Do you like craft beer? We thought so. The Orange County Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival returns on Saturday, September 6, for its fifth running, and to show our readers some love, we, in partnership with the fest, are giving away two tickets to "Orange County's Best Beer Festival."
Before you enter, let's first detail what you're getting into. It's good, real good, like a tall, cold, unfiltered American wheat ale on a hot summer day. More than 75 Southern California breweries will pour 175-plus craft beers, including two new Huntington Beach breweries: Beach City Brewery and Four Sons Brewing. Anaheim's Bottle Logic Brewing and Vista's Iron Fist Brewing Company have teamed up to create an exclusive fifth anniversary event beer appropriately dubbed Dr. Strange Matter—a refreshing saison aged in Chardonnay barrels and brewed with authentic farmhouse yeast, pink peppercorns, Wakatu and Waimea hops, and a dash of locally sourced caramelized honey.
Pub and artisan eats will be served by gourmet food trucks and food vendors, who are cooking up clever pairings with the day's suds. It's all going down at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado from 1-4 p.m. (noon-4 p.m. for VIP ticket holders).
Aside from the bites and bevvies, additional good times include games, merch, renowned craft beer industry guest speakers, and live music by The Sweet & Tender Hooligans, a Morrissey and The Smiths tribute band.
While the day features and honors local craft beer, it also benefits the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the fund, which assists families of fallen firefighters. Local off-duty firefighters will be pouring during the event, and, as pictured above, apparently available for photo ops with the ladies.
Tickets cost $45 for general admission and $60 for VIP admission, and for the first time ever include unlimited tastings. Plus, you get to take home a commemorative glass.
If you'd like to save you and a friend each $45, enter our ticket giveaway for a chance to win two general admission tickets. Remember, the OC Brew Ha Ha is a 21+, rain or shine event.
HERE'S HOW TO PLAY: Simply follow the three steps below, and we'll pick one lucky winner at random on Tuesday, September 2, at 9 a.m.
2) LIKE and SHARE our ticket giveaway post on Facebook.
3) SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter.
UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2: Congrats to our lucky winner, Cristi Garinger Moore!