Tickets are available now for the Inland Empire edition of Taste of Brews.
After two years at Riverside’s downtown White Park, the festival has moved to Eastvale’s Crossroads Riverview Park, home of the Koroneburg Old World Renaissance Festival and California’s only permanent Renaissance village.
The event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, with general admission beginning at 1 p.m.
So far, 29 breweries (and cideries) from both in and out of the Inland Empire are scheduled to participate.
Yucaipa’s inventive Brew Rebellion brewery will be the site of a chili cookoff fundraiser for YouthHope, an organization that provides support services for homeless and runaway youth, on Saturday (April 5).
There is no entrance fee for the contest, which will feature only two categories — Civilized and Barbaric Scorched Earth.
Saturday marks the first opportunity for most local beer drinkers to sample the forthcoming offerings from soon-to-open King Harbor Brewing, Redondo Beach’s first craft brewery (and before anyone comments or emails, venerable Redondo Beach Brewing Co. is a brewpub, not a craft brewer).
Select Beer Store in Redondo Beach will showcase a selection of beers from the fast-growing South Bay and Los Angeles craft brew industry as you can see from the above graphic, including King Harbor, which just saw its first-ever keg of beer head out the brewery’s doors this week.