Dine 909: Route 30 Brewing Co. is moving into the former Wicks Brewing space


Well, that was quick.

Less than a month after Wicks Brewing closed its doors, the owners of another brewery have announced they’re moving in.

Route 30 Brewing Co., which earlier this year sold its original brewery and announced plans for a brewpub in Corona is making the former Wicks spot, 11620 Sterling Ave., Riverside, its third location.

As with the upcoming Corona brewpub, the location will serve food along with its beer.

Production will take place at both new locations, as well.

No time frame has been given for the opening of the Sterling Avenue location.

Route 30 currently operates a location in downtown Riverside at 3740 Mission Inn Ave.

Beer winners

A handful of Inland Empire breweries scored big at this year’s Brewer’s Cup of California, which was judged in the first part of March.

The big winner is GreyWolf Brewing Co. in Norco, which garnered four awards: First place for Bloodberry Berliner in the Berliner-Style Weisse (Wheat) category and three second-place wins for Tartarus Warhammer, a Belgian-Style Tripel in the Belgian Strong Pales category; Norco Lager, an American-Style Lager in the American Lagers category; and Schwarz Wulf in the German-Style Schwarzbier category.

Main Street Brewery in Corona gained two first-place awards for Hefeweizen in the American Wheats category and Rimpau Red Ale in the Irish-Style Red Ale category.

Rancho Cucamonga’s Hamilton Family Brewery received two awards: First place for Hammy Lite, an American-Style Light Lager in the American Light Lagers category and third place for Sacred Hop: Citra IPA in the American-Style India Pale Ale category.

Pomona’s Old Stump Brewing Co. also received two awards: First place for Summer IPA in the Experimental India Pale Ale category and third place for Honey Blonde in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale.

Our Brew in Redlands earned second place for Hazy Pale in the Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale category.

Claremont Craft Ales also earned second place for Jacaranda in the Rye Ale or Lager with or without Yeast category.

Breakfast at the brewery

Ever have breakfast in a brewery?

Now’s your chance. Craft Brewing & Kitchen in Lake Elsinore is now serving breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday through Sunday.

The breakfast menu includes avocado toast, a breakfast burrito, a burger, a flatbread and a yogurt bowl.

Micheladas, beermosas and coffee are also available.

Craft Brewing & Kitchen is at 17600 Collier Ave., Suite F147A, in the Outlets at Lake Elsinore.

Rui’s new digs

Rui’s Shanghai Bistro has moved to downtown Redlands.

The Shangainese restaurant has moved into a new space at 405 W. Stuart Ave.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

Meanwhile, Rui’s former home, 1711 W. Lugonia Ave., Redlands, is now home to DiDi Mini Pot, another Shanghainese restaurant.

DiDi Mini Pot’s hours are noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Foodie Fridays returns

Foodie Fridays returns to Menifee on Friday, April 7.

The event, hosted by Made Local, features dozens of food vendors, along with family-friendly entertainment.

The free event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee Valley Campus, 28237 La Piedra Road.

The event is scheduled for the first Friday of the month, April through October.

A list of vendors can be found on the Made Local Instagram page:

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