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Beer, Bourbon and Port: Roll Out the Barrels

Submitted by on February 22, 2011 – 4:08 pm3 Comments

Take a road trip to California and return to that glorious day in 1933 when word reached the saloons and speakeasies of the United States that Prohibition ended. There were no shiny aluminum kegs tapped that day; beer, wine and liquor poured from wooden barrels that somehow magically appeared, even though alcohol sales and consumption had been outlawed since 1919.

In celebration of the momentous event 78 years ago, California’s historic Santa Margarita Ranch & Firestone Walker Brewing Co. are gathering the best libations to come from wooden barrels.  The finest port wines, bourbons and beers will be presented to a small congregation of barrel enthusiasts at this special event on Friday, April 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the picturesque Santa Margarita Ranch.

Rare barrel-aged beers from Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Lost Abbey, Ballast Point, Stone and other California craft breweries will be available.

Among the bourbons scheduled to pour are Blanton’s, Bulleit, Basil Hayden’s, Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey Rare Breed.

Ports from some of the Central Coast’s best wineries will also be featured.  Wineries scheduled to pour include Cass, Roxo Cellars and EOS to name.

Accompanying the beverages will be tapas offerings from some of the Central Coast’s finest chefs, as well as live music from the Red Skunk Jipzee Swing Band.

Tickets are limited and cost $50 per person.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.fromthebarrel.net or call (805) 540-3508.

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