Tuesday, September 27, 2016

7th Annual Brew Ha Ha Recap

This past Saturday, September 24th, one of my most favorite events of the year took place, the Brew Ha Ha.  This year marked the seventh year the Brew Ha Ha has taken place, which is quite the accomplishment!  The Brew Ha Ha took place once again in the picturesque Oak Canyon Park.  I really love this venue, it feels as if you are far outside of the metropolitan area of Orange County, when in fact you aren't very far from major freeways.

Waiting to enter Brew Ha Ha
As in past years, the Brew Ha Ha was held on a warmer than normal day, even though it is officially fall, the weather doesn't seem to realize this.  Thankfully, there are lots of shady spots throughout the event grounds as well as misting stations which make it easy to cool off in between sipping on delicious beers.

Picturesque Oak Canyon Park
This year, as in year's past, there was a collaboration beer made exclusively for the Brew Ha Ha.  This year a local brewery, Bottle Logic Brewing and a San Diego brewery, AleSmith Brewing Company worked together to create Stable Orbit.  The collaboration beer will be available in Southern California in both bottles and on draft.  This limited edition beer has an 8.5% BV and features several South African hops: African Queen, Southern Passion, Southern Star, and XJA2.  Stable Orbit was definitely a stand out beer of the day.

Line for Stable Orbit

Stable Orbit, worth the wait!
Other stand outs of the day were Founders Brewing Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and Mike Hess Brewing 8 West.  There were a wide variety of beers, which, as always, made it easy for everyone to find something to enjoy throughout the event.

Founders Brewing Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale

Mike Hess Brewing 8 West

Besides beer, the Brew Ha Ha, as usual had a great assortment of food options available throughout the event.  From food trucks to restaurants booths, there were many different types of food available.

Haven Gastropub
Sweet Temptations treats made with beer are always a great idea!
Slater's 50/50
Throughout the venue, there were games for attendees to play as well as live music.  This helps to break up the event and also ensure that people are taking breaks in between enjoying the ample selection of beers.


Once again, the organizers of Brew Ha Ha put together an amazing event.  I am super excited to see what other events they organize.  One event that I am really looking forward to is the upcoming Ye Scallywag! wine, beer, food, and festival which takes place on October 22nd in San Diego.  I know that it will be another epic event, since the organizers of Brew Ha Ha are involved!  If you haven't already secured your tickets, I highly recommend you do so.

Cheers to another rad Brew Ha Ha!

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