Home to the biggest Oktoberfest in Southern California, Alpine Village has been a staple in the beer world in Los Angeles for over 40 years. Authentic German food and an impressive tap list keeps fans coming back for more, while enticing newbies to walk through the doors daily. This watering hole brings back memories of the old country and peppers it with the new, hosting euro and craft beer festivals.
Saturday April 18th Alpine hosted the first local craft beer and artisanal food festival in the south bay, bringing together over 30 breweries and vendors to whet the appetites of over 600 enthusiasts. Features included some of the newest breweries in the L.A. area like Phantom Carriage, Santa Monica Brew works, California 101 Cider House and a few others, also treats from family owned businesses to modest local producers, and the menu titillated the senses ranging from brilliant barbeque sauces to the sinful chocolate that paired brilliantly with the brews in hand.
The four-hour event flew by quickly with pours of local favorites to special one offs and experimental brews that helped kick the kegs early on pleasing the most eager connoisseurs. All in all the festival was a blazing success keep an eye out for future festivals to come.