OC Brew Ho Ho!
Another Sell Out Raising Thousands for Charity
Second Year Holiday Ale Festival a Stand-Out Success
[Anaheim, Calif.] – On Saturday, December 7 the producers of “OC’s Best Beer Festival,” the OC Brew Ha Ha, presented the second annual OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Another sold out event with over 1,800 craft beer experts and fans braving the rain to enjoy unlimited tastes from over 60 limited releases, first releases and rare holiday ales. Thousands of dollars were raised in support of the Orange County based Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.
The holiday ale fest brought unlimited tastes from 30 top national and local breweries including NEW OC Breweries Bottle Logic Brewing, Hoparazzi Brewing Co., and Valiant Brewing Co. Specialty beers were also brought by award winning Bootleggers Brewery, Cismontain Brewing Co., Ritual Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., Tustin Brewing Co., and more.
DJ Richard Blade of the World Famous KROQ and Sirius XM Radio hosted the event and provided festive music and commentary, courtesy of Slidebar Rock ‘n Roll Kitchen. On-site festivities included supreme Jenga, beanbag tosses, and a beer drinking and dancing Santa Claus.
The Brew Ho Ho also offered great eats from The Phoenix Club, beer soaked sweets from Brewcakes Dessert Gastropub and specialty menus from Devilicious food truck, The Viking Truck, Porko Rico Truck, and The Slide Bar Rock ‘n Roll Kitchen. The Brewery Merchandise Expo provided a great opportunity to holiday shop for beer lovers with unique gift options including one of the largest selections of brewery swag and Cigar lover gifts from Golden State.
The second limited release OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale collaboration beer titled The Ghost of Jacob Barley was unveiled to rave reviews courtesy of Noble Ale Works, Beachwood Brewing and the Brew Ha Ha team. The ale is a Winter Warmer at 9% ABV and brewed with coffee from Portola Coffee Lab, an English malt base, brown sugar, caramel malts, cinnamon and coffee and is available for a limited time from Noble and Beachwood breweries and other craft beer centric shops and restaurants.
Thousands of dollars were raised to support the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation made possible by event ticket sales, brewery donations, a grand prize raffle, and more. Sales of Slater’s 50/50’s famous burgers alone raised over $1,000 with even the servers tips donated to the cause.
The Brew Ha Ha team promotes responsible drinking and is pleased to report that they saw more event attendees use public or private transportation or attend with a designated driver than ever before. UBER, one of the hottest new personal transportation companies offered Ho Ho guests up to $20 off their first rides by registering with their service using CODE: brewhoho.
“The Brew Ha Ha team knows how to produce the best craft beer experience and the second Brew Ho Ho! was no exception,” commented Dr. Bill Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. “The beer selection was better than ever, the atmosphere was festive and fun. Definitely another homerun beer festival to remember.”
The OC Brew Ha Ha team is excited to unveil yet another new craft beer event in 2014 in addition to the OC Brew Ha Ha, OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival and Gray Cloud events. Stay connected for all the latest craft beer news and updates at ocbrewhaha.com
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