promenade_beer_and_wine_festivalThis weekend the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) tap into the culinary culture of Downtown Long Beach – and a few microbrew kegs — with the first ever Promenade Beer and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 5-10 p.m. on the Promenade between 1st & 3rd streets. Scheduled to follow the The Red Bull Flutag, occurring the same day at the Pine Avenue Pier, the Promenade Beer and Wine Festival will welcome local foodies and visitors alike. Of course what festival would be complete without live music? Some great local talent will be showcased including Fathers & Suns (this years Buskfest winners), Paperplanes, California Lions, and Moonsville Collective!



We are giving away 4 pairs of tickets to 4 randomly selected people who enter the contest! Sign up below for your chance to win!


So we are looking for 4 winners and each will receive 2 free tickets to the Promenade Beer & Wine festival on September 21st from 5pm-10pm. If you have previously won a contest from LBI you are not eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified Thursday, September 19th 2013 so make sure you check for our email and it doesn’t land in your spam folder!

The event will celebrate the growth of wine bars and craft beer brewed, sold and savored in Long Beach as well as the diverse culinary options emerging in the city’s core. Nearly twenty local eateries will each be paired with a brewery and a winery or wine bar and offer food and drink pairings ranging from traditional gourmet to edgy and experimental. “The eclectic culinary community in Downtown is growing, and the Promenade is at the epicenter of that recent emergence,” shared Kraig Kojian, President and CEO of the DLBA. “This event is a great opportunity to showcase Downtown Long Beach as a dining destination and highlight its unique entrepreneurs.”

Through a partnership with Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, District Wine, and Wine Down Lounge, breweries and wineries from across California and beyond are registering to participate in this unique convergence of brewer masters, vintners, and restaurateurs. Participants include Long Beach institutions such as The Sky Room and L’Opera, along with new additions like Pier 76 and James Republic, and favorite regional breweries like Hanger 24, Firestone, and many more.

Pre-sale tickets for the Promenade Beer & Wine Festival will be sold for $25 beginning August 30 and $30 at the gate. The ticket price includes unlimited 3oz beer & wine tastings, 10 food samplers, a souvenir tasting glass, and as always with DLBA events, a full line-up of live local bands and free bike valet.

To purchase tickets or learn more about Promenade Beer and Wine Festival and other DLBA events, please visit or call 562-436-4259.

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Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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