Staff Report

The Buellton Brew Fest is about more than great craft beer – it’s a fun day to spend with friends and family.  Taking place on May 4, 2019 at River View Park in Buellton, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the eighth annual Buellton Brew Fest will feature over 50 breweries, wineries, spirits and live entertainment by DJ Hecktik, Tony Balbinot and the Cadillac Angels, and Lompoc’s very own Richie Rey. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the live music, grab food from the on-site food trucks and get in the competitive spirit with lawn games such as mega sized beer pong and corn hole.

This year’s brew fest will feature various breweries like local favorites, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, both whom have made their home in Buellton. Everyone in Santa Barbara County is familiar with Firestone’s 805 beer, named for the local area code. Named after the mountain seen from their family home in nearby Los Olivos, Fig Mountain opened in Buellton, California and set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels.  Other craft breweries from Santa Barbara County and beyond that will be at Brew Fest include Sierra Nevada, Solvang Brewing Company, Captain Fatty’s, Saint Archer, Golden Road Brewing, Ballast Point, Barrelworks, Guinness, Angel City Brewery to name a few.

General Admission for Brew Fest ($45) begins at 12:30 p.m. and includes tastings from any of the 50+ breweries, wineries, spirits and ciders on site. A special VIP session ($55) gets you access into the event an hour early (11:30 a.m.) and allows you to sample from specialized beers that will not be available during the General Admission Session. This festival is 21 and over.

For locals and visitors not staying in Buellton, the Brew Bus will pick you up and take you to the event. There are pickups in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, and Goleta. Bus transportation ticket must be purchased prior to the event, no shuttle tickets will be sold at pickup locations.

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