PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, September 12, 2016

Ventura County Beer Week, 7 Days of Epic Craft Beer into California Beer Festival

Sunday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, September 18

Sunday, 9/11: VC Beer Week Kickoff at The Collection at Riverpark

Monday, 9/12: Rookees Sports Bar: NorCal vs. SoCal Breweries

Tuesday, 9/13: Drink Local! Brewery Night

Wednesday, 9/14: Winchester’s Ballast Point Tap Take-Over

Thursday, 9/15: Barrelhouse 101 Big Beer Night

Friday 9/16: Food & Beer Pairing Competition

Saturday 9/17: California Beer Festival

Sunday 9/18: Boots & Brew Festival

(Ventura, CA/September 6, 2016) - One of the most anticipated Celebrations of Craft Beer in Ventura is the yearly Ventura County Beer Week, happening this year from Sunday, September 11 through Sunday, September 18. Ventura County Beer Week features seven days of epic craft beer at some of Ventura’s most renowned breweries, leading up to the 8th Annual California Beer Festival (Saturday, September 17) and the New Boots & Brews Festival (Sunday, September 18).

Sunday, September 11 is Ventura County Beer Week Kickoff at The Collection at Riverpark. Enjoy exclusive Beer Week specials at these Collection hot spots: Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana; Famous Dave’s; Whole Foods.

Monday, September 12, Rookees Sports Bar in Downtown Ventura features a “NorCal versus SoCal Breweries Tap Take-Over” plus the return of Monday Night Football (Rams vs. 49ers).

Tuesday, September 13 is Drink Local/ Brewery Night - Specials at participating local breweries Anacapa Brewing Co; Surf Brewery; Topa Topa Brewing Company; MadeWest Brewing Company; Ladyface Ale Companie; Red Tandem Brewery.

Wednesday, September 14 is Winchester’s Ballast Point Tap Take-Over (Prizes and Giveaways!): Meet founding brewer Colby Chandler and taste Specialty Reserve Brews.

Creative, generous and articulate about his craft, 17-year veteran Colby Chandler of Ballast Point knows his way around the craft beer world. Trained in the restaurant industry, Colby honed his palate on fine wine and food through his years with the famous Ruth’s Chris Steak House. As an avid home cook, he began formulating his own recipes, which would eventually lead him into the incredible creations he now produces for Ballast Point brewing. At his R&D facility in Little Italy, Colby pulls ideas from chefs, writers and other brewers to make some of the most interesting creations that local craft beer lovers have tasted, including the Calico with guajillo peppers and the wildly popular Habanero Sculpin.

Thursday, September 15 is Barrelhouse 101 Big Beer Night - Release of the most sought-after and cellared kegs!

Friday, September 16 it’s the Food & Beer Pairing Competition: Seven Chefs and seven Brewmasters competing for your vote! At City hall, 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Saturday, September 17 it’s Craft Beer Heaven, the first day of the legendary 7th Annual California Beer Festival at our new location: Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. Come experience Craft Beer Heaven with beers on tap, food trucks and live music throughout the day, ending with a Tribute to Prince by the North Bay-based band, The Purple Ones. This is a chance to expand your mind and educate yourself on new and old styles of Craft Beer. VIP Session begins 11:30 am, General Admission Gates 12:30 pm, Beer Sampling from 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm).

Sunday, September 18 from 11am to 6pm is is the CBF Debut of the Boots & Brews Festival headlined by Country Music Star, Joe Nichols, known for hits like “Tequila Makes Her Close Fall Off” and “Sunny and 75.” Bring your chairs and blankets, and kick up your cowboy boots at this family friendly event! Food and ice cold Craft Beer will be available for purchase. Children 10 and under free. Space is limited.

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