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Beer Fests, East and West

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    TWO MUCH: But not really. A mid-October party celebrating pleasure de foam is always welcome; it is just hard to choose when two turn up on the same day, about, oh, four hours by car apart. Here's what we're talking about. You can see the choices we're dealing with.

    SANTA BARBARA BEER FESTIVAL: It's part of the month-long epicure.sb, it is in pretty Elings Park, it is happening on Saturday, Oct. 16, the brewers include Telegraph, Firestone, the Cal Poly Brew Crew, and Nectar Ales. Plus, lots of others.

    FIRST ANNUAL LAKE ARROWHEAD BREWFEST: There will be beer-tasting pleasures going down at the Lake Arrowhead Resort, which is just a short stroll from all the Oktoberfest activities in the village. This is also happening on Saturday, Oct. 16.

    GOOGLE MAPS TELLS US... The distance between Elings Park and Lake Arrowhead Resort is a smidge over three hours, sans traffic, so this'll be one of those you'll need to decide on. One or the other. Sigh. Good sigh, but sigh none the less.