On hand will be 15 local craft brewers alongside a number of home brewers—so you can see how those hobby dudes compare. (Most commercial brewers start out as hobby dudes anyway right? Also why am I calling them “hobby dudes”? That sounds dumb.)
A buffet lunch and six beer tokens are included in the $25 ($30 at the door) price, proceeds go to Childhaven. Tickets on sale here.
Then of course you’ve got Hop Scotch, the annual beer-and-scotchanalia that benefits SIFF. In addition to the main tasting event—lots of good West Coast brews—there are tequila and scotch flights and hour-long seminars with a master of whiskey.
Hop Scotch happens on April 1 and 2 at Fremont Studios. General admission is $25 ($30 at the door). That buys you five tokens, each good for a schooner of beer. Upgrade to the $35 price and you get 10 tokens. You also get a big buzz, unless you happen to be a Superhero called Megatolerance (dumb joke number 2), so plan your ride home accordingly. Advance tickets to Hopscotch are available here.
PS: If you’d like to volunteer to work at Hop Scotch (free admission/tokens), be quick about it! A lot of people volunteer.