Oxnard, CA – Sunday, April 28th at Bottle & Pint in The Annex at The Collection RiverPark, Casa Pacifica chose its 6th Annual “Best in Fest” brewery winner. This year, Firestone Walker Brewing Company took home the top prize with their SLOambic Wild Ale. MadeWest’s Prospect Porter and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.’s Point Conception West Coast IPA earned honorable mention.
This was the second year the “Best in Fest” judging was open to the public. Attendees tasted the sixteen brews alongside the judges. The esteemed panel of judges included: Kevin Pratt, the nation’s second highest ranked beer judge; Zach Rosen, Certified Cicerone; Erin Peters, also known as the Beer Goddess; Bec O’Neal, Sales Rep for Stone Distribution Company; Monie Wickenden, Beer Rep for Wine Warehouse; Jorge Alem, Owner of Ojai Beverage Company and The 2686 Kitchen; and Jason Hendricks, General Manager of Barrelhouse 101. Guests also received delicious small bites from other Annex tenants: Seoul Sausage, Taqueria El Tapatio, and The Blend Superfood Bar.
The breweries vying for the title were: 14 Cannons Brewery, Concrete Jungle Brewing Project, Enegren Brewing Company, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Flat Fish Brewing Co., Madewest Brewing Company, Ojai Valley Brewery, Poseidon Brewing Company, Red Tandem Brewery, Rincon Brewery, Seaward Brewing, Third Window Brewing, Topa Topa Brewing Co., Twisted Oak Tavern & Brewery, and Ventura Coast Brewing Co.
If you missed the “Best in Fest” Brewery Competition, don’t worry! All sixteen brews from the Competition will be available for tasting at the 26th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival on Sunday, June 2nd at CSU Channel Islands. The Festival main stage is also where Firestone Walker Brewing Company will be officially crowned “Best in Fest” winner. Get your tickets today for the award-winning Festival at www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com.
All proceeds from the “Best in Fest” Brewery Competition and the Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival directly support Casa Pacifica and its vital services for foster and at-risk youth and their families. Please visit www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com to purchase tickets or for more information. For further questions please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica at (805) 366-4023, or by email at [email protected].
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.