This year marks the 18th year of the People's Choice main event along with the return of two great additions to the lineup. The Craft Cup, a judged specialty craft brew competition featuring a variety of premier micro-breweries from around the country, will precede the People's Choice Main Event along with the 'Wich Hunt sandwich competition highlighting the most delicious sandwiches from local chefs. Plus, all proceeds go directly to helping children in need in Sonoma County.
Craft Cup and 'Wich Hunt: 1:00-4:00pm (ticket also includes entry into Main Event)
Main Event: 4:00-8:00pm
Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Rd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
We are currently in planning stages for our 2014 event. See below for a list of last year's participants, judges and sponsors.
✯✯✯ 2013 'Wich Hunt Contestants ✯✯✯
La Rosa Tequileria • Monti’s Rotisserie • Culinary Cubs of SRJC • Backyard Restaurant • Jackson’s Bar and Oven • John Ash and Co • Healdsburg Bar and Grill • Kettle’s Vietnamese Bistro & Boathouse Sushi • Kin Windsor • The Farmer’s Wife • Zin Restaurant • Brasserie at Hyatt vineyard Creek • Fish On! Chips • Fork Catering • Awful Falafel • Rocker Oysterfeller’s • Epicurean Connection • Dogs from Chicago • Chef John Lyle • Twist Eatery
✯✯✯ 2013 'Wich Hunt Judges ✯✯✯
❒ Gabe Meline, Bohemian
❒ Laurie Figone, Food Personality
❒ Diane Peterson, Press Democrat
❒ Chris Hanson, Chef
✯✯✯ 2013 Craft Cup Judges ✯✯✯
❒ Jay Brooks, International beer judge and author of numerous brewing books and articles.
❒ Ken Weaver, Professional beer writer. BJCP-certified beer judge.
❒ Mario Rubio, Owner of BrewedForThought.com and freelance beer writer.
❒ Mike Persinger, BJCP-certified beer judge.
❒ Ray Ballestero, Past president Gold Country Brewers Association and instructor of advanced brewing classes.
❒ David Suurballe, Local homebrewing legend.
❒ Nicole Erny, Master Cicerone, international beer judge.
❒ Nathan Smith, BJCP-certified beer judge, Brewing Network affiliated.
❒ Alec Moss, Retired brewer from Half Moon Bay and Golden Pacific Brewing Companies.
♠ 2013 Breweries ♠
Ace Hard Cider • Allagash • Anderson Valley Brewery • Big Sky Brewing Co. • Drakes • Grand Teton Brewing Co. • Lost Coast Brewery • Mad River • North Coast • Oaskar Blues • Rubicon Brewing Co. • Stone Brewery • 3rd St. Aleworks • Ballast Point Brewing Company • Anchor Brewing Company • 21st Amendment • Crown Imports • Miller Coors • Mendocino Brewing Co • Lagunitas Brewing • Bison • Eel River • Firestone Walker • Goose Island • Hangar 24 • Ninkasi • Speakeasy • Widmer/Redhook • Rogue Brewing Company • Heineken/CCM/Newcastle • Karl Strauss Brewing Company • Dogfish Brewing Company • Green Flash Brewing Company • Boston Beer Company • Gordon Biersch • Sierra Nevada • New Belgium Brewing
♥ 2013 Food Vendors ♥
Sam's For Play Café • BBQ Smokehouse & Catering • Coldstone Creamery • Mary's Pizza Shack • Conscious Cooks Catering • Rev's BBQ • Conscious Cooks Catering • La Rosa Tequileria & Grille • Hard Times Sauce • Joey's Pizza • Patterson's Pub • Sweet Spot Pub • Tonayan Mexican Restaurant • Stout Brothers •
♣ 2013 Sponsors ♣
Codding Enterprises • Exchange Bank • Eagle • Mesa • Epic Social Bar • George Petersen Insurance • Hermosillo Group • Adminstar • Culligan • Lagunitas • Bay Equity Home Loans • Carle, Mackie, Power, Ross LLP • Dayton and Tremont • Romelli Bail Bonds • Maverick Media • The Engine is Red • Action Rents • LINK Creative
When & Where
Active 20-30 of Santa Rosa #50
The primary purpose of the club shall be to serve, aid, promote and foster the youth of the community. Company Overview:We distribute tens of thousands of dollars annually to underprivileged kids, as well as working with these children with hands-on projects at various charitable organizations, including:
• Boys & Girls Club
• Kid Street Charter School of Santa Rosa
• Challenger Little League
• The Imagine Bus Project North
• Social Advocates for Youth
• Northern Cal Center for Well-Being
• Children and Family Circle