The 7th annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival returns to Oak Canyon Park on Saturday, September 24. The award winning craft beer experience is proud to unveil Stable Orbit as the 2016 collaboration beer. Attendees will be among the first to taste this rare and limited brew along with more than 250 craft and import beer samplings from over 90 breweries. Brew Ha Ha Productions is extending their popular free shuttle service to Brew Ha Ha festivalgoers. The shuttle service will take attendees FROM the event to the Tustin Metrolink Station where guests can easily catch a Lyft, Uber, cab, bus or train to their final destination. Donations will be accepted for the free service and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Stable Orbit, the much-anticipated 2016 collaboration beer, was brewed by two of Southern California’s most exciting breweries, Bottle Logic out of Orange County and AleSmith Brewing Co. of San Diego. The collaboration will be available in Southern California in both bottles and on draft. This limited edition beer has an 8.5% ABV and features South African hops: African Queen, Southern Passion, Southern Star and XJA2. Enthusiasts can sample the beer at the dedicated tasting station at the festival on September 24. Following the Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival, the collaboration beer will be available on shelves and in taprooms in late September. Historically all Brew Ha Ha collaborations sell out quickly, and Stable Orbit is expected to do the same.
This year the iconic craft beer experience will be held the first weekend of fall, taking advantage of cooler temperatures and soft breezes at the beautiful Oak Canyon Park. Along with a later event date, the popular craft beer event is proud to announce a free shuttle service where attendees can get a ride out of the park to the Tustin Metrolink Station. With limited cell service at the semi-remote location, Brew Ha Ha encourages attendees to arrive to the event via a cab, Lyft, UBER, family, or friend and utilize the free shuttle to exit the event. The Tustin Metrolink Station is located at 2975 Edinger Ave, Tustin, CA 92780. Parking is not available at the Tustin Metrolink Station. The shuttle service is exclusively for guests who will not be driving. Donations will be accepted for the free service and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Brew Ha Ha Productions will continue their reign as “Orange County’s Favorite Beer Festival” with quality craft beer, gourmet food trucks and restaurant vendors and live entertainment by Groove Session and The Spazmatics. There will be presentations by renowned beer experts including Anthony Chen: Lead Brewer and Brewing/Cellar Manager at AleSmith Brewing Co., and Jim Crooks: Masterblender at Firestone Walker Barrel Works. In addition to the guest speakers, festival goers will have the opportunity indulge in cigar and beer pairings at the Cigar Booth and Gray Cloud Cigar Lounge.
"Sour Jim" as he is often referred to, has been responsible for many of the exceptional sour beers we're all enjoying out of Firestone Walker's 'Barrel Works'. Jim has a degree in Food Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and began his career as Microbiologist at SLO Brewing Co. where in 2001 not only did SLO Brewing win a few Gold Medals but they won Brew Pub of the year at GABF.
Tickets for the 7th annual Brew Ha Ha are on sale now. Early Bird discount tickets are sold out. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $60. If not sold-out, tickets will be available at the door for $55 for general admission and $70 for VIP. Designated driver tickets are available for $20 at the door only and must be accompanied by a paid ticketholder.
Brew Ha Ha is a 21+, rain or shine event that kicks off at 12:00 p.m. for VIP guests and 1:00 p.m. for General Admission guests. Taps close at 4 p.m. but the festival is open until 5 p.m. Staff members will gladly assist attendees utilizing pre-ordered rides and free shuttles to Tustin. Oak Canyon Park is located at 5305 E Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado, CA, 92676. For festival information visit www.ocbrewhaha.com.