The Lions Lighthouse won’t be guiding any ships to port on Sunday, Aug. 18, but rather acting as a beacon for beer lovers to the eighth annual Taste of Brews in Long Beach.
Set Shoreline Aquatic Park, where the lighthouse sits atop a grassy hill, the day-long beer festival will bring nearly 50 breweries to town.
Expect to sample beers from local Long Beach makers like Rock Bottom Brewery, Liberation Brewing Co., Belmont Brewing Company, Ten Mile and Beachwood Brewing.
And Torrance, a well-known brewery hot spot, will be represented by places like Scholb Brewery and The Dudes Brewing Company, which just opened a new location in Santa Monica.
There will be some out-of-towners there as well, including San Diego-based Pizza Port and Slo Brewing out of San Luis Obispo.
You can also try other types of alcohol-based drinks, like hard seltzer from a company called White Claw and alcoholic kombucha from Boochcraft.
Be warned though, this beer festival usually sells out so don’t get caught just staring at the lighthouse from the outside while everyone else is drinking it up at the park.
If You Go:
When: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 18. Last call for beers is 4 p.m.
Where: Shoreline Aquatic Park, 200 Aquarium Way.