Big Bear Lake Brewfest – Brews for Food

Posted on June 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Big Bear Lake, CA – The first annual Big Bear Lake Brewsfest hits Big Bear on July 7th. A benefit for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Brews For Food will feature sixteen different beers for sampling and entertainment by the Blue Henry’s, one of the Inland Empire’s top Blue’s bands. A variety of arts, crafts and collectibles vendors will be on-hand selling their wares and Wyatt’s Cafe & Saloon will also be open serving up the mountain’s best ranch-style grub.

“This time of year our food pantry begins to run low. We are currently providing food for up to 120 families per week and any help with food items and/or monies to purchase food is very appreciated,” explained Gabi Oogjen, St. Joseph’s Office Manager. “The Brewsfest will be a fun way for folks to donate.”

Saint Joseph’s Food Pantry is one of three weekly food pantries that serves the Big Bear Valley. Besides the families that pick-up at the church, the pantry also delivers food to homebound individuals. Staffed completely by volunteers, the food pantry is open to anyone who needs food every Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Saint Joseph’s also provides diapers and personal hygiene items.

Brews For Food is the first beer tasting event to be held in Big Bear Lake. The first 150 ticket buyers will receive a complimentary tasting pint glass. Tickets are $12.00 for those who also bring two non-perishable food items or $15.00 without a donation. Tickets prices include 12 beer sample coupons with additional coupons available for $1.00 each. The event is open to guests 21 years old and up only.

The annual Old Miner’s Day Carnival will be held in conjunction with the Brewsfest, providing families alternate entertainment. Doors for Brews For Food open at 2:00 p.m. with the fun continuing through 8:00 p.m. Beer tasting will be available through
6:00 p.m. Tickets may be pre-purchased at the Big Bear Lake Convention Center by calling 909-585-3000. Lodging packages including tickets are available through Big Bear Vacations at 866-966-6301 and the Big Bear Lake Resort Association at 800-424-4232. For more details, log onto