Craft Beer Festival Showcases World Class Santa Ynez Valley brews

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The Buellton Brew Fest is the first Craft Beer Festival in the Santa Ynez Valley, and a popular event in an area known for its wine but gaining major attention for Craft Beer. With awards from the Great American Beer Festival on its walls, Firestone Walker Brewing, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing call the Santa Ynez Valley home. Tapit, with its Gold Award for their IPA from the Great American Beer Festival is right up the road in San Luis Obispo; it’s clear that the Central Coast of California is solidifying its place among the top regions for Craft Beer.

The 2nd Annual Buellton Brew Fest kicks off Santa Ynez Valley’s Craft Beer Week on Saturday, May 11 at River View Park. Tickets are now available for $35 advance purchase and $45 from May 1-May 11, the ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass, lunch, live music from Burning James and The Funky Flames, and unlimited tastings. The Festival sold out in pre-sale last year during its inaugural year.

The Buellton Brew Fest’s festivities will feature over 25 breweries breweries, including local Craft Breweries Figueroa Mountain, Firestone, and Tapit; and regional favorites Stone Brewing, Ninkasi, and Trumer Pils showcasing the best in craft beer. Local restaurant Avant will provide lunch to all attendees, with additional food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

The Festival will kick-off Friday, May 10th with a one-of-a-kind beer pairing experience at the Famous Mendenhall Museum, a Buellton Museum showcasing rare 50’s automobile and gas station memorabilia. Chris Knox and Bin 2860 will host an evening of rare beer pairings with a menu of Americana favorites featuring a gourmet twist: truffle fries and sliders with your beer float is just a sample of whats to come! Tickets for this exclusive event are $75, and limited to 100 lucky diners.

Holly Holliday, with the Buellton Brew Fest states, “After a phenomenal Inaugural year, it’s awesome to see the excitement continue to build in this area for beer and the art of craft beer. We look to continue to bring the best of the best to the Santa Ynez Valley, in order to inspire future beers to come. This event is beer at its best, we’re proud of that.”

More information can be found on the web at,, and tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite or through the Buellton Chamber of Commerce.The Festival may be followed on Facebook at fb/buelltonbrewfest.

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For more information on the Buellton Brew Fest, or to schedule an interview, please contact Holly Todd, at holly(at)createpromotions(dot)com or 805-709-2221. Additional information can also be found on their website,

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