“Best Brew” Crowned at Casa Pacifica’s 9th Annual Best in Fest Brewery Competition
Ventura, CA – Sunday, April 24th at Barrelhouse 101, judges for Casa Pacifica’s 9th Annual Best in Fest Brewery Competition chose their winner. Institution Ale Co. took home the top prize for their RX Pils. Topa Topa Brewing Company’s Chief Peak IPA and Enegren Brewing Company’s Edel Pils earned honorable mentions.
Judge’s blind-tasted thirteen brews based on style, aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. The esteemed panel of judges included: Cyrena Nouzille, Brewers Association Board Member; Thomas Welsh, Barrelhouse 101 Bar Manager; Katelyn Caillouet, certified beer judge; Jennifer Peck Wheir, CEO & Founder of Beacon Coffee; and Elizabeth Perry, Regional Sales Director for Anna’s Cider.
The breweries vying for the title were: Enegren Brewing Company, Institution Ale Company, Pedals and Pints, Poseidon Brewery Company, Tarantula Hill Brewing Company, Transmission Brewery, Ladyface Brewery, MadeWest Brewing Company, Malibu Brewing Company, Topa Topa Brewing Company, Captain Fatty’s Brewery, 14 Cannons, and Belching Beaver Brewery.
All thirteen brews from the Competition will be available for tasting at the 29th Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival on Sunday, June 5th at CSU Channel Islands. The Festival's main stage is also where Institution Ale will be officially crowned Best in Fest winner.
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 www.cpwinefoodbrewfest.com for more information. For further questions please contact Anna Coulson, Special Events Manager for Casa Pacifica at (805) 366-4023, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.
Casa Pacifica’s mission: A life worth living - Casa Pacifica inspires hope and nurtures mental health and well-being of children, young adults, and families to realize their full potential.
2022 Casa Pacifica Best in Fest Brew entries
2022 Casa Pacifica Best in Fest Brew Judges (Front L-R): Cyrena Nouzille, Elizabeth Perry, Thomas Welsh; (Back L-R) Jennifer Peck Wheir and Katelyn Caillouet.