Winter warmers tend to be malty and sweet with a nice alcohol backbone which makes these offerings a favorite during the winter season. Colors usually range from chestnut brown to a scarlet red. These are not meant to be hop driven by any means and usually contains a near perfect balance. Some varietals will lean toward a spiced flavor which invokes flavors common throughout the holiday season. Maybe winter warmers aren’t extremely necessary to drink in Southern California but local breweries still create some truly great winter beer for us to enjoy.
On Saturday afternoon, December 8th the acclaimed OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival will proudly bring you its inaugural Holiday Ale Festival, The OC Brew Ho Ho! This event will be held in the beautiful garden gazebo area of the centrally located, Phoenix Club near the Pond in Anaheim.
The event will feature over 50 fine craft beers from some of the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. Over half of this great selection will be special seasonal, Holiday and winter ales. In addition to the four hours of unlimited 3 oz. tastings from Noon to 4:00 p.m., the event will also include an unprecedented collection of craft beer and brewery merchandise as a part of their Craft Beer Expo that will run from Noon to 5:00 p.m.
We are giving away TWO PAIRS of tickets to this great event!
HOW YOU CAN WIN! (Please follow all steps)
- “Like” our Facebook page!
- “Like” Orange County Brew Ha Ha‘s Facebook page!
- Tweet “I need tickets to @OCBrewHaHa’s Brew Ho Ho because this SoCal winter is brutal. Follow @LAwonders to win!”
- Post a comment below telling us why this festival will make your holiday brighter.
Winner will be announced on our blog at 12/5 at NOON. The winner MUST email their full name and phone number to LAwonders@gmail.com within 24 hours (12/6 at noon).
GOOD LUCK TO ALL AND ALL A GOOD NIGHT! HO HO HO
- Samuel Adams Teams Up With TCHO Chocolate To Create A Holiday Chocolate Box For Craft Beer Lovers (sacbee.com)
- Early Winter Seasonals (boiseweekly.com)
- Craft brewers turn to local ‘wet hops’ for special beers (jsonline.com)