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:

"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 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, become a fan at, follow at 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  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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

4th Annual Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival


I am SO excited that one of my most favorite events of the year, Sabroso, is almost here!  Sabroso has been an annual event since 2014, you can read my recaps for 20142015, and 2016.  I'm even more excited, because of some RAD changes that will be coming to Sabroso this year.  KLOS presents the fourth annual Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito and it will be held at an all-new location, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA on Saturday, April 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (VIP opens an hour earlier at noon).  This year's event will once again be produced by California's most successful and respected craft beer festival producer, Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival will feature live music, lucha libre style wrestling by World Power Wrestling (WPW), games, contests, complimentary craft beer tastings (until 4:00 p.m.) from some of the best breweries in the country, and $3 tasty gourmet tacos from the region's top chefs and restaurants.  

Sabroso will feature a music lineup headlined by Orange County-based, multi-platinum rock band The Offspring, along with performances from Sum 41, Rival Sons, Lit, Unwritten Law, and the world's first and only heavy metal mariachi band, Metalachi, as well as roving performances by local mariachi bands.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring is looking forward to joining in this ultimate taco fest and comments, “We love tacos, the beach AND beer, so it sounds like a perfect day for The Offspring.”

Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Sabroso is one of my favorite events that we produce, and Doheny State Beach is exactly the kind of setting I imagined when we started in 2014. Much of the event will remain the same. What’s new for 2017, though, are the extended hours and the killer bands performing on our main stage. Having one of OC’s favorite exports, The Offspring, perform at Sabroso could not be more perfect! Attendees are in for a day they will never forget!”

Throughout the festival, taco lovers can indulge in $3 gourmet tacos from top local chefs and restaurants. These titans of taco creations will all compete for the coveted Sabroso “People’s Choice” awards, as selected by attendees via Text-To-Vote. “Best Of Show” will be awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges. Many taco experts are expected to participate, including these past Sabroso “People’s Choice” and “Best Of Show” winners returning to defend and reclaim their titles: Chef Jimmy Martinez from Pour Vida - Anaheim, Chef Cody Storts from Salt and Ash – Placentia, Chef Rashad Moumneh from Falasophy - Santa Ana, Luis Flores of Meat Up BBQ - Placentia, and Chef Hop Phan from Dos Chinos - Santa Ana, just to name a few. Other local favorites include Chef Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub, the Ninjas With Appetite Truck (N.W.A. Truck), Devilicious Truck, LIME Truck, Stadium Brewing Co., The Kroft, Chronic Tacos, and many more.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature renowned craft breweries including Bottle Logic, Bootleggers, Riip Brewing, Pizza Port, TAPS Fish House and Brewery, Stereo Brewing, Fall Brewing, Barley Forge, Ritual Brewing, Modern Times, Artifex Brewing and more.

Attendees are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo Bandito
Dexter Holland of The Offspring’s top rated hot sauce during the event.

In addition to live music, tacos and craft beer offerings, Sabroso attendees will be entertained by lucha libre style wrestlers like Red Spider, La Golosa, Lady Lee and Mariachi Loco, who will take to the ring for four action packed qualifying matches, followed by a championship match.

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival runs from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 8, with VIP entry beginning at noon for an extra hour of complimentary exclusive tastings in the VIP lounge. The festival is open to those 21 and up. Festival attendees will have the opportunity to roam throughout the lush grass areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean, touching the sand.

Tickets for KLOS presents Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festivalpowered by Gringo Bandito go on sale Friday, February 3 at 10:00 AM PT at A limited number of discounted Early Bird pre
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sale tickets 
will be available via KLOS on Thursday, February 2 from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, exclusively for the station’s Workforce members. Visit for more details.

The VIP Lounge + Early Entry Ticket includes 1 festival admission ticket for craft beer tastings, music festival, VIP entry lane with one hour early entry for craft beer tastings (Noon), VIP lounge access with exclusive craft beer tastings and special taco vendors, front of stage viewing access, VIP bathrooms, and VIP commemorative laminate.

A portion of the proceeds from Sabroso will be donated to the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association (DSBIA), the non-profit cooperating association of Doheny State Beach, dedicated to the protection of the park’s beaches, facilities, marine refuge and its historical, cultural and social stories.

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase for the following prices at All tickets include complimentary beer tasting and access to view the music stage.

Festival General Admission Tickets start at $60, and VIP Lounge + Early Entry Tickets are $99. Day Of Festival General Admission Tickets (if available) will be $75 per person.

Parking at Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will be extremely limited, so attendees are strongly encouraged to carpool and ride
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share. Please go to for all shuttle locations, ride share lots, bike valet and suggested areas to park.

Doheny State Beach is easily accessible by car from Los Angeles County, San Diego County, the Inland Empire, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, the San Joaquin Valley, and via flights to Orange County’s John Wayne Airport.

The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.

Sponsors for Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival include KLOS, Gringo Bandito and Chronic Tacos, with more to be announced.
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For the most up-to-date information on Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, please visit:
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Thursday, December 29, 2016

5th Annual Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival Recap

I think having a beer fest in December is a wonderful way to help celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
A few short weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival. While I have attended several other events produced by OC Brew Ha Ha Productions, this was my first time attending their annual event held in December.  
The event was held at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, which is a fantastic spot for a fest. There was plenty of room for breweries, vendors, food trucks, and festival attendees to spread out throughout the venue. 
One of my favorite beers of the day was Unsung Brewing's St. Nick R. Doodle.  It was like drinking a cookie, a really delicious hop flavored cookie.  I thoroughly enjoyed the OC Brew Ho Ho because of the fantastic variety of beers that were brought by all of the breweries, the live music from Dead Man's Party, as well as all of the festive attire worn by all of the attendees.  I am already looking forward to next year's Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival!