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New Bay Area Winter Brews Festival Announced

By Jay Brooks
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm in On Beer.

If you’re not familiar with The Brewing Network, you should be, especially if you love beer. The Brewing Network is one of the premiere radio and podcast shows about all things beer. Founded by Justin Crossley in 2005, four weekly shows air over the internet and are available as a podcast for download.

The BN has just announced their first beer festival to be held next month. It’s going to be a Winter Brews Festival and will take place January 30, 2010 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Linden Street Brewery in Oakland.


From the press release:

While Bay Area residents commiserate in a collective shiver at current winter temperatures, the East Bay based craft beer radio company, the Brewing Network, is finalizing plans for its first annual Winter Brews Festival to revive listeners, locals, and brewers from their wintery slumber to enjoy seasonal brews from more than 30 world class breweries.

The Brewing Network Winter Brews Festival will be held at the newly opened Linden St. Brewery in Oakland on Saturday, January 30, 2010, and will feature a wide variety of winter warmers and unique innovations from some of the best brewers in the Bay Area and beyond.

Partnering with Linden St. Brewery in Oakland, this festival combines the love of seasonal beers with the enthusiasm of the local craft beer scene. With barrels from breweries such as Russian River, Firestone Walker, the 21st Amendment, Speakeasy, Linden St., Moonlight Brewing, Magnolia, and many more, this Winter Brews Fest promises to provide big, malty beers to ignite the taste buds of beer lovers, new and experienced.

Hot food (will be available for purchase) and live music will round out the festival, which will run from 1pm to 8pm. For more information on the event, please visit

Tickets will most likely be $25, which will include a commemorative glass and five tastings, with more available for purchase. Details are still being worked out and the price is subject to change.

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  • Travis

    I just caught wind of this today. I am definitely going to be there. Are you going? I was trying to catch up to you at the barrel fest but kept getting side tracked left and right.

  • craig

    count me in..”linden street brewery” parties are always a blast…25$ for 5 tastes that’s outragous…those are bistro type prices…