Surf ‘n’ Suds, the beer festival with a surf twist, will please sun seekers and brew sippers for the seventh year in a row on Saturday, Aug. 10, on Linden Field at Carpinteria State Beach from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At this year’s fest, organizers will release the third edition of the Carpinteria Tres Cervezerias Collaboration beer crafted by Island Brewing Company, brewLab and Rincon Brewery.
This year, the trio has brewed a Session IPA fermented with Kolsch Ale for Surf ‘n’ Suds. Colder fermentation temperature paired with the hopping rates of a pale ale showcase Citra and Azacca hops, making for a unique offering which is refreshing while still maintaining a hoppy profile.
“We decided to create an official beer of Surf ’n’ Suds,” said Andres Nuño, event organizer, “and we thought the best way to do that was to work with all of the local breweries in town. Needless to say, it was an instant hit!”
After launching the Tres Cervezerias concept in Carpinteria, organizers have also made two collaboration beers with three Ventura breweries for the Ventura Surf ‘n’ Suds event. This year’s Ventura collaboration—brewed by Enegren Brewing Company, Institution Ale and Ladyface Ale Companie—won third place in the Belgian Table Beer category at the California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition. In the past three years, between Carpinteria and Ventura, there have been five editions of the Tres Cervezerias Surf ‘n’ Suds beer.
In addition to the festival’s official collaboration beer, the Surf ’n’ Suds crew brewed a beer at BYOB Santa Barbara that will be served at the event. The team made a hazy IPA using Amarillo, Ekuanot and Motueka hops. “It was our first go at brewing a beer and named it Hazy E, after our youngest Surf ’n’ Suds team member, Easton Nuño,” Nuño said. The Hazy E will be poured during the VIP Session at Surf ’n’ Suds at the BYOB! tent.
Carpinteria Surf ’n’ Suds will have over 80 craft breweries, cideries, wineries and kombucha, live music by Cornerstone, DJ Hecktik and Spoonful, and tons of food trucks, mega sized beer pong, restrooms and shade structures.
Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival tickets are available at surfbeerfest.com. The event has sold out every year and is expected to sell out this year as well.