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Breastfest This Weekend

By Jay Brooks
Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 2:08 pm in On Beer.

This Saturday — tomorrow really — from 1:00-5:00 p.m., the 10th annual Breastfest will be held and it will take place at a new Location; at the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco. As always, the festival’s proceeds will benefit Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic.

From the press release: The Breast Fest, a beer festival guaranteed to be a good time for a good cause is celebrating 10 years of fundraising efforts for Bay Area non-profit Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Clinic. This 10th year will be the biggest festival yet, with over 60 breweries in attendance. Expect to see first rate breweries such as Anderson Valley, Sudwerks, 21stAmendment, Iron Springs, Lagunitas, Magnolia Pub & Brewery, Bear Republic, Rubicon, Russian River, Third Street Ales Works and Stone Brewery, to name a few. Each ticket price includes free food, non-alcoholic beverages and unlimited beer tasting.

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door and can be purchased online at


Festival attendees will also take home a commemorative tasting glass as part of the admission price. Musical entertainment at the festival will be provided by two local favorites, starting with Pocket Change. This funk/rock party band is dedicated to getting everyone moving! Continuing the entertainment will be Metal Shop, known as the San Francisco go-to band for hilarious hits of 80’s Hair Rock Bands.

Over the past ten years, The Breast Fest has donated over 200,000 to the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in hopes of keeping great resources available to low income woman. With offices in Oakland and San Francisco, CMCC is a state-licensed primary care clinic providing free complementary alternative medicine treatments (acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese and Western herbs, therapeutic imagery), social services and educational workshops for low-income women with cancer. Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic is located at 5691 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland 94609, and at 2601 Mission St., Ste 201 San Francisco, CA 94110, for more information on CMCC, visit


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