Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ye Scallywag 2017


I am SO excited for the return of Ye Scallywag!, a day-long craft beer, food, and music festival, which will take place on Saturday October, 21st.  Just like last year, this epic event will take place at the scenic Waterfront Park in San Diego, CA.  Produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), and Orange County California's most successful and respected craft beer producer, Brew Ha Ha Productions, the day-long festival will showcase over 100 craft beers, along with a full day of punk rock music with performances by Pennywise, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Vandals, Lagwagon, Strung Out, The Adolescents, and Western Settings.  Check out my recap for last year's event here.

Fat Mike of NOFX with Bad Religion, one of my favorite parts of last year's Ye Scallywag!


During VIP and early entry tastings (from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.), and general admission tastings (from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.), Ye Scallywag! attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples from top California breweries.  Local artisan food trucks and pop-up restaurants will also be on site selling a variety of delicious and unique food options throughout the day and evening.  Craft beer and other tasty libations will be available for purchase at concessions stands as well.

Tickets are reasonably priced for a rad day of beer and music in such an awesome location.

General Admission: $50

Early Entry Admission: $65
One hour early entry for craft beer tastings, starting at 12:00 p.m.

VIP Lounge + Early Entry: $99
Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to Ye Scallywag!; VIP Entry Lane; and access to the Ye Scallywag! VIP Lounge which inclues: early entry at 12:00 p.m. for beer tastings, exclusive tastings in VIP Lounge, VIP viewing from the Lounge, VIP cash bar, and private restrooms.

Side of Stage Viewing + VIP Lounge with Early Entry: $199
Includes 1 VIP admission ticket to Ye Scallywag!; access to side of stage viewing platform on the Main Stage; VIP Entry Lane; and access to Ye Scallywag! VIP Lounge, which includes early entry at 12:00 p.m. for beer tastings, exclusive tastings in VIP Lounge, VIP viewing from the Lounge, VIP cash bar, and private restrooms.

Waterfront Park is located at 1600 Pacific Highway in San Diego, near North San Diego Bay.  Ye Scallywag! will have a convenient drop off area for ride sharing and taxis, and the Green Line to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot train station is just three blocks from Waterfront Park.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Ye Scallywag! media partners and sponsors include San Diego's leading alternative radio station 91X, Pacifico, Sycuan Casino, Modelo, Rockstar Energy Drink, Ballast Point, and more.

For more information on 91X Presents Ye Scallywag!, please visit:




Tuesday, September 26, 2017

8th Annual OC Brew Ha Ha Recap

This past Saturday, September 23rd, one of my most favorite beer festivals of the year took place, the Brew Ha Ha.  This year was the eighth year the Brew Ha Ha has taken place, which is quite the feat!  Brew Ha Ha once again this year took place in the beautiful Oak Canyon Park.  This is one of my most favorite venues for a beer festival, because it seems as if you are far outside of a major metropolitan area, when you are actually near major freeways.  

This year, unlike in years past, the Brew Ha Ha was held on a day when the weather was amazingly gorgeous.  It was a beautiful day, and it wasn't too hot, which is not usually the case.  This helped to make the Brew Ha Ha even more awesome than usual!

Cheers to awesome beers and weather!
Some of my favorite beers of the day were from both well established as well as newer breweries.  Among my favorite beers of the day were Brewery Rex's Stay Wit, Ritual Brewing Company's Funner IPA, and Tustin Brewing Company's Kentucky Hug.





New for this year's Brew Ha Ha was a Rare Beer Section.  This area had exclusive beers available throughout the event for festival attendees who had selected the Rare Beer option for admission.  Some of the beers in the Rare Beer Section, such as Tustin Brewing Company's Kentucky Hug, were also available to all attendees in the General Admission area of the event, but, it was only available for a select time, whereas in the Rare Beer Section it was available throughout the event with no line.

Rare Beer Section, where everyone was smiling at drinking rare beers!

As usual, there was a wide variety of food options available at Brew Ha Ha provided by local food truck and restaurant booths.  There were also games available throughout Oak Canyon Park for festival attendees to partake in as well as live music.  Having food, games, and music helps to make sure that attendees are able to take breaks from trying all of the tasty beers throughout the event.  






This year's live music entertainment was provided by The Spazmatics, which were awesome!  I had never heard them perform before, and was so excited to hear them play covers of some of my favorite 80s songs.





As usual, the organizers of Brew Ha Ha provided a fun filled afternoon.  I always look forward to attending events put on by Brew Ha Ha Productions.  I can't wait until their next event!

Cheers to another amazing Brew Ha Ha!

Monday, July 17, 2017

4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup Recap


A visit to the fair is an essential part of my summer.  I always look forward to all of the sights, sounds, and unique food items that are offered every year. This year, I was able to attend the 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup.  This was my first time attending the Brew Hee Haw, which is an event that is produced by Brew Ha Ha Productions.  I always have a fun time at Brew Ha Ha events, spending time with friends, while enjoying a wide variety of delicious beers.




The Brew Hee Haw is unique because it is set inside of another annual event, the OC Fair. The OC Fair and Brew Hee Haw go together perfectly.  Brew Hee Haw attendees are able to attend the event, and enjoy the fair afterwards.  The area where the Brew Hee Haw is held is underneath a large tent, which makes it easy to enjoy a beautiful Southern California summer day.  The event had a great mix of people, and never felt that it was too crowded.  



Attendees were able to easily go from booth to booth and sample beers.  The dj that was at the opposite end of the entrance played a wide variety of music, which helped to add to everyone's enjoyment throughout the afternoon.  The relaxed environment and manageable crowds made it easy for attendees to enjoy themselves throughout the four hour event.
I had a fantastic time at the Brew Hee Haw and look forward to attending next year!




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup

Award Winning 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup Returns to OC Fair July 15 and 16





Costa Mesa, CA--Awarded 1st Place at the Western Fairs Association's Annual Convention for Best Event Within an Event for 2016, the 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup returns to the OC Fair July 15 and 16, 2017.  The successful collaboration between Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair & Event Center offers a first-class beer tasting experience on opening weekend of the OC Fair.  The unique craft beer event allows guests to enjoy all the fun the OC Fair has to offer, while experiencing the great music, fun games, dancing, and unlimited tastings from some of the top breweries in the country.  Tickets available now at: www.brewheehaw.com.

"We treasure our partnership with the OC Fair & Event Center and are looking forward to another record-breaking festival this year," said Cameron Collins, Co-Founder of Brew Ha Ha Productions.  The 2016 3rd Annual OC Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup was a sold-out success and was honored at the 2016 Western Fairs Association Achievement Awards with a 1st place win amongst large fairs in the Western US and Canada.

The highly anticipated 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup will kick-off opening weekend of the OC Fair July 15-16.  Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy unlimited tastes of more than 80 craft beers with a wide selection of styles ranging from Pale Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Saisons, Hefeweizens, and many more.  Located next to the scenic and spacious Pacific Ampitheatre, craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy sips from their favorite brewers throughout Southern California and beyond.

Festival-goers will have their choice of three different tasting sessions with two sessions on Saturday, July 15 and one session on Sunday, July 16.  In addition to fun games and catch tunes, guests will enjoy 4 hours of unlimited tastings and a commemorative festival glass.

Tickets include free OC Fair admission so attendees can come for the beer and stay for the Fair!  The OC Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday July 14-August 13, 2017.  Tickets are available available for purchase at ocfair.com or from the on-site Box Office (limited hours).  Free parking and shuttle service are available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Experian parking structure located off the Bristol Street exit off of the 405 freeway.  The OC Fair & Event Center is located off of the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa mesa.  For more information, please visit ocfair.com, become a fan at Facebook.com/OCFair, follow at twitter.com/ocfair or call (714) 708-1500.  Also, download the free OC Fair iPhone and Android apps.

For the third year in a row, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of OC & Inland Empire are partnering with the Brew Hee Haw team and will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Tickets can be purchased now without fees at www.BrewHeeHaw.com.  Regular tickets are $55 each, and, if available, day-of prices are $65 each.  The 4th Annual Brew Hee haw is a 21 and over only event.  IDs will be checked.  The Brew Ha Ha Productions team reminds all attendees to drink responsibly.