Steve Dunkerken and Owen Williams began making beer together in Dunkerken's garage. Their new operation is a little bigger?23,000 square feet, to be precise, including a 30-barrel brewhouse. They didn't make the jump from home brewing to production brewing blindly, however. When the two met, Williams was the first-ever Director of Brewing Operations for BJ?s Brewhouse, and a little skeptical about the homebrew scene.
But Dunkerken's creativity won him over. The brewery they founded, Ritual, produces complex, interesting potions such as the Big Deluxe Imperial Oat Stout?"so dark it actually absorbs light," as the brewers put it?and the Extra Red Ale, made with eight different malts and a massive helping of hops.
Most of Ritual's beers are destined for bars, restaurants, and the swimming pools of millionaires, but there's also a taproom tucked away inside the brewery. There, live music often adds to the festive environment, and knowledgeable beer guides lead tours and share facts about the brewery's design, including tables crafted from 1960s-era bowling lanes.
As the name suggests, Just Cruzin Productions specializes in events with a lot of horsepower. Guests browse more than 1,000 hot rods and classic cars at The Classic at Pismo Beach, an annual show that has been drawing droves of auto enthusiasts to central California for almost three decades. Its expertly maintained autos on display are in mint condition?they're judged based on areas from their interiors to their engine compartments, as well as on the owner's overall attention to detail, making it hard to win just by taping cardboard cutouts of a Corvette to a wagon. But the company also produces other major open-air shindigs, such as The Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival.
What unites its large portfolio of events is a passion for charitable giving. Through the Just Cruzin? Life Foundation, it's directed millions of dollars in event proceeds to organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and the Jerry L. Pettis Loma Linda Veterans Hospital.
The colorful tap room at Wild Donkey Brewing Co. is a hub for socializing. Sometimes that's due to scheduled parties and other events, or perhaps it's simply because of the beer. The Redlands craft brewery prepares nine year-round and two seasonal brews, each of which is served on-site from a row of wall-mounted taps. The selection includes a hefeweizen brewed with lemon and peppers, a black IPA stuffed with citrusy hops, and an American-style stout brewed with whiskey. Every beer is also available in a keg, and can be poured into growlers or plastic-lined pockets to go.
Seeing nothing but kippers and meat pies when you look at the edible clouds in the sky is a sure-fire signal that your belly craves some British grub. Today's Groupon sends your appetite across the Atlantic for $25 worth of grub and libations at The Royal Falconer for $9. Journey to either of two locations, Riverside or Redlands, for genuine English fare, crisp brews, and the company of hearty pub goers.
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For more than 30 years, Precision Tune Auto Care has helped vehicles of all sorts run smoothly with an array of maintenance and auto-repair services. Fully trained mechanics whet engine appetites with an oil change ($29.90), then rotate and balance tires to ensure an even distribution of wear and tear, bringing inner balance to troubled rubber rollers ($59.80). A windshield-wiper replacement maintains driver visibility throughout the coming weather-filled months ($24.90), and a brake inspection ($19.90) safeguards against inconvenient malfunctions during no-holds-barred drag races down by the old nuclear power plant.