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2022 Mendocino Homebrew Festival

& Wildfire Safety Expo

Saturday, May 21 | 3pm – 6pm | Anderson Valley Brewing Company | Boonville, CA 95415

This year’s event will take place in the newly designed “beer park” at Anderson Valley Brewing Company.

Proceeds from the Homebrew Festival event benefit the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council, which informs, empowers, and mobilizes county residents to survive and thrive in a wildfire-prone environment. There is also a concurrent (free!) Wildfire Safety Expo, with tons of information and service providers, kids’ activities, opportunities to meet and talk with local first responders, and tips and swag to stay fire safe. We can’t wait to see you there!

Before the festival: MCFSC is hosting a Fire Preparedness Quiz! Check out our page on getting ready for fire season, and then test your knowledge with the quiz! Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a free home evaluation, ready-set-go bag, and MORE. All winners will be announced after the May 21st Wildfire Expo & Homebrew Fundraiser.

Homebrew Festival


A Ticketed, 21+ Event:  The afternoon will feature brewers from around Northern California competing to become both the people’s choice and/or the brewer’s choice winner. (The event is also open to ciders and other fermented beverages.)

People’s Choice: All attendees get three bottle caps that they can use to vote for their favorite beer by dropping the caps into designated containers. Ribbons and awards will go to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place vote earners.

Brewer’s Choice: A separate tasting and judging will be conducted by professional brewers, led by Fal Allen of Anderson Valley Brewing Company, to select a top quality beer to be brewed by AVBC! The winning brewer will get to assist on brew day, learn about scaling their recipe, and use a commercial brew system.

Wildfire Safety Expo


A FREE, All-Ages Event: Attendees will have the chance to speak with and learn from local neighborhood Fire Safe Councils, fire departments and other first responders, local public and private organizations, and firewise service providers. There will be live fire demonstrations, children’s’ activities, and free giveaways throughout the afternoon.