TEMECULA – Visit Temecula Valley announced it is celebrating Craft Brew Month during October. With so many breweries in the region, this year the tourism organization collaborated with Explore Murrieta to include a Craft Beer Week that celebrates local beers and brew masters, Oct. 11-18. They held the Brew Masters Golf Tournament, Oct. 16. The activity combined beer tasting and golf in a safe, social distance setting.
Some beers featured this month include Refuge Brewery’s HellesYah! Bavarian Helles Style Lager with 5% ABV and 15 IBU, released in honor of Oktoberfest 2020; Stone Church Brewing’s Oktoberfest Marzen with 5.4% ABV and 23 IBU; Wiens Brewing Company’s Fortune Teller Mosaic IPA with 7% ABV, 65 IBU (serving takeout only); Garage Brewing Co’s Apple Pie Pale Ale with 5.4% ABV, and Batch Mead’s Do Pom, which is their sweetest carbonated mead made with pomegranates and local raspberry blossom honey, 10% ALC.
Visitors can always ask which local craft beers are on the menu when dining at any of the restaurants within the destination. Some locations pouring Temecula-made craft beers include 1909, Avensole Winery, Baily’s Old Town Temecula, Bluewater Grill, Bolero Winery, Bottaia Winery, Cheesecake Factory, Cheflavor, Cork|Fire Kitchen, Cougar Winery, Crush & Brew, Devilicious Eatery, Donut Bar, Espadin, Frangipani Winery, Goat & Vine, Lucille’s Smokehouse BBQ, Mad Madeline’s Grill, Miramonte Winery, Mount Palomar Winery, Oak Mountain Winery, Old Town Blues Club, Peltzer Winery, Robert Renzoni Winery, Small Barn, South Coast Winery, Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, The Gambling Cowboy, Thornton Winery, Toast, Wilson Creek Winery and Yard House.
In celebration of Craft Brew Month, there are featured specials and activities at several of the breweries, including a fall pie series at Batch Mead, which includes four pie meads – boysenberry, cherry, strawberry rhubarb and apple; Refuge Brewery will have Taco Tuesday on Thursdays with two tacos for $5, and Stone Church will have Halloween festivities and their fifth annual Oktoberfest. A list of local breweries can be found at http://VisitTemeculaValley.com.
Several transportation companies offer private or small group brewery tours, including Aall in Limo, Executive VIP Shuttle, Grapeline, Little Bus Tours, Tour del Vino and Van Boozy. A list of transportation companies can be found at http://VisitTemeculaValley.com.
Temecula Valley is open and welcomes local visitors. The businesses have strict cleaning protocols to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, meeting county and state requirements. Face masks are recommended when visiting.
Temecula Valley is a popular Southern California destination that includes Temecula Valley Wine Country, Old Town Temecula and Pechanga Resort Casino. In 2019, Wine Enthusiast named it a 10 Best Wine Travel Destination.
Visit Temecula Valley is the region’s official tourism marketing organization and resource for visitors. For visitor information and assistance, call 888-363-2852 or go to http://VisitTemeculaValley.com.
For more Craft Brew Month specials and updated information, see http://VisitTemeculaValley.com/creaft-brew-month.
Submitted by Visit Temecula Valley.