2012 Festival News

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From the Ventura County Star
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More than 50 beers from more than 25 breweries will be featured Saturday at the third annual Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival.

The festival will follow this year’s Moorpark Country Days parade and fair Oct. 6 on High Street in downtown Moorpark. The street will be closed most of the day for both events.

Featured on the list of breweries at the beer festival will be Enegren Brewing Co., which lays claim to being Moorpark’s first and only brewery.  Their Saison recently won the gold medal for home-brewed beer at the Los Angeles County Fair.

It will be featured, along with several other varieties from the brewery at the beer festival.

“We’re definitely going to have more beer this year,” Chris Enegren said. “Last year, everyone ran out because of the crowds. Luckily, we are in walking distance from High Street, so we could get some more.”

The beer festival, which will be from 6-10:30 p.m., is a community fundraiser hosted by the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club.

“This event is a great opportunity to bring the community of Moorpark together with our neighbors in the region and raise money to support our local schools and nonprofit organization,” said Howard Yaras, president of the Rotary Club.

This year’s event will feature a larger venue with triple the amount of space, twice as many breweries and additional food vendors. It also will include a new VIP area for an additional cost, which will have dedicated beer, wine and a VIP chef.

Presale tickets are being offered at a 20 percent discount online at http://www.moorparkbeerfestival.com/tickets.