YEEES! The same people who brought you the OC Brewhaha and BrewHoHo, is back with its 2nd annual Brew Hee Haw during the opening weekend at the OC Fair! If you’ve been to any one of their events, you know it does NOT suck!
There will be over 80 craft beers including:
Anchor Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Barley Forge Brewing Co.
Beach City Brewery
Black Market Brewing Co.
Bottle Logic Brewing
Einstök Icelandic Craft Ale
Figuroa Mountain Brewery
Four Sons Brewing
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Mike Hess Brewing Company
I & I Brewing
King Harbor Brewing Company
Knee Deep Brewing Company
Left Coast Brewing Company
Legacy Brewing Company
New Belgium Brewing
Newport Beach Brewing Co.
Oscar Blues Brewery
Pizza Port San Clemente
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider
Ritual Brewing Co.
Rough Draft Brewing Co.
Saint Archer Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Co.
Tap It Brewing
Taps Fish House & Brewery
The Good Beer Company
Lagunitas Brewing Co
Victory Brewing Company
Dr. Bill Sysak, Mr. Master Pairings, will be there as a speaker / seminars. Tickets are for unlimited 2 oz. Pours which includes a commemorative glass and entrance to the OC Fair! Yes! The place where you can buy crazy concoctions of fair food including the caviar twinkie this year!
This year 3 sessions are available for an even better experience! Saturday July 18th (1-4 p.m.) , Saturday July 18th (6-9 p.m.) and Sunday, July 19th (2-5 p.m.). Vip ticket holders (additional fee) get in an hour earlier, receive an unique VIP tasting glass and get rare and limited releases from Bottle Logic, Noble Ale Works, Bootleggers, The Good Beer Co., Barley Forge, and Beach City Brewing.
Tickets to this event can be found on OCBrewHeeHaw’s Page.
A portion of the proceeds from Brew Hee Haw will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. So come down to the OC Fair, help celebrate OC Fair’s 125th celebration, and drink some awesome craft beer during its opening weekend!
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA
Update: (Post Event)
Just as I suspected, this Brewheehaw event brought to you by the same guys as the BrewHaha was just as awesome as I had imagined it!
I was able to take the FREE weekend shuttle that was available to Fairgoers. You just have to park at the Experian lot located off of Bristol street conveniently off the 405 freeway. We’re not talking about the yellow buses here, it was those nice big shuttles with AC lined up to pick up Fair attendees. It was super easy and super fast. About fifteen minutes after, we were dropped off of the yellow gate area of the fair that were only steps away from the BrewHeeHaw.
Anyway I can save $10 on parking so I can use it to buy one of those big smoked turkey legs, I WILL!
What was kind of cool for this event is that it was tented. Meaning that you didn’t have to endure sun while having great beer. Once inside, all of us beer lovers were handed an actual glass for the tasting! There is nothing I dislike more than having premium beer in a plastic cup! Though they don’t give you a full pour of the glass, you can always go back for more.
Some of my favorite suds from this event were:
Tongue Tickles from Noble Ale Works
Guava Beer from Legacy Brewing
Bourbon Barrel Quad from Beach City Brewery
Citcoe from Valiant Brewery
Scotch Ale from Bootleggers Brewery
There were plenty more, including Stone’s double and triple IPAs.
But what I really enjoyed at this event unlike most beer events is that there were in and out privileges for the BrewHeeHaw! Not only that, the ticket included admission to the OC Fair. So I took advantage of it and drank a few brews, left and got some fair food, walked around and sober up and was able to come back and enjoy more beer!
When I was done, I was a happy man. I was able to roam around the fair, sample some more crazy deep fried concoctions, and pet a few animals here and there.
No, I didn’t get a chance to try the deep fried pizza pictured here but I think I will revisit the fair again before they close on August 16 and try some crazy eats like those chocolate covered pork rinds. See a list of fair food available here from the OC Fair website.
If you missed this event, don’t fret. The 6th annual BrewHaha is coming to OC again on Sept 12, 2015 with more than 90+ breweries on 12 acres! Always guaranteed a good time with great beer, see you there!