The Ratebeer Best Beer Festival of Santa Rosa, California holds its festivities every year at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. This event is put on with the cooperation of more than 40 brewers from all over the world. It is usually held for four hours, from 2 to 6 pm. Beer enthusiasts from all over absolutely cherish this fair which gives them the opportunity to taste test the best beers in the world. And it is so respected in the international beer community that hundreds of thousands of international breweries usually apply to be involved.
Visitors should arrive at the fair as early as possible since the first beer testing event lasts around an hour and a half before the second tasting event where there will be access to an even larger number of other beers. Throughout the entire four hours there are lots of food vendors, providing the best dining of Sonoma County. This food is available for purchase from each individual vendor. These are followed by the greatly esteemed awards ceremony. This ceremony will also be available for the viewing of the online world. It is also open for all breweries whether or not they were involved in the festival to attend. Every brewer present and all RateBeer reviewers will judge the beers and select a winner. The contest winners are awarded a RateBeer awards medallion.
Afterwards, there is a reception for VIP guests, the beer industry, and the media. During this reception, there is a time for the visitors to offer toasts to their favorite brewers. However, the visiting beer fans and drinkers always remain the main priority. This is a beer festival event you are unlikely to ever forget.