Claremont’s California Beer Festival returns…to San Dimas?

The California Beer Festival, which was held the first two years in Claremont, is returning Saturday, October 6, but with a change of venue.

This year’s event will be at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park, 120 Via Verde, San Dimas.

The event boasts sampling from local and not-so-local breweries, plus food trucks and local restaurants.

Breweries representing the Inland Empire include:

The event will run from 12:30 to 5 p.m., with beer pouring from 1 to 4:45 p.m.

Tickets are $45 for general admission, $65 for V.I.P. (extra sampling from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a souvenir pint glass and meal ticket) and $25 for designated drivers, which includes a meal ticket.

All tickets are available online here or at Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer in Claremont (580 W. First St.) and Redlands (345 W. Pearl Ave.).

Food can be purchased from Redlands’ Brewcakes and Eureka! Gourmet Burgers & Craft Beer as well from several food trucks, including Lee’s Philly, the Ludo Truck, George’s Greek Truck and It’s in the Sauce BBQ.

Other participating breweries include:

As in 2011, the event is also a fundraiser for the for the Gen Giammanco
, which provides financial support to student athletes.

For more information, click here.