June 29: California Beer Festival at Stafford Lake Park


A beer-drinking bear as mascot? Sign me up! For one great day in Marin County, the California Beer Festival churns out 70 beers on tap, live entertainment and a barbecue cook-off. Petty Theft, the great Tom Petty tribute band, are set to perform, along with the rock tribute band Metal Shop and the Bay Area band Monophonics. Food includes CBF Garlic Fries, Hula Huts, SK Wings (which are “cluckin’ good,” if you didn’t know) and the Shark Bite, and brews include local and nonlocal beers from Lagunitas, Hopmonk, Widmer Brothers, Bruvado and others. What could be better than getting to sample such a robust selection while smelling the sweet scent of barbecue and listening to live music? Glug, glug, glug on Saturday, June 29, at Stafford Lake Park. 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato. $25—$65. 12:30—5pm. 805.351.5650.