Beer Fests! (as promised in my previous post on spring festivals!)
Sunshine means it’s time for a cold brew, and OC is not lacking when it comes to Beer Festivals where you can sample some of your favorites or find a few new ones to add to the rotation!
San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest - this upcoming weekend!
Saturday, April 23rd 12-5pm, $40 at door
This event features primarily micro-brews from all over So Cal. They will also have food provided various non-profits for purchase - not included in the price of admission. Live music too which always add to the fun!
Newport Beach Beerfest at The Dunes – this upcoming weekend too!
Saturday, April 23rd 7-10pm, $40 if purchase online by 4/22 (Hurry!) or $50 at door; VIP +$10.
This event is held on the beach at Newport Dunes. With your admission you get unlimited tastings of 150+ craft beers, wines & spirits – this one is not just beer folks! This event also features a great line up of live music – this year’s artists include Hoobastank, Kottonmouth Kings, Alien Ant Farm, and Whitney Peyton. Food is not included but is available via foodtrucks. Proceeds from this event go to support the 1/1 Marine Foundation of Newport Beach so you can feel good about indulging! ;)
Saturday, April 30th, 12-4pm, $61 online, $72 at door
This annual event is an OC Brew Ha Ha event – for those of you not familiar, these are uber popular events that are usually very well done. This one takes place at Silverado Canyon. For the price of admission you get unlimited tastes of over 60+ breweries and are able to purchase $3 gourmet tacos from well-known OC Chefs. They are also having Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling which should be a hoot! There are also lots of other fun things planned during the event including games, contests and even a cigar lounge for the aficionados. As an added bonus, they also offer a FREE shuttle from The Tustin/Irvine Marketplace so uber/lyft there and don’t worry about driving!
Saturday, May 7th, 1-5pm, $43.19 Gen Adm, $56.74 VIP
This is the 8th year of this very popular event which often sells out so if you want tix better buy ‘em soon! The event is held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim and feature dozens of beers – not just CA ones but international ones as well. Food is not included in the price of admission but is available via foodtrucks. The event also features live bands. Proceeds go to rescue dogs’non-profits so you can drink for the doggies at this one. ;)
Saturday, June 4th, 1-5pm, $46 Gen Adm
This is a newer event that focuses primarily on California breweries such as Lagunitas, Ballast Point, Angel City, etc. It’s also being held at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim (popular venue for beer fest – German influence maybe? ;) Features live music and gourmet food trucks.
Beer Camp (just like when you were a kid!)
Saturday, June 25th, 1-5pm, $50/$70 for pre-sale, $65/$85 after pre-sale sells out/at door
This is a national event coming to the Long Beach Queen Mary events area – known for bringing craft brews from all over the US to your doorstep for your tasting pleasure! The list of breweries participating is pretty impressive and also features some cideries too this year! Live music and foodtrucks will be there for food purchases.
Saturday, June 25th, 12-7pm, $40 til June 20th then goes to $50
This one is held at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point and includes unlimited tastes of over 50+ breweries and over 50+ wines. This event is being held in conjunction with the larger OC Food, Wine & Music Festival so there will be lots going on at the same time including live music and a food festival w food for purchase. You can also buy the $100 VIP ticket which includes all food and alcohol – not a bad deal if you’re gonna hang out all day! ;) Info on that is here: http://goo.gl/mCKun8