2013 California Beer Festival with food, beer, and music at Aptos Village Park

The 2012 California Beer Festival at Aptos Village Park

The 2012 California Beer Festival at Aptos Village Park

The 2013 California Beer Festival on August 10 features food from restaurants and other vendors, plus live music and of course lots of beer. Event organizers have announced that tickets usually sell out so it’s recommended you buy online. General admission tickets are $45 and include beer samples and a souvenir cup; there are also “designated driver” tickets for $25 (includes free meal from any food vendor plus bottled water) and VIP tickets for $70 (includes early admission and more).

More details: the event is at Aptos Village Park, the beer samples are 3-ounce pours, and the festival gates open at 12:30 p.m. for general admission ticket-holders. Tasting begins at 1 p.m. and the festival ends at 5 p.m. There will be approximately 70 craft beers on tap. Breweries participating include Lagunitas Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing Col, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Brewing, and Seabright Brewery. Food vendors include Zameen Mediterranean Cuisine, Cruz-N-Gourmet, Lucy’s Hot Dogs, and Mission Hill Creamery.

There are three live bands performing including Foreverland, a 14-piece tribute band to Michael Jackson. All parking will be at Cabrillo College and a courtesy shuttle will bring you to the Park (Please refer to map under “Map & Directions” section at the web site).

Proceeds benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to student athletes to assist in their pursuit of both scholastic and athletic success in Santa Cruz County.

Aptos Village Park is located at 100 Aptos Creek Rd, Aptos 95003

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