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Pencil This In: Catalina Wine Mixer Part I At Local Option

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 21, 2015 6:40PM


This fucking Catalina Wine Mixer isn't the largest helicopter leasing event in Northern California. It's the first of four beer events hosted by Local Option and sponsored by Founders Brewing starting 3 p.m. Jan. 23. Take a look at this lineup.

Allagash Brewing Company Midnight Brett
Brouwerij Boon Kriek
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. 18th Anniversary
Founders Brewing Co. Backwoods Bastard
Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
Founders Big Lushious
Founders Pale Nitro
Goose Island Beer Co. Backyard Rye
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Great Divide Brewing Company American Sour Ale
Half Acre Beer Company Big Hugs
Hoppin' Frog Brewery Barrel Aged DORIS
Local Option Bierwerker / Central Waters BBA La Petite Mort
Local Option Bierwerker Dampf Loc
Local Option Bierwerker die K├Ânigin
Local Option Bierwerker Mourning Wood
Local Option Bierwerker Outlawger
Local Option Bierwerker Sweet Leif
Local Option Bierwerker Voku Hila
Local Option Bierwerker Walk ov Shame
Pipeworks Brewing Company Black Tuna
Pipeworks Citra Saison
Pipeworks Closer Encounter
Pipeworks Mint Truffle Abduction
Pipeworks Mocha Abduction
Pipeworks Sure Bet
Pipeworks Unicorn's Revenge
Three Floyds Brewing Blot Out The Sun
Three Floyds Permanent Funeral
Three Floyds Zombie Dust

That's a lot of beer. Drink enough of it and it may lower your inhibitions to participate in Local Option's guitar shredding contest. And this is no pansy-ass air guitar, either. A real guitar and amplifier will be available for you to shred as fast and hard as you want for two minutes. (Or bring your own guitar and plug in. They don't mind.)

To enter the guitar shredding contest, email here. This is a qualifying round with winners advancing through the next rounds before a winner is crowned in October. The contest starts at 10 p.m. (1102 W. Webster Ave.)

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