Marin County will host the California Beer Festival on Saturday in Novato, with 70 beers on tap, music and a BBQ cookoff. It will run from 12:30-5 p.m. in Stafford Lake Park. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. There is a shuttle to the site from the Rowland Boulevard Park and Ride Shuttle stop in Novato so you don’t have to fight the parking traffic (and pay the $10 fee), but you have to buy the $3 shuttle passes in advance. If you plan to drive and imbibe, you can bring your own designated driver – tickets for the DDs are $25.

Sonoma County will be well represented in the lineup, with beers from Lagunitas, 101 North, Bear Republic, St. Florian’s, and Hopmonk joining other regional favorites.

– Sean Scully