Beer tastes better when freshly brewed, just as cars perform better when their gasoline is freshly squeezed from a fossil. Tipple a tenderly crafted brew with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two tickets to the Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival at Moorpark Morning Rotary in Moorpark on Friday, September 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (an $80 value).
The Moorpark Morning Rotary's beer-tasting festival kicks off Moorpark Country Days with a celebration of Americana and an expansive exhibition of regional beers. During the festival, patrons roam amid a throng of vendors as music plays and amber fluids glint in through chilled glass. Wandering guzzlers can savor free samples of more than 50 types of beer from 14 local breweries such as Enegren Brewing Company, Ventura's Surf Brewery, Wolf Creek Brewery, and Restaurant and Stone Brewing Company. Ear buds spark at the guitar strums and vocalizations of String Theory, Holliday, Sound the Sky, Sonic Abatement and Steve Hur, five local bands that mount the stage for 45-minute performances.
To fill drenched throats, festival-goers can purchase tickets for fare ($2 each) and sample the catered grub of Chronic Tacos, Garman’s Pub, and the association of neighborhood fruit thieves. Funds from the festival will contribute to the Moorpark Morning Rotary's efforts supporting local schools and community organizations.