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This is the 7th Annual Hop N Barley Beer N BBQ Festival and it has became a real year after year event.

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The event is a fundraiser for the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc. CHLTSCC is providing Transition Housing and Re-Training for those re-entering the community who demonstrate the willingness to change and seek a new manner of living through active recovery-participation. Please Donate to our worthy cause with one of the buttons on this website.

This Festival one of the counties most loved and we would like to welcome you back, or to join for the first time in a truly wonderful event.

Dates: June 25-26, 2016
Time: Doors open at 10:00am (if you want your wristband early) and beer starts flowing at 12:00 sharp!
Location: Skypark (361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066)

canstockphoto6875524-150x150– Schedule

On Day 1, we are proud to host over 60 local and regional craft breweries including including Ballast Point, Ninkasi, Discretion, Green Flash, Sante Adarius & Alpine. Check out all the breweries here.

home-brew-square-150x150– The Beer Masters Cup

On Day 2, plays host to the Beer Masters Cup featuring talented home brewers competing for the Goblet and free Festival entrance for life! Entries are still available – Sign up your home brew here!

 

CIDER-CITY-LOGO-150x150– Cider City

We are proud to invite you to the 2nd Annual Cider City as part of the 7th Annual Hop N’ Barley Beer Festival on June 25th. As you well know cider is growing rapidly in popularity and this years event will capture the momentum. 12 cider companies join 60 Breweries and 10 BBQers plus hot sauce makers for a day of sun, music and great fun at beautiful SkyPark in Scotts Valley.This is the 2nd year we bring you a band of cider makers that offer delicious fruit inspired libations.

Home Brewers Competition Info

It is with great pleasure that the Hop Nʼ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival brings you The Beer Masters Cup, our 3rd Annual Homebrew Competition. This event will be open to the public for tasting and is scheduled to go down on Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 1:00-5:30pm (the day after the Hop Nʼ Barley Festival).

On the day of the competition, homebrewers will pour their finely crafted suds, and submit their beer to be judged and voted on by the public, competitors and judges. Guests will vote on their favorite beer, and prizes and cups will be awarded to the First Place, Second Place and Third Place Winners. This year, there will be no categories to hinder your creative powers! One beer from each team may be put forth to be judged by our Official Judges, comprised to professional brewers and professionals in the beer industry. The winner in this category will win also win a Beer Masters Cup and additional prizes.

All entries must be at least 12 22oz bottles – or more, since it is a tasting open to the public and not just for judges. Anyone submitting 5 gallons or more will get a $20 gift certificate to 7 Bridges Organic Brewing Supply http://www.breworganic.com/. Booyah! Five gallons or more is highly encouraged – the more tastes youʼre able to pour, the more votes you can potentially get!

To enter you must do the following by June 3:
1. Send your completed participation form to lilystoicheff@gmail.com by June 3.
2. On the day of the competition, label your homebrew kegs and/or boxes as “HOME BREW: Beverage not for sale/resale. Drink at your own risk!,” along with the estimated alcohol content. We can also provide you with a label upon request.
3. Tell your friends, family, dogs, hamsters, Facebookers, Tweeters, and Instagrammers that you are going to win the 3rd Annual Beer Masters Cup if they come out and vote for your beer. If you win the Beer Masters Cup peopleʼs choice award, you will be drinking out of the Beer Masters Goblet at this event for years to come. Past winners will be able to drink with this glass at every event in the future. Not to mention all the great prizes you’ll take home…

Competition Day Schedule
All participants booths must be set up by 11:30. Each participant will then be able to judge the competition before the public at 1:00 PM. Tasting will be complete by 5:30. We will provide every entry 2 tickets to the Beer Masters Cup, a 10ʼ x 10ʼ tent, a table and ice. You will you need to bring any equipment you need to pour your beer and signage for your beer. PLEASE NOTE: The brewer/partner will need to pour his/her own beer.

Cider Makers Info

We are proud to invite you to the 2nd Annual Cider City as part of the 7th Annual Hop N’ Barley Beer Festival on June 25th. As you well know cider is growing rapidly in popularity and this years event will capture the momentum. This is a perfect venue to reach future customers, distributors and purveyors. We are planning for a sell out crowd, social media promotion, product marketing, and free tickets for liquor store and craft bar owners in the area to make your product seen and heard. Please join 60 Breweries, 12 cider companies, 10 BBQers and hot sauce makers for a day of sun, music and great fun at beautiful SkyPark in Scotts Valley.

If this is an interest to you or you have questions please reach out. We understand these events are difficult for a small business so please let us know how we can better facilitate your participation.

pjgbirdman@yahoo.com

Charlie Phillips passed away on July 4th, 2015. His perpetual activism will be remembered.

CharliePhilipsPasses “I met Charlie at Community Television in the nineties. He wanted some volunteers for Voices From the Village. Little did I know the impact that encounter would have on me. From years of TV episodes, protest lines and non-profit organization I just seemed to keep volunteering. He was tenacious.” said PJ Grube.

A memorial and reception will be held on Thursday morning at the Little Red Church 532 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, July 9th, 2015 , 11:30 a.m.

He will be missed R.I.P.

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The Garden is Blasting through the Universe at speeds not recognized by the naked eye.

Get fresh Basil by making a donation to the On Higher Ground Project.

Donate Now - Free Basil

Donate Now – Free Basil

Right now you can get Basil by making a donation to the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc.

Call us NOW for details: (831) 345-2303

Basil is so nice on a summers day zesty and spicy. Make Pesto Bounty with the heads of this deep green gift.

Pesto Bounty

* 2 packed cup fresh basil leaves washed and spun
* 1/4 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
* 1/2 cup olive oil
* 1/4 cup pine nuts
* 5 large garlic cloves cut in pieces
* 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground salt
* large pinch coarse ground black pepper

Layer half the oil, garlic and pine nuts; add basil leaves, cheese, salt, pepper, then remaining oil. Puree in blender until smooth. Makes over a cup aromatic Pesto Bounty from Green Garden Goodness.

Use the deep green heads of this zesty gift

Use the deep green heads of this zesty gift

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The Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc. is hosting the Fourth Annual Santa Cruz Hop N’ Barley Festival at Sky Park Scotts Valley, June 29th, 2013.hopnbarley_stamp
The CHLTSCC has operated in Santa Cruz County since 1999 and used the Hop N’ Barley Beer & BBQ Festival for fundraising, promotion and expression of its mission since 2010.
This event fosters and promotes community-wide interest and involvement in the mission of the CHLTSCC and provides expansion of CHLTSCC’s efforts to promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for residents of Santa Cruz County. The event benefits the CHLTSCC’s mission by providing low-cost space for low and moderate-income residence, lesser-capitalized entrepreneurs and organizations of Santa Cruz County to present, publicize and/or sell their goods and/or services. The CHLTSCC encourages and assists efforts of low and moderate-income residents of Santa Cruz County toward economic and social self-determination, improvements of living conditions, economic and employment opportunities.
Vendor scholarships are available.
Final_LOGO_60Donations are directed toward creating projects such as, On Higher Ground, a transitional housing/life-skills center due to open this year. The project is dedicated to providing safe, secure, family-style, structured lodging for life-skills building, case management, counseling, training, job placement, referral and advocacy.
Square-Nail-FundDonations can also be directed toward the ‘Square Nail Fund‘ – Specifically earmarked moneys held exclusively for land acquisitions.

Links will be provided here to

or Donate to the Santa Cruz Housing Trust.

When we engage others we affect how others engage.™

Copyright 2013 – Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc.
All rights reserved.

 

The Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc. is hosting the second annual Santa Cruz Hop N’ Barley Festival at Sky Park Scotts Valley, July 2nd, 2011.

This event will benefit the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc. Donations will be used to further the organizations mission of providing housing solutions and low cost commercial space for very low, low and moderate income residence and lesser capitalized entrepreneurs of Santa Cruz County. We encourage and assist the efforts of very low, low and moderate-income residents of Santa Cruz County toward economic and social self-determination, improvements of living conditions and employment opportunities. Vendor scholarships are available.

This event will foster and promote community-wide interest and involvement in the expansion of ‘lesser capitalized entrepreneurs’ efforts to expand employment opportunities for residents of Santa Cruz County.

Additional donations can be made to the ‘Square Nail Fund’ specifically earmarked and held exclusively for land acquisition.

Here is a brief description the trust’s Mission.

  • …dedicated to providing a broad range of housing opportunities, with emphasis on ownership, that will remain affordable in perpetuity to very low, low and moderate-income residents of Santa Cruz County.
  • To encourage and assist… economic and social self-determination.
  • To expand and maintain the housing and employment opportunities…
  • To promote neighborhood stability and improvements of living conditions…
  • To engage and encourage community-based development activities and projects…

Links have been provided here to get TICKETS and see more information on the event or Donate to the Santa Cruz Housing Trust.

When we engage others we affect how others engage.™

Copyright 2011 – Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Inc.
All rights reserved.

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