Beer aficionados and admirers alike will gather to sample over 100 of the best craft brews at the 2016 Brew Ho Ho!. Enjoy a live performance by popular tribute band Dead Man’s Party, shop the Brewery Merchandise Expo, enjoy a fine cigar to go with the great beer, and indulge in delectable food from top local restaurants and food trucks. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Brew Ho Ho! will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire who improve the lives of over 2,700 local children each year.
The fifth limited release OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale collaboration beer titled “Yippee Ki Yay” will come courtesy of Artifex Brewing in San Clemente, CA and Chapman Crafted in Orange, CA. The ale is expected to be 8% ABV and brewed with Red X, Rye and Carafoam malts alongside some wonderfully piney Simcoe and Chinook hope, creating the perfect beer for the holidays! The collaboration will be available at select tasting rooms in Orange County in early December in preview of the festival.
In true Brew HoHo! tradition, festivities will include singing and dancing to iconic live music. The ultimate Oingo Boingo tribute band, Dead Man’s Party, will perform everyone’s favorite songs as well as some of Danny Elfman’s music from “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” The music won’t be the only component raising the energy of the festival, activities like supreme Jenga, beanbag tosses, a live Santa to give your wish list to, over-the-top holiday sweaters and costumes, and Brew Ho Ho’s famous surprising and unique features and activities will all add to the flair of the event. In addition to fine beer and food, the popular cigar lounge will return with more than 50 different selections of the best boutique cigars.
This year’s event will feature a line-up of over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in Southern California and beyond. The holiday ale fest not only draws numerous local breweries, but welcomes brands from beyond. Coronado Brewing Co., Bootleggers Brewing Company, Bottle Logic, STERO Brewing, UNSUNG Brewing Company, Phantom Carriage and Pizza Port San Clemente are only a handful of the artisans who will be sampling their satisfying brews. Guests will have a chance to pair their craft beer with the perfect bite and enjoy food from The Kroft, The Cut, Devilicious, The Viking Truck, Porko Rico BBQ, and Slater’s 50/50.
In keeping with its sell-out tradition, this year’s Brew Ho Ho! Early Release Discount Tickets sold-out in less than two hours with record-breaking sales! Tickets are currently available for $55 online and pending availability, will be available the day of for $65 online or at the door. Designated driver tickets will be available for $20 at the door only for those accompanying a paid guest. Unlimited 2 oz. tastings will be provided in a complimentary commemorative tasting glass. Tastings will take place from 12 – 4 p.m. with the Brewery Merchandise Expo, music and food open until 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.brewhoho.com.