It’s already the end of August, but there’s plenty of summer left in the North State. And nothing says “summer” like beer! Cool, frosty microbrews, to be exact. So, get outta town this weekend and hang out with folks who take beer seriously at the Hops in Humboldt Microbrew Festival.
Try unlimited samples of hand-crafted brews from across the country, listen to three bands, browse for local art and soak up the suds with homemade tamales, tri-trip sandwiches and artisan sausage … all under a 6,000-square-foot tent to keep you cool.
Make sure you take your cell so you can text a vote for your favorite local brew and help decide who takes home the coveted “Best of Humboldt” prize. Bring your loose change, too. There’s fun to be had at the beer ring toss and “stand the bottle” game.
So, go west, beer aficionados. See you in Humboldt.
What: 8th Annual Hops in Humboldt
When: Sat, Aug. 27 – 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Rohner Park, Fortuna
Cost: $30 pre-sale, $40 at the gate and $5 for non-drinkers. You must be 21. Show your ID at the gate.
Click HERE for details and a schedule of events.
Not so happy about hops? That’s OK. There are plenty of things to do in the North State this weekend. Check out the late summer events in 10 neighboring counties:
Click here for Butte County events.
Click here for Del Norte County events.
Click here for Glenn County events.
Click here for Humboldt County events.
Click here for Lassen County events.
Click here for Modoc County events.
Click here for Plumas County events.
Click here for Siskiyou County events.
Click here for Tehama County events.
Click here for Trinity County events.
Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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