Beer Crawl this Saturday with some amazing draughts!

September 15, 2016 | Categories: Craft Beer Crawl | Tags: , , ,


Craft beer is a growing hobby in the Central Valley for both drinkers and makers!  Local breweries, home brewers and some exciting newly launched breweries will be joining us at the Old Town Clovis Craft Beer Crawl this Saturday, September 17, from 5:00 to 8:30 PM.  Tickets are $35 per person pre-sale and $45 at the door. You might want to get your tickets now as we limit ticket sales.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience at the event:  Come to 4th and Pollasky and check in quickly with EventBrite. Pick up a map, list of breweries, wristband and a 5 oz commemorative tasting glass provided by Goode Ol’ Days Antiques and you are on your way visiting our merchant stores with featured breweries.  This is a great opportunity to talk with the brewery reps who are pouring in all locations.  Spend time in the Home Brew Tent talking to hobbyists who love brewing.  Learn how to get involved and start brewing in your garage!  Thank you San Joaquin Wort Hogs for putting this together!

Here is a partial lineup of breweries and we have some surprises!

Kona has a ‘draught only’ IPA that has only been in Hawaii—here now for just 3 weeks and only 200 kegs in California . . . Hanalei—Passion Fruit, Guava and Orange IPA.  This is a new opportunity to taste this beer.  Derek Mahoney will be there for Kona at Clovis Antiques Mall . . . he gives out lots of swag and we love him!

You know that Full Circle (find them at Jackson’s Jewelry) has been purchased by Arthur Moye and Cassidy Jackovickas . . .   Mike Sumaya is brewing new brews for the brew pub and plans to bring the new Cluster Fuggle and High Speed Rail Hoppy Red Ale . . . brand new!  Here is a description for you craft beer geeks:

  • Cluster Fuggle features 2-Row and Pilsner malts, flaked corn and rice, and a light touch of Cluster, Fuggle and Northern Brewer hops, with a lightly fruity English ale yeast strain. Initial sweetness ends dry and light for a refreshing, drinkable and enjoyable classic American Cream Ale.
  • HSR is made with Warrior, Chinook, Centennial and Simcoe hops for some piney, dank hop character, while the malty body is provided by RedX, Caramel, Munich and Chocolate malts for a beautiful deep red color.

We were really happy to see the Home Brew Tent be so popular at our June 4th Crawl.  The San Joaquin Wort Hogs have put together a great group of home brewers who will be sampling from Pollasky near 5th Street.  Truly fresh and interesting beers made by our hobbyists!

We have some “new launches” coming to our event!

Family Artisan Ales will be back!  (Our People’s Choice Silver Winner on June 4th known at the time as PB&J Ales!) They were very popular.  You’ll find them this year at The Foundry Collective. 

Vaught Brewing came as a home brewer at our June 4th event.  We are very excited to see Matt launch his brewery! Check out his Cinnamon Toast Cream Ale, Peanut Butter Milk Stout Mosaic & Galaxy IPA and a new brew!  Look for Matt at Fifth Street Antiques!

 Two Dudes Brewing will be featured at REV’s and the restaurant will be providing food sampling as well.  This is a new brewery which we hope lands in Old Town or nearby soon!

We are very excited to feature Sackbut Brewing & Barrelwerks.  This is a very special nanobrewery in our midst . . . some of you know Sackbut from Peeve’s.  Wayne is fresh from being featured at the Sacramento Summit of Craft Beer and is joining us this Saturday bringing a very special approach to brewing beer!  If you don’t know the story of Sackbut, then you’ll learn more at Gottschalk Music Center where they will be set up serving their very special brews!  We’ll be asking a question about this brewery and winners will be entered into a contest to win two tickets to our upcoming Wine Walk!   Sequoia Brewing will also be at Gottschalk Music Center and they are featuring their Oktoberfest and Amarillo Pale Ale.

Thanks to our regular participants and here is what they are bringing:

Tactical Ops (formerly known as Black Ops) continues to turn out great beers everyone loves.  We’ve had 3 Craft Beer Crawls and they have won People’s Choice Gold each one.  They will be serving up an IPA 10.1% called Double Nickel Nine after the race team they sponsor.  It is a tropical explosion!  They are also bringing the Blonde Bomber, which is a fav! They will be tasting out of 3 Oaks Studio.

Tioga-Sequoia (also just back from the Sacramento Craft Beer Summit) will be at DiCicco’s.  Riley’s will their new brew Cowlifornia, a Milk Stout and their seasonal — Pineapple Mango Sancha.  And of course stop by Bear Creek Gifts on 4th to enjoy a Hard Root Beer Float with Fresno State Vanilla Ice Cream provided by Scoops, Soups & More (just one of our great eateries for post Crawl eating!)

You all know Ballast Point and Lagunitas—they have some great brews and always nice to have them be a part of our event; they will be at Madeleine’s Market and Firestone Walker will be on the Madeleine’s Mens side of the store.

Three Monkeys will be pouring at King of Diamond on 4th Street and Mad Duck is bringing their Citra, a dry hopped pale ale and their Almond Brown ale. And they will be located in our commemorative glass sponsor’s store, Goode Ol’ Days Antiques.

559 Beer, right here in the heart of Old Town, will be open for tastings and food sampling.  Drop by and sample both food and their brews.

The Gastro Grill and Locavoria Food Trucks will be on the street serving up great food.  Music by Morgan Canyon Band.  If you want to save some time for a haircut visit The Great American Barber Shop booth on Pollasky!  They are bringing barbers and chairs out for a “beauty” treatment, shave or haircut!  And we’ll set up the Corn Hole on Pollasky near the EECU!

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite brewery at the People’s Choice Voting Table—but please, one vote per person to keep it fair for everyone! You’ll find the mugs on Pollasky close to the band.

Thank you to our volunteers from Pink Heals/Guardian of the Ribbon.  We couldn’t do it without them and we love supporting this grassroots cancer support organization.

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