4th Annual Taste of Brews in Long Beach

4th Annual Taste of Brews commemorative mug

4th Annual Taste of Brews commemorative mug

The 4th annual Taste of Brews summer craft beer festival took place on Saturday, August 23, at Lighthouse Park in Long Beach, CA.  In the midst of California’s worst drought season yet, responsible attendees kept hydrated on unlimited pours of seasonal, craft and micro-brews while enjoying the sea, the sun, and the shoreline.

Live bands kept the vibe of summer fun in the air

Live bands kept the vibe of summer fun in the air

This year’s TOB festival was bigger and better than before, with over 50 breweries pouring their wares, eateries offering delicious morsels to nosh on, and live music.

Eager drinkers waiting in line for a delicious sample

Eager drinkers waiting in line for a delicious sample

Crowds gathered near their favorite tried-and-true brews, but new breweries stole the spotlight for many avid aficionados, who spent their time sampling new variations of classics, but also tasting new styles of beers. The West Coast Session Ale, a light summer beer, proved to be a crowd pleaser, offering up all the flavor we all love in its stronger, older sibling.

Karl Strauss provided attendees with their Mosaic session

Karl Strauss provided attendees with their Mosaic session

Having sold far more tickets than in previous years, it was no doubt that many of the favored breweries emptied their kegs well before the event was over. Great times were had by all, and TOB proved, once again, to be a festival worth its weight in brews.

The crowds filled the Lighthouse Park

The crowds filled the Lighthouse Park on perfect summer afternoon

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