We are one week away from brewers, beer hunters and beer travelers swarming Santa Rosa, CA for the RateBeer Best celebratory weekend. This two-day event is one of the most anticipated beer events of the year celebrating the top beers and breweries of the world.
The second annual event kicks off on Saturday, January 28th 2017 with the RateBeer Best Festival at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. The VIP session starts at 12:30pm (sold out) and general admission opens at 1:30pm to 5:30pm. A limited amount of tickets are still available here. Food will be available for purchase from a wide range of Sonoma County vendors and the VIP tasting will be treated to tasty beer pairings from Peloton Culinary & Catering. The list of breweries is enough to excite any beer enthusiast:
A Taste from the United States
Hill Farmstead Brewery · Sante Adairius Rustic Ales · Tree House Brewing Company · Jester King Brewery · Monkish Brewing Company · Side Project Brewing · Great Notion Brewing · Blackberry Farm · Toppling Goliath · Prairie Artisan Ales · Tired Hands Brewing Company · Cellarmaker Brewing Company · Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery · Cycle Brewing · Other Half · Three Floyds Brewing Company · Superstition Meadery · Russian River Brewing · J Wakefield Brewing · Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company · De Garde Brewing · Trillium Brewing Company · American Solera · Evil Twin Brewing
A Taste from Abroad
De Struise Brouwers · Cantillon · 3 Fonteinen · Westmalle · DUM Cervejaria · Cervejaria Dogma · Brasserie Dunham · Bellwoods Brewery · Omnipollo · Cloudwater Brew Co · Beavertown · Buxton · Kiuchi Brewery
A Taste from Local Sonoma County Breweries
On Sunday, January 29th 2017 the RateBeer Best Awards Reception at the Flamingo Hotel in Santa Rosa, CA starts at 11:00am for industry members, VIP guests and media. At 1:00pm the reception and bottle share kicks off for ticketed attendees, giving beer enthusiasts an opportunity to mingle and share beers with some of the world’s best brewers.
As a beer traveler most of these breweries have been on my “must visit” list for a while. I was unable to attend the inaugural event last year, but heard epic stories from friends who attended, sharing tales of legendary beers they never thought they could get their hands on. I am so EXCITED for this event and ready to knock multiple beers of my beer bucket list and meet beer fans. You can follow along on my Instagram and be sure to tag #ratebeerbest