The fourth annual Carpinteria Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival is just around the corner. Rated one of the top ten beer festivals in the U.S. by BeerYeti.com, this year’s festival takes place Saturday, August 13th at the Carpinteria State Beach.
Over 65 breweries, ciders and wineries converge in downtown Carpinteria. The largest Surf ‘n’ Suds to date, breweries from all over the United States, and a few from across the pond, will give festival goers the opportunity to try some of the world’s best craft beers.
The “Beer Festival with a Surf Twist,” also mixes in several local surfboard shapers including Matt Moore, JVP Surfboards, Third World Surf Co., L2 Surfboards, Holloways, J7 and several others including A Frame Surf Shop will have their boards on display.
Carpinteria boasts as many breweries as stop lights—Island Brewing Company, Rincon Brewery, and brewLAB—and this year, The Apiary, a meadery and ciderworks, will be joining festival. Carpinteria is definitely making a dent in the craft beer world, and Surf ‘n’ Suds is glad to help shine the light on this beautiful beach town, turned craft brew haven.
Organizers are excited to announced that BrewLab of Carpinteria has produced the festival’s first official brew. It will ONLY be available during the VIP session at the BrewLab tent! The “Gosé Gruit” is tart and refreshing ale brewed with Gaviota mugwort and sagebrush, Carpinteria sea water and toasted coriander.
Other breweries joining Surf ‘n’ Suds this year include: Anchor Steam, Anderson Valley, Angel City, Ballast Point, BarrelHouse, Belching Beaver, BJs Brewhouse, Brass Bear, Captain Fatty’s, Cayman Jack Margarita, 805, 101 Ciderhouse, Clown Shoes, Common Cider Co., Coney Island, Coronado, Draughtsmen Ale, Elysian, Enegren, Figueroa Mountain, Firestone Walker, Five Threads, Founders, Full Sail / Session, Golden Road, Goose Island, Green Flash, Guinness, Hermitage, Hess, Hollister, Institution Ale, JT Schmid’s, Karl Strauss, King Harbor, Kona, Ladyface Ale Companie, Lagunitas, Lucky Luke, M Special, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Palm Breeze, Pizza Port, Pocock, Poseidon, Pure Order, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Rogue, Santa Barbara Brewing Co., SanTan, See Canyon Hard Cider, Shock Topp, Sierra Nevada, SLO Brewing, Smoke Mountain, Tap It, Telegraph, Ten Barrel, Thatcher’s Craft English Cider, Third Window, Topa Topa, Ventura Coast Brewing Co., Washington Gold Hard Cider, Wolf Creek, Lucky Dogg Winery, The Bloody Cure Mix, Eureka, and 101 Barrelhouse and more are signing up!
Live entertainment by Cornerstone Reggae, Afishnsea the Moon and DJ Hecktik add to the festival’s second to none atmosphere.
Local non-profit groups, select vendors, plenty of food trucks, tons of restrooms and mega sized beer pong makes Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival one of the most highly touted beer festivals in the country.
Transportation options include: Amtrak drops off right at our front door; Jump on the Brew Bus has pickups in Goleta, and Santa Barbara; Uber has offered our guests the “surfnsuds16” $15 off promo code for new users; OpenRide Rideshare; free bicycle valet by BiciCentro; or take a stroll down Linden Avenue!
DOWNLOAD THE LOYALE APP! You can see all breweries that will be there, along with the beers they will be pouring and vote for your favorites!
Tickets are $50 for General Admission, and $65 for VIP. VIP tickets include early entry (11:30 a.m.), and a complimentary souvenir beer coozie lanyard provided by Beer Breath Co.
Tickets and information available at www.surfbeerfest.com.
Surf ‘n’ Suds benefits the California Avocado Festival Youth Scholarship Fund, Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club and the Junior Warriors Football Program.