Looking for a beer festival in the middle of Sonoma County wine country? Come celebrate Beerfest’s 21st Birthday! Join over 40 breweries (including some of Northern California’s best microbreweries) along with a variety of Sonoma County’s gourmet food purveyors for the 21st annual food and beer extravaganza on Saturday, June 2, 2012. At Sonoma County Beerfest – The Good One you will receive a commemorative Beerfest glass to use for your samples from local (Third Street Aleworks, Hopmonk Tavern, Russian River Brewing Company) and not-so-local (Carlsberg, Grimbergen) brewing companies. If you get hungry while sampling those beers, you will be glad to know that your admission includes food samples from local vendors throughout the afternoon as well.
There will also be a raffle where you can win prizes from the breweries such as sweatshirts, brewery gift certificates, tours and tastings, and cases of beer. Come meet and chat with many of the California Microbrewery Brewers, and pick their brains as you sample their brews.
Sonoma County Beerfest – The Good One 2012 will take place between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. Beerfest tickets are $50, although you can purchase tickets in advance for only $45. For complete details, and to purchase tickets, go here.
Brewery and Food Vendors at Sonoma County Beerfest – The Good One
Over 40 different breweries will be participating at this year’s Beerfest, including Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Black Diamond Brewing Company, Carlsberg, Deschutes Brewery, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, Drake’s Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch, Hopmonk Tavern, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Marin Brewing Company, Maui Brewing Company, Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant, Napa Smith Brewery, North Coast Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company, Sonoma Springs Brewing Company, Stumptown Brewery, Third Street Aleworks, and Uncommon Brewers.
To go with your beer, food purveyors will provide dishes such as BBQ Tri-Tip Sandwiches, Fish Tacos, and BLT Sandwiches. Participants this year will include BBQ Smokehouse Bistro, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Molsberry Market, Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Company, Rocker Oysterfeller’s, Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill, and Toad in the Hole.
Sonoma County Beerfest – The Good One takes place Saturday June 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. although the pouring will stop at 4:30 p.m.. To see the complete list of participants and/or to purchase tickets, go here.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network, whose mission is to improve the lives of people affected by HIV and to eliminate new infections in Sonoma County.