Third annual Mendocino County Homebrew Festival happening Saturday, Nov. 2

By Kate B. Maxwell, Publisher  | November 1, 2019

Northspur Brewery, previous Homebrew festival winners and current festival sponsors, had their opening night in Willits in September — Photo by Steve Eberhard

MENDOCINO Co., 11/01/19 — The third annual Mendocino County Homebrew Festival is taking place this Saturday, November 2, the perfect time to sample the newest concoctions from your neighbors and relax after a long week of power shut-offs and wildfires. Organized by the Good Farm Fund, the event will showcase a around 30 local brewers, live music, food trucks, and vote on for the crowd favorite, and help kick off the county-wide Mushroom Feast Mendocino, which begins this week.

The event will be held on Saturday, November 2 in Ukiah from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center; you can purchase tickets in advance here, or at the Mendocino Book Company or Westside Renaissance Market. The beer selected as the “Brewer’s Choice” will be brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company, and featured in a Cultivo “pint night.” Right next door, you’ll also get to enjoy sidewalk sales from the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, and additional offerings from local favorites American Craft Whiskey and Willits’ newest brewery, a former winner at previous festivals, Northspur Brewing.

More information is at the Homebrew Festival website, and on the event’s Facebook page, where you can find last minute info. Here’s a few more details from the Good Farm Fund’s Scott Cratty: 

“We expect around 30 top home brewers offering over 50 selections including a few ciders and other surprises, plus a range of hard to find bonus taps from our sponsors.  The event will feature live music, a rare beer auction and the opportunity for attendees to vote for the people’s choice winners.  A panel of local master brewers will be on hand also working to select the Brewer’s Choice champion beer which will be brewed at Anderson Valley Brewing Company and featured in their tap room and in Ukiah at a pint night at Cultivo.  This year there will also be a parallel outdoor event put on by the Greater Ukiah Business and
Tourism Alliance that will include sidewalk sales by nearby School Street merchants, games, beer from new brewing company Northspur Brewing of Willits, wine and a tasting opportunity by American Craft Whiskey along with Farm to Table food from local food trucks.”


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The Mendocino County 2019 Homebrew Festival!

Saturday November 2nd | 3pm – 6pm | Ukiah Valley Conference Center | Ukiah, CA 95482

This legendary event is set for November 2nd, 2019 in the Ukiah Valley Conference Center. It will be a new anchor event of the Mendocino Mushroom, Wine and Beer Festival.

The afternoon will feature brewers from several clubs in Lake and Mendocino county and also from around Northern CA competing to become the people’s choice winner.  (The event will also be open to ciders and other fermented beverages.) Local Farm-to-table food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from the event benefit The Good Farm Fund, which funds food stamp matching at local farmers markets and provides small farm economic development grants. All proceeds will be allocated to local farms for fire relief.

People’s Choice: All attendees get three bottle caps that they can use to vote for their favorite beer by dropping the caps into designated containers. Ribbons and awards will go to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place vote getters.

Brewer’s Choice: A separate tasting & judging will be conducted by professional brewers led by Fal Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Company to select a top quality beer to be brewed by AVBC! The winning brewer will get to assist on brew day, learning about scaling their recipe and using a commercial brew system

And the winners were:

People’s Choice (beer)
1st Sempervirens DIPA – Matt Brown
2nd Pine Ridge Pale Ale – Jared Chaney
3rd McCray 1C – Randy Girouard

People’s Choice (other)
1st Pinot Perry – Andy Todd
2nd Echo the Stars – Zach Hughes
3rd Where the Cide walk ends – TJ Wilson

Brewer’s Choice
1st Sempervirens DIPA – Matt Brown
Runner up: Where the Cide walk ends – TJ Wilson

Best Local Ingredients
Pine Ridge Pale Ale – Jared Chaney

Fantastic beverages all around – thanks everybody for coming out and making this a great event!

For more information on this event visit the Mendocino Homebrew Festival website -> https://www.mendohomebrewfest.com/

2nd Annual Winter Feast to Benefit Ukiah Farmers Market

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UKIAH FARMERS MARKET 2nd ANNUAL WINTER FEAST
Wednesday December 2, 2015, 5pm – 9ish (Dinner served from 6-8)
Ukiah Senior Center | 497 Leslie Street, Ukiah
Farm to Table Dinner featuring locally raised meat, produce, grain, beer, & wine
Plus… a silent auction and LIVE MUSIC from Them Travelin’ Birds!

Tickets $25 adults | $15 youth (<15)
Available at Westside Renaissance Market, the Mendocino Book Company, and Mendocino County Farmers Markets or online here.

We hope you’ll join us! Proceeds support Good Farm Fund in our mission to provide assistance to local farms and fund the Ukiah Farmers Market Food Stamp Matching program, which makes nutritious food affordable to our community.