LA Beer Fest Brews, Burgers & A/C

Only in Los Angeles would a Fall beer festival offer air conditioned restrooms to escape the heat. Welcome to LA Fall Beer Festival: Saturday, November 12th at the LA Center Studios from Noon to 4:00p.m. The event will be Top of the Hops with over 200 beers, food trucks, DJs and more surprises.

“We have a lot of Los Angeles breweries being represented. We’re trying to make it a whole experience with the food trucks, the piano bar, and the live music,” Said LA Beer Fest founder, Dan Silberstein.

Silberstein and the organizers take great pride in the plethora of Los Angeles pilsners taking part. Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewing, Last Name Brewery and Iron Triangle Brewing DTLA.

LA Beer Fest is presented by Drink Eat Play, which hosts year-round events centered around food, wine and beer.  General admission is $45, $55 for VIP(an added hour  with specialty beers available the first hour), and $80 for the Connoisseur’s ticket, which includes those glorious air conditioned restrooms with an indoor/outdoor deck with astonishing views from the LA Center studios overlooking the Downtown skyline. Los Angeles Center Studios is a full service studio campus within an enclosed sprawling 20 acres including the Day Courtyard which resembles a college campus.

For those needing to pair their Ale with a salty, gooey treat, likely containing red meat and or globs of cheese, LA Beer Fest has you covered. For the Foodies, here are are some of the food trucks on site in no particular order: The Surfer Taco, Roll ‘N’ Lobster, and Okomato Kitchen to name a few.

Proceeds from the Fest will benefit Noah B-ark inc. The non-profit saves dogs from shelters, and find permanent homes for rescued pets. It will also go towards funding food, shelter and veterinary bills for rescued pets.

Silberstein estimates 4,000 guests will attend LA Beer Fest, a record crowd. Silberstein is modest when sharing the birth of this festival, which has grown into a widely popular event.

“I was making delivery orders and realized there wasn’t anything like this in LA, so we carved out a niche to turn it into something special, even if you don’t drink beer,” said Silberstein. Cheers to that stroke of genius!

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit: www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest

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