Brake For Beer

Who says drinking and driving don’t go together? Before you start composing a letter to the editor, let us clarify: We’re not encouraging getting behind the wheel after tying one on, but if ogling classic automobiles while sampling dozens of microbrews sounds like a decent way to spend a sunny summer afternoon, consider hitting up the Third Annual Santa Barbara Beer Festival and Motor Classic. The event takes place this Saturday, July 15 at Elings Park, and will feature all kinds of cars and motorcycles, as well as suds from 15 microbreweries. The car show starts at 10 a.m., and admission is $5; $20 covers the car show and the beer tasting, which begins at 11 a.m. Three bands will hit the stage while the drinking and not-driving goes down; the fun lasts ’til 4 p.m. For info, call 569-5611 or visit

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