Another wine fest upon us: The weekend of May 18 to 20 is all about Paso Robles Wine Fest festivities, in case you'd forgotten (of course you didn't). Taste hundreds of regional wines and play at a range of tasting rooms throughout the weekend. A few suggestions? This May 19, Oso Libre will host an estate Angus barbecue, and Cass Winery will host a Pints and Corks celebration with beer and wine (get your own schedule at pasowine.org) ... Firestone Walker Brewing Company scored three gold medals at the 2018 World Beer Cup, a prestigious biennial global competition that this year included 2,515 breweries from 66 countries. Even more impressive, the Paso brewery's C-Hops pale ale has earned the lone gold medal in the crowded American-Style Pale Ale category. This marks the fifth time since 2004 that Firestone Walker has taken the gold in this realm (a total of 8,234 beers were entered in 101 different categories, and only one gold medal was awarded per category).
Hayley Thomas Cain is always in a brunchy mood. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.