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UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • October 2018 • 23 BEER BOYS The by Barry O’Meara(at left) & Paul Doyle


FORWARD: Every Year Bar- ry and I love to attend this fes- tival, and many more because it truly reminds us, as the Beer Boys team of Sonoma County,


a 10 second countdown with a huge ‘Yeah!!’ right at the very second the gates opened (As Barry mentions. It was fun for us both!). It made me smile


PETALUMA RIVER CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL! This fund-rais-


viding the community with a great festival.


ing event pours a 100% of all proceeds back into the local community and river projects. Besides being charitable, there is an opportunity to taste the beers from the growing craft beer-industry in Sonoma and Marin County. The event takes place on the Petaluma River, on a two-block section of Wa- ter Street between Western Ave and East Washington. With 36 vendors offering food and


POSITIVE NOTES FOR THE 2018


beverages, this is a great event to mingle with old friends and meet new ones. Wrapping up another sum-


mer, this year’s event was held September 15th.


County you are almost guar- anteed a warm and sunny Sep- tember.


1pm to 5pm.


The festival ran from The beer fest


kicked off with a countdown to the opening (cow!) bell. The crowds poured in and the breweries poured on. Admis-


... continued on page 24 In Sonoma JOKES & Humor # 5


A doctor answered his phone late in the evening and heard the familiar voice of a colleague on the other end of the line.


“We need a fourth player for poker,” said his friend. “I’ll be right over,” whis- pered the doctor. “Where are you going at this hour?” demanded his wife as he was pulling on his coat. “I’m sorry, honey,” he replied, “but I have an emergency call.” “Is it serious?” his wife asked. “Oh yes, very serious,” said the doctor gravely. “In fact, there are three doctors there already!”


the bounty of our beer lover’s community. The attraction to these great festivals to me is the gathering of people who really seem to enjoy conversations about life, great food, mellow entertainment and of course really tasty beers


how their made. have


and I


to


say that this year the festival gave me a great belly laugh.


I


was there 5 minutes before the opening at 1pm


and


in the last 10 seconds before opening the entire crowd did


and I knew Barry and I were in for a great Time. The article that follows comes from Barry, while I took a few photos.


The Main Event: The Petalu- ma Chamber of Commerce and Petaluma


Valley Ro- tary had once again teamed up to bring us the 2018 Petaluma River


Craft Beer Festival. This was their sixth annual event, bringing


together dozens of local spon- sors; raising funds, and pro-


Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder. ~ Kinky Friedman UPBEAT TIMES, INC. • October 2018 • 23


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