January 9, 2023

The Beer Garden – March 11, 2023 | SOLD OUT

By Liz Raffensperger

The most fun and delicious fundraiser of the year.

As the Garden’s main fundraising event of the year, the Beer Garden supports core programs in environmental education, conservation and research, and native plant horticulture. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Mission Canyon, 400 ticket holders are invited to explore the Garden’s 5.5 miles of walking trails while enjoying one-of-a-kind beers uniquely paired with California native plants. Guests can engage with our beer curator and expert docents to learn more about the selection of beers and the Garden’s living collection. Acoustic music performances, nature education tables, and paired finger foods supplied by area restaurants add to this multi-sensory, outdoor experience.

Event Highlights

  • The event will take place on Saturday, March 11, 2023
  • Local brewers create custom beers designed exclusively for this event – many using plant materials right from the Garden.
  • Local restaurants offer complementary small bites at stations throughout the Garden.
  • Acoustic musicians enhance your tasting journey with performances in unexpected places.
  • Poppy sponsors and above are invited to attend our exclusive, pre-event Grand Cru Experience featuring unique beer and food pairings that will not be available at the main event. Sponsors will also have early access to the Beer Garden.
2022 Beer Garden (Carly Otness)

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship funds our mission to conserve and protect native plants and habitats which includes engaging programming and research. Sponsors receive recognition in many ways before, during, and after the event. Sponsorship opportunities are full for our 2023 event. If you’re interested in future sponsorship, please contact events@SBBotanicGarden.org

Silent Auction:

Even if you cannot attend this event, you can still support the Garden by participating in our silent auction.

Featured vendors:

Augie’s | Barrelworks | brewLAB | Convivo | Draughtsmen Aleworks | Dutch Garden | Eating with Jo | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. | Gala | Good Lion | Little Doms | Island Brewing Company | La Paloma | Night Lizard Brewing Company | Oat Bakery | Rare Society | Sama Sama | T.W. Hollister | Tarantula Hill | Third Window Brewing | Topa Topa | Tyger Tyger | Validation Ale

Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors.

Redwood Sponsor
Manzanita Sponsors

Flowers & Associates, INC. | Hutton Parker Foundation | Schipper Construction | Knight Real Estate Group | Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians | BrightView

Sage Sponsors

Scale Microgrids | Buddha Properties

Poppy Sponsors

Arroyo Seco Construction Landscape and Design | Balance Financial | Dan Crawford, Realtor | Dibenedetto Family | Forward Lateral | Helene Schneider | Jeffrey & Rebecca Berkus | Katalyst Public Relations | Mission Wealth | Pondel Law | Randy Solakian Estates Group | Sarah and Hayden Gower | Urgent Veterinary Care of Santa Barbara | The Spracher Family | Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Event Sponsors

All Heart Event Rentals | BRIGHT Event Rentals | Jump on the School Bus | Sol Wave Water | Signature Parking

Media Sponsors

Santa Barbara Life & Style | Bite Me SB

Photo: Carly Otness

We hope you will join us in celebrating the beauty and versatility of native California plants.


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