Santa Ynez Valley Celebrates a Month of Craft Beer

Apr 16, 2013, 14:44 ET from Visit the Santa Ynez Valley

Enjoy events, classes, tastings and dinners during Santa Ynez Valley Craft Beer Month in May 2013

SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, Calif., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The saying goes that it "takes a lot of beer to make good wine."  Perhaps that is why craft beer has become so popular in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country located in Santa Barbara County.  Residents and visitors revel in the growth of the craft beer industry throughout the towns of Buellton, Ballard, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Solvang.

After a successful week-long celebration in 2012, Visit the Santa Ynez Valley will be extending the craft beer festivities to a full month.  Santa Ynez Valley Craft Beer Month will be held during the entire month of May 2013 as an extension of American Craft Beer Week (  Craft Beer lovers can learn, taste and dine with a truly incredible offering of events such as special tastings, a beer festival, classes, dinners, demos and more.

Visitors can plan their own Craft Beer trip throughout the Santa Ynez Valley anytime with the newly updated SYV Craft Beer Trail Map.  Grab a printed version at any valley brew stop or find a printable map by visiting  Enter to win a SYV Beer Country Prize Package if you complete 6 stops on the SYV Craft Beer Trail.  Passports can be downloaded or found at any of the trail stops.  A complete list of classes, events and deals for SYV Craft Beer Month and information about the Santa Ynez Valley can be found at

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