Outside Lands Introduces Beer Lands to Fest, Summer Pairings Series Starts This Weekend

Choco Lands

Outside Lands returns to Golden Gate Park on Aug. 10 to 12 and makes a bid for being one of the city's biggest food fests with even more edible options than ever. A Taste of the Bay Area features 58 local food vendors, including new businesses such as the Del Popolo monster pizza truck, and brick-and-mortar favorites like Namu Gaji, Maverick, and Nombe.

More than 30 wineries get the good fortune of the coolest, shadiest pavilion at the festival, offering sips in an area dubbed Wine Lands. A new addition, Beer Lands, gives the suds the similar treatment and supplementing past mainstream options like Heineken with local brewers such as 21st Amendment, Drake's Brewing, and Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery; the latter's Dave McLean curated the new selection. The dessert-centric Choco Lands, which debuted last year and gave us incredible Willy Wonka flashbacks, will also return, but the vendors are still to be announced.

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