Look for green to fill downtown shops and streets next weekend as the annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl returns March 18.
In its sixth year, the Brew Crawl will feature 30 downtown restaurants and shops offering a variety of craft beer and appetizers from 5-8 p.m. Green balloons will adorn Main Street and adjoining streets, and attendees are encouraged to join the holiday fun by wearing green, according to event organizers with the Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Participating breweries include Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, E.J. Phair Brewing Company, Eight Bridges Brewing, Epidemic Ales, High Water Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Company, Main Street Brewery, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company and Working Man Brewing Company, organizers said.
Tickets cost $45 and are available at www.PleasantonDowntown.net, Beer Baron (336 St. Mary St.) and Main Street Brewery (830 Main St.). Tickets can be redeemed from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Brew Crawl starting point, the Museum on Main at 603 Main St.
The event is rain or shine, and no refunds will be offered. The PDA says it's not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets.
As part of its effort to encourage responsible participation, the PDA is selling a limited number of designated driver tickets for $10 cash on the night of the Brew Crawl. The event is sponsored by Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red, White & Brew Fest at the Alameda County Fair and the Tri-Valley Beer Trail.