The Legendary Boonville Beer Festival of Northern California is set to return for its 16th annual celebration in the pastoral landscape of Mendocino County. It all goes down on Saturday, May 12th in Boonville, CA from 1 to 5PM with live music going on until 6. For $40, you can enjoy unlimited brews from the award-winning Anderson Valley Brewing Company along with tasty food and terrific tunes. I’m pretty confident that you’ll make it well worth the money.
Since 1997 this fest has attracted beer aficionados from all over the region, allured by the promise of copious amounts of craftbrew and an afternoon of frivolity in a serene setting. You can even stay overnight with a limited amount of camping provided on-sight. Just remember that you need to be 21 years of age or older to attend, and that there are absolutely NO dogs allowed on the premises. Designated Drivers are always welcome, however, and get to enjoy the serenity of sobriety for a $5 entrance fee. As always, we salute the DD and their tireless dedication to safety. Personally, I think that they should be eligible to receive free hugs throughout the duration of the event.
If you live in the Bay Area you can snatch some advance tickets to this year’s beer fest at Toronado (547 Haight Street) as well as at 21st Amendment (563 2nd Street). Considering that these are two of the premiere hangouts for San Franciscan beer-lovers, you were probably going to be there this weekend, anyhow. So you might as well take this opportunity to pick up your passes to what is consistently one of the most buzz-worthy beer-drinking bonanzas in the Western Hemisphere.