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“Best Brew” Crowned at Casa Pacifica’s 8th Annual Best in Fest Brewery Competition

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“Best Brew” Crowned at Casa Pacifica’s 8th Annual Best in Fest Brewery Competition

Ventura, CA – Sunday, August 22nd at Barrelhouse 101, judges for Casa Pacifica’s 8th Annual Best in Fest Brewery Competition chose their winner. Pedals and Pints took home the top prize for their Single Speed American Light Lager. Firestone Walker’s Mind Haze and Twisted Oak Tavern’s Take Her Home Belgian Tripel earned honorable mentions.
Judge’s blind tasted eleven brews based on style, aroma, appearance, flavor, mouth feel, and overall impression. The esteemed panel of judges included: Kevin Pratt, the nation’s second highest ranked beer judge; Jason Hendrick, Outside Sales Representative at The Chefs’ Warehouse; and Thomas Welsh, Barrelhouse 101 Bar Manager.

The breweries vying for the title were: Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Enegren Brewing Company, Flat Fish Brewing Co., Institution Ale Company, Ojai Valley Brewery, Petals and Pints, Poseidon Brewery Company, Rincon Brewery, Tarantula Hill Brewing Company, Transmission Brewery, Twisted Oak Tavern. 

All eleven brews from the Competition will be available for tasting at the 28th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival on Sunday, September 26th at CSU Channel Islands. The Festival main stage is also where Pedals and Pints will be officially crowned Best in Fest winner. Get your tickets to the Festival at

All proceeds from the Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival directly support Casa Pacifica and its vital services for foster and at-risk youth and their families. Please visit to purchase tickets or for more information. For further questions please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica at (805) 366-4023, or by email at

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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.