Upcoming Brew Ho Ho Starts Off the Beer Drinker’s Holiday Season Right

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As any one knows, beer and ale drinkers are always looking for a holiday to hoist a glass. So, coming up on Saturday, December 13 at the Anaheim Phoenix Club will be the 3rd annual Brew Ho Ho. Over 60 fine beers will be on tap at this event, celebrating the season and the season’s fine beers. Ballast Point, Bootleggers Brewing Company, and Cascade are just a few of the breweries that will be bringing their best beers, ales, porters and stouts to the Anaheim Phoenix Club.

For a special collaborative brew, this year will unite the talents of Valiant Brewing in Orange with Black Market Brewing of Temecula. The new 13% ABV beer will be unveiled in the coming weeks and combines vanilla bean, cherries, and smoked wood to create a complex and robust Russian Imperial Stout that will be available in bottles and at craft beer centric drinking establishments in Southern California.

Pouring Firestone-Walker Beer. Photo by edward simon for The Los Angeles Beat

Beach City Brewing in Huntington Beach will be showcasing several of their beers while the Newport Beach Brewing Company, Pizza Port and Tustin Brewing will be some of the OC’s contributions to the event. From San Diego, Saint Archer, Coronado Brewing and Mission Brewing will help represent the city to the south. Further away, Oregon’s Ninkasi Brewing will be traveling to the Brew Ho Ho from Eugene. Firestone Walker, with their popular 805 brew will come down from Santa Barbara County, while Left Coast Brewing and Green Flash will bring some of their most popular brews to the event.

The Garden Gazebo will be the site of this year’s event, adding a picturesque holiday touch to the event. Music will be supplied by Richard Blade, the legendary KROQ and Sirius XM DJ. The event will offer the annual Brewery Merchandise Expo giving beer lovers a one-stop shopping experience. Photos with Santa Claus add to the jovial atmosphere, which is further enhanced by the Brew Ha Ha’s illustrious interactive games.

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The third annual OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival is a rain or shine event. Since it’s inception in 2012 the OC Brew Ho Ho! has sold out in advance. This year’s “early bird” tickets disappeared in just 41 minutes after release. Remaining tickets are currently available for $55 online, and Designated Reindeer (driver) tickets are available for $10 online. 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 open until 5 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.ocbrewhoho.com.

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About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.
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