Beer Lovers March Along the Boulevard in Camarillo Old Town

erectile arial, diagnosis sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>By Raven West

search arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>The clouds vanished and the sun shined brightly on the participants of the 1st Annual Camarillo Old Town Beer March.

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More than 450 beer lovers “marched” along Ventura Boulevard sampling a unique selection of craft beers from local breweries and enjoying entertainment from a variety of local musicians.
“We’ve had a lot of success with our annual wine walk,” said Camarillo Old Town Association president Nathaniel Hunnicutt, “And we’d heard from a number of beer drinkers who wanted to have their own event, so we put it this together specifically for them. The response from the merchants and the public has been incredible.”

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All together there were eight restaurants and bars along the walk with each one pouring a selection from a local brewery and hosting a live performer.

There were special prizes given to designated drivers provided by the “Be the DD and Win” Prize Posse.

Surf Brewery, Serra Nevada, Fireman’s Brew, 101 Cider, Figueroa Mountain, 5 Threads Brewing Company, Rincon Brew, The Lab Brewing Company, and Island Brewing Company were all represented at the various restaurant and bar stops along the route.

“The Beer March participating locations are all restaurants along the boulevard,” said Linda Hunter, owner of The Wine Closet. “It also brought a lot of new customers into our business who might want to buy food to go with the beer. It’s a great event.”

Janet Morgan, executive director of the association and the event chair, contacted the musicians and invited them to showcase their talent for “tips and sips”. Tom (TK) Kwake, Ron Wilson, Natalie Wattre, Juanita Wooten and others performed throughout the day.

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Juanita Wooten

‘It’s a really great way to welcome spring and our communities’ beer lovers to Camarillo Old Town.” said Hunnicutt.

We’ll see you all next year!

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Cheers!

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Raven West

Raven West is a free-lance writer and published author who has lived in Ventura County for more than twenty years. She has an extensive knowledge of local wineries from Thousand Oaks to Ojai and will be covering special events which take place at the tasting rooms throughout the year.

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