Santa Barbara Beer Garden

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Instructor: Zachary Rosen

Location: Garden Grounds

The Beer Garden is SOLD OUT

Existing ticket holders may still purchase tickets for the Brew Bus by paying at the pickup location

Don't Drink & Drive

Thanks to our sponsor, Jump on the BusJump On The Brew Bus instead! There will be a pick-up and drop-off site at the corner of Yanonali St. & Anacapa St. in front of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. It is $10 for round trip. Please purchase your ticket beforehand to ensure your spot on the Brew Bus.

Pick-up Times
Premium Ticket Holders: 11am
General Ticket Holders: 12:15pm & 12:45pm

2017 Tickets Sold Out!  


includes Premium Tickets



Premium Ticket

includes Brew Brunch




available Feb. 27




available Feb. 27



Designated Driver

available Feb. 27



 Tickets and sponsorships are tax deductible donations minus the fair market value per ticket which is $125 for each premium ticket and $75 for each general admission ticket.

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mission Canyon, explore the Garden while enjoying one-of-a-kind beers curated specifically for the event at stations located throughout the Garden's 78 acres of stunning California native plant displays. Santa Barbara Beer Garden benefits the Gardens core programs. Now in its fourth year, this exclusive and unique beer festival sells out early.

2016 Santa Barbara Beer Garden Event

Become a sponsor!  Sponsors and Premium Ticket holders can reserve their festival tickets now and attend our pre-event Brew Brunch at the Pritzlaff Conservation Center enjoying exclusive access to special programming and our beer experts in a spectacular setting overlooking the Channel Islands.  Upper-level sponsor benefits also now include benefits that extend beyond the festival like having your name/business as exclusive sponsor of a Kids Go Free Day at the Garden (Redwood level only) and rent-free use of the Pritzlaff Center’s Island View Deck for a private party (Redwood and Ironwood levels). 

View Sponsor Packages here

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Expand your taste buds at this FUNdraiser

View fun photos from previous 'Botanic Beer Garden' event

Open to the public, ages 21 and over

  • Parking is limited: Please carpool
  • The Garden will be closed to the general public all day for this event
  • Event will run rain or shine
  • No refunds


Island Brewing Co

Smoke Mountain Brewery

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co

The Brewhouse


Telegraph Brewing Co

Pure Order Brewing Co

Rincon Brewery

Third Window Brewing

Topa Topa

Captain Fatty’s



CARP Brewers

Lori’s Lemonade

Juice Ranch

Black Sheep


Helena Avenue Bakery


IV Food CoOp

Rori's Ice Cream

More coming soon!


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Frank Schipper Construction Company logo
Granite Investment Partners logo Hutton Parker Foundation logo HUB logo
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians logo Toad & Co. logo True Nature Landscape Architecture logo
Alan Noelle Engineering logo Allen & Kimbell, LLP logo Catering Connection logo

Please email Nina Dunbar -or- call (805) 682-4726, ext. 151 for sponsorship information and other questions about the Santa Barbara^Beer Garden event.

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event

Event Curator

Zachary Rosen

Beer educator and writer, Zachary Rosen became the youngest person at the time to obtain a Certified Cicerone (beer Sommelier) title at 22, and has since become specialized in coordinating and hosting beer events. His work includes consulting services, teaching classes, and leading beer dinners. Rosen specializes in using his background in chemical engineering and the arts to seek out abstract expressions of beer, pairing it with movies, music, and many other conceptual counterparts to discover how beer pairs with life. He has been the Santa Barbara Beer Garden’s Cicerone since the event began.

Featured Exhibits
Over 21