Brew Fest

Celebrate the Best in Fest Beer!

The Best in Fest Brewery Competition 1st Place award goes to the best beer being poured during the festival. Each entry is judged in advance by a panel of cicerones, certified beer judges, masters, and industry experts. The blind judging begins with how well each beer represents its style, then additional evaluation is based on the beer’s aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and overall impression. Food pairing possibilities and drinkability are also considered. The judges also make food pairing suggestions for the beers in the competition. And finally, the top three beers are judged against each other to select the winner!

For more information please call Anna Coulson, Development and Events Coordinator: (805) 366-4023 or

All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families

The Casa Pacifica’s 5th Annual “Best in Fest” Beer Competition will be taking place Sunday, April 29th from 10 am – 2:30 pm at Bottle & Pint in The Annex at the Collection. For the first time, we are opening the Beer Competition to the public.

Attendees are invited to taste twelve craft brews alongside the “Best in Fest” judges before anyone else does at the Casa Pacifica 25th Anniversary Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival! The breweries competing to be named “Best in Fest” are: The LAB Brewing Co., Institution Ale, Enegren Brewing Co., MadeWest Brewing Co., Ventura Coast Brewing Co., Leashless Brewing, SLO Brew, 14 Cannons Brewery, Red Tandem Brewery, Topa Topa Brewing Co., Ojai Valley Brewery and Flat Fish Brewing Company.

Tickets include beer tastings from all twelve craft breweries in the “Best in Fest” competition and small bites from select Annex tenants.

Our Winner is:


Topa Topa 

Chief Peak IPA!

Previous Winners

2017: Enegren Brewery Co’s: Maibock

2016: LAB Brewing Co.: Take Her Home Tripel

2015: LAB Brewing Co.:  Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout

2014: Institution Ale: Maple Brown Restraint

 Participating Breweries: