The Fifth Annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl took place on Saturday August 9, 2014, and Downtown Los Angeles had its streets crawling with eager craft beer aficionados. The event, presented by 213 Nightlife and hosted by The Beer Chicks, led wrist-banded participants to seven destinations where they could indulge in unlimited libations. The setup allowed visitors to try new craft brews as well as familiarize themselves with the LA bar scene.
LACBC feels like an Easter egg hunt, adult style: a map and commemorative glass in hand, beer enthusiasts divulge in the gilded limited brews that are scattered in bars in a two-mile area.
General admission for the four hour event started at $49, and VIP participants were allotted an early start to the day, with two hours of uninterrupted taste time for $69, prior to the opening of the flood gates.
California breweries were well represented in this craft beer affair, offering their finest and favorite concoctions, and appeasing appetites with a few rarities as well. While the breweries seemed evenly distributed among participating bars, The Varnish, a speakeasy located inside Cole’s Restaurant, held the goods for the VIP’s, who were looking for the most limited and rarest of brews.
A portion of the proceeds benefited the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate breast cancer for future generations. Curb, formerly known as Taxi Magic and Yellow Cab, provided transportation services to crawlers.