Craft Beer Month

Craft Beer MonthThe saying goes that it “takes a lot of beer to make good wine.” Perhaps that is why craft beer has become so popular in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country located in Santa Barbara County. Residents and visitors revel in the growth of the craft beer industry throughout the towns of Buellton, Ballard, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang. Santa Ynez Valley Craft Beer Month will be held during the entire month of May 2014 as an extension of American Craft Beer Week. Craft Beer lovers can learn, taste and dine with a truly incredible offering of events such as special tastings, a beer festival, classes, dinners, demos and more.

Visitors can plan their own Craft Beer trip throughout the Santa Ynez Valley anytime with the newly updated SYV Craft Beer Trail Map. Grab a printed version at any valley brew stop or find a printable map here.

Events


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Buellton Brew Fest VIP Dinner with Figueroa Mountain Brewing

May 2, 2014 6:00 pm - May 2, 2014 8:30 pm
Mendenhall Museum
Buellton, CA

Enjoy a delicious evening under the stars at the historic Mendenhall Museum as we kick off the 3rd Annual Buellton Brew Fest! You’ll feast on dishes by Beto’s Place paired with Award Winning Figueroa Mountain Brews among the neon lights of the West Coast’s largest private collection of petroliana memorabilia and race cars. Truly a […]

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3rd Annual Buellton Brew Fest

May 3, 2014 12:00 pm - May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Riverview Park
Buellton, CA

The Buellton Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 3rd Annual Buellton Brew Fest. A sell out in its first two years, the Buellton Brew Fest will be even bigger and better this year. We’re bringing in even more craft brewers this year along with a comfortable VIP Lounge where you can hob nob with your […]

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Lizard’s Mouth IIPA & Bieré de Ménage Release Party

May 16, 2014 5:00 pm
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton Taproom
Buellton, CA

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. celebrates the release of Lizard’s Mouth IIPA and Whole Foods Market collaboration release, a beer-wine blend called Bieré de Ménage, in bottles.  The public is invited to try this special beer and meet the brewers.  Limited edition t-shirts will be available.  22-ounce bottles will be available for purchase in all Fig […]

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Barrelworks Bretta Rosé Release Party

May 17, 2014 12:00 pm - May 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Barrelworks
Buellton, CA

Come celebrate the special release of Bretta Rosé at Barrelworks during SYV Craft Beer Month! Thirty miles north of Barrelworks lies the fertile Santa Maria Valley.  Its warm days and cool marine layer-fed evenings allow for a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to be grown in its rich soil.  One such offering is locally grown […]

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Pour Man’s Dinner Series

May 29, 2014 5:00 pm
Root 246
Solvang, CA

Join us every Thursday night at 5pm during Craft Beer Month for our Pour Man’s Dinner Series.  Each week, try 4 different beers paired with 4 courses for $30.00.  Each week offers an exciting new menu and beer pairing.  Make reservations today by calling (805) 686-8681.

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Beer and Cigar Pairing with “Dr. Bill” of Stone Brewing Company

May 29, 2014 8:00 pm
Root 246
Solvang, CA

Join us for a cigar and beer pairing with “Dr. Bill”, resident beer genius, cicerone and aficionado for Stone Brewing Company.  Stone Brewing Company pints will be paired with Boss Cigars at Root 246 at 8pm on Thursday, May 29th.  $30 will get you 2 pints and 1 cigar; additional pints and cigars will be […]

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Beer Flight

Taste your way through the SYV Beer Trail

May 31, 2014 - June 30, 2014
Participating Locations throughout SYV
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In celebration of SYV Craft Beer Month, participating breweries and beer stops throughout the valley will be offering special tasting flights of 4 beers.  See a list of participants and their offerings below! Avant Tapas & Wine at Terravant Wine 35 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427 Enjoy a sampler flight consisting of the following: Big Sky Brewing […]

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