Breastfest 2013 Is Bigger Than Ever


One of the Bay Area’s largest beer fests is even bigger this year. On Saturday, July 13 Breastfest 2013 will host over 70 breweries at Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion. This charity event, staffed entirely by volunteers, raises money for the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic (CMCC), a non-profit holistic public health facility that provides free services for women fighting cancer.

A ticket gets you unlimited beer tasting (there are also wineries and cider houses pouring their wares), food, and entertainment. Wonder Bread 5 will crank out the event’s rock n' roll soundtrack while festgoers can enjoy Snap Fiesta's photobooth and play skeeball with Joey the Cat. You can also win raffle prizes including bikes donated by Marin Bikes and items from Marin Brewing Company and Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant.

Beer festivals like this give you the ability to sample handcrafted beer from a variety of brewers that may offer their beer only on premises or that are hard to find elsewhere. Buying tickets to this particular festival also helps many local women through the toughest period of their lives. 

While there's a lot to choose from in this year's lineup, save room for these rarities:

  • Belgium’s Palm Breweries will be pouring Boon, Estaminet and Rodenbaugh
  • Maisel’s Weisse – An unfiltered Bavarian style wheat beer
  • Tieton – This cider maker has been developing such delicious innovations as adding hops to some batches and aging others bourbon barrels

Participating breweries, cideries and wineries include:

101 North Brewing

21st Amendment Brewery

Abita Brewing Co.

Ace Premium Hard Cider

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Ale Industries

Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Big Hurt

Big Sky Brewing Co.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Black Diamond


Brewery Ommegang

Cahill Winery

Calicraft Brewing Co.

Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger   Beer

Deschutes Brewery

Drakes Brewing

Eel River Brewing

El Toro Brewing Co.

Elevation 66 Brewing Co.


Erdinger Brewing


Firestone Walker Brewing   Co.

Freewheel Brewing Co.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewing

Heretic Brewing Co.

High Water Brewing

Hoppy Brewing Co.

Iron Springs Pub and Brewery

Kenwood Winery

Kronenbourg Brewery

Lagunitas Brewing

Lucky Hand Brewing Co.

Mad River Brewing Co.

Maisel’s Weisse

Marin Brewing Co.

Maui Brewing

Mendocino Brewing Co.

Moonlight Brewing Co.

Moylan’s Brewery and   Restaurant

Napa Smith Brewery

Ninkasi Brewing

North Coast Brewing Co.

Pacific Brewing Lab

Palm Breweries

Peter B’s Brewpub

Pizza Orgasmica

Riley’s Brewing Co.


Rodney Strong Vineyards

Rubicon Brewing Co.

Russian River Brewing Co.

Santa Clara County Brewing

Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shmaltz Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Six Rivers Brewery

Santa Cruz Aleworks

Social Kitchen and Brewery

Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

St. Florian’s Brewery

Stone Brewing Co.

Strike Brewing Co.

Third Street Aleworks

Thirsty Bear Organic Brewing

Tieton Cider Works

Trumer Brauerei

Two Rivers Cider Co.

Uncommon Brewers

Widmer Brothers


When: Saturday, July 13th, 2013. General Admission 2-6pm

Where: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion

Tickets: $50 Advance, $60 at the door. Purchase your tickets online here or in person at Marin Brewing Company, 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur or Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant, 15 Rowland Way, Novato.

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