VC Star ArticleSeveral thousand people came out to Moorpark College on Saturday to sample beers from more than 35 breweries during the Moorpark Morning Rotary Club’s fourth annual beer-tasting festival.

Mayor Janice Parvin did the ceremonial tap of the keg to start the night’s festivities, which included plenty of beer and other spirits, as well as food to accompany the drinks, at the 21-and-older event.

Jim Raulin, the Morning Rotary Club’s president, said many early tickets were sold and almost 3,000 people were already at the event by early evening. The Moorpark Morning Rotary Foundation gave more than $25,000 in festival profits last year to 20 local schools and nonprofits.

This was the first year for the popular event to be held at Moorpark College to accommodate a larger crowd. It previously was held on High Street.

One of the longest lines at the event was at the booth for Enegren Brewing Co., touted as the first brewery in Moorpark.

Enegren’s orange wheat beer sold out in an hour. It is made using local oranges from Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark.

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VIP Sold Out

The VIP section for the Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival is sold out!

Not to worry — we still have General Admission tickets available for sale, but we do expect them to sell out.  Don’t miss your chance to experience the 4th Annual Moorpark Beer Festival this Saturday.  The 4th Annual Moorpark Beer Festival will feature 35 Breweries serving over 100 beers, 3 live bands with DJ Apple Juice as MC and several high-quality food vendors.

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Custom Melt

The Moorpark Beer Festival announces the lineup of food vendors to include a variety of high-end food trucks and gourmet food vendors at the October 12th festival.  The festival will feature 8 food vendors.

Returning Vendors include Moorpark’s Custom Melt – a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich vendor and Me n Ed’s Pizza of Moorpark.  New vendors include Gourmet Food Trucks;  Cambalache’s Argentinian Food Truck, Sam Choy’s Pineapple Express Food Truck and the Me So Hungry Food Truck.

Lillian Canterbury, Chairman of the Moorpark Beer Festival had the following remarks, “The high-quality craft beer that is being served at the Moorpark Beer Festival will be complemented well by the delicious gourmet fare that is being served.  The Moorpark Beer Festival Committee put an emphasis on finding the best quality food available to serve to our guests.  You won’t be disappointed.”

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Ska Daddyz

The Moorpark Beer Festival announces that the musical lineup for the 4th annual festival will include Ska Daddyz, Mikey Mo Blues and Sonic Abatement. All three bands will play sets on the main stage the October 12th festival with DJ Apple Juice acting as Master of Ceremonies and playing music between the acts of the other musicians.

Lilly Canterbury, Chairwoman of the 4th Annual Moorpark Beer Tasting Festival, had the following remarks: “One of the unique features that we believe separates the Moorpark Beer Festival from other similar events is our commitment to providing high-quality entertainment for our guests. Mikey Mo and Ska Daddyz are prominent artists in their respective genres and we believe they will provide a great show for the Moorpark Beer Festival. We are also happy to welcome back Sonic Abatement and to have DJ Apple Juice as our MC. They were well received at the 2012 festival and we know they will be crowd favorites again this year.”

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New SiteMoorpark, CA  — The Moorpark Beer Festival announces that due to increased public demand and need for expansion, the 4th Annual Festival will take place at Moorpark College on October 12th, 2013.  The new venue is over 100,000 square feet and is more than triple the size of the 2012 venue on High Street in Downtown Moorpark.

Lillian Canterbury, Chairman of the Moorpark Beer Festival had the following remarks, “We always enjoyed hosting the Moorpark Beer Festival on High Street and enjoyed a great working relationship with the City of Moorpark.  After the 2012 festival it was clear we needed more space to accommodate more breweries and additional guests.  We believe Moorpark College will be a great site to accommodate the festival as it continues to grow.”

The new site for the Moorpark Beer Festival is adjacent to the campus soccer fields located at the lower portion of the campus.  The college will also provide ample parking in the upper campus parking lots and will have a designated walking path directly to the east of the campus.  VIP ticket holders receive preferred parking near the event site.

To see an interactive map detailing the features of the new venue, visit http://www.moorparkbeerfestival.com/directions.

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