Taste of Brews, a celebration of the passion that fuels today’s bustling craft beer market, returns to Lighthouse Park in Long Beach on Saturday, August 23 from noon until 5:00PM. Now on its 4th year, this extensive beer-tasting festival aims to introduce new tastes to beer lovers from all over Long Beach and its neighboring communities.
While Taste of Brew’s list of confirmed participants is subject to change, beer connoisseurs can look forward to trying out a wide range of brews from both local and more far-reaching breweries. Locavores will be happy to know that hometown favorites Beachwood BBQ and Brewing and Belmont Brewing Company will be there representing Long Beach, while LA-area Strand Brewing Company, Absolution Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery, Golden Road Brewing and San Pedro Brewing Company, as well as Oakland-area Drake’s Brewing bring flavors from all over the Golden State. There will also be gourmet food trucks feeding hungry beer-lovers, while several local bands including New American, Ride the Wave and Jubilo Drive entertain festival-goers. For the full list of participants click here.
Taste of Brews is also hosting a Craft Beer Chase competition. Winners will be selected throughout the chase, while one Grand Prize Winner will be selected to receive brewery swag (growlers, pint glasses, and t-shirts) from participating breweries, $80 in TOB credit for future events, a TOB T-shirt, a TOB pint glass and, of course, bragging rights. For more information on how to enter click here.
Beer tasting hours for the 4-hour session ticket holders is from noon to 4:00PM while the 3-hour session lasts from 1:00-4:00PM. Free water will be available for all participants. Designated Driver tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Photo by Brian Addison.
Lighthouse Park is located at 200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA. Parking is available at the Pike Parking Structure on the non-ocean side of Shoreline Dr.