Taste of Brews Brings “Oktoberfest” to Dana Point

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Taste of Brews, Southern California’s premier beer-tasting festival, has added Dana Point to its 2011 schedule.  Lantern Bay Park, a spectacular venue overlooking Dana Point Harbor, plays host to an “Oktoberfest” themed event on Saturday, October 15.  Dana Point follows Taste of Brews’ inaugural event which takes place on Saturday, August 20 at Lighthouse Park in Long Beach.  More information, including additional dates and locations along with customized tasting opportunities, is available at www.tasteofbrews.com.

A refreshing new approach to beer tasting, Taste of Brews pays homage to the passion and excitement that today’s full-flavored craft beers are generating among consumers while providing an exciting platform to introduce new styles.  More than 50 of today’s hottest brands will sample pilsners, ales, lagers, bocks, seasonal and specialty brews.  Several local restaurants and gastropubs will sample “beer appropriate” cuisine as part of the day’s activities.

Lantern Bay Park will be transformed into a fall festival featuring Oktoberfest, an Oom Pah band, lederhosen-clad staff, German beers and the colors and flavors of autumn.  General admission attendees will sample among dozens of brands.  Premium VIP packages take the tasting experience to a heightened level with demonstrations from legendary brewmasters, private reserves, a “Belgian-themed” lounge area and other upscale amenities.  All guests will be treated to live musical entertainment and a dynamic Master of Ceremonies (MC).

Taste of Brews’ official charitable partner is Dana Point’s famed Ocean Institute.  The mission of the Ocean Institute is to inspire all generations, through education, to become responsible stewards of our oceans.  The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs.  More than 110,000 K-12 students and 6,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute’s 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.  More information is available at www.ocean-institute.org.

Taste of Brews is professionally produced by the proprietors of the Surf City USA Marathon and Boardfest.  Taste of Brews is an adult only event and is restricted to attendees age 21 and above.  Several affordable exhibitor and sponsor packages are available. For information, call (714) 375-1132 or send an email to brewmaster@tasteofbrews.com.

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