Festival season is in full swing already and it doesn't get any bigger (in Ventura County, anyway) than this event. If you have been to this festival then I know you don't need anymore encouragement than this announcement. But if you haven't been to this festival before or if you're not sure if you can make it back this year Burt the Bear has just upped the ante.
I'll see your general admission and raise you a "Meet the Brewer Session"...
A special "VIP Meet the Brewer" session has been added this year that will give attendees the opportunity to meet with participating breweries and taste some of their special reserve beers! This will be a great time to hang with the brewers, talk beer and generally geek out! Only 500 tickets will be sold so be sure to get your ticket now before they sell out! Click [HERE] to purchase your tickets.
You may remember from last year (or if you had too much fun maybe you don't) the mobile app the allowed people to vote for their favorite brewery/beers. Well the app is back again this year but with new features. This year, the App will keep track of all the beers you rated and it will e-mail you that list and any notes you took back to you the day after the event. This will help all of us (even those of us who don't get too crazy) remember which beers we tasted. You can get peek at the app by clicking this [LINK].
The festival grounds are expanding a little this year. The Ventura County Museum has granted access to their courtyard where many will be able to gather, relax and enjoy their beer in sophisticated style.
As usual, CBF has gone over the top to keep you entertained while you are waiting for your beer, enjoying your beer or talking to your friends about beer! Visit the CBF website [LINK] for a complete list of bands that will be performing but Burt the Bear was the most excited about Foreverland, a 14 piece Michael Jackson tribute band. Who knew Burt was such a HUGE Michael Jackson fan?!