#LABW7 Kickoff | Entertainment & Panel Schedule

We know that the star of the show is the beer for tomorrow’s festival, but we hope that you can enjoy some of the fun we have planned to enrich the L.A. Beer Week experience. Our event producers at Tap & Cheer have helped get together a diverse music lineup for the day & L.A. Beer Week Events Chair Tom Kelley has gathered some very knowledgeable folks to speak on a wide variety of panels.

Check out the schedule for our TWO stages:

12:00 PM: Heaps n’ Heaps
1:20 PM: Headshine 
2:40 PM: Whiskey Sunday
4:10 PM: The Firkins
DJ: James Morgan


Time Title Moderator
1:15 – 1:45 Los Angeles, B.C. (Before Craft) Tomm Carroll
2:00 – 2:30 California Barley & Mirco Malting Erika Bolden
2:45 – 3:15 How to Taste Beer Like a Cicerone John Verive
3:30 – 4:00 Social Media and Collective Story Telling Kip Barnes
4:10 – 4:40 Bridging the Gap – Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails Karen Grill

 Guest Panelists: 
Los Angeles, B.C |  Tomm Carroll (Celebrator Beer News), Larry James (Beer Specialist – Wine Warehouse), Kevin Kasay (Artisan Ales Distributing), Mark Jilg (Owner/Brewmaster – Craftsman Brewing), Lou Mensch (Original Owner – Father’s Office), Bob Kunz (Owner/Brewmaster – Highland Park Brewery), Clay Harding (Owner – 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill).

California Barly & Micro Malting | Erika Bolden (Writer, L.A. Weekly), Curtis Davenport (Farmer & Maltster), Nile Zacherle (Mad Fritz), Thomas Kelley (El Segundo Brewing).

How to Taste Beer Like A Cicerone | John Michael Verive (Beer Writer – L.A. Times), Chris Walowski (Brewer – Smog City Brewing), Lauren O’Neill (Beer Buyer – Mohawk Bend), Sean Smith (BJCP Judge, Beer Writer).

Social Media & Collective Story Telling | Kip Barnes (Bierkast), Alex Davis (GM & Beer Buyer – Library Alehouse), Laurie Porter (Owner – Smog City Brewing), Jemma Wilson (Social Media Manager – Firestone Walker), Frances Michelle Lopez (Social Media Manager – Golden Road Brewing).

Bridging the Gap – Craft Beer and Craft Cocktails | Karen Grill (Mixologist – Sassafras Saloon), Julian Cox (Mixologist & Consultant), Andrew Bell (Brewer – The Bruery), Jacon Grier (Authoer- Cocktails on Tap), Chloe Burciaga-Terry (Bar Manager – Ladyface Alehouse & Brasserie).


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