Taste of Brews Adds Inland Empire to 2012 Series

Taste of Brews is heading to White Park in Riverside on Sat., June 2, 2012 for a summer “launch” festival featuring dozens of seasonal, craft and micro-brews paired alongside cuisine from local eateries. Taste of Brews admission includes craft beer tastes, free food samples (while supplies last), plenty of drinking water and live entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.tasteofbrews.com.

Taste of Brews Inland Empire features many popular craft beers like Stone, Sierra Nevada, Shock Top, Karl Strauss, Sam Adams and Hangar 24 among others. A sampling of So Cal breweries includes Packinghouse (Riverside), Steelhead (Irvine), Noble Ale Works (Anaheim), Black Market Brewing (Temecula) and Craft Brewing Co. (Lake Elsinore). “We’re really excited that Taste of Brews is heading to Riverside,” said Packinghouse’s Scot Koury. “The popularity of craft beer is on the rise in the Inland Empire and Taste of Brews supports this with a top notch festival.”

A refreshingly classy approach to beer tasting, Taste of Brews pays homage to the passion and excitement that today’s full-flavored craft beers are generating among consumers while providing an exciting platform to introduce new styles. Following the Inland Empire, Taste of Brews returns to Lighthouse Park in Long Beach on August 25 and closes out the year this fall in the OC.

Close to downtown Riverside and the historic Mission Inn, White Park is a three-acre urban oasis amidst the sprawling Inland Empire; home to over 4 million people and the nation’s 13th most populous metropolitan area. Established in 1883, this was Riverside’s first city park. Today, White Park features the beauty and serenity of lush botanical gardens, a bandstand and footbridges with modern amenities including two adjacent parking structures.

Taste of Brews’ official non-profit beneficiary is the California Riverside Ballet (CRB). CRB is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and is supported in part by the City & County of Riverside, Riverside Arts Council, as well as private individuals and corporations. The CRB’s Mission is to promote excellence and enrich life through its presentation of the finest in classical and contemporary ballet. Information is available at www.crballet.com.

For event information, call (714) 375-1132 or email brewmaster@tasteofbrews.com.

SOURCE Taste of Brews