Grapes Against Hops

Courtesy West Shore Café

West Shore Café offers a five-week series, Wine vs. Beer, of live music, wine tasting, beer tasting and food pairings. Every Wednesday through Aug. 7, this series will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on the lawn. Entry is free and open to all ages and flights of beer or wine will be available for purchase to those age 21 and older.

Wine vendors and beer vendors will alternate each week until the final showdown on Aug. 7. Vendors will go head to head to select the best varietal (wine) or style (beer) to go along with the West Shore Café crafted small bite, while guests enjoy live music. The winners will be chosen by the public along with a panel of judges, including a cicerone and sommelier. Whoever has the best pairing wins the ultimate title. | westshorecafe.com

Wine vs. Beer schedule

July 10 | Wine from Phenix Wine Distributors and The Source
Music from Jesse and Jenni of Dead Winter Carpenters

July 17 | Beer from Alibi Ale Works and Belching Beaver Brewery
Music TBD

July 24 | Wine from The Estates Group & Young’s Market Company and Sierra Nevada Imports
Music from Sierra Gypsies

July 31 | Beer from Sudwerk Brewing Co. and Almanac Beer Company
Music TBD

Aug. 7 | All vendors compete
Music from Jesse, Jenni and Friends from the Dead Winter Carpenters