Press Release - 5th Annual California Beer Festival

100 Aptos Creek | Aptos Village Park  | Santa Cruz, CA | August 7-9th, 2015 | Time Varies

The CBF, California Beer Festival, once again returns to the Santa Cruz Aptos Village,  spread over 3 days of fun in the sun. This legendary event will bring 30+ breweries, many live bands and performers, and local restaurants, to celebrate the summer and bring together both beer and music fans!


In keeping with our yearly tradition, a portion of the proceeds benefit the Gen Giammanco Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides financial support to student athletes to assist in their pursuit of both scholastic and athletic success in Santa Cruz County.

Check out last year's overview video. California Beer Festival in Santa Cruz 2014


Friday, August 7: BREW WITH A VIEW 

Start your weekend off at CBF Brew With a View Invitational. Local chefs paired with local breweries for an Exclusive Tasting Event! This VIP event includes food samples, beer, live music and (1) CBF souvenir pint glass! Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

  • Duke's Smoked Meats with Burt's Honey Wheat
  • The Cremer House with  Santa Cruz Mtn. Brewing
  • Aptos St. BBQ  with Sante Adarius
  • HopHead Gastropub with Craft Artisan Ales
  • Whole Foods Markets - Desserts                  

Saturday, August 8: CRAFT BEER HEAVEN 

Saturday's Craft Beer Heaven is THE event for any new or seasoned craft beer drinker and enthusiast! Expand your mind and pallet as you sample from over 85 Craft Beers on tap, live music, mouthwatering food and maybe get in a game or two of Bocce Ball! The main goal of CBFs "Craft Beer Heaven" is to shine a light on the Craft Beer movement and celebrate great beer! Space is very limited and you must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Sunday, August 9: HAMBURGER & HOPS MUSIC FESTIVAL (No Beer Sampling)

Bring the family, blankets and chairs to CBF's Hamburger & Hops Music Festival! This Sunday Funday in the Park will feature gourmet burgers, craft beer and a great live entertainment lineup. Space is very limited. Kids 12 and under are free. There is NO beer sampling on Sunday, however, beer and food will be available for purchase.


Burt's Honey Wheat Beer; Strike Brewing Company; Firestone Walker Brewing Company; Mad River Brewing Company; Santa Cruz Ale Works; Mendocino Brewing Company; Karl Strauss; Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company; Manzanita Brewing Company; Peter B's Brewpub; Seabright Brewery; Riley's Brewing Company; Lagunitas Brewing Company; Grand Teton Brewing Company; Sierra Nevada Brewing Company; Hangar 24 Craft Brewery; Freewheel Brewing Company; 21st Amendment Brewing; Altamont Beer Works; Bison Organic Beer; Woodchuck Hard Cider; Big Sky Brewing Company; Headlands Brewing Company; Knee Deep Brewing Company; Day Of The Dead Beer; Ninkasi Brewing Company; Chaucer's Cellars; 99 Bottles; St. Kilians Importing; Sandude Brewing Company; Pizza Port Brewing; Eight Bridges Brewing; Red Restaurant & Bar; Speakeasy Ales & Lagers; Alvarado St Brewery; Anchor Brewing; Steel Bonnet Brewing Company.


There are many exciting ticket packages to select from:

  • VIP 3-Day Pass, $99
  • General Admission 2-Day Pass (Saturday/Sunday), $70
  • Friday Brew With A View Invitational, $60
  • Saturday VIP 'Early Bird Experience' Craft Beer Heaven, $75
  • Saturday General Admission, Craft Beer Heaven, $50
  • Saturday Designated Driver Craft Beer Heaven, $25
  • Sunday Beer Ticket, Hamburger & Hops Music Festival, $25
  • Sunday General Admission, Hamburger & Hops Music Festival, $10. 

PURCHASE TICKETS. Buy tickets locally at Whole Foods in Santa Cruz (911 Soquel Ave.) and Whole Foods in Capitola (1710 41st Ave.). Info: (805) 351-5650 or visit


Check them out at: Website | Facebook | Instagram                                                                            For Event information, please contact:                                                                                                Doug Deutsch | (213) 924-4901 |

Justin Tung

San Francisco, CA,

Justin Tung is a San Francisco resident, amateur homebrewer, and big beer lover. Often traveling for work grew a natural habit - an obsession - with exploring new regions and beers. The best way to understand a locality? Hang with a local and buy them a beer, hear their stories and the rest is history. This is the golden age of beer revolution and innovation. Fortune rewards the brave.