Support CEF at the Blues and Bros Craft Beer Festival
To celebrate its 13th anniversary, Dale Bros Brewery will host the Brews and Bros Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, January 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Cable Airport in Upland. Net proceeds from this event will benefit the Claremont Educational Foundation (CEF).
Featuring more than 80 craft beverages from 35 microbreweries, three wineries and two cider makers, this event provides a fun-filled afternoon with live reggae from Upstream, a vintage and custom bicycle show and food from local gourmet vendors and food trucks. The family-friendly event will include kids’ games and craft sodas.
Advance purchase price for general admission is $45 per person and VIP admission is $60 per person. VIP admission includes early admission (noon), a keepsake glass and bottle opener, preferred parking and access to a rare beer hour from noon to 1 p.m.
Ticket prices go up at the door on the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free, while those under 21 or a designated driver enter at a reduced rate of $10. Advance tickets are available online at www.brewsandbrosfest.org or at Dale Bros Brewery, 2120 Porterfield Way, Upland.
CEF supports the Claremont Unified School District throughout the year by raising funds to support enhanced educational opportunities for students. Last year, CEF gifted nearly $200,000 to CUSD, raised solely through fund raising efforts in the community with partners like the Dale Bros.
“CEF is very excited by the opportunity to partner with Dale Bros Brewery,” Richard Chute, CEF board president said. “The Dale brothers, Curt and Andy, and their staff are committed to the community, and often host fundraisers supporting local non-profits at the brewery; it’s just how they do business. Last year’s festival raised over $18,000 for CEF.”
Additional event sponsors are BAM Landscape Design, Ford of Upland, Laemmle Theaters, the Ontario Reign, Coates Cyclery, Cable Airport, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Claremont Dental Institute, Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP, Kimmel & Associates, CPA, Rhino Records and Route 66 Self Storage.
While primarily benefitting CEF, the festival will also feature a friendly “Brew Crew Tipping Competition” to raise donations for other nonprofit organizations. Representatives from local nonprofits will be pouring beer for the craft breweries to garner tips for their favorite local charity. The Brew Crew pourer with the largest number of tips will get bragging rights on stage at the end of the afternoon, and all tips will then be donated to CEF or to the chosen charities.