The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association has announced that 15 local wineries and breweries will be featured at “Sip Stops” during its 28th Annual Taste of MainStreet, presented by Sea Coast Exclusive Properties. In addition to cuisine samples from 30+ restaurants, retail shops and salons will host Sip Stops, where participants can enjoy samples of local wine and craft beer. This year’s Taste of MainStreet will be held on Tuesday, August 16, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., along Coast Hwy 101, throughout downtown Encinitas.

The local craft breweries participating this year include: Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Black Market Brewing Co., Green Flash Brewing Company, Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Lost Abbey, Duck Foot Brewing Company, Aztec Brewing Company, Culture Brewing Co., Thorn Street Brewery, and Artifex Brewing Company. Wineries participating include: Bel Vino Winery, Danza del Sol Winery, Vindemia Winery, Maddalena Vineyard, and Falkner Winery.

In addition to the wine and beer choices, Taste of MainStreet will offer various locations serving non-alcoholic beverages, such as coffee, kombucha, organic juice drinks, and a hydrating water station, provided by Palomar Mountain.

Visit www.encinitas101.com for more information and to purchase tickets online. Tickets are also available at the Encinitas 101 office (818 S. Coast Hwy 101).  The $35 per person price includes all food and drink samples. Same day tickets (if available) will be $45, but the event is expected to sell out in advance.