California Beer Festival is tomorrow in Claremont

I happened to spot this post in Wes Wood’s Claremont Now blog regarding the upcoming California Beer Festival on Saturday (October 16) in Claremont.

For $40, you can have unlimited samples of local and no-so-local brews and listen to the music of live bands.

If you’re the designated driver, a $25 ticket gets you a meal and non-alcoholic drink in addition to the entertainment.

Among the breweries participating: Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Upland’s Dale Bros. Brewery, Riverside’s Inland Empire Brewing Company, Rancho Cucamonga’s Omaha Jack’s Grillhouse & Brewery, Riverside’s Packinghouse Brewing Company and Riverside’s Big Cheese Pizza Company Brewery.

With the price of gas these days, you could easily spend $40 just driving around to each of those breweries…not to mention the cost of the beer once you get there.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center. The money raised will go to help children battling Dyslexia and ADHD.

Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and beer sampling begins at 1 p.m. and runs until 4:45 p.m. The event ends promptly at 5 p.m. The festival is at 502 W. First St.

Tickets are available online, in Claremont at Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue Lounge, Wine Merchants and Rhino Records at Eureka!Burger in Redlands. If the event does not sell out, tickets will be available at the door.

And if you don’t have a designated driver, think Metrolink.