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06-03-10 Final Participant Lineup Announced for ‘Salute!’


National Craft Breweries, Local Restaurants and Renowned Musical Entertainment Slated for Premier Beer and Food Pairing Festival, Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, CA


VENTURA, Calif., June 3, 2010 – A unique craft beer and food pairing festival, Salute! A Festival to Celebrate Finely Crafted Beer & Food, will converge on the San Buenaventura State Beach on Saturday, June 19th, featuring locally and nationally celebrated craft breweries alongside renowned regional restaurants.  The event, presented by Ojai Beverage Company and Thirty-Three Productions, Inc., will offer two sessions of beer & food pairing for the general public and VIPs between 11am – 5pm. The element of pairing food with beer provides a perfect synergy between the event and its sole beneficiary, FOOD Share of Ventura County, which will receive 100% of the net proceeds from all sales generated by this vanguard event.

Salute! is thrilled to announce its final beer and food lineup: Alaskan Brewing Co., A Little Piece of Heaven Bakery, Anacapa Brewing Co., Angel City Brewing Co., Bistro 13, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Bobbi’s Mexican Food, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Brophy Brothers Restaurant & Clam Bar, Buckbean Brewing Company, Central Coast Water, Coca-Cola, Craftsman Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, Einhorn Beer Company, Enzo’s Italian Restaurant, Fireman’s Brew, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Global Beer Network, Goose Island Beer Co., Island Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Kona Brewing Co., Ladyface Ale Companie, Lagunitas Brewing Company, La Dolce Vita, Lindeman’s, Margarita Villa, Maui Brewing Co., McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream, Mendocino Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Ojai Beverage Company, Osteria Monte Grappa, Pyramid Breweries, Red Hook Liquid Goodness, Robeks, Samuel Adams, Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery, Santa Barbara Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Skyscraper Brewing, Smokey’s House of BBQ, Soup Kitchen Inc, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Stone Brewing Co., Strongbow Cider, Sudwerk Brewing Co., Tamara’s Catering, Telegraph Brewing Company, The Brewhouse, The Cottage on Main, The Greek at the Harbor, Trufflehound’s, Vesta the Restaurant, Westmalle Trappist, Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Woodchuck Draft Cider, Wyder’s Cider, Yolies Fresh Mexican Grill and Zaragosa.  Guests will spend the day enjoying nearly 300 craft brews and almost 100 delicious selections from each of these fantastic purveyors of fine food & craft beer, all for one ticket price.

Newly confirmed entertainers for Salute! include singer-songwriter-guitarist Davy Knowles, a 22-year old wunderkind who hails from the Isle of Man in the UK to headline.  His latest album, “Coming Up For Air” was produced by Grammy Award winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who is also featured on the album.  In 2009, Knowles became one of only two artists in history to play live from NASA and be broadcast to the space shuttle while it was in orbit. Also joining the acclaimed entertainment line up at Salute! are singer-songwriters, Jade Hendrix and Skyler Stonestreet, in addition to LA-based Rock/Hip-Hop outfit, Terra Incognita featuring Prophet of Teruo Artistry. As previously announced, guests will also enjoy performances by Southern California Indie Rock Band, Vinyl Candy and San Diego-based acoustic singer-songwriter-guitarist, Lee Coulter who will complete this spectacular day of live entertainment.

Salute! would not be possible without the support of its sponsors, donors and event partners which include California Small Brewers Association, Classic Party Rentals, Coastal View News, International Paper, Jano Graphics, Lifeline Medical Transport, The Marriott Hotel, Mutineer Magazine, LA’s 98.7 FM, 95.9 FM The Octopus, Roadrunner Shuttle, Ventura County Star, Ventura Night Out and Yelp.

General Admission tickets are $60 and include a souvenir 4 oz. tasting glass, four hours of unlimited beer and food tasting, and live entertainment.  For $135, guests can purchase a VIP Tastemaker ticket, which also includes early entry for a two-hour private reserve beer tasting with invited brewers, special beer and food pairings throughout the day, and exclusive access to a private VIP lounge area before and during the general admission session. VIP Tastemaker access, which is limited to 500 people also provides exclusive access to Salute! breweries one hour prior to the festival gates opening. VIP guests will have access to limited edition beers like Sierra Nevada’s 30th Anniversary XXX – Charlie, Fred and Ken’s Lager, Dogfish Head’s Palo Santo Marron, Ladyface Ale Companie’s Cheseboro Double IPA and Telegraph Brewing Company’s Reserve Wheat Ale, among others. Brewers, owners and brewmasters that will attend include Adam Ball (Anacapa Brewing), Michael Bowe (Angel City), Aaron Barkenhagen (Bootleggers), Dan Kahn (Buckbean), Mark Jilg and Todd Peterson (Craftsman), Doug Martin (Einhorn Beer Co), David Griffiths (Ladyface Ale Companie), Chas Cloud (Santa Barbara Brewing Company), Pete Johnson and Paul Nichols (The Brewhouse), and Scott Baer and Paul Rey (Telegraph).  VIP guests will also be treated to an intimate acoustic set by Davy Knowles, and a special appearance and brief education on craft beer and food pairing by renowned pairing expert and Certified Cicerone “Dr. Bill” Sysak, Beverage Coordinator for the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. In conjunction, Chef Jerret Gilden from Ojai Beverage Company will provide a food pairing with an exclusive brew from Stone Brewing Company.  Other special guests include Anat Baron the director of the industry documentary film “Beer Wars,” and Belgian beer experts and founders of Global Beer Network John Fincioen and Claudine Von Massenhove.

Salute! does not encourage drinking and driving and you MUST be 21 and over to attend. For all the latest Salute! Beer Festival updates, and information on our FREE Shuttle Service from locations from Santa Barbara to Camarillo, please visit our website. For Salute! Tickets please visit Ojai Beverage Company at 655 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA, or get your tickets online at:


About Ojai Beverage Company

Joby M. Yobe was born into the liquor business and has devoted his thirst for life into a quest to become a widely respected expert on the finest adult beverages in the world. Yobe got his early start at his grandfather’s store, Cap N Cork in Los Feliz, and made it his personal mission to help it evolve from a corner store into a seriously sought-after specialty shop. In 2007 he partnered with cousin, Jorge Alem, to create the Ojai Beverage Co., which has become the premier destination for consumers of fine wine, craft beer and unique spirits in the Gold Coast area.  With over 1,000 different wines, 750 varieties of craft and imported beer and hundreds of tequilas, whiskeys, and liquors from around the globe, O.B.C. is a one-stop shop for connoisseurs of fine alcoholic beverages.  As a fully functioning beer & wine tasting bar, patrons can also enjoy revolving tap beer and wine selection as well as seasonally hosted events, brewery tastings, beer and food pairing dinners, alongside a highly sought after Annual Oktoberfest celebration. For further information, please see:

About FOOD Share

A major food bank distributing millions of pounds of food each year to those in need throughout Ventura County, FOOD Share collects and receives food year-round, distributing to more than 150 partner agencies throughout Ventura County, including Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Oak View, Ojai, Oxnard, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Somis, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura.

FOOD Share provides food to more than 54,700 people each month countywide through its partner agencies and multiple programs. Programs include the Senior Brown Bag, which provides supplemental nutrition to nearly 2,000 low income seniors, and Snack Attack programs that offer healthy nutritious after-school snacks to approximately 2,400 children. Information: (805) 983-7100 or

About Thirty-Three Productions, Inc

Christine Hansen is the President & CEO of Thirty-Three Productions, Inc. As a visionary and industry veteran, she brings “Dreams to Reality” and is globally recognized for her mission to merge the power of music, art, and media to unite the world. In 1998, Hansen founded Thirty-Three Productions, Inc., a boutique event production, entertainment marketing, and promotional agency that has produced meaningful branded live entertainment and television events that inspire change and global awareness for social issues that are affecting our world today. Hansen’s relentless drive and passion have enabled her to make tremendous contributions to leading philanthropic organizations including: The 46664 Campaign on behalf of Nelson Mandela, The Entertainment Industry Foundation, The United Nations Association, Rock the Vote, Hopes Voice International, The Peapod Foundation, A Place Called Home, and more.

Thirty-Three Productions, Inc., was established in New York City and Los Angeles and is s now headquartered in Ojai, CA. For further information, please see:

About Salute! Performers:

Davy Knowles:

Lee Coulter:

Jade Hendrix:

Terra Incognita:

Vinyl Candy:

Skyler Stonestreet:

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