Saratoga and Mountain View Host Festivals Featuring Local Breweries

Inaugural Saratoga Brews & Blues

The first annual Saratoga Brews and Blues Fest takes place Sat., Sep. 6 from 3-7pm at Wildwood Park, located at 20764 Fourth Street in Saratoga Village near the corner of Big Basin Way.

This inaugural event features offerings from local breweries Hermitage Brewing Company, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and Faultline Brewing Company. There will also be offerings from Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker and wines from Cooper-Garrod Estate Winery and Guglielmo Winery.

The musical lineup includes harp player Aki Kumar, guitarist/vocalist Little Jonny (aka Jon Lawton), harmonica player Mark Hummel, tenor saxophone player and vocalist Terry Hanck.

Handheld Catering will offer up sliders and brats, stuffed tater tots and vegetarian fare, along with cold treats from Kona Ice.

Tickets are $30 per person and include music and one complimentary glass of wine or beer (glass is yours to keep). For more info. and to purchase tickets, visit the event page.

The 43rd Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival takes place Sep. 6 and 7 along Castro Street in downtown Mountain View. The times are 10am – 6pm both days, and admission is free.

In recent years, Tied House (954 Villa Street, Mountain View) has brewed a special batch for this festival. This year’s beer is Tied House California Common, a straw-colored, sessionable ale with a light malt and not-too-hoppy flavor – sure to be a perfect match for many while soaking in the warm 80-degree weather. Complementing the California Common on tap will be Tied House’s flagship beer, Cascade Amber.

Tied House also hosts their monthly Firkin Friday special today with a 5pm cask ale tapping of their Cascade Amber infused with strawberries.

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