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RateBeer Best is a two-day celebration of fine beer that includes the RateBeer Best Award Ceremony and the RateBeer Best Festival.

RateBeer Best Festival

At Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, Saturday January 28
Brewers from over 34 of the world's top breweries will pouring their own beers at this Saturday afternoon festival at Grace Pavillion. Food items from Sonoma County food vendors will be available for purchase.

An early, 90-minute tasting session will be available for VIP ticket holders.


Award Ceremony

11.00 am - 1.00 pm - At the Flamingo Hotel, Sunday January 29
The award ceremony is a morning program of events. We will have a small reception for VIP guests, beer industry, and media. The Awards Ceremony will immediately follow, presented to the online and live audiences.

At 1.00 pm - At the Flamingo, a Reception & bottle share called Encomium will take place and offer opportunities for beer fans, brewers and others to offer tastes and toasts to their favorite brewers. This event is open to ticketed attendees only. The event is planned to continue at guest rooms within the hotel and we hope to finish by 3.00 pm to afford some comfort with busy travel schedules.

All breweries near and far are welcome to attend the Award Ceremony and are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Brewers and their products are the reason we're all so enthusiastic about beer. In support of their efforts, and with particular attention to the struggles of small scale brewing, we've reduced fees and demands on all our invited brewers. We'll strive to retain a people-scale focus and preserve qualities that enable the very best brewers to attend RateBeer Best.

If you are a brewer or top RateBeer reviewer attending the ceremony, we would like to know! All winners present will be announced and awarded a RateBeer Best awards medallion.

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If You Find Yourself Bored

Thu Jan 26: Jester King w /Shady Oak, 4 - 10 pm @ Rincon Valley Tap Room
Thu Jan 26: AZ Wilderness tap takeover 7pm @ Local Barrel
Fri Jan 27: Dude... J Wakefield, Great Notion, Toppling Goliath... @ BeerCraft 11a-9pm
Fri Jan 27: Breweries tour (buy 50% off tickets) plus dinner at Steele & Hops
Fri Jan 27: Brewers Dinner - Brewers only
Sat Jan 28: Flamingo Hotel - Don't miss night karaoke in the lounge!
Fri Feb 3: Pliny The Younger Release @ Russian River Brewing

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