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The Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition will return to Tehachapi Oct. 28, featuring dozens of unique homebrewed beers.

Courtesy of Mary Beth Garrison

Area Homebrewers are at it again as they prepare dozens of unique homebrewed beers for the Oct. 28 Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition tasting event.

Philip Marx Central Park provides a beautiful shaded canopy and lush grounds for an afternoon of homebrew magic! The tasting event will feature stouts, ales and IPAs. Tickets include a glass and all tastings. Both white and red wines will also be poured for those preferring vino to beer. Food will be available for purchase.

Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition will feature only homebrewed beer, no commercially-produced selections will be poured in the Homebrew area. Andy Franchere, a local homebrewer, is heading up the homebrew team of entrants.

ā€œIā€™m excited about the types of beer we will be serving. There will be ales, stouts and several IPAs ā€“ something for everyone," said Franchere. "We are excited to share our craft and jump-start the 2018 Cheers to Charity fundraising.ā€

The Cheers to Charity committee reinvests proceeds, from local events, back into the community. The 2018 year will mark the fifth year of raising money for local charities. In the first four years, Cheers to Charity has donated in excess of $111,000 into the greater Tehachapi community.

Held in conjunction with the BrewFondo, Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition is Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Philip Marx Central Park. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District or online at Eventbrite.com. Ticket sales are limited to the first 200 purchased.

Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition is a great way to hang out with friends, meet local brewers and turn compassion into action. Cheers!

Mary Beth Garrison is the founder of Cheers to Charity and Cheers to Charity: Homebrew Edition.