Three Dozen Craft Breweries Take Center Stage at Taste of Brews Inland Empire on 4/18/15

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Held at Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona/Eastvale, the 4th Annual Taste of Brews IE showcases unlimited tastes from more than three dozen craft breweries and hard ciders, access to four gourmet food trucks, an eclectic mix of vendors and live musical entertainment.

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What better way to usher in spring in the Inland Empire than enjoying craft beer and great food against the backdrop of Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village replete with dozens of unique buildings and unusual sights.

Taste of Brews is returning to the Inland Empire for its fourth anniversary celebration on April 18, 2015. Held at Crossroads Riverview Park in Corona/Eastvale, the festival showcases unlimited tastes from more than three dozen craft breweries and hard ciders, access to four gourmet food trucks, an eclectic mix of vendors and live musical entertainment. Proceeds benefit local charities including the Loyal Order of Reenactment Enthusiasts (LORE).

What started as a small charity fundraiser paying homage to local breweries, Taste of Brews has evolved into a massive celebration of the Inland Empire’s ever-growing and influential craft beer industry. The eclectic venue, home to the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival, adds a layer of excitement and intrigue with its unusual buildings, statues, shops and assorted pathways, many of which host a “sampling” station.

Taste of Brews boasts an exciting lineup of craft breweries and hard ciders ranging from startups to well-established brands. IE standouts include Packinghouse, Inland Empire Brewing and Heroes (Riverside), Brew Rebellion (Yucaipa), Sons of Liberty (Norco), Dale Brothers (Upland), Refuge Brewery (Temecula), and Hangar 24 (Redlands). Attendees also can sample from an extensive roster of breweries from outside the Inland Empire. Tucked amid the park’s nooks and crannies are Sam Adams, Stone, Lagunitas, Ninkasi, Firestone, Angry Orchard, Golden Road, Absolution, Ace Hard Cider and many more. A detailed listing of breweries is available at http://www.tasteofbrews.com/thebrews.html.

In addition to live bands headlined by the IE’s own Tomcats and tunes from 97.1 Amp Radio’s Mobile DJ, culinary delights for purchase are provided by a host of food trucks including Bacon Mania, Big Wave, Devilicious and Sol Agave. Additionally, several Renaissance Fair performers and vendors will add a medieval flavor to the festival. “What better way to usher in spring in the Inland Empire than enjoying craft beer and great food against the backdrop of Southern California’s only permanent Renaissance Village replete with dozens of unique buildings and unusual sights,” said Mary Doherty, event director!

The 4th Annual Taste of Brews Inland Empire is professionally produced and draws both aficionados and novices to the world of craft beer. Online pricing for the 4-hour session (noon to 4pm) starts at $40 while the 3-hour session (1pm to 4pm) starts at $30 and includes beer tastes, snack samples (while supplies last), plenty of drinking water and live entertainment. Designated Driver tickets are available at the gate for $20. Attendees must be 21 or older. Crossroads Riverview Park is located at 14600 Baron Road, Corona/Eastvale, CA 92880; parking is just $5. For info or ticket purchases, please visit http://www.tasteofbrews.com.

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