The Old Town Clovis Wine Walk was a big hit earlier this month, and the Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl promises to be just as popular.
Attendees will get to explore antique and craft stores and boutiques in Old Town Clovis on Sunday, Nov. 1, while sipping craft brews from 18 breweries. The 21 and over event will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
“This is a great opportunity to talk directly to the brewmasters,” said Carole Lester, executive director of Business Organization of Old Town. “People who are into craft beer really like to talk about the beer.”
Hard cider from Bristol’s Cider out of Atascadero, and hard root beer from Riley’s Brewing Co. in Madera, will join the lineup.
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“They’re going to be serving root beer floats using the hard root beer,” Lester said.
About 1,200 tickets were sold for the first Old Town Craft Beer Crawl held in April; Lester expects just as many attendees this year, but will cap the event at 1,400 guests.
“The craft breweries will be inside of our craft stores, and we’ll have food trucks and live music out on the street. There is no alcohol (allowed) in the street or on the sidewalks,” Lester said. “Attendees are given a commemorative glass, a wristband and a map.”
All of the breweries are based in California and will offer 3-ounce pours of their products.
“We had donated beer poured at the first one, but this time all of the brewery representatives are coming,” Lester said. “It’s a good experience to talk to the people who make the beer.”
Ballast Point is the company travelling the farthest — from San Diego — while the rest of the breweries have more local ties. Kaweah Brewing Co. from Tulare County will serve its sour beer and San Joaquin Worthogs will bring their home brews.
Visit http://oldtownclovis.org/craft-beer-crawl/ for tickets, which are pre-sold for $35 per person, or $45 at the door. Designated drivers may attend the event for free.