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Beer Country

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Ready, Set, Growl Beer Festival

The Ready, Set, Growl Beer Festival presented by Whole Foods Tap Room will take place in Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa on Sunday, August 24 between 11am and 3pm. The beer festival will be in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Marathon. Last year the marathon had 4,000 participants and another few thousand spectators. The beer garden near the finish line was a big hit. So much so that it encouraged Orhan Sarabi, race director, to team up with longtime Russian River Beer… Read More »

Russian River Beer Revival tickets on sale

The 2014 Russian River Beer Revival tickets will officially go on sale today Friday, June 13 at 1pm. You may purchase tickets online at http://www.stumptown.com/revival/ or at Stumptown brewery. This will be the 12th annual festival being held at Stumptown Brewery which is located at 15045 River Rd. in Guerneville. The festival will take place on Saturday, August 16 with the beer tasting going from 1 to 5pm. There will be thirty breweries and thirty BBQ teams offering tastings to go with… Read More »

The best (Lagunitas) Beer Circus yet

I must say that I have never been disappointed when attending a Lagunitas beer event. Once again they topped themselves with, in my opinion, the best Beer Circus yet. The beer was as good as expected. Besides special limited release beers by Lagunitas like a pomegranate pale, you had quite the list of breweries to choose from. The entertainment was over the top. Some of the acts I have seen at the Beer Circus in previous years but I still… Read More »

Two great weekend beer events on tap

This upcoming weekend will be quite eventful for beer lovers holding the two hottest tickets in the county. First, Beerfest will take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa on Saturday, June 7. Sonoma County food purveyors will join 60+ breweries coming together to raise money for Face to Face Sonoma County Aids Network. Unlimited beer, beverages and food tastings with a souvenir glass are included in the price of admission. Tickets may still be purchased by clicking… Read More »

23rd Annual Beerfest, benefit for Face to Face

The 23rd Annual Beerfest is coming up on June 7. The Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa will be the venue and the event hours are from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Sonoma County food purveyors will join 60+ breweries coming together to raise money for a great cause. 100 % of the proceeds will be donated to Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network. For $45 ($50 at the door) you can help raise money while enjoying unlimited… Read More »

18th Annual Boonville Beer Festival coming up

The 18th Annual Boonville Beer Festival will take place at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds located at 14400 Highway 128 in Boonville, on Saturday May 3rd. The taps will be open from 1pm until 5pm. Gates open at 12:45 for those of you anxious to get in. Save fifteen dollars by purchasing your ticket in advance or pay $55 at the door on the day of the event. Keep in mind that it’s cash only at the door. If you are… Read More »

Early Bird tickets available for BeerFest

  It’s never too early to mark your beer drinking calendar. So whatcha doing on June 7? How about BeerFest 2014 at Wells Fargo Center, offering food from gourmet producers and pours from about 60 area brewers  from 1-5 p.m.? You in? Good, because tickets are on sale now for $40, $5 off the normal advance price and $10 off the door price. The trick is that the $40 rate is only available through March 12, organizers tell me. Tickets… Read More »