- $95 for an early access VIP admission for two people to the LA on Tap beer festival and one parking pass for one vehicle on May 9, 2015 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, with VIP entry beginning at 1:00pm ($160 value)
The inaugural LA on Tap beer festival gives visitors a chance to try more than 120 beers from more than 65 breweries, including Green Flash Brewing Co., Humboldt Brewing Company, and Ska Brewing. VIPs get to enter the event at 1 p.m., one hour earlier than the public, and all attendees receive an LA on Tap souvenir tasting cup. The festival celebrates the start of Craft Beer Week and holds The Los Angeles Commercial Beer Competition. Continuing the 15 legacy, a judging panel will be on hand to award medals to the top brews. To accompany the craft beers, a variety of food trucks and live entertainment round out the festivities. Proceeds benefit The Learning Centers at Fairplex.
The expansive, eco-friendly space known as Fairplex hosts a bounty of events throughout the year. Most famous of these is surely the LA County Fair, a four-week affair filled with live entertainment, animal attractions, and fun competitions. But multiple other exciting events call the venue home as well, from car shows to art openings to adult-only events such as the LA on Tap Beer Festival.
But what visitors to the event might not know is that virtually every moment of merriment at Fairplex directly contributes to the wellbeing of their community. That's thanks to The Learning Centers at Fairplex, which strives to serve unmet educational needs through multifaceted programs for children and adults. Its Child Development Center provides specially designed educational programs to children regardless of income or background, while the FairKids Field Trip Program grants local classrooms with hands-on learning opportunities that might not be available otherwise due to school funding cutbacks. As children get older, opportunities such as the Junior Fair Board Leadership Program help them hone business and networking skills and provides college scholarship money, and the Career and Technical Education Center helps prepare students for real-world careers. The Millard Sheets Art Center engages both children and adults with opportunities to witness and create art through exhibitions, educational programs, and workshops.