Montrose Food & Brewfest – Hard Cider too!
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The First Annual Montrose Food and Brewfest is just around the corner and you don’t want to miss it! On Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue, our food and brewfest will be featuring over 15 different types of beer to sample and over 15 different types of foods to try from restaurants in the Montrose area. New restaurants and breweries are being added daily, so be sure to check our website often. We just added hard cider to our event as well! Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider will be featuring three varieties of their hard cider. Reverend Nat has a cidery and public taproom located near the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon and procures apples from grower partners in the Willamette and Yakima Valleys and the Hood River area.
So what is hard cider? A hard cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the juice pressed from apples, used for drinking, either before fermentation (sweet cider) or after fermentation (hard cider), or for making applejack, vinegar, etc. Hard cider is not to be confused with the non-alcoholic juice drinks made in America that are sold as apple or pear cider. Here is an excerpt from a study by George Mason University, frequently referred to as GMU, a public university based in unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia: “For tax purposes, the U.S. government defines cider as ‘a beverage made from fermented apples of not more than 8% alcohol.’ The sweet apple ‘cider’ available at roadside stands in the fall is, literally, apple juice, the product of squeezing fresh apples. True cider, or what is sometimes called ‘hard cider’ is the result of fermenting fresh apple juice without the addition of any extra sugar. This produces an alcoholic beverage of about 5% alcohol, depending on the sweetness of the apples.”
Here is a list of some of the restaurants that will be offering samples with your tastings: 7 Stop Pizza, Gio’s Baguettes and More, Basin 141, Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria, Casa Cordoba Restaurant, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria, Montrose Bakery and Café, New Moon, Sake Sushi Bar and Lounge, Schreiner’s Fine Sausages, Frank’s Famous Kitchen and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Here is a list of some of the breweries participating in our event so far: Wolf Creek Brewing Company, Stone Brewing Company, Angel City Brewery, Drake’s Brewing, Eagle Rock Brewery, The Original Fireman’s Brewery, Hanger 24 Craft Brewery and Noble Ale Works with more are added daily!
Check out the website for a full list of participants. Pre-purchase your tickets today! VIP early entrance is $60 and gets you in an hour before those with general admission tickets, which are $50. Since we believe in drinking responsibly, the designated driver – food only ticket is $30. Ticket purchase includes unlimited* sampling of micro brews and craft brews as well as unlimited* sampling of food from participating local restaurants (*until supplies run out). This is a ticket only event. Tickets are limited, so buy now at www.montrosebrewfest.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Glendale Police Dept. Explorer Program, the Glendale Fire Fighters Club and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Support Group. Come enjoy the live music, cold brews and local fare – all for a great cause!
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Montrose Artwalk on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the 2300 & 2400 blocks of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.
Montrose Food and Brewfest on Sunday, July 27 from noon to 4 p.m. in the 2200 block of Honolulu Avenue in Montrose.
August business mixer on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SIG Property Management, 2937 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta-Montrose.