What Not to Miss at Beerfest – The Good One in Santa Rosa

60+ beers and ciders and live music on a sunny Saturday? Sounds like the perfect day.

Beerfest: The Good One has been serving up Bay Area brews and festivities to beer lovers for 25 years. This Saturday, June 10, it is time for this year’s Santa Rosa event. Click through the gallery above for highlights from previous years’ events. 

As the beer flows freely and and the bubbles rise, Beerfest guests will be treated to live music entertainment and tasty bites. And all of it for a very good cause: the event benefits Face to Face, a non-profit that works to end HIV in Sonoma County while supporting locals living with HIV/AIDS.

The Beerfest event organizers have gone to great lengths to ensure that attendees will have the opportunity to sample some of the best beers in Northern California, all in one place. The large and diverse array of craft breweries and cideries represented at the festival will be pouring a variety of beer styles: sours, wilds, IPAs, Sessionables, Pale Ales, Barrel-Aged beers… the list goes on. Here’s what you need to know:


Participating Sonoma County breweries will include: Russian River Brewing CompanySeismic Brewing, St. Florian’s Brewery, Fogbelt, 3 Disciples, HenHouse Brewing, Barrel Brothers, Third Street Aleworks, Moonlight Brewing, Bear Republic, Cooperage, 101 North, Stumptown, Crooked Goat, and Lagunitas.

Beer enthusiasts will also be able to sample the wares of a host of North Coast and Bay Area breweries includingAnderson Valley, Lost Coast, North Coast, Mendocino Brewing, Redwood Curtain, Napa Smith, Drakes, Pacific Brewing, Hermitage, Dust Bowl, Oak Park Brewing.

Out of state breweries making the trek to the event will include: Georgetown Brewing (of Manny’s Pale Ale fame) from Seattle and Deschutes from Bend.


Three Bay Area bands will take the stage: San Francisco psychedelic soul rock band Down Dirty Shake, a “time traveling band from the lost universe of soul”, Loco Tranquilo – a psychedelic band that floats latin on a “hypnotic sea” of percussion, spacey and jazzy in its transcendence, and The New Moldy Figs – named for a fermented fig derived jazz pejorative which they’ve turned on its head into a badge of honor and some terrific music – featuring Bobby Black.


Local food vendors will showcase their specialties with complimentary treats (while supplies last): Andy’s Market will bring fresh local produce, homemade dips, and veggie pizza, Molsberry’s Market will serve grilled tri-tip sandwiches, BREW will serve their nitro tea and nitro cold brew and Trader Joe’s will provide a variety of snacks.

Additionally, food for purchase will be available from: The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, Pilón Kitchen, Fat Boys Hot Dog Co, Roundtable Pizza, and Tibbs Beef Jerky.

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 1-5pm

WHERE: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 50 Mark West Springs Rd, Santa Rosa 95403

TICKETS: Purchase VIP tickets for $60 to enjoy early access to the event, or purchase general admission tickets for $50 for a l:00 pm entry. Commemorative beer glass and unlimited samples included. To purchase tickets, visit the website here.