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Brew Ha Ha Was PERFECT

Brew Ha Ha Was PERFECT 

Brew Ha Ha Beer Festival 2016 was one for the books! Located at the Oak Canyon Park in Silverado on September 24, the weather was warm and sunny, basically the ideal circumstances.  There was live entertainment (playing all of the well-known music hits), over 250 different beers, and even some gourmet hot sauce stands. Breweries included big names like Sierra Nevada and Ballast Point to local favorites like Last Name in Upland and Main Street Brewery in Corona. We tried pumpkin spice, coffee, peanut butter, raspberry sour, and watermelon beer just to name a few different flavors… For this event, there was even a special collaborative brew, a South African hops and flavored double IPA created by Bottle Logic and AleSmith Brewing Co.

 

Included in your admission is a commemorative small tasting glass (real glass, not plastic!). Plus this event aims to raise awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, so you can feel good about charity while trying new beverages. Brew Ha Ha is a well thought out event. Why? You can leave your car overnight until 10am the next morning (in case you drank too much and need a new DD to come get you); they had misters and fans, free ice cold water, and shaded sitting areas to keep you cool; and a free shuttle to take you to the metro station in Tustin. All events should be so considerate… they even have discounted admission for DD’s.

The experience here was diverse and customizable. We dared to try a truly hot, hot sauce made with ghost peppers called “Ghost Fuck Yourself”… and ran for the ice cold water immediately after. We played cornhole and Jenga in between tastings and enjoyed amazing food truck cuisine. There was even a modified fire truck serving pizza! The cider area eve had some healthy alcoholic options, with natural probiotics. Yes, we did put the words healthy and alcoholic in the same sentence.  There was literally something for everyone for the entire length of the festival.

 

If you’re into trying tons of different beers (and ciders), playing enlarged versions of board games in the grass (battleships and jenga), and dancing around to a cover of “Come on Eileen” (Dexys Midnight Runner), then Brew Ha Ha is for you! A portion of the event’s proceeds were generously donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We commend you Brew Ha Ha for being charitable, safe, professional, and most of all, fun. Thank you for the memorable experience! Check out their other beer festivals, Brew Hee Haw and Brew Ho Ho! Here is their official website: www.ocbrewhaha.com.

Lisa LaFave