Brew Hee Haw brings beer, music and good occasions to the OC Honest – Orange County Register

Orange County-based Brew Ha Ha Productions’ annual Brew Hee Haw returned to the Motion Sports activities Enviornment on the OC Honest & Occasion Heart in Costa Mesa on Friday, July 14.

The craft beer-focused occasion launched its first tasting session at 6 p.m. on Friday in the course of the OC Honest’s opening day. It was a scorching, sweaty afternoon within the unforgiving solar, however as soon as it dipped behind the stage that was arrange for a efficiency by cowl band Saved by the 90s, there was some aid — and fortunately plenty of chilly beer for tasting.

Whereas there have been loads of hazy and common IPAs, lagers and blondes provided, there have been additionally various bubbly laborious seltzers, crisp kombuchas and a few candy meads and ciders.

A transparent fan-favorite was the Baja Blasted seltzer from Vista-based brewery WestBrew. Its vibrant blue coloring stood out within the little Brew Hee Haw-branded tasting cups and each time people would stroll round with a pattern they have been stopped and requested, “Dude, what’s that?” It was a refreshing shot of liquid paying homage to Mountain Dew’s Baja Blast soda, however much less sugary candy and with 5 % ABV. A number of patrons went again for second or third tastings and even the boldest of beer drinkers needed to admit it was tasty, particularly on a scorching summer season day on the honest.

“Canine, I do know seltzer isn’t your factor, however this good,” one visitor informed one other as he influenced his pal to provide it a attempt. He preferred it and went again for extra. Oh, and all of us realized later that this little drink made all of our tongues blue, so we knew who had been tasting it as we chatted with others on the occasion.

Costa Mesa’s Brewing Reserve was serving the actually delish OC Tropical, a light-weight Hawaiian Ale that was flavored fantastically and positively obtained a second style. Once more, the coloring on this one, a fairly pink shade that didn’t stain our mouths.

Comic George Lopez, who’s scheduled to look at Brew Hee Haw over the weekend, had his beer on faucet. In partnership with The Brews Corridor, which has places in Torrance and Hermosa Seaside, Lopez’s brewery had a light-weight Mexican Lager on faucet and a Mango Hazy IPA bursting with candy, hoppy and citrus taste.

Different standouts included San Diego’s Harland Brewing’s Japanese Lager. This one is available in a whole lot of main retailers, nevertheless it’s so refreshing. Anaheim’s Brewheim served an addicting Blueberry Lager and San Diego’s Fall Brewing Firm was not solely handing out the best, punk rock-themed stickers on the occasion, however its Can I Scream? IPA was positively value a second style.

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