Tickets sold out prior to the event included lunch, a commemorative glass, unlimited tastings, and entertainment. The event was a success, selling out 1000 tickets in its inaugural year.
The Buellton Brew Fest’s festivities included 22 breweries, including locals Figueroa Mountain, Firestone, Solvang Brewing and Tap It. Avant Tapas & Wine provided lunch to all attendees, while the Chef’s Touch provided free samples of their beer chili, and Doc Bernstein’s was on hand with dessert, serving a Guinness Ice Cream to over 1000 hungry attendees.
The event was presented by the Buellton Chamber of Commerce; and was made possible by the City of Buellton, the Santa Ynez Valley Hotel Association, Classic Party Rental, Excel Personnel Services, Chumash Casino, and Avant Tapas and Wine. The event also had major support by Vreeland Ford, Rio Vista Chevrolet, Dahl Air Conditioning, First American Title, Tom’s Gas & Market, Flying Flags RV, and Steve’s Wheel and Tire. Park Central Web Design and UVA provided the graphic design and website.
Holly Todd, with the Buellton Brew Fest states, “We couldn’t have asked for a better kick-off of the Santa Ynez Craft Brew Week! The event not only showcased some of the best craft brews in the State, but the amazing brews provided locally. We are already looking forward to May 2013.”