Sounds of the crowd, glasses clanking, a bustling bar staff scurries in preparation for the inevitable 'take over.' The clock strikes 5 p.m. and the only words that come from my mouth, "I'll take a Bourbon County Barelywine."
A little background for those of you who’s only knowledge of Oktoberfest is giant tents somewhere in Germany filled with tourists swilling beer from giant steins, the history and style of Oktoberfest is significantly more than that.
The Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs California hosted it's 3rd annual "Craft Beer Weekend." Over the course of two days, the Ace hosted a beer dinner (Friday night) and a beer festival complete with live music (Saturday.) We have never stayed at the Ace Hotel before and it was a great experience to be a part.
When is a Craft Brew Festival more of a Craft Brewers Festival? When volunteers are used to serve all their delicious refreshments and the brewers are able to meander about the crowd tasting each other’s creations and chatting with the patrons.
If you were looking for great craft beers, good people, beautiful cars and a great cause. Look no further than Wick's Brewing's Cops and Cars event held Saturday February 1st. The good people at Wick's in Riverside, California put on this event to raise money for fallen Officer Michael Crain of the Riverside Police Dept and Detective Jeremiah MacKay from the San Bernadino County Sheriffs Dept.
The second annual OC Brew Ho Ho fell upon a cold and rainy Saturday morning at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim California on December 7th. For those unfamiliar with the Brew Ho Ho, it's the sister event to the OC Brew Ha Ha. Providing craft beer fans with live music, shopping, and exceptional craft beer from local and out of town breweries. The weather did not stop attendees from having a holly jolly good time with craft beer.
On Saturday September 7th, Orange County beer geeks, beer fans, and beer in general. Descended upon the grounds of Oak Canyon Park, the area surrounding Irvine Lake, in Silverado California. This was my first Brew Ha Ha, and I have always heard amazing things so I had high hopes for this beer fest benefiting the Fallen Firefighters Relief Fund. The Brew Ha Ha also had guest speakers David Walker from Firestone Walker, Greg Koch and Dr Bill Sysak from Stone Brewing.