SALUTE! A Festival to Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food

salutelogo2 Beer from over 50 of the nation’s finest craft brewers  and cuisine from the Gold Coast Region’s finest chefs will converge on the beautiful San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, California during Father’s Day Weekend on Saturday, June 19th 2010.

The first annual SALUTE! –  A Festival to Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food will include live music and take place from 1pm – 5pm. There will be a special limited-ticket VIP Tastemaker  reception from 11am – 1pm where VIP guests will meet with brewers and have  exclusive access to limited edition brews and a special VIP Tastemaker lounge area.

And, Salute! goes beyond a tribute to good beer and good food. Proceeds will benefit FOOD Share of Ventura County and the California Small Brewers Association.

Salute! General Admission tickets are $50 in advance and $60 beginning June 1st, 2010. Each ticket includes a souvenir 4 oz. tasting glass, four hours of unlimited beer and food tasting, and live entertainment. For $125 in advance and $135 on June 1st and after, guests can purchase a VIP Tastemaker ticket, which also includes early entry for a two-hour private reserve beer tasting with  invited brewers, special beer and food pairings and exclusive access to a private VIP lounge area before and during the general admission session. VIP Tastemaker access, which is limited to 500
people also provides exclusive access to Salute! breweries one hour prior to the festival gates  opening. Tickets for Salute! go on sale today on the festival website or can be purchased at Ojai  Beverage Company located at 655 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA.

For more information on the breweries and restaurants being presented and to purchase tickets,  please visit here.