Beer-vana offers a little taste of a lot of beers
DAVID DANIEL shows off some of the entries during the inaugrual Beer-vana last year.
The Sonoma Community Center wants to know: Can beer brewing be considered a form of art? The public is invited to research and decide for themselves at a beer-tasting party in Andrews Hall on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 5 p.m.
The party, called Beer-vana: Nirvana for Beer-Lovers, is for ages 21 and over, and features nearly two-dozen local and regional beer breweries showcasing their carbonated creations.
“We’re hoping people take this opportunity to come down to the community center and try a bunch of different styles of beer, side-by-side and develop an appreciation for the skill that goes into producing serious beer,” said community center representative and event co-organizer David Daniel.
To keep intrepid beer-tasters feeling good, representatives from local restaurants and a coffee shop will be on hand to provide sustenance, while the Jason Bodlovich Trio and JD Limelight ward off any signs of “tasting fatigue” during the night by playing a mix of energetic music.
Sonoma Community Center’s Beer-vana is an annual two-month beer celebration, starting in January with an amateur beer brewing competition and culminating with the beer and food tasting party in March.
More than 30 amateur brewers entered their homemade beers for judging according to official BJCP guidelines and winners will be announced at Beer-vana.
Beer-vana beer-tasting party tickets are $30 a person, and include beer, wine and food tasting; live music; and a commemorative beer glass with official beer-vana logo for the first 200 guests.
T-shirts silk-screened with this year’s official artwork will be for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Sonoma Community Center’s arts education programming.
The Sonoma Community Center is located at 276 E. Napa St., Sonoma.
For more information, a list of participating vendors or to purchase tickets, call 938-4626, ext. 1, or visit sonomacommunitycenter.org.