Brewhounds, prepare to be schooled in the art of home brewing this Saturday, November 2, at Huntington Beach's new watering hole, Beach City Brewery. Timed appropriately with the American Homebrewers Association's international Learn to Homebrew Day, the free event features the brewing mastery of BrewCommune and Karl Strauss Head Brewer Matt Johnson. Thirsty? So are we.
Kicking off at 10 a.m., the five-hour event will join HB's home brewers community as members set up six brewing stations inside the new brewery to showcase all stages of the brewing process. The last batch will start at noon, and all levels of brewers are welcome. Scents of yeast, malt and hops will surely fill the air, as will questions from guests and answers from brew masters.
Amid the full brewing rigs, other local organizations will make appearances, including OC PopQuiz and Orange County Coastkeeper, as well as artist Michael Latham, a familiar face at the monthly HB Downtown Art Walk. Orange County's trivia lords will test attendees' knowledge throughout the day, and prizes will reward the brightest beer aficionados. Guests can also score prizes, including our tees, tanks and totes, in the free raffle. Future partnerships between Beach City Brewery and OC Coastkeeper will be announced Saturday, too.
To keep guests on the edges of their bar stools, the brewery has decided to withhold certain event details and release one daily this week. We pressured information out of Manager Glenn Closson, but we promised to keep mum. Let's just say HB will not be disappointed.
While Closson speaks enthusiastically of all event inclusions, he cannot wait for guests "to get a sneak peek of where Huntington Beach’s first production brewery will be created."
Beer will not be served during the event—Beach City Brewery's grand opening is slated for mid-January 2014—but GD Bro Truck will sling their globally delicious stuffed burgers for purchase.
We will update this post as Beach City Brewery announces event haps, and be sure to RSVP via the Facebook event page to keep abreast of all event evolution. Sign up for the brewery's newsletter to stay on top of other event and opening day news as well.
Beach City Brewery is located at 7631 Woodwind Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Lot and street parking is ample.