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The Sixth Annual L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival Upgrades To The Rose Bowl

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The beer glasses given to each attendee at last year's Vegan Beer & Food Festival. (Photo by Jean Trinh/LAist)
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The L.A. Vegan Beer & Food Festival has been such a continued success that the sixth edition of the vegan smorgasbord, happening on Saturday May 16 this year, upgraded to much more spacious Rose Bowl in Pasadena.Tickets are on sale now, and anyone who wants to indulge in the cruelty-free pleasures of over 100 vegan beers should act fast, as last year's festival was a sell out. Even though the Rose Bowl will provide more wandering space than the Sunset Strip, organizers are quick to remind people that only the playing field will be open for the festival, not the 100,000 seats in the stands.

The complete list of 40 breweries and 40 food purveyours hasn't been released yet, but you probably expect many of the same names that appeared at last year's festival along with some fresh faces. You might be wondering, "Isn't beer already vegan?" Festival organizer Tony Yanow (of Tony's Darts Away and Golden Road Brewing) explained to LAist last year that some beers use additives in the brewing process that aren't vegan nor are they usually labeled.

Tickets start at $30, but does not include food. The $50 general admission ticket will get you unlimited pours, and the $80 VIP package adds on early admission and the VIP lounge with some exclusive pours.

And while you're working yourself up for the Vegan Beer & Food Festival, there's also the Vegan Street Fair happening on March 1 in North Hollywood.