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2013 Beer Festivals and Events

August 23, 2013

SAN DIEGO: BEERology Exhibit Opening @ the San Diego Museum of Man Saturday - August 24, 2013 @ 10:00AM / ends @ 05:00PM Educational Event @ San Diego Museum Man San Diego, California San Diego Museum Of Man museumofman@museumofman.org (619) 239-2001 Not Attending I'm Attending Maybe Email Email your friends. Announcing the San Diego Museum of Man’s newest exhibit: BEERology: Craft, Culture, and Civilization Open August 24, 2013 Modern civilization is beer civilization! Cultures around the world perfected brewing in interesting ways. Beer-loving headhunters from the Amazon, for example, chewed poisonous cassava root so it could become a drinkable beer. Learn stories and see artifacts that reveal the links between beer and culture, such as the solid gold beer cup of an Inca king. Also, join us for tastings all year long in San Diego's most iconic building. Find out more: http://www.museumofman.org/beer

August 24, 2013
DAVIS: Davis Bike & Brew fest Saturday - August 24, 2013 @ 03:30PM / ends @ 07:30PM Beer & Food Event @ Central Park Davis, CA.  Bike and Brew Fest, 3:30-8PM, in Central Park, Davis, CA. The is the biggest event of the First Annual Davis Beer Week, August 19-25. The Brewfest is a fundraiser for the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame, also located in Davis. 50 breweries and 10 wineries, local restaurants, music all in one great location. Check the website for more information. Designated driver tickets are available, OR, DeVere's Irish pub is running a bus from their Sacramento location to their Davis location.  Cost: $45 day of. davisbeerweek.com

FORTUNA: August 24 Hops in Humboldt, Fortuna, CA
The tenth annual
hopsinhumboldt.com  Hops in Humboldt
will be held at Rohner Park in Fortuna. This afternoon event, which takes place in the heart of the redwoods, will feature beer from more than 30 breweries from around the country, voting for the "People's Choice" award, five bands performing on stage, food, arts and crafts vendors, and the Hops Games. VIP tickets (new this year), with early admission, are available.

FULLERTON: Brews, Blues 'N BBQ. Best local and regional breweries for a celebration of their world class brews. There will be rockin’ Blues by Southern California Blues Bubba and the Big Bad Blues Band and PLENTY of mouth watering grub. It will be one HOT August night at the Fullerton Arboretum……. Bubba and the Big Bad Blues Saturday,  5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Full Participant Ticket- $40.00 includes: Admission, Souvenir Tasting Glass, Ten 4oz. “Tastes”, Live Entertainment, Free parking Designated Driver Ticket- $10.00 includes: Admission, Free soda & water Additional tastings and BBQ available for purchase All proceeds benefit the Fullerton Arboretum Sorry, this event is limited to those 21 years of age and older. Kids not allowed.   fullertonarboretum.org

FULLERTON: St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Community Sample local micro-breweries & restaurants. You won’t want to miss this!! St. Juliana Parish Center Saturday, August 24th 6:00pm - 11:00pm Cost: $40 … all you can eat and drink! Pay at the door - come as you are… Eat, drink and dance the ‘end-of-summer’ night away! 100% of proceeds go directly to St. Juliana School to fund scholarships and special projects. Public invited.  For more information, please contact Steve Farrell at sfarrell@oldrepublictitle.com. 1316 North Acacia Avenue Fullerton, California 92831-1202 Phone (714) 879-1965, stjulianachurch.org

GRASS VALLEY: August 24 Sierra Brewfest, Grass Valley, CA
The 24th annual
musicinthemountains.org

Sierra Brewfest  is  held under Ponderosa pine trees at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 microbreweries, many of them from California. Blues musicians are scheduled to perform, and food from local restaurants and food trucks are available for purchase.

LONG BEACH:  August 24 Taste of Brews in Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
tasteofbrews.com Taste of Brews in Long Beach
will take place at Lighthouse Park, a waterfront venue in Long Beach. This afternoon event will feature beer from dozens of craft breweries, live musical entertainment, and food from local restaurants and food trucks.

MIRA MESA - SAN DIEGO: Mira Mesa Festival of Beers 2013  Aug 24, 2013  The Mira Mesa Festival of Beers in Mira Mesa, CA, is a craft brew event featuring more than 40 craft beers to sample, with an emphasis on California breweries. With live music from multiple bands, food trucks, and vendors. Ballast Point, Callahan’s, Coronado, Hess, and Karl Strauss are just a few of the breweries featured at the 2013 Mira Mesa Festival of Beers. The 2013 Mira Mesa Festival of Beers tickets cost $25 for general admission, $32 for VIP tickets, and $21 for designated driver tickets. General admission gets attendees 10 4-oz. tasters. VIP ticketholders get entry to the event an hour early and 12 4-oz. tasters. Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem Street Mira Mesa, CA, miramesabeerfest.com

NAPA: August 24: Blues, Brews & BBQs, Napa, CA
Blue Moon Brewery and the Napa Downtown Association present the 2013
donapa.com
Blues, Brews & BBQ
, which will take place at First and Main Streets in downtown Napa. This afternoon event will feature 30 microbrewed beers; Napa Valley wines; live music on three stages; food, including barbecued beef, chicken, pork, oysters, shrimp, and corn; a rib-eating contest; and children's activities. Admission and parking are free.

SANTA BARBARA BEER & WINE $45
Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm
Alameda Park
1398 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara, CA
Great craft beer, California wine, gourmet food trucks and live music at the Santa Barbara Beer and Wine Festival, in support of the Santa Barbara School of Squash. 
Santa Barbara Beer & Wine Festival  Alameda Park in Santa Barbara, CA from 12-4pm. Craft beer, California Wine, Gourmet Food Trucks, and Live Music! Fundraiser for Santa Barbara School of Squash sbsos.org, an after-school enrichment program for low-income youth!

SPIRITS

SAN DIEGO: San Diego Spirits Festival Aug. 24-25, 2013  sandiegospiritsfestival.com/


August 25, 2013

RANCHO PALOS VERDES: 5TH ANNUAL TRUMP NATIONAL WINE & BEER FESTIVAL
Trump National Golf Club
One Trump National Drive - Rancho Palos Verdes
Details
08/25/2013 - 12:00 pm

Location
Trump National Golf Club
One Trump National Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Beautiful Trump National Golf Club for the 5th Annual Wine & Beer Festival features 20 breweries, 10 food trucks and over 50 wineries.


THOUSAND OAKS:

29: Kiwanis Brew Fest, Thousand Oaks, CA

The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents the second annual
tobrewfest.com Brew Fest
, which will take place at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. This Thursday afternoon/evening event will feature beer from around 15 breweries from the area. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "Best Beer in the Valleys." There will also be live entertainment, games, and food for purchase.


AUGUST 31, 2013

SAN LUIS OBISPO: 31: Brews & Bites, San Luis Obispo, CA

The San Luis Brewers Guild presents the fifth annual https:// facebook.com/pages/Brews-Bites/111773078872678 Brews & Bites
, which will take place at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. This afternoon event will feature beer from 17 San Luis Obispo breweries. There will also be live music by local bands, and food from local restaurants and caterers. Admission to the festival itself is free. All proceeds will go to the Guild and the Woods Humane Society.

The
rockstarbeer.wix.com/sandiego Rock Star Beer Festival
is held at Bassmnt, a nightclub in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. This evening event, which organizers describe as "a rock and roll beer festival," will feature more than 50 craft beers, along with live and DJ music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. There is an after-party at the club following the festival itself.
 


AUGUST 29:

THOUSAND OAKS: Kiwanis Brew Fest, Thousand Oaks, CA
The Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks presents the second annual
tobrewfest.com  Brew Fest
, which will take place at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. This Thursday afternoon/evening event will feature beer from around 15 breweries from the area. Festival-goers are invited to vote for the "Best Beer in the Valleys." There will also be live entertainment, games, and food for purchase.


AUGUST 31:

SAN LUIS OBISPO: Brews & Bites, San Luis Obispo, CA
The San Luis Brewers Guild presents the fifth annual https:// facebook.com/pages/Brews-Bites/111773078872678  Brews & Bites
, which will take place at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo. This afternoon event will feature beer from 17 San Luis Obispo breweries. There will also be live music by local bands, and food from local restaurants and caterers. Admission to the festival itself is free. All proceeds will go to the Guild and the Woods Humane Society.


SAN DIEGO:
31: Rock Star Beer Festival, San Diego, CA
The
rockstarbeer.wix.com/sandiego  Rock Star Beer Festival
is  held at Bassmnt, a nightclub in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. This evening event, which organizers describe as "a rock and roll beer festival," will feature more than 50 craft beers, along with live and DJ music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. There is  an after-party at the club following the festival itself.

SAN DIEGO:

BACON FEST AUGUST 31, 2013

sdbaconfest.com
Tickets $65-100
Being that we are bacon experts we are very well aware that bacon pairs well with everything. So not only are we serving some of San Diego's finest craft beer, we are also serving wine and cocktails for you to enjoy!​
Location: Pebble Field
2600 Cushing Rd
San Diego, CA 92106 ‎
 



SEPTEMBER

6-October 27 (weekends): Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Torrance, CA Alpine Village will host the 46th annual

alpinevillagecenter.com/oktoberfest Oktoberfest . The celebration, which has been described as "Southern California's oldest and largest Oktoberfest-style celebration," will take place on Friday and Saturday (and Sundays beginning September 23) under a massive tent. There is German beer and food, along with oom-pah bands from Germany. Sundays are family days with kiddie jumpers, sweet treats, and games.

HEALDSBURG:

7: Beer in the Plaza, Healdsburg, CA
Soroptimist International of Healdsburg presents the 27th annual

sihealdsburg.org/beerintheplaza.html Beer in the Plaza , which will take place at the Downtown Plaza in Healdsburg. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 25 breweries, music from the Soulshine Blues Band, and food for purchase.

SAN DIMAS:

7: California Beer Festival-Claremont/San Dimas, San Dimas, CACalifornia Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2013 San Dimas edition of the californiabeerfestival.com California Beer Festival , which will take place at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas. Last year's festival was an afternoon event that featured more than 70 craft-brewed beers, live music, and food and merchandise vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and brewers in attendance, are available.
 

7: OC Brew Ha Ha, Silverado, CA The fourth annual

SILVERADO:

ocbrewhaha.com OC Brew Ha Ha will take place at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, near Irvine Lake. This afternoon event, to be held in a park with plenty of shaded seating, will feature more than 175 beers from over 70 breweries. There will also be an educational program led by beer experts, live entertainment, and food trucks and food booths. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special expert-led beer seminar, are available. The festival charity is the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

BAKERSFIELD:

7: Village Fest, Bakersfield, CA Madorom Vineyards presents bakersfieldvillagefest.com
bakersfieldvillagefest.com Village Fest 2013, which is held at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield. This evening event will feature more than 100 beers from 60 breweries, wine from 25 Central Coast wineries, unlimited food samples from 30 of Bakersfield's restaurants, and 17 bands performing on five stages. The festival ground consists of seven themed areas, including MicroBrews Alley.  14-October 27 (weekends): Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest, Big Bear Lake, CA

 
bigbearevents.com/oktoberfest" Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest , which is held at the resort's Convention Center. This Oktoberfest-style celebration will feature America's highest elevation biergarten, with sporting events on television; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities, including log-sawing and stein-holding contests; and a fun zone for children and families


PETALUMA:

14: Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, Petaluma, CA
_page130_88'> The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Petaluma Valley present the 2013
petalumarivercraftbeerfest.org Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival , which will take place in the city's downtown. This afternoon event will feature craft beer from more than a dozen local breweries, music by several live bands, food for purchase, and walks on the promenade by the river. All proceeds will go to local organizations.


PLACERVILLE:

14: Smokin' Brewfest, Placerville, CA
The second annual
 eldoradocountyfair.org Smokin' Brewfest is held at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in Placerville. This afternoon event will feature beer from local craft breweries (there are a dozen last year) along with live music, food for purchase, outdoor games, and a classic car and motorcycle show. Admission is free.  
 

LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTY:

19-29: LA Beer Week, Los Angeles and Orange Counties, CA The fifth annual
 labeerweek.com LA Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, and restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The highlight event of this two-week-long celebration is the LA Beer Week Beer Festival Other events include beer dinners, beer and cheese pairings, special tastings and releases, tap takeovers, meet-the-brewer events, and educational programs.
labeerweek.com/
bout LA Beer Week
LA Beer Week (LABW) 2013 is September 19 – 29. 

LABW was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and members of the Los Angeles and Orange County beer communities. As our local beer culture continues to expand, evolve, and improve, we hope that LABW can assist in that evolution and expansion.

SAN FRANCISCO:
20-22: Oktoberfest by the Bay, San Francisco, CA

; American Showplace Productions, LLC, presents

oktoberfestbythebay.com Oktoberfest by the Bay 2013, which will take place at Pier 48 (across the street from AT&T Park) on San Francisco's waterfront. The festival, which organizers describe as the largest festival of its kind in California, will feature beer; authentic German cuisine; and non-stop German-style entertainment, including the Chico Bavarian Band and the Nature Friends Schuhplattler.

SAN DIEGO:
20: San Diego Festival of Beer, San Diego, CA
  The 18th annual

sdbeerfest.org San Diego Festival of Beer is held downtown at Columbia and B Streets. This evening event will feature beer from more than 60 breweries, plus a selection of wines, live entertainment by four live bands, and food for purchase. The festival is a benefit for San Diego Professionals Against Cancer.


SACRAMENTO:

21: California Brewers Festival, Sacramento, CA

The Rotary Club of Point West presents the 19th annual
The Rotary Club of Point West presents the 19th annual California Brewers Festival, which will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento. This afternoon event, to be held in a tree-shaded park, will feature beer from more than 65 breweries and distributors, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, and food from local restaurants and food trucks. This year's festival charity is WEAVE, a local non-profit.

calbrewfest.com California Brewers Festival , which will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento. This afternoon event, to be held in a tree-shaded park, will feature beer from more than 65 breweries and distributors, along with a selection of wines. There will also be live entertainment, and food from local restaurants and food trucks. This year's festival charity is WEAVE, a local non-profit.

VENTURA:

21-22: California Beer Festival-Ventura, Ventura, CA
California Beer Festival, LLC, presents the 2013 Ventura edition of the

californiabeerfestival.com California Beer Festival , which will take place at Mission Park in downtown Ventura. This two-day event is the original California Beer Festival. Saturday session, "Craft Beer Heaven," will feature more than 70 craft beers, live entertainment on two stages, and food from local restaurants and food trucks. Sunday's session, "Blues, Brews & BBQ," will showcase legendary blues acts, barbecue teams competing for cash prizes, and craft beer available for purchase.

LOS ANGELES:

28: Septemberfest, Los Angeles, CA
 Eat-Drink-Play presents

drinkeatplay.com/septemberfest Septemberfest 2013, which will take place at LA Center Studios. This afternoon event, which organizers describe as "America's answer to Oktoberfest," will feature more than 150 beers, food trucks, and live music. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

 

beer fests, events

NAPA   -  Blues, Brews & BBQs  features 20 microbrewed beers

YUBA CITYBrews, Blues & BBQ  features beer from 20 microbreweries,  brewsbluesandbbq.org

FORTUNA -   Hops in Humboldt 35 breweries from around the country. hopsinhumboldt.com

GRASS VALLEY - Sierra Brewfest more than 25 microbreweries. musicinthemountains.org

PETALUMA - August 27, 2011 Taste of Petaluma  is held at various downtown locations. tasteofpetaluma.org
 
TORRANCE -    Alpine Village Oktoberfest  includes German beer and food, along with oom-pah bands flown in direct from Germany. Alpine Village Center 833 West Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90502 Call:  310.327.4384 alpinevillagecenter.com

SAN DIEGOSan Diego Festival of Beer features more than 150 beers from 70 breweries.  Location: Downtown San Diego, at Columbia and B street sdbeerfest.org

HEALDSBURG - September 10, 2011 Beer in the Plaza features over 30 Breweries. $10 service stops at 6:30 3 to 7 p.m. Downtown Plaza, Healdsburg CA call 707-433-8093.  sihealdsburg.org

SAN FRANCISCO - Brews by the Bay features beer from all eight San Francisco breweries, live music, food trucks, and brewery merchandise for sale.  sfbrewersguild.org

FRESNOFresno Rugby Club Beer, Cheese, and Music Festival, Fresno, CA.  Enjoy LIVE music from Stranger, Trey Tosh, Hollywood U2 & The Terry Talbot Band. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets for an evening on the bluffs.

IRVINE - Orange County Brew-Ha-Ha, Irvine, CA The 2011 edition of Orange County Brew-Ha-Ha is held at Hidden Valley Park in Irvine.   Lots of Shaded Seating, Homebrew Exhibitors, Beer Appreciation Seminars by Renowned Experts, Free soda and water, Exclusive VIP Session, Live Entertainment, Free Parking ocbrewfest.com

BAKERSFIELD   Village Fest over 100 different brews from an estimated 60 breweries! The festival ground consists of seven themed areas, including MicroBrews Alley.Cost: $63 presale, $68 day of. bakersfieldbrews.com

ANAHEIM  Phoenix Club Oktoberfest is seven-weekend celebration, which is one of the biggest such events in southern California, features German beer; food, including a pig and ox roast; oom-pah bands and Schuhplattlers, and children's activities. phoenixclub.us

BIG BEAR LAKE -  (weekends): Big Bear Lake Oktoberfest features America's highest elevation biergarten; authentic German food, music, and dance groups; activities, including America's only stein-holding contests; and a fun zone for children and families. Vendor Information is available under Fairs & Festivals page. Call:  (909)585-3000 bigbearevents.com

SACRAMENTO  California Brewers Festival features more than 150 beers from over 60 microbreweries. Location: Discovery Park. Cost: $35 door. Entertainment and Refreshment. calbrewfest.com

VENTURA  California Beer Festival
Mission Park is the location for the fun event that includes the Saturday beer tasting and Sunday Blues, Brews & BBQ. californiabeerfestivals.com

CLAYTON  Clayton Oktoberfest  includes a traditional biergarten, with German food and beer. Time: Saturday 11 to 8; Sunday 11 to 6. claytonoktoberfest.com

SAN DIEGO - September 24, 2011 San Diego County Beer Fair  features craft-brewed beer to sample, food from local restaurants, live music, street performers, non-traditional fair entertainment, and interactive games. Time: 1 - 4 p.m. Cost: $35. Location: Ingram Plaza, 2756 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA. sdbeerfair.com

FAIRFAX, CA Bikeoktoberfest Marin  includes over 30 beers from 20 West Coast brewers and great food! Cargo Bike Jubilee! Live Music and Family Fun Zone! Classic bike show featuring 40 vintage bikes! Celebrity Road & Mountain Bike Rides!  biketoberfestmarin.com

SAN FRANCISCO  Oktoberfest by the Bay at Pier 48 across the street including music by The Chico Bavarian Band and the Internationals; and an appearance by the Nature Friends Schuhplattler.  oktoberfestbythebay.com

MODESTO -   Nor Cal Oktoberfest includes an authentic oom-pah band, Bavarian dancers, singing and yodeling. norcaloktoberfest.com

VENTURA -  Ventura County Oktoberfest includes 20 German beers, with all five historic breweries of Munich represented, along with Weihenstephan.

CLAREMONTCalifornia Beer Festival  60 craft-brewed beers, a barbecue competition  and live music.   californiabeerfestival.com

PETALUMA -   Oktoberfest Petaluma  at Herzog Hall in the Community Center at Lucchesi Park  features beer,  Steve Balich Polka Band, dancing, food, and costumes. petalumavalleyrotary.org

YUBA CITYCalifornia Beer & Wine Festival features  40 California beers and  from 15 breweries, live entertainment, and vendors selling food and merchandise. californiabeerandwinefestival.com

AVILA BEACHFirestone Walker Oaktoberfest,  at the Avila Beach Golf Resort   features Firestone Walker ales, German beer, local wine served in the Firestone Beer Garden, German-inspired cuisine and more. oaktoberfest.com

SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara Beer Festival at Elings Park. sbbeerfestival.com

LOS ANGELES   Los Angeles Beer Week  includes unlimited 4 oz. pours of beer. The Festival features over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, rare beers, and entertainment.  Union Station, Los Angeles, Ca. Cost: $45. Time: Noon to 4 p.m. labeerweek.com

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