If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Sierra Nevada‘s outstanding-looking Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild festival on Saturday, forget it. The brewery says all tickets are sold out. Same with the 10th annual Brews on the Bay in San Francisco. If any of you are going to either of these events, tweet me some pictures and I will pass them along, since I can’t make either one in person: @beercountry.
But if you can’t make it either, that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck for beer events. Closer to home, Rincon Valley Wine and Beer continues it’s Local Brewer’s Month tasting series with Heretic Brewing. The tasting is Saturday from 1-5; $10 gets you a souvenir pint glass filled with either Evil Cousin DIPA or the Evil Twin Red IPA, plus two 4 oz tastes you select from other Heretic beers. Most exciting is the opportunity to taste the very rare Torment, a dark Belgian style ale, and Worry ale, aged in chardonnay barrels; 4 oz tastes of those are available separately for $7 each. The owners tell me that it is unlikely brewer/guru Jamil Zainasheff himself will be there, but these beers are worth it anyway.
A little farther afield on Saturday, Martinez will be hosting the second annual Zombie Brew Crawl from 2:30-5 p.m. Come in costume (if you want – not required) and sample beers from 25 area breweries. Tickets are $35. While you’re in Martinez, check out Creek Monkey Tap House, a hidden gem in the area – good food and great tap list.
Know of other fun stuff this weekend? Let me know and I’ll spread the word.
– Sean Scully