These photos were taken Sunday afternoon at the Chino Fairgrounds in Chino California, where Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley presented the 2019 Chino Brew & Chew. The seventh annual event featured brews from 16 local craft breweries, live music by Road Kill Gypsies, games, vendors, and several gourmet food trucks. Monies raised from the event went to benefit community programs in the Chino Valley such as funding scholarships to Chino High Schools and Chaffey Community College, Chino Campus.
I had been given a last minute invitation to Brew & Chew, so I did not really have any idea of what to expect; but it was a very nice event. The breweries came from the Chino Valley area, which encompassed parts of San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Orange County. It was a nice mix of breweries I have not visited since before I started CraftBeerGuy.com, breweries I have been meaning to get to, a few I never heard of, and one or two that have not even opened yet.
Some of the participating breweries included Bottle Logic, Euryale Brewing, Feathered Serpent, I & I Brewing, Innovation Brew Works, Main Street Brewing – Corona, Rescue Brewing, REV Brewing, Revolt Brewing, Thompson Brewing, and Wiens Brewing. Food vendors included Snowie California, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Tropic Truck, Kono Pizza, Me So Hungry, and Bacon Nation.
It was a fairly toasty day in Chino, but the venue at the fairgrounds was set up nicely with a large tent in the center of the grounds that was positioned to enhance the pleasant breeze that existed most of the day. Those on the outside of the tented area took advantage of the copious shade that the surrounding trees provided.
The event was very well attended, with several hundred people being there at the high-point, but there were no lines that were longer than a few minutes. The event was well done; with the only issue I noticed being the lack of water. I guess some of the food trucks sold water, but they seemed to take advantage of the fact that they were the only ones with water. Designated drivers did receive one very small bottle of water included in their price of admission.
All in all, it was a nice event. On the way home, my buddy said he had a great time and is looking forward to next year’s event; I guess that means I may be back for the 2020 Chino Brew & Chew. Cheers!
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