We can't think of many better ways to kick off summer than with a tasting glass, free-flowing craft beer and hundreds of new friends to cheers with. The OC Beer Festival is back for its fifth year on Saturday, May 18 at Irvine Lake in Silverado. Featuring dozens of international and domestic beers, the event promises to top last year's sold-out event.
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Why should Orange and Huntington Beach have all the fun? Brea's brewing something special this weekend, as TAPS Fish House & Brewery launches its Craft Brew Festival tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m.
What is it about April that causes people to open breweries? Michelle posted about Bootlegger's 5th anniversary party yesterday, and this weekend is also the 3rd anniversary of Cismontane Brewery in Rancho Santa Margarita. They're celebrating all weekend, starting at 3 p.m. today.More »
Bootlegger's has had one heck of a year. The Fullerton brewery won a contentious fight for a conditional-use permit, moved into bigger digs and in the meantime, kept brewing kick-ass beer. It's time for a party.
To celebrate five years of existence, Bootlegger's is hosting a music and beer festival this Sunday, April 28, at the historic Muckenthaler Center in Fullerton. More than 30 house beers will be on tap, including barrel aged rarities and sour beers. There will also be beers from local guest breweries, including The Bruery, Tustin Brewing Co, Noble Ale Works, Packinghouse, Bravery Brewing and Newport Beach Brewing Co. Between sips, guests can nosh on food-truck grub, stroll through the gallery exhibit showroom and ride a mechanical bull.More »
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know we love Playground in downtown Santa Ana--great food, convivial atmosphere, and every draft beer is $5 all the time. But there's always been something missing, some spark in libations director Jarred Dooley's eyes at every meeting of the Orange County Bartender's Cabinet.
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Suddenly, though, licensing postings appeared in the windows, and before you could say "splunge", bottles of rye, mezcal and gin appeared, flanked by a million little jars of infusions, bitters, and syrups.More »
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