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From the Bridge at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha

The 6th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha

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Clad in their best pretzel necklaces, the beer community came together for the sixth time for the annual OC Brew Ha Ha, at Irvine Lake. And there was a lot to celebrate. With over 90 breweries and cideries, a gang of food trucks, cigar lounge, skateboard half-pipe, and a live performance by The Aggrolites, OC Brew Ha Ha’s main event didn’t disappoint.

The Pretzel Brigade at OC Brew Ha Ha
Rev Nat's Hard Cider at OC Bre Ha Ha
2015 Brew Ha Ha Entrance

Sierra Nevada, prepared for the harvest season, came with a very interesting Oktoberfest. Working closely with Brauhaus Riegele of Augsburg, the California brewery came up big with a beer worthy to celebrate with. Keeping with the German theme, Thirty-Two North Brewing Co. offered a sweet and tart Berliner-Weisse, called Peach Landfall--great stuff. More sampling was required to confirm the awesomeness of this brew, and it turned up positive. Hangar 24 brought a special release this time: Pugachev’s Cobra, imperial stout--definitely worth the long line, as this was extremely refined and a treat.

32 North Brewing Peach Landfall
Craft Beerd at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra, imperial stout at Brew Ha Ha

Then we discovered 101 Cider House. Among the cideries was a brand we hadn’t tried before, who came with some pretty inventive and creative ciders. Truly unique, Cactus Red was made with cactus pears and agave from southern California, which provided a very cool red color and was absolutely refreshing and delicious. They also had another cider that was black. Made with apples, activated charcoal, agave and lemon, Black Dog was something to behold. We look forward to much more from 101 Cider House.

101 Cider House at OC Brew Ha Ha
India Pale Cider from 101 Cider House at OC Brew Ha Ha
The Field at OC Brew Ha Ha
...we found ourselves grabbing a South County IPA, the event’s collaboration brew. Keeping up the south-end of the OC’s rich craft brew scene, Left Coast, Pizza Port, and Artifex knocked it out of the park with this one.
The Aggrolites at OC Brew Ha Ha

After hitting up Slater’s 50/50, who were serving up whole burgers this time, rather than just the quarters they normally do, we found ourselves grabbing a South County IPA, the event’s collaboration brew. Keeping up the south-end of the OC’s rich craft brew scene, Left Coast, Pizza Port, and Artifex knocked it out of the park with this one. Well done, gentlemen. This can also be found in stores like Total Wine. Look for the skateboarding hop monster with an IPA in his hand and a crazy look in his eye. We enjoyed the hell out of another great Brew Ha Ha, and for this we thank Cameron Collins and the entire OC Brew Ha Ha Productions crew. And as always, very much looking forward to the next event. Cheers!

Skateboarding at OC Brew Ha Ha
Having fun at OC Brew Ha Ha
Food trucks at OC Brew Ha Ha
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2015 OC Brew Ha Ha Entrance
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California 101 Cider House
Rev Nat's Hard Cider
Rev Nat's Hard Cider
California 101 Cider House
2015 OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival
Craft Beerd at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Legacy Brewing Company and Heroes Restaurant and Brewery at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Slater's 50/50 at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Ballast Point Brewing Company at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Bridge at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Food Trucks at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Out of the Park Spin-The-Wheel Contest at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Brew Wings at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Mess Hall Canteen and Porko Rico BBQ at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Good Beer Company at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Paladin Pale Ale from Wicks Brewing Company at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Barley Forge at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Paladin Pale Ale from Wicks Brewing Company at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Scot Koury at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
4 Brewers at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Wicks Brewing Company's Paladin Pale Ale at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Wicks Brewing Company's Paladin Pale Ale at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
32 North Peach Landfall at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Life-Sized Foos Ball at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Drinking at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Life-Sized Foos Ball at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Drinking at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Bridge at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Field at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Brewers of South County IPA at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Brewers of South County IPA at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Brewers of South County IPA at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Brewers of South County IPA at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Lagunitas at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Free Wi-Fi at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Having Fun at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
South County IPA at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Firestone Walker at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Rock Climbing Wall at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Fishin' Hole at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Mozzarella Sliders at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Having Fun at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Band at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Drinking at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Drinking at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Stage at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
Skateboarding at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Aggrolites at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Aggrolites at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Aggrolites at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Aggrolites at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
The Aggrolites at 2015 OC Brew Ha Ha
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