www.rodridersofbigbear.com

Spectators are admitted FREE of charge.

Please call or visit website for more details.

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: Tel: (562) 505-5755 Website: www.rodridersofbigbear.com

 

“Art on the Corner” in the Village

Sep 01, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

Art on the Corner in the Heart of Big Bear Village on the corner of Village Drive and  Pine Knot Avenue.  Fine Art and Craftsmanship will be features in a variety of  mediums.  Enjoy a glass of beer or wine, enjoy the music and browse the wonderful artwork.   Proceeds to benefit the Bear Valley Guild for the Arts and the Open Sky Music Foundation. FREE for all to attend.

Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday September 1-3

Contact – Gail McCarthy – 909-585-2868.

Location: Pine Knot Blvd and Village Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-2868

 

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Sep 02, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake

Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at  Chains Required at 9am

Please e-mail or visit website for more information

Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

What’s Going on this Weekend?

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There is an oasis waiting for you nearby!

Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Big Bear Lake is staying cool during this heat wave with lots of rain in our beautiful mountain town. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or conquer one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!

 

Concerts

Faster Pussycat

Hollywood sleaze rockers Faster Pussycat made their mark in the world with a self-titled debut in 1987 and the 1989 gold album Wake Me When It’s Over, which spawned the hit single and video “House of Pain.”

The band originally formed in 1985, famously taking its name from the Russ Meyer oult film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! During their early commercial peak the band line-up was Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Musoat (guitar), Kelly Nickels (bass) and Mark Michals (drums).

Prior to the band’s break-up in 1992, Downe had already been working with the ground breaking industrial collective Pigface. After Pussycat, he formed the darkly brilliant Newlydeads, along with Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango). A Newlydeads self-titled LP appeared in 1997. They released a remix project called Re-Bound shortly thereafter and Dead End in 2001. That same year Downe resurrected a rock-driven, more evolved Faster Pussycat with original members Muscat (guitar_ and Steele (guitar) playing alongside Newlydeads Xristian Simon (guitar), Danny Nordahl (bass), and Chad Stewart (drums)

Grab your tickets here!

 

Berlin feat Terri Nunn

This Los Angeles-based synth pop group, founded by bassist John Crawford, singer Terri Nunn, and keyboard player David Diamond, made its first national impression with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the gold-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim in 1982. The group was filled out by guitarist Rick Olsen, keyboard player Matt Reid, and drummer Rob Brill. Berlin’s first full-length LP was the gold Love Life in 1984. In 1985, the group was pared down to a trio of Crawford, Nunn, and Brill. Berlin topped the charts in 1986 with the single “Take My Breath Away,” the love theme from the Tom Cruise movie Top Gun.

Nunn left for a solo career in 1987, and Crawford and Brill teamed up in the Big F. In 1999, the band reunited to record some new studio material and also performed a concert, which, along with the new songs, was released as 2000’s Berlin Live: Sacred and Profane. This was followed a year later by a flurry of recording sessions that included co-writing tracks with Billy Corgan, among others. The end result, Voyeur, was their first full-length studio release in over 15 years.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Events

Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 24, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-8129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

Glow Golf #3 at Bear Mountain Golf Course

Aug 24, 2018 | 07:00PM – 10:00PM

Light up the night with Glow Golf at Bear Mountain Golf Course on select dates this summer. Come play a round under the stars with cart, glow ball, and dinner + fountain drink or draft beer included. This nighttime fun is open to players of all ages and abilities, but spaces are limited so reserve your spot today.

Join us August 24-25 at Bear Mountain Golf Course for Glow Golf – a 9-hole extravaganza with a lighted course and balls. The event will begin with dinner and drinks at 7:00 p.m. Shotgun will start at 8:00 p.m., ending at approximately 10:00 p.m.

A $59 ticket includes:
Dinner (finger foods)
One (1) Draft beer or Fountain Soda
Glow Ball
Golf with Cart

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Bear Mountain Golf Course at 43092 Goldmine Drive

Contact: Tel: (909) 585-8002 Website: https://bit.ly/2qmbDV6

 

Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament at the Mountain Bar & Grill

Aug 25, 2018 | 10:00AM – 07:00PM

The Old Miners Horseshoe Tournament welcomes all skill levels to compete for T-shirts and a trophy in a double-elimination, blind draw tournament. Come join the fun at the at  the tournament’s new location, The Mountain Bar & Grill.

Registration from 9 a.m. – 10a.m. Starts at 10:00 a.m. until Sunset

Entry Fee is $25 .  FREE to Spectators .

Please call, e-mail or visit website for more details.

Location: The Mountain Bar & Grill at 42164 Moonridge Rd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 379-9812 E-mail: s14james@aol.com Website: www.oldminers.org

 

DIY Ceramic Coasters at Yarn Designers Boutique

Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

DIY Ceramic Coasters $20, 6-8pm 

Decorate your own ceramic coasters on Saturday Night, we have a special guest teach who will show you some cool new techniques with alcohol inks. Bring some inspiration for what kind of design you want to put on your tile.

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/alcohol-inks-on-tile-coasters

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

 

The Inaugural Fireman’s Ball at the Big Bear Convention Center

Aug 25, 2018 | 06:00PM – 11:00PM

Celebrate with the Big Bear Fire Department on Saturday, August 25,2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center and hosted by the Big Bear Professional Firefighters’ Association.

Big Bear Fire Department Firefighters ask the community to join them at this fun-filled ball that will honor Big Bear Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year and raise funds to support their continued commitment to the community.

“This Department works for and with the Big Bear Community and we hope the Community will join us to share in this celebration that honors the past and present successes of our Fire Department as we look forward to the Future” stated Fire Captain and Association President Dan Rogers. Dinner will be catered by Wyatt’s, entertainment by Big Bear’s own Mountain Top Strings, Live and silent auctions, and live music that is sure to get everyone dancing will fill-out the evening of festivities.

Reservations are required. Please call or visit website to register and for more deatils

Location: Big Bear Convention Center at 42900 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel:(951) 533-1542 Website: www.event.pingg.com/bbpfafiremansball

 

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Aug 26, 2018 | 09:00AM – 11:00AM

Saturday Community Bike Rides with the Big Bear Cycling Association

Community Road Rides Every Saturday thru mid-October from 9am to 11am
Meets at Copper Q at 9am
Beginner to advanced rides available – Local, 17 or 32 Mile Routes Around Lake

Community Mountain Bike Ride Every Saturday thru September from 9am to 11am
Meets at  Chains Required at 9am

Please e-mail or visit website for more information

Location: Copper Q at 645 Pine Knot or Chains Required at 41869 Big Bear Blvd.

Contact: e-mail: bigbearcycling@gmail.com Website: www.bigbearcycling.com

 

 

 

Party in Big Bear!

There is an oasis waiting for you nearby!

Big Bear is a centrally located destination in Southern California, right in between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Las Vegas. Big Bear Lake is staying cool during this heat wave with lots of rain in our beautiful mountain town. Whether you like concerts, gold mining, hiking, swimming, bar hopping, Big bear has whatever your heart desires! Every weekend, there are all types of events and shows going on. You can go enjoy a local band in one of our bars down town, or you can rock out to a national act at The Cave’s state of the art concert venue. You can go wine and beer tasting, or conquer one of the hundreds of hiking trails we have throughout the valley and mountain ranges. This blog is meant to show you what is going on this weekend so you can make the most out of your trip to Big Bear!

 

Concerts

X | Ellecttrodomestico

August 17 | 6:30pm | $30 | Full Bar | All Ages

EXENE CERVENKA – JOHN DOE – BILLY ZOOM – DJ BONEBRAKE
THE FACT IS, NO ONE SOUNDS LIKE X AND NO ONE EVER WILL.
It’s not surprising when you consider the group’s unique beginnings, which can only be attributed to fate. On the same day with nearly the exact same wording, two want-ads appear in a local music rag. One was sent in by a guitarist named Billy Zoom, the other by bassist who called himself John Doe.

Zoom, a rockabilly rebel who’d performed with Gene Vincent, had read a negative review of a band called the Ramones. It said they only played three chords and they played ‘em too fast. So naturally, he went to see them. The show was at the Golden West Ballroom in the L.A. suburb of Norwalk in early ’77, and as soon as the Ramones started to perform, Zoom realized that, musically, he’d found exactly what he wanted to do with his life.

Doe, who was originally from the Baltimore area, was already down with the East Coast CBGB’s scene and by the time the two got in the same room together after responding to each other’s ads, it seemed it was meant to be. They performed a few shows with various drummers before a poet with no ambition of being a singer would enter the picture.

 

Doors 6:30PM | Opening Act 7:30PM | Headlining Act 9PM

$30 | $40 | $50+ applicable fees.

Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information.

 

Events

The Kodiak 100 Ultramarathon

Aug 17, 2018 09:00AM – Aug 18, 2018 08:00PM

The 6th annual Kodiak Ultra Marathons will take place August 17-18, 2018 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, California. Big Bear Lake sits at 7,000 ft in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The 100 mile distance will start and finish in the Big Bear Village and will circumnavigate the entire Big Bear Valley. The Kodiak also offers a 50-mile distance and a 50k, which will be run along the same track as the 100-mile race.

The 100 miler will start at 8AM Friday with a special 12 Noon Prize Purse Start elite runners. The 50 miler will start at 4AM on Saturday on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake, and finally the Back 50k will start at 8AM at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain.

There will be six crew-accessible aid stations along the Kodiak 100 mile route, including the start/finish area in the Village. Pacers are permitted starting at the Dump Aid Station (Mile 56), except for the prize purse race, where pacers can join starting at Sugarloaf (Mile 69). No pacers in the 50M or 50K race. ?

The Kodiak 100 miler is a 6 point UTMB Qualifier and the 50 miler is worth 3 points.

We encourage all spectators to enjoy the start/finish area in the Village. We will have a beer garden, food and sponsor booths setup on Saturday.

To Register CLICK HERE

For more details please visit website

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake and National Forest Trails.

Contact: Tel: (909) 744-4056 Website: www.kodiak100ultramarathon.com

 

Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Aug 17, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Let us Rock Your World in “Dino-Mite” for a Roaring good time at the Gold Rush Mining Adventures. June 22-August 30

Roar! Here’s an event full of “dino-mite!” Stomp on over to Gold Rush Mining Adventures to hear the roars and sounds of dinosaurs. Our Paleontologists will keep your brain from becoming petrified or fossilized by experiencing some dino-riffic fun! Step back to the Mesozoic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic times and view Museum Replicas on display. See castings of a T-Rex maxilla and tooth, the tyrant lizard king as well as the largest land carnivore of all time. There’s also a Velociraptor claw and entire body as well as an Albertosaurus Foot in addition to the Allosaurus footprint impression left millions of years ago during the late Jurassic period. These are just a few of the fascinating dinosaur artifacts on hand.

Children can earn their dinosaur hunting license should they choose to participate in our fossil treasure expeditions.  Visitors, ages 12 and under will receive a special gift during this event.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5678 Website: goldrushminingadventures.com

 

Big Bear Lake Fishing Association All Fish Tournament at Captain John’s Marina

Aug 17, 2018 12:00PM – Aug 19, 2018 05:00PM

The Big Bear Lake Fishing Association will be holding FIVE new tournaments in 2018!

Dates are as follows:

May 18-20 –Big Bear Lake Spring Fishing Festival—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

June 22-24—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Holloways Marina

July 27-29—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pleasure Point Marina

August 17-19—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Captain John’s Marina

September 14-16—Fishing Association All Fish Tournament Series—Hosted at Pine Knot Marina

Please visit www.bigbearfishingassociation.org to register and for  more details

Location: Captain Johns Marina at 39369 North Shore Dr. Fawnskin

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakefishingassociation.org

 

Sunset Dinner Cruises on Miss Liberty with The Liberty Ramblers

Aug 17, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:30PM

Fine Dining aboard Miss Liberty Paddlewheel Tour Boat a Big Bear Treasure.

Relax and enjoy reserved seating, linen, and fine china, along with a gourmet buffet and homemade dessert. No Host Bar on the Promenade Deck with Live entertainment! Cocktails and departure at 6pm.

Featuring the Liberty Ramblers, a six piece band that plays traditional New Orleans Jazz with locals Dan Comins and John Isaksen.

Please call for reservations or for more information

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5400 or (909) 866-6129 Website: www.pineknotmarina.com

 

“Fairy Garden Festival in the Pines” at Summit Christian Fellowship

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 03:00PM

The “A” Garden Club will be hosting their “Fairy Festival in the Pines” for the fourth year on Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10 am-3 pm.   Dedicated to bringing awareness to the gardens surrounding mountainous communities. Free Admission- Nature Crafts & Games, Fairyland Marketplace Vendors,  and Face Painting.

Hands-On Fairy Dish Garden Workshop, $10.00, reservation required.

Release of 2000 live ladybugs and the Zoo will be bringing some of our favorite friends. Great fun for the entire family.

Contact Vicky Roney 909-866-9817

Location: Summit Fellowship Church, 41965 Garstin Drive, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-9817

 

35th Annual Antique Wooden Boat Show at Pine Knot Landing

Aug 18, 2018 | 10:00AM – 04:00PM

The show features classic woodenboats, Chris-Craft models and other antique vessels. The event is sponsored by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Southern California Chapter, and Nottingham’s Tavern.  There is expected to be between 25 and 30 boats to start arriving on Thursday August  16. A Big Bear Lake Poker Run is scheduled for Friday August 17 for participants in the show.

Boats will be on display at the Pine Knot Landing Docks from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday the 18th.

Admission is FREE, and most of the boat owners and skippers will be there to talk about the history of their boats.

For more info please call (909) 844-5337

Location: Pine Knot Marina at 400 Pine Knot Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 844-5337

A Beautiful Weekend in Big Bear

This Weekend in Big Bear

Ahh, the fresh air! Big Bear is such an beautiful place, filled with some amazing people and delicious food. With amazing restaurants, live music, and all kinds of activities, the entire town is packed with all kinds of things to do! Here is a list of some events that is put on by locals and the City of Big Bear Lake. No matter what you’re looking for in your visit, Big Bear has something going on for you. Looking to go swimming and fishing in the lake? Interested in a foot or bike race? Want to watch a movie in the beautiful meadows of our mountains? How about paint and sip some wine? There is also our 17th annual Renaissance Fair! We have it all happening right here this weekend.

Concerts in the Mountains!

Country Night at The Cave

About Redwood Black

Redwood Black came to life in 2017. Members JT Harker, Joe Devenney, Alex Seller, Todd Coogan, and Joe Conner, previously were known as the band Honky Tonk Boombox. Residing in the metropolis of Los Angeles, California, their sound combines the richness and depth of California’s country music heritage and a rock/pop edge that only comes from being immersed in the LA music scene. The band released their debut single “Murder In Georgia” in late 2017. To get all the latest news and updates, sign up for their mailing list below. See you on the road!

About Rob Leines

Rob Leines’ music originated in the Southeast within the Appalachian Mountains.  With the influence of Country, Rock and Roll, and Blues, his unique Americana sound was born on the hills of Tennessee.  Soon after Leines expanded to the west. While welding and metal working for the oil and gas industry along the pacific coast, Rob’s music took on a more raw and gritty side. The blue collar lifestyle and southern roots make for a genuine representation of the American songwriter through his music.  The Rob Leines Band is a fresh sound, with a rowdy charisma and attitude that country rock needs. His upcoming album, “Bad Seed” will be released MAY 13th

About The Rhyolite Sound

Formed in Las Vegas, NV in 2013, The Rhyolite Sound bring their own desert honky tonk to the stage blending elements of Outlaw, Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Blues, and Rock N Roll. Their aim is to attract the hardest core traditionalist as well as the most casual country music fan with a live show that’s raucous and rowdy, containing plenty of banter in between songs to keep their audience entertained. Delicately weaving their melodies and harmonies alongside madness and mayhem, The Rhyolite Sound are purveyors of pure honky tonk in an impure world.

Doors 6:30 PM | Opening Act 7:30 PM | Headlining Act 9 PM

$10 | $20 | $30 + applicable fees.

Tables are available for reservation. Call the box office for more information.

Get your tickets here!

 

Geoff Tate’s 30th Anniversary of Operation: Mindcrime

When most musicians record solo albums, it’s because they need an outlet for material that doesn’t fit the scope of their band. That wasn’t the case with Geoff Tate. While there’s very little on his solo debut that couldn’t fit within the ever-evolving musical scope of Queensrÿche, the difference for the vocalist lies in the expression of those songs, and how they actually came to fruition.

“The problem when you’re in a creative environment is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for twenty years, it gets very difficult—You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everybody is going to do,” explains the frontman. “There’s no spark of new blood, the chemistry is very tried and true, and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself. What’s nice about doing a side project with new people, is that it’s a whole new breed, and a bunch of new ideas, musical backgrounds, emotional baggage, and whatever else it takes to create. It’s a whole new set of parameters, so it’s all new, everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall. It takes on a whole new life.”

Get your tickets here!

 

Big Bear Events

29th Annual Antique Car Club Fun Run in the Village

Aug 10, 2018 | 09:00AM – 04:00PM

The 29th Annual Antique Car Club’s Fun Run takes place Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th. The Fun Run features a car show with 500+ cars – roadsters, classics, antiques and hot rods, lining the streets of Big Bear Village. Friday is registration day from 9-5 pm for participants at the Bartlett Parking Lot, Saturday is the day to view the cars on display from 9-4 pm and the Fun Run drive around the Lake takes place at  4pm at the end of day on Saturday, and the awards ceremonies are on Sunday starting at 9:00 am.

 

Location: The Village of Big Bear Lake

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-3938 Website: www.antiquecarclub.org

 

Dinosaurs at Gold Rush Mining Adventures

Aug 10, 2018 | 10:00AM – 05:00PM

Let us Rock Your World in “Dino-Mite” for a Roaring good time at the Gold Rush Mining Adventures. June 22-August 30

Roar! Here’s an event full of “dino-mite!” Stomp on over to Gold Rush Mining Adventures to hear the roars and sounds of dinosaurs. Our Paleontologists will keep your brain from becoming petrified or fossilized by experiencing some dino-riffic fun! Step back to the Mesozoic, Cretaceous, and Jurassic times and view Museum Replicas on display. See castings of a T-Rex maxilla and tooth, the tyrant lizard king as well as the largest land carnivore of all time. There’s also a Velociraptor claw and entire body as well as an Albertosaurus Foot in addition to the Allosaurus footprint impression left millions of years ago during the late Jurassic period. These are just a few of the fascinating dinosaur artifacts on hand.

Children can earn their dinosaur hunting license should they choose to participate in our fossil treasure expeditions.  Visitors, ages 12 and under will receive a special gift during this event.

Location: Gold Rush Mining Adventures at 40016 Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 866-5678 Website: goldrushminingadventures.com

 

2nd Annual Ryan Hall’s “Conquer the Wall” at Snow Summit

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 12:00PM

The 2nd Annual Ryan Hall “Conquer the Wall” takes place on August 11th with proceeds to benefit the BBHS Cross Country Program

When Olympian Ryan Hall began his journey as a runner, it all started here. Ryan grew up only 5 minutes away from Snow Summit and incorporated weekly 1 mile timed runs up “The Wall” ski run.  The current high school cross country team in Big Bear still utilizes this course every summer for their training, hoping to reach the heights that Ryan Hall established.  Three State Champions later….it seems to be working!

Event begins at 9:00 am at Snow Summit

Race Packet pickup: Friday August 10th from 3-8 p.m. at Nottingham’s Resort 40797 Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear Lake and Saturday a.m. from 7-8:30 at Snow Summit.

Parking will be at Snow Summit. ? Participants will receive a pass for free chair lift back down the mountain.  Spectators who wish to view the finish from the top will need to separately purchase a chair lift ticket or hike up. There is a separate hiking trail to get to the top.

Please also note that “Conquer the Wall” is asking for donations of used running/basketball/soccer shoes that will help local fundraising efforts in partnership with Angel Bins . During the race, we will be taking donations of athletic shoes – running, basketball, or soccer cleats – that are still in good condition.  For more information on Angel Bins please Click Here

Please call or visit website for full details and to register

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 543-9159 Website: www.conquerthewall.org or Snow Summit Website: https://bit.ly/2qkKItD

 

Snow Summit Mountain Bike Series # 3 – Best Whip Competition

Aug 11, 2018 | 09:00AM – 03:00PM

Get ready to pump, whip, and catch some air.

Join us on Saturday, August 11th for  Summit Series #3 – Best Whip Competition.

How to register: Look for a registration booth at the Adventure Academy at Snow Summit to register morning of from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on August 11. Registration is free and open to the public of all ages and levels.

Who can complete? Anyone and everyone.

We’ll be hosting the races in these 4 groups:
Ages 12 and under – boys
Ages 12 and under – girls
Ages 13 and up – men
Ages 13 and up – women

What do you win? -2018 Mammoth + Summit Bike Pass

Event schedule:
Registration is from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Practice is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Competition is from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please call or visit website for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: 844.GO2.BEAR Website: https://www.bigbearmountainresort.com/summer/things-to-do/events/event-detail?url=snow-summit-series-3&day=11&month=8&year=2018

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 11, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call or visit website

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Let’s Paint! at the Yarn Designers Boutique

Aug 11, 2018 | 06:00PM – 08:00PM

Let’s Paint!

Bring the whole family down to create a unique artwork this Saturday. Guest artist Maria has years of experience teaching people of all ages and skill levels to paint. Everyone is welcome!  

The class only takes two hours and you will go home with a brand new 16”x 20” acrylic painting. Class fee is $35 which includes all your materials and instruction, plus get a coupon for 10% off additional painting supplies to get you set up at home!

For more information visit: https://yarndesignersboutique.com/maria-painting-party

To register call us at (909) 584-9715

Location: Yarn Designers Boutique at 439 West Big Bear Blvd Big Bear City

Contact: Tel: (909) 584-9715 Website: www.yarndesignersboutique.com

 

 

This Week in Big Bear

Your Guide to Big Bear Lake this Weekend

Want to see a concert, watch WALL-E at the ski resort, enjoy some bad ass burgers? Big Bear has everything you need, from amazing restaurants, family events, fun filled bars, live music, hiking, lake activities, and a lot more! With so much going on, we’d like to give you some inside information about the events this weekend from a local’s perspective. So get yourselves up here and have some fun while beating the heat!

Live Music

If you would like to enjoy an amazing live show, The Cave is the place to be. It has a world class stage with a full sound system, lighting, lasers, and 3 bars. The Cave has national and local shows every weekend, of every genre you can imagine! They allow all ages, and are equipped with a full selection of drinks. It’s an amazing place to spend the evening, and a great place to take the whole family. This weekend Save Ferris and She Wants Revenge are coming to Big Bear!

AbbaFab: tribute to Abba

August 3 | 6:30pm | $15 | Full Bar | All Ages

ABBAFAB is a stunning tribute to the music of ABBA featuring the sensational Anne Davies, Chelsea Faulds, Scotty Pearson, Nick Davies and a line up of stellar musicians.

This multimedia production is a tribute to some of the greatest music produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s including monster hits such as Waterloo, Fernando, Honey Honey, Dancing Queen and countless others. From the earliest hits to Mamma Mia, ABBAFAB will take you on an ABBA journey that is unmatched. Our vocalists and musicians have toured the world as solo artists and as band members and have come together to create the most entertaining ABBA tribute on the market today.

Grab your tickets here!

 

Freddie Mcgregor

August 4 | 6:30pm | $20 | Full Bar | All Ages

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated singer, Freddie McGregor, O.D., has made significant contributions to Reggae music since inception, and has also helped to shape it with his conscious lyrics and Philly-Soul style for over 50 years. Equally adept as a romantic crooner or as an emissary of strong cultural messaging, his undeniable vocal ability boasts hits like Push Come to Shove, Africa Here I Come, I Was Born A Winner, Guantanamera, his signature Big Ship, Lock Dem’ Down and Bangarang (both chart topping hits from album “Comin’ in Tough”) and American soul classics like, Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely (Ronnie Dyson) and Can I Change My Mind (by Tyrone Davis). With his profound natural talent and influenced by legends Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Bob Andy and many others, Freddie finessed his craft to become one of reggae’s greatest singers. Early tracks like Why Did You Do It and Do Good and Good Will Follow You propelled his career in the mid-sixties. He followed the group the Claredonians to Kingston and later teamed up with Ernest “Fitzroy” Wilson to form the duo Fitzie and Freddie recording for Coxone Dodd’s Studio One label.

Grab your tickets here!

Events

“Wilderness Living” Big Bear Quilt Show at The Lodge

Aug 03, 2018 10:00AM – Aug 04, 2018 05:00PM

The 2018  Quilt Show “Wilderness Living” at the Lodge in the Village produced by the Big Bear Lake Quilters Guild. Vendors and Marketplace

Friday, August 4th, 10 am-6:00 pm
Saturday, August 5th, 10 am-5 pm
Contest Drawings at 4:45 pm on Saturday

Admission ONLY $5

Please e-mail or visit website for more details

Location: The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Holiday Inn Resort at 40650 Village Drive

Contact: Website: www.bigbearlakequiltersguild.com Email: ​ BBLquiltersguild@gmail.com

 

Paint and Sip at Barrel 33 in the Village

Aug 03, 2018 6:00PM – 08:00PM

Join us for an evening of painting, wine tasting, and fun with new friends! Barrel 33 is now hosting Bi-Weekly Paint and Sips with Craft to Treasure! Call in advance, we book up fast! The event …

Location: Barrel 33 at 40754 Village Dr Big Bear Lake Ca 92315

Contact: Tel: (909) 878-0838 Website: www.barrel33bigbear.com

 

First Fridays Star Parties at Bear Valley Farms

Aug 03, 2018 | 08:00PM – 10:00PM

First Fridays Under the Stars

Join Bear Valley Astronomers at Bear Valley Farms for an amazing Star Party in an ideal location. Local astronomers will talk about the events in the night sky while sharing their telescopes and expertise. Guests are welcome to BYOB and bring their own blankets and chairs to relax under the stars.

July 6: 8pm-10pm
August 3: 8pm-10pm
September 7: 7:30pm-9:30pm

Tickets are $10 and available at ffstarparties.eventbrite.com

Facebook event at www.facebook.com/events/225846301349680/

Location: Bear Valley Farms at 1601 East Big Bear Blvd

Contact: Tel: (909) 547-5424 Website: www.bearvalleyfarms.com

 

The 17th Annual Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire in Fawnskin

Aug 04, 2018 | 10:00AM – 06:00PM

The Big Bear Valley Renaissance Faire takes place July 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and 4-5, 11-12 at Pederson’s Mill in Fawnskin. Our Faire is a continual day of mirth and merriment, excitement and education. The village streets lead you past crafts, costumes, food, stages, and games. The Enchanted Shire has six stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. There is also an arena for the jousts and the Great Square for pirate battles, maypole dances, and other fun!

For complete schedule details please call or visit website

Location: Pederson’s Mill at 39115 Rim of the World Drive in Fawnskin

Contact: Tel: (626) 623-9907 Website: www.bbvrsinc.com

 

Movies in the Meadow at Snow Summit: WALL-E

Aug 04, 2018 | 08:00PM – 11:00PM

Movies in the Meadow Summer Series at Snow Summit

Join us at Snow Summit on select dates for our Movies in the Meadow series and enjoy your favorite movies under the stars for FREE

All screenings are hosted in the Snow Summit base area and feature family-friendly films throughout the year

Admission is FREE with concessions available for purchase at Bighorn Smokehouse. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Folding camping chairs and blankets are permitted. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Upcoming screenings:
Saturday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Rango
Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. Wonder Woman
Saturday, July 21 at 8 p.m.  Coco
Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 p.m. WALL-E
Saturday, August 11 at 7:45 p.m. A Wrinkle in Time

Click Here for more details

Location: Snow Summit Resort at 880 Summit Blvd

Contact: Tel: (844) GO2 – BEAR Website: https://bit.ly/2qjb13s

Big Bear Comedy Festival: Poisoned

November 4th & 5th Big Bear Comedy Festival is taking over Big Bear and putting a punch line on the weekend with us at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company!

Poisoned, comedians a little buzzed on stage. That means no filter and drunk banter from around 15 funny comedians tuned up just for you. Laugh it up and drink yourself silly!

Time: 11PM
Price: Advance $15 Door $20
Rated: Adult
Tickets: http://bigbear7.bpt.me/
Line Up: To Be Announced

For more information, check out www.BigBearComedyFestival.com

Locals get 10% off ENTIRE BILL every Thursday!

Big Bear is a tight knit community of awesome residence and we want to thank you for supporting us and Big Bear Lake Brewing Company.

That said, every Thursday we want to welcome any and all Big Bear, CA locals to join us at Big Bear Lake Brewing Company to enjoy 10% off YOUR ENTIRE BILL!

What’s the catch?

You have to show your server a valid ID with a Big Bear Address and this discount is not valid with any other discounts.

But I have a P.O. Box on my ID…

Not to worry, as long as it is 92314, 92315, 92333 or 92386 zip code you are all good!

Meet the Crafts & Cranks Brewers

Crafts & Cranks is just around the corner and we have 19 West Coast Premier Craft Breweries that will be there showcasing their best in class brews! Here is a preview of a few breweries that will be at this years brewfest and bike race!

For more information on the event, visit www.craftsandcranks.com!

Coachella Valley Brewing Co.CVB

Coachella Valley brewing company employs a state of the art 17 Barrel Brewhouse, the H.E.B.S. or high efficiency brew system and is one of five in operation on the planet. The heart of the system is mash filtration technology. We do not use a mash tun/lauter tun combo and instead press the mash through a filter press thereby increasing our mash efficiency to 95-98%. As compared to mash/lauter tun systems the H.E.B.S. is capable of producing a 17 barrel  batch every two hours while using 60% less water and producing 65% less spent grain solids. This systematic approach to brewing combined with green technology relative to our cleaning and sanitation practices poises Coachella Valley Brewing as a leader in producing high quality beers while being mindful of the environment. We are proud to have partnered up with many of the amazing local farmers and East Valley agriculture industry leaders using various locally grown sustainable ingredients to create our farm to glass Locally Crafted line of brews.

Dale Bros BreweryDaleBros

Dale Bros is a craft brewery and tap room in Upland, CA. We brew the kind of beer we like to drink. Beer that’s smooth, balanced and that pairs up well with food. Turns out other people like to drink it, too. Sometimes, they even like it enough to give it a gold medal (or two.) We’re not brewing beer to put trophies on our mantels, but it’s nice to be appreciated.

From the first foamy sip to the last, our goal has always been to create beer that tastes great. Our base ingredients are deceptively simple: San Francisco Lager Yeast. Two-Row Malt. Yet the fullness and depth of flavor come from knowing how to make those ingredients (and a few select others) shine.

Iron Fist Brewing Co.Ironfist

Iron Fist Brewing Company is a family owned brewery located in Vista, California, smack-dab in the middle of the exciting San Diego craft beer scene. Our passion for the best hand crafted beer prompted us to make a lot of it. However, we quickly realized we were making a bit more than we could drink ourselves, so we decided to sell whatever we don’t drink to you. So do yourself a favor; start a little revolution. It’s ok. We won’t tell on you. Put the 500 pack of light lager back with all its buddies and rule your taste with an Iron Fist!

Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyKarlStrauss

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a regional craft brewery based in San Diego, California. Founded in 1989, it was the first brewery to open in San Diego in more than 50 years. Today, Karl Strauss is the 39th largest craft brewer in the United States, and one of the fastest growing craft brands in the Western Region – all with sole distribution in the Golden State.

Karl Strauss brews more than 30 different styles of beer at its 60-barrel Main Brewery in San Diego’s Pacific Beach, and seven satellite Brewery Restaurants across Southern California. Beer offerings include perennial favorites like the multi-award-winning Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA, as well as innovative special releases in Karl’s Coastal Reserve Series and Imperial Collection.

As San Diego’s craft beer pioneer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company proudly serves more than 3,000 local businesses in California, including bars, restaurants, retail stores, hotels, airports, and theme parks. From grocery chains like Albertsons, Ralphs, and Vons to its “Beer Truck” at Disney’s California Adventure, California craft beer-fans are always within reach of a Karl Strauss beer. Share it. Cheers.

Lagunitas Brewing CompanyLagunitas

From points distant and beyond we all converged on Petaluma in 1993 and ’94 with an unenunciated desire to be more than we were before. The core of Lagunitas came from Chicago, St Louis, Memphis, Walker Creek, and the highlands of Quincy.

The Chicago contingent initiated the brewing and the gravitational effect of its suchness did the rest. We all loved the beer but the mission was larger than the ordinary joy of a hoppy-sweet quaff. It was driven unseen by an urge to communicate with people, to find our diasporidic tribe, and to connect with other souls adrift on a culture that had lost its center and spun its inhabitants to the four winds to wander lost and bereft with a longing to re-enter the light. Beer, we have learned, has always been a good lubricant for social intercourse!

The Lagunitas Brewing Co. was not so much an act of ordinary ‘foundling’ as it was willed into being by the unspoken desire of supportive beer-lovers in Northern California after which they continued to nurture their creation and urged us forward to fulfill the unifying needs of that same beer-loving diaspora from coast to coast and beyond. It is good to have friends!

Lightning BreweryLightning

In the case of Lightning Brewery, following one’s heart has proven a winning solution. In just 6 years selling craft beer to the public, Lightning Brewery styles have won 30 nationally recognized beer awards, including a coveted Best in Show. To win a Best in Show, a beer must receive a gold medal in its category and then go on to beat all gold medal winners in all categories. In 2010, Lightning’s Elemental Pilsner won the gold in its category at the California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition and then beat 37 other beers in all other categories to receive an Honorable Mention Second Runner Up, one step down from Best in Show.

In 2012, Lightning’s Old Tempestuous Ale went the whole way, beating hundreds of other entries to win both the gold in its category and then going on to beat 60 other gold medal winners to win First Place, Best in Show of all entrants.

Ritual Brewing Co.

Ritual Brewing Co. in Redlands, California was founded by two guys with a true passion for great beer: Steve Dunkerken and Owen Williams.

A few years ago, Steve had invited Owen over to his place for a homebrewing session.  At the time the guys were loosely acquainted with one another and Owen politely declined.  Truth was that this industry veteran didn’t see the point in hanging out and homebrewing with a few plastic buckets.  A visit from the head brewer of a well-known San Diego County brewery lured Owen over to Steve’s place.  Once Owen saw what Steve was up to in his garage he went back for a few more brewing sessions.

At the time, Owen had recently left his long time gig as Director of Brewing Operations for BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurants and dreamed of his own brewery but he was unsure about going it alone.  Steve had been asked many times if he ever thought about opening a brewery.  While it’s something that occupies a corner of most homebrewers minds it was something that didn’t seem practical to Steve – at least the part about hanging up a great career and venturing off on his own.  Together they had the right mix of brewing and business experience and a common passion for brewing great beer. It didn’t take many brewing sessions in Steve’s garage for these two to start creating Ritual Brewing Co.

Tap It BrewingTapIt

At Tap It Brewing Company, we’re a family of craft beer lovers. We’re true to our roots and true to our word. We like to take a laid-back approach to almost everything we do. But there’s one thing we are absolutely serious about—our beer.

The Gordon Family began brewing in what use to be an old warehouse in San Luis Obispo, California. We quickly became known for our handcrafted and award-winning, all-American beers. Our warehouse became a great hangout and the rest is history. Today you can join us in our Tap Room and watch the brewers in action while you enjoy one of our full-flavored craft beers.

We strip our water down to the barest possible state and revamp with minerals to brew our beers just the way you like it. Whether it’s our dark, rich full-blown stout, or our smooth finish pale ales with just the right amount of snap, or our gold medal winning IPA with a distinctive, crisp, pleasurable, full-body taste, we are dedicated to sharing our passion for delicious beer with our ever-growing family of craft beer-loving fans.

The Dudes’ Brewing CompanyTheDudes

When the Dudes’ was founded in Los Angeles, there were several incredible beers being crafted locally, but LA had not yet made a name for itself in the craft beer world.  That’s why the Dudes’ goal is to help put Los Angeles Craft beer on the map both locally and nationally.  In Southern California, we’re spoiled with an abundance of sunny days, and we’re known for our laid back attitudes and beach life – all of which we aim to bring to you in each brew we make.  That’s why we like to say, “Happy Dudes’ make great brews, and great brews make people happy.”  Enjoy!

Meet the Crafts & Cranks Brewers!

Crafts & Cranks is just around the corner and we have 19 West Coast Premier Craft Breweries that will be there showcasing their best in class brews! Here is a preview of a few breweries that will be at this years brewfest and bike race!

For more information on the event, visit www.craftsandcranks.com!

Absolution Brewing CompanyAbsolution

We operate on a much simpler and smaller converted 7 barrel grundy. This direct-fire system provides us with the opportunity to truly brew in an Old World style. We concentrate on crafting high quality small batch beers 5 to 6 barrels at a time (gotta have room for that boiling froth at the top). We use single infusion mashing in our open mash tun, though we do some decoction on occasion.

All of our fermenters are glycol jacketed open fermenters that allow for temperature- controlled fermentation. While these fermenters may be open, they are always lidded to prevent contamination from floating in on the breeze. Each fermenter is capable of converting 12 barrels of wort into our fine beers, so most of our brews are double-batched to fill our fermenters.

Angle City BreweryAngelCity

Angel City Brewery is excited to be part of the brewing renaissance of Downtown LA by bringing old-world, small-batch, craft brewing to the new world of the expanding Arts District. We are committed to the continued growth and revitalization of our neighborhood by being an interactive and supportive partner to the arts and business communities, as well as the burgeoning craft beer movement in Los Angeles.

Angel City Brewing was founded in 1997. Starting modestly, Angel City quickly became a leader in the LA craft beer scene. In 2004 Angel City bought an 8,000 barrel German-made brewery in Alpine Village near Los Angeles on EBay! and lovingly restored the facility. In late 2010, Angel City relocated the brewery to the historic John A. Roebling Building in LA’s Downtown Arts District. The vision was, and remains, to give this great city a great brewery.

On January 5, 2012, Angel City Brewery was acquired by Alchemy & Science, a craft beer collaboration led by Alan Newman and Stacey Steinmetz, formerly of Magic Hat Brewing Company.

Since January 2012, we’ve undergone massive renovations, including the addition of a new mustache bar. We began brewing in April of 2012, and started popping up in local LA bars and restaurants soon thereafter.

In February 2013, we opened the doors to the Brewery and Public House, but with limited hours as construction continued. We offer an ever-rotating selection of Angel City beer on tap, which includes a number of beers exclusively available at the Brewery. In addition to pints and flights, we offer brewery tours,events, and a great place to gather with friends. We have a small on-site retail store as well. Outside food is always welcome, and there are a number of great locations in our neighborhood that offer take out. In addition to the neighborhood cuisine, our parking lot has become a hot spot for food trucks, with one parked outside nearly every night we’re open. On May 5th, 2013 we had our grand opening with our first ever Heritage Festival. We’re now seven days a week for brewery tours and tastings, and we have full roster of weekly events.

If you’re looking for our beer outside of the brewery, we are available on draft and in bottle at a number of locations around LA. Click here to find us in your neighborhood.

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Backstreet BreweryBackstreetBrewery

Backstreet Brewery opened its doors in 1998 in Irvine, CA.  Establishing itself as an Orange County pioneer in craft brewing, Backstreet Brewery immediately became a local favorite.  Set inside the well established Lamppost Pizza, the brewery and pub style bar immediately earned a reputation for its universal craft beer appeal, atmosphere, and inventive microbrew character.  In 2004, Backstreet Brewery opened another location in Vista, CA; again, spearheading a craft beer surge in North County San Diego, and leading the way to reinventing the city of Vista. The latest installment is a tasting room and production facility in the city of Anaheim. This facility opened in August 2015 and right down the street from Anaheim Stadium and many other fantastic breweries and restaurants.

After years of operating as an award winning microbrewery and pub, Backstreet Brewery plunged into the world of craft beer bottling in February 2014.  Beginning with four different styles of craft beer: Tomahawk Double IPA, Set Sail IPA, Rita Red Ale, and Rydin’ Dirty Rye IPA, Backstreet Brewery began supplying Orange County with 22 oz. bottles of local craft brew straight from its original location in Irvine. BSB will be consistently releasing new beers to the bottling line.

Backstreet Brewery has continued to grow and expand as a family run establishment with deep roots in the local communities throughout Southern California.  In addition, Backstreet Brewery has evolved its online presence through social media and various web applications, while participating in beer festivals, tastings, and competitions.  As a pioneer of craft beer in Orange County, Backstreet Brewery plans to continue its expansion and grow its operation within the craft beer industry.

Ballast Point Brewing CompanyBallastPoint

After developing a taste for beer in college, founder Jack White decided to try making more interesting beer than he could find in the store or at a keg party. Jack, along with his college roommate Pete A’Hearn, began home brewing in their apartment at UCLA and soon realized it wasn’t easy to get access to the various supplies and ingredients he wanted—nor did he have anyone with whom to trade ideas about brewing.

In 1992, Jack opened Home Brew Mart, which he filled with the supplies, ingredients, and conversation every brewer needed to make better beer at home. His plan was to one day take this hobby to the pro level and start a brewery. Around the same time, Pete went off to UC Davis to get his master brewer’s certificate – they soon found a collaborator in Yuseff Cherney, a fellow home brewer with a similar passion and a set of home brewing awards to boot. Yuseff became Home Brew Mart’s first employee and was part of the team to open a “back room” brewery behind the shop. In 1996, Ballast Point Brewing was born.

Belching Beaver BreweryBelchingBeaver

Belching Beaver does not brew good beer. We brew truly great beer. Currently, we are crafting 7 distinct beers that range from blondes to stouts, which are sure to please anyone’s tastes. Our first priority is using quality ingredients to create the beer recipes at our microbrewery. When we decided to move forward with the brewery, we told Troy not to worry about how much money we were spending on ingredients. With a name like Belching Beaver, we better have great beer or we would be the biggest joke in town. We contracted our hops before we found a location or even bought equipment. I told Troy that I would throw any beer out and delay opening unless it was perfect. In truth, we had no worries because Troy makes great beer. He did not disappoint! As my wife would say, “It’s fabulous.” Our customers say, “They’re all fabulous.” As Dave would say…well he would sniff out each aroma hop, and then describe the grapefruit flavors, the honey overtones and the crisp clean orange peel that delights the palate. I just say, “Man, great beer!”

Boomtown BreweryBoomtown

Established in 2014, Boomtown Brewery is a safe haven for locals, art, local artists, and anyone striving to make a craft something that it used to be, art.

In the mid 1800’s, Boomtowns in California were the number one reason people moved west in the United States.  Lured by potential riches and excitement, tens of thousands moved to California to various overnight success-story towns, with one purpose in mind…to make it, and make it big.   Some of those towns ceased to exist after very short periods; others remained until the “well” ran dry.

Los Angeles, in particular, maintains the same allure for thousands of people that move here every year to pursue their dreams in a myriad of industries, giving it a constant injection of people with aspirations to make their mark.   The arts industry in Los Angeles remains one of the most influential in the world, thus creating an undying boom that has made this city, and its inhabitants, the mecca of creativity it is today.

It is with that in mind that we embarked on a journey to bring artisan beer to those artists, and to embrace both their creativity and community.  Boomtown Brewery will not only craft old world, unfiltered, gravity fed, full flavored beers with integrity; it will be a showcase for local artists through events, galleries, and by simply being a creative local establishment.   We want everything about Boomtown to be a haven and an expression of what our home, the Arts District in Los Angeles, is all about.

Boomtown will have every label designed by local artists, as well as furnishings, fixtures, and structures.  Boomtown will be a community where people can gather to enjoy beer, games, to express themselves creatively, and to hang with like-minded people.  We will host a variety of events ranging from live music shows to gallery showings, benefits, block parties, bicycle rides, etc.  All in the name of contributing to the creative community that is “The Los Angeles Arts District”.

Bootlegger’s BreweryBootleggers

Bootlegger’s Brewery began as the brainchild of experienced homebrewer and beer lover Aaron Barkenhagen. Aaron developed the business concept and business plan while enrolled in the Entrepreneurship program at California State University, Fullerton. The envisioned brewery would be a small artisan brewery supplying the local community and beyond with fresh and unique handcrafted beer.

With the support of family and friends, Aaron continued to lead the development and construction of Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, CA. It took almost a full year of construction and licensing to complete the small brewery on Richman Ave. The resulting brewery was a humble 7 barrel brewhouse with three fermenters and plenty of space to grow.

After over 2 years of planning and building, Fullerton’s first packaging microbrewery opened its doors and delivered its first keg in April 2008.

While the brewery continues to expand distribution and production capacity, Bootlegger’s Brewery stays true to the original plan; build a local artisan brewery supported by local businesses and consumers while continuing to make the highest quality and most unique beer possible. “Drink Fresh, Drink Local” is the motto at Bootlegger’s Brewery and while there is constant expansion of production and distribution, no matter where Bootlegger’s beer ends up, the brewery is determined to continue to brew beer not far from where it’s sold.

The Boston Beer CompanyBostonBeer

In 1984, Jim Koch discovered his great-great grandfather’s recipe for Louis Koch Lager in his father’s attic.

Looking to follow his family’s passion for brewing, Jim brewed the recipe in his kitchen with the hopes of challenging the status quo in the American beer industry. He started by introducing American drinkers to craft-brewed beers that were full-flavored, balanced, and complex, and brewed with quality ingredients. Pleased with his brew, Jim started The Boston Beer Company with his co-founder and first employee, Rhonda Kallman. In those first months, Jim walked bar-to-bar with a briefcase full of beer that he called Samuel Adams Boston Lager, in recognition of one of our nation’s great founding fathers, a revolutionary man of independent mind and spirit. Boston Lager soon became a catalyst of the American craft beer revolution, making its public debut in Boston on Patriot’s Day in April 1985. Six weeks after its introduction, Boston Lager was selected as “The Best Beer in America” in The Great American Beer Festival’s Consumer Preference Poll, which became an award Samuel Adams Boston Lager went on to win an unprecedented four times.