Monday, October 23, 2017

Punk 'N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival

KLOS, Fat Mike, & P.I.D. Present
Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, October 28, 1 - 9pm

Sip and Sample West Coast’s TOP Craft Beer from Over 100 Featured Brews

​Guests enjoy craft beer at Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival in Tacoma, WA on Sept. 16, 2017​
[Huntington Beach, Calif.] - KLOS, Fat Mike, & P.I.D. Present Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival will bring the best in craft beer, food, and live music to SeaLegs Live at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA on Saturday, October 28.  As part of the Punk in Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival series, Punk ‘N Brew offers craft beer enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy quality craft beer from over 100 brews, gourmet food trucks and restaurant vendors, performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Strung Out, Guttermouth, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I., and more. Tickets are on sale on now at

The Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival highlights the rapidly growing craft beer scene in the West Coast with unlimited tastings from an impressive list of breweries that includes AleSmith Brewing, Modern Times, Stone Brewing Co., STEREO Brewing Company, Artifex, 2 Towns Cider, and many more. Attendees will also have the chance to sample the highly-acclaimed Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, created by Fat Mike and craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing. The special lager is only available in cans in the festival markets.

Excite your taste buds with over 25 of Punk ‘N Brew’s mouth-watering food items provided by PRJKT Concessions and elevated food offerings from SeaLegs at the Beach. Whether you are a beer enthusiast or a foodie fan, attendees will indulge on bites of their favorite comfort foods including hand-made pizza and Korean street style tacos. A sizzlin’ 70’ custom BBQ and smoker will add some finger lickin’ fun with tasty BBQ items including Texas slow-smoked hickory brisket (smoked for 12 hours), pulled pork, and crispy turkey legs. Satisfy your sweet tooth with one-of-a-kind specialized unicorn milk shakes and cake slices.   

The craft beer samplings will take center stage at the Punk ‘N Brew fest till 4pm, followed by performances from co-headliners NOFX and Bad Religion, along with Goldfinger, Strung Out, Ignite, The Dickies, D.I., and more all night long.

Tickets for Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival start at $69 + fee for General Admission. The VIP SeaLegs Live Lounge and VIP tickets for Punk ‘N Brew are sold out.

Punk ‘N Brew Craft Beer & Music Festival is pleased to welcome Rockstar Energy Drink, Wienerschnitzel, Stone Brewing and Cosmic Fog as sponsors and supporters in its inaugural year.

For more information, visit:

Facebook: @PunkInDrublicFestival 
Instagram: @PunkInDrublicFestival 
Hashtags: #PunkNBrew #Punkindrublicfest

Ye Scallywag, 2017 Recap

Saturday October 21st marked the return of one of my favorite events, Ye Scallywag, an all day fest featuring beer, food, and punk rock music.  Whenever an event is a huge success, it leaves one to wonder, will it be just as awesome the next time?  Ye Scallywag's second year definitely did not disappoint.  Held again at the picture perfect Waterfront Park, located adjacent to the San Diego Bay, the idyllic setting was a perfect backdrop to a fun-filled afternoon.  

Eager crowd!
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Over the course of the afternoon, into the evening, an epic lineup of rad musicians took the stage in front of festival attendees.  This year's lineup at Ye Scallywag included Western Settings, the Adolescents, Strung Out, Lagwagon, the Vandals, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, along with Pennywise. 

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
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Along with an outstanding lineup of music, setting, and venue, once again this year, there was a fantastic selection of beers and food to choose from throughout Ye Scallywag.
While having a large selection of beers to choose from is always a good thing, the lineup of music was just as great, and probably the main reason most people chose to attend the fest.  

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Thanks to Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Brew Ha Ha Productions, and my favorite radio station, 91X for putting together another epic event. I'm already excited for next year's Ye Scallywag!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mickey's Halloween Party

Disneyland and Halloween are two of my favorite things.  Visiting Disneyland during Halloweentime is always something I look forward to each year.  This year, I decided to attend one of the special ticketed Mickey's Halloween Parties.  I've always been a bit reluctant to attend, because as a Disneyland Annual Passholder, I already pay a nice sum of money each month to have the opportunity to visit the Happiest Place on Earth.  Why would I want to purchase a separate ticket for an after hours event?  Well, for starters, they have special Halloween themed fireworks.  Back in 2009, before Disneyland offered the Mickey's Halloween Party, for a very brief period of time, the Halloween themed fireworks were able to be seen by those in attendance during regular admission times.  Since 2010, though, the Halloween Screams fireworks are only able to be viewed during Mickey's Halloween Parties.

Spooky Halloween projections on buildings on Main Street U.S.A.
When first entering the event, it was quite crowded with non-party attendees as well as party attendees near the front entrance to Disneyland.  For guests attending Mickey's Halloween Party, they are able to arrive before the actual start time to the party, which is nice for those who are not frequent visitors to Disneyland.  Each party attendee receives a tiny bag to hold candy, although you can also bring one from home if you'd like to try to get your money's worth of candy.  

Characters on floats on the Rivers of America
The decorations and Halloween themed music are a nice enhancement to the regular Halloweentime decorations throughout Disneyland.  The treat stations are located in various areas throughout different lands in Disneyland.  We visited the treat stations on Main Street USA, the Golden Horseshoe, the Rivers of America, as well as those located near the Hungry Bear restaurant.  I think the only way you would be able to visit all of the treat stations were if you arrived early, although, I don't know how you would also manage to visit any of the attractions.  The only attraction I wanted to visit while there for Mickey's Halloween Party was the Haunted Mansion Holiday.  Although the Haunted Mansion has been decorated by Jack Skellington since September, the wait times whenever I have visited have been close to two hours.
During Mickey's Halloween Party, we only had to wait for twenty minutes, which was a definite treat. 

We had decided that viewing the earlier showing of the Frightfully Fun Parade, which runs both before and after the Halloween Screams fireworks, would make the most sense since I attended a party on a Tuesday night.
I wasn't quite sure where the best view of the parade would be, and decided on trying to view it from the left side of the castle.
Our view of the fireworks was okay, I could see some of the castle projections, but not all of them.
I really liked the Halloween Screams fireworks.
I just didn't like how it was a bit disorganized for where to sit and/or stand for the fireworks.

Which leaves me with the question, was it worth it to attend Mickey's Halloween Party?  Will I attend Mickey's Halloween Party in the future?  I really don't think the price of the ticket was worth all of the offerings of the party.  I also felt that the fireworks viewing area could have been better organized.

The Halloween Tree in Frontierland
But, I love Halloweentime at Disneyland.  So, I imagine, in a few years, I will be back for another Mickey's Halloween Party.  If I do go again, though, I will make sure to purchase tickets for a Friday night rather than a Tuesday evening.

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:

"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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