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Craft Brews Galore at Saturday Festival in Novato

Three bands and more than 60 microbrews will be available for sampling at Stafford Lake County Park.

About 4,000 people attended the California Beer Festival's shindig down in Ventura last weekend, and the organizer is hoping for a similar turnout this Saturday in the festival's stop at Stafford Lake County Park in Novato.

"We're excited to bring this to Marin," said Vincenzo Giammanco, president of the three-year-old California Beer Festival series. "Stafford Lake is gorgeous, and I'm so stoked to be able to bring it there."

About 35 breweries will pour upwards of 60-70 selections between 12:30 and 5 p.m. Saturday. On stage will be standout blues guitarist Chris Cain, the 14-piece Michael Jackson tribute band called Foreverland and the Highway Poets, formerly known in the North Bay as Hillside Fire.

For many years Marin had two beer festivals — the Fairfax Brewfest, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"st-paddy-s-crowd-packs-in-at-fairfax-brewfest"} --> in March and the

Kevin September 19, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Good luck. This is the first I've heard of it and I love beer!

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