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Get your suds on at Beerfest

Better than a beer garden, Beerfest is the annual festival in Sonoma County where hop heads can sample brews from over 50 breweries. The festival, held annually since 1991, is set for June 11 at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. Enjoy beers ranging from hop bombs to sour beers to barrel-aged brews. Featured breweries include Petaluma Hills Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company, Third Street Aleworks, Napa Smith Brewery and many more. There will also be food vendors, such as Trader Jim’s, India Gourmet, KettleTopia, Red Cool and the Fabulous Frickle Brothers. Tickets are $50 for regular admission, and $60 for a VIP. Regular admission gets you unlimited beer samples and a commemorative glass from 1pm–5pm. VIP ticket holders get in an hour earlier and enjoy special beers and food pairings. Net proceeds from the event go toward Face to Face, a nonprofit organization aimed at ending HIV and supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. Go to for more info.