Organizers of the popular California Wine Festival are returning to Santa Barbara for the 3rd Annual CA Brew & BBQ Festival, a beer festival showcasing premier beer and culinary professionals, on Saturday, September 28, 2019 in Santa Barbara. The event will feature
top breweries at the picturesque Chase Palm Park venue making it one of the largest oceanfront beer festivals in the state.
The event will continue the popular BBQ Competition where top local restaurants and caterers compete for the ‘Best Tri-Tip in the 805.’ World Championship Pitmaster and Traeger Grills Ambassador, Doug Scheiding, will be on the panel judges in addition to serving his award-winning BBQ to the attendees. “We are thrilled to partner with such a talented professional as well as a top notch brand like Traeger to shine the spotlight on Santa Barbara’s top restaurants and caterers. The competition will feature Beans BBQ, Convivo, Craft Woodfired Catering, The Hitching Post, The Monarch, Mosto, SoulCal Smokehouse, and Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering,” said Executive Director Emily Kaufmann.
This years’ event will include famous names from the beer world like Firestone, Lagunitas and Karl Strauss, as well as an amazing line up of top Santa Barbara County breweries including The Brewhouse, Captain Fatty’s, Draughtsmen, M. Special, Rincon Brewery, Santa Barbara Brewing, The Cruisery and Third Window Brewery. In addition to breweries, the event will highlight wine, ciders and kombucha. The 2019 California Brew & BBQ Festival will feature more than 40 breweries and over 120 beers, allowing attendees to sample some of the best craft beers around.
Along with showcasing hundreds of beers, two well-known Santa Barbara bands will complete the live music lineup. Neighborhood Thieves will kick things off with their rock pop vibe, followed by headliner One2Tree with their unique blend of old school reggae with a laid back Hawaiian feel.
Event goers can expect some to taste tri-tip from the BBQ competition in addition to gourmet food samples as well. There will be a handful of local food vendors presenting their tastiest treats such as tacos, wood-fire pizza, lobster bisque and more. The event will also feature an opportunity for attendees to cast their vote for ‘Best Brewery.’ Each attendee will be given one bottle cap to cast their vote for their top brewery by placing the cap in their favorite brewery’s voting receptacle. Awards will be presented to the top three breweries at the end of the event.
The VIP Pavilion will include catering from Patxi’s Pizza, VIP bathrooms, lounge seating along with rare brews that will only be offered in the VIP area. The oceanfront VIP Pavilion will allow VIP guests to enjoy the ocean view along with an unobstructed view of the stage. The California Brew & BBQ Festival proudly supports the local community and donates a portion of its profits generated from the California Brew & BBQ Festival to Surf Happens Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of local youth through environmental education and the sport of surfing.
California Brew & BBQ Festival is a beer festival open to everyone 21+. All attendees will receive a 16oz. commemorative pint glass for tasting. There will be food samples including BBQ from the BBQ competition. VIP ticket holders get early access to the event at 1:00PM, unlimited beer tastings, VIP tent access with complimentary appetizers from Patxi’s, VIP bathrooms and seating. Gates open for General Admission ticket holders at 2:00PM and include unlimited beer tastings.
Tickets can be purchased online at californiabrewfestival.com. General Admission tickets are $65 in advance and $80 at the gate. VIP tickets are $100 in advance and $125 at the gate. Designated driver wristbands are $40 online and $50 at the gate. California Brew & BBQ Festival is September 28, 2019 from 1:00PM to 5:30PM at Chase Palm Park Field in Santa Barbara located at 236 East Cabrillo Boulevard.