Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival returns to Oak Canyon Park for its 10th anniversary on Saturday, September 7, bringing craft beers, mouthwatering food and live entertainment to the spacious park setting. Craft beer connoisseurs and food aficionados will have the opportunity to sample an extensive collection of brews and food truck favorites while enjoying family fun activities and live performances from iconic OC ska bands.
Produced by Brew Ha Ha Productions, the most successful beer festival producer in the United States, Orange County’s original craft beer festival will feature a curated selection of craft beers that highlight the rapidly growing craft beer scene in Southern California. Attendees 21+ will taste unlimited samples of over 160 craft beers from 80 breweries including Artifex Brewing, Bottle Logic, Pizza Port, and Riip Brewing. Regional brewers like Belching Beaver, Burgeon Beer Co and Societe Brewing Co. will also showcase unbeatable bubbly ales. The beer lineup also includes newcomers like JuneShine Hard Kombucha, an organic, gluten-free, probiotic filled hard kombucha for guests to sample the newest trends in brewing. For non-drinking guests, complimentary soft drinks will be served.
Of the most exciting beers offered at the festival are two featured collaboration beers created in honor of the 10th annual event. In celebration of the legendary OC ska bands performing at the festival, collaboration beer Skanks for the Memories is a Pale Ale created by Pizza Port, Riip Beer Co and Docent Brewing. \m/(-_-)\m/, an India Pale Lager (IPL), is a canned collaboration between TAPS and Beachwood, and will be available at TAPS.
“Brew Ha Ha has always been defined by the insane beer selection the brewers bring each year,” says Brew Ha Ha Productions founder, Cameron Collins. “To celebrate the 10th anniversary, this year will be bigger and better than ever before with two collaboration beers from some of our favorite OC breweries and a beer selection that you won’t find at other events.”
While attendees are enjoying the rare and collaborative craft beer creations, food fanatics can purchase an array of flavors from renowned SoCal food vendors and Super Rad food trucks. Famed for drawing hour-long lines at brewery pop-ups, Heritage Barbeque will be smoking mouthwatering small-batch handcrafted Central Texas-style barbeque and serving housemade beer-infused sauces. The Viking Truck, Orange County’s premier gourmet sausage and corndog food truck, will be crafting over the top hot dogs and Dragon Eggs, tater tots loaded with Dark Ale Chili, crema, cheddar cheese, sriracha and Viking ketchup. Miguel’s Jr. will be hand-rolling authentic homestyle burritos made with Miguel’s Jr.’s famous refried beans and premium, fresh ingredients. Aquabats fans can have a “Pizza Day” in honor of the fan favorite Aquabats song with Sgt Pepperoni’s signature New York-style pizza made with a focus on local ingredients.
An event that is fun for the whole family, Brew Ha Ha welcomes attendees of all ages to enjoy bounce houses, games, rides including a Save Ferris Wheel, Super Rad food trucks and complimentary cotton candy for kids.
Brew Ha Ha Productions is extending their popular free shuttle service to Brew Ha Ha festival goers. The shuttle service will take attendees from the event to the Tustin Metrolink Station where guests can easily catch a Lyft, Uber, cab, bus or train to their final destination.
Tickets for the 10th annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival are on sale now. General admission tickets are $45 per person and VIP tickets are $65 per person with a portion of the proceeds going to Big Brother Big Sister of Orange County and Inland Empire. Non-tasting tickets are available to all ages for $25. For this family-friendly event, kids 7 and under get in free with an adult ticket holder. Brew Ha Ha is a rain or shine event that kicks-off at 11 a.m. for VIP guests and 12 p.m. for general admission on Saturday, September 7. The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly. For festival information, visit www.ocbrewhaha.com.