On June 18 the L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival returns for its seventh year, and as with previous years you can expect an impressive lineup of local breweries, musical acts booked by Goldenvoice and vegan-friendly restaurants curated by local blogger Quarrygirl.
Tickets for guests 21 and older will get you unlimited 4-ounce pours of more than 125 beers from 90 breweries, including The Bruery, Pizza Port, Ska Brewing, Three Weavers, Solarc, Cider 101, Bottle Logic, Modern Times and Portland, Oregon–based sour-beer specialist Cascade Brewery.
Restaurants such as Susan Feniger's Blue Window, Chinatown's Burgerlords, Silver Lake's Donut Farm and Beefsteak, the soon-to-open plant-based concept from Marcel Vigneron, will offer vegan takes on classic bar snacks, though you can expect vegan standbys like Mandoline Grill, Plant Food & Wine, Pizzanista! and Doomie's as well.
Also new to the festival this year is a cold-brew and craft soda tent, which will feature small-batch producers of kombucha and artisan coffee.
Tickets are on sale now, and don't be surprised if they sell out well in advance — that's why they're announcing a June event in March, after all.
L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival at the Rose Bowl, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena; veganbeerfest.com. Sat 6/18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $50 general admission, $80 VIP admission, $40 nondrinking general admission, $60 nondrinking VIP.