"We're really pleased to have made that much our first year," Soares said. "We're all set for next year."
Soares said more than 200 people attended the event, sampling a variety of beers and good food.
"We charged each person $25, but once inside they didn't have to spend anything," Soares said. "People said they appreciated that. We weren't nickel-and-diming them to death."
She said even Mother Nature cooperated.
"The weather was perfect and the crowd was great," Soares said. "Everyone who attended said they really enjoyed themselves and were looking forward to returning next year."
Funds will go toward providing financial awards to teachers in all five high schools in the district, as well as scholarships to seniors heading off to college.
Eight microbreweries provided beer for the event. They were Nocturnal, Schooners, Black Diamond, Blue Frog, E.J. Phair, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas and Jack Russell. Food was provided by Ribeye's Market and Brentwood Fine Meats. Raley's and Albertsons provided soft drinks and water.
"We bought 1,000 glasses and sold 200," Soares said. "So we won't have that expense next year."