By Susan A. Neufeld
Crestline, CA – The final Corks & Hops of 2017 will take place in Crestline on Saturday, September 2, 2017, from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 advance purchase on the website http://www.crestlinechamber.org/corksnhops, or $30 each day of the event. Tickets are available at the check-in-booths at Arrowhead Credit Union parking lot, or next to Hearth and Sage in Top Town.
Two additional shuttle stops have been added, for a total of five, to help with the flow. All stops are marked on the map you receive at check-in as well as signage at the stops themselves. The new stops are 7-11 and in from of the “In Lieu Of” store. Rhea Frances-Tetley will be on the bus from time to time, to talk up Crestline landmarks and history.
SALSA TASTING CONTEST
Again there will be a Salsa Tasting Contest at ZenSpirations Oil Shop on Lake Drive. The salsas are from local restaurants Toni’s, Goodwin’s and La Casita, and a surprise independent brand from Goodwin’s.
BREWERIES AND WINERIES
The line up of breweries and wineries attending this month are: Joseph Filippi Winery, Lagunitas Brewing, Wildwood Oak Winery, Sycamore Ranch Winery, Stone Brewing, Belching Beaver Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Thorn Brewing and Brew Rebellion. There are always a couple of last minute participants as well.
Restaurant samplings along the way will be Crestline Cafe, Goodwin’s, The Bear House Family Restaurant, Tony’s and Guiseppis Pizza at Rim Bowling.
VENDORS, ARTISANS AND ENTERTAINMENT
There will be Artisan & Vintage Vendors, curated by the Inspired Market. These will be along the tasting route, so you can fully enjoy their wares. There will be free, reusable shopping bags, courtesy of Goodwin’s, available at Check-in. Four live music stages are positioned throughout the walk.
The Corks & Hops organizing group is always looking for volunteers. If you can, please contact the Crestline/Lake Gregory Chamber at: http://www.crestlinechamber.org/corksnhops.