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The Natural History of Wine, Beer & Spirits: Whales and Rincon Brewery

Saturday, September 25, 2021
5:00 PM–6:00 PM

Virtual Experience
Live Tasting via Zoom

Whales in our region face challenges with ship strikes, entanglement in fishing gear, and more. Join us over a special-edition local beer as we discuss why whales deserve our protection and respect, and what you can do to help! Marine biologist and educator Holly Lohuis from Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society and Rincon Brewery co-owner Mark Hyatt share a friendship that’s deeply inspired by their love for the ocean. They’ll describe how they’ve acted to protect whales and the environment, and how other businesses, nonprofits, and individuals can follow in their footsteps. Rincon Brewer Chas Cloud will share brewery intel to help you fully savor the unique beer he brewed exclusively for this Museum fundraiser.

Customize your experience with a range of ticketing options, from a fun night learning about whales and beer to an unforgettable whale-watching adventure.

BYOB Level: $20 (delivered by email, register by September 24)

Want to only watch, without any of the accoutrements? We’ll just send you a link.

Aficionado Level: $100 (pickup at the Museum, register by September 21)

Watch and taste along with the experts!

  • 2 12-oz cans of handcrafted Cetacea Dry-Hopped Rice Lager
  • 2 12-oz cans of handcrafted Indicator IPA

Gourmet Package Add-on: $25 (pickup at the Museum, register by 3:00 PM September 17)

Enhance the experience with appetizers. Separate from your ticket; no link included.

Gourmet package includes:

  • Barley Buzzed Idaho White Cheddar 1 oz
  • Ewenique Sheep’s Milk Gouda 1 oz
  • Seascape (Cow/Goat Blend) 1 oz
  • Soppressata 1 oz
  • Prosciutto 1 oz
  • Tribeca Demi Baguette (par-baked with instructions)
  • Homemade Pickles
  • Fallot Dijon Mustard
  • Honeycomb
  • Candied Walnuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Twenty-Four Blackbirds Chocolate Bits

Adventurer Level (only 1 available): $500 (pickup only)

  • 2 12-oz handcrafted cans of Cetacea Dry-Hopped Rice Lager
  • 2 12-oz handcrafted cans of Indicator IPA
  • 2 tickets for an amazing Anacapa Sea Caves Kayak Adventure with Channel Islands Expeditions ($700 value)
  • Sponsor recognition during the event

Corporate sponsorship is available. Please contact Development Officer Becca Summers at for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Special thanks to our generous event sponsors: Hub International Services; Citizen’s Business Bank; American Riviera Bank; Mission Wealth; Price, Postel & Parma LLP; Rincon Brewery; Experience Unlimited; Beam Suntory; Margerum Wine Company; Santa Barbara Estate Planning & Elder Law; Town and Country Event Rentals, Channel Island Expeditions; Island Packers, and SMI Audio Visual.

Whale artwork by Liz Brady


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