And the winners of the Stein Holding Competition were Nochella Funes of Idyllwild and Arnold Marin (right) of Palm Desert. Here, Jim Adams (left), from Forest Lumber, the sponsor of the competition, awards each champion holder a copper beer mug.
Another important feature of ARF’s Paws for Rhythm and Brews is the Home Brew Competition. This year, Kirk and Nancy Roland from the Mojave Desert Brewer’s Guild won many ribbons, including Nancy’s Best in Show for her American Porter/Stout. The Coachella Valley Home Brewers Club provides the support to ARF for the success of this event.
The Animal Rescue Friends of Idyllwild held its fourth Paws for Rhythm and Brews Saturday. The event was fun and enjoyable for all ages. The Art Alliance of Idyllwild offered a special “Kidz Zone” with games, art and water while their parents enjoyed the variety of offerings from the many breweries. Here, two children are enjoying Piper’s Painting Art Zone.
The Stein Holding competition is always a popular feature of Paws for Rhythm and Brews. The rules, which apply equally to women and men, are tough — arm parallel to ground, no bent elbows, no spilling and more. Photos by Peter Szabadi