OC Beer Week 2016

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OC Beer Week has finally begun with a proper start at the OC Brewers Guild Festival 1st Annual Festival last Saturday. This week OC beer geeks, hop heads, and beer lovers alike have a plethora of hoppiness to choose from – and I must admit we’re pretty firkin spoiled with all these special local beer events. Among others, Noble Ale Works, Good Beer Co, and Bootleggers Brewery are pulling out all the stops! Here’s a few events I’m super excited about. . .

Bootlegger’s Night at Hollingshead Delicatessen

Wednesday 6/15 at 5:00pm

Brewmaster Arron Barkenhagen and brewing team will be unleashing a handful of specialty beers – including Tina Thompson’s cask of dry hopped Knuckle Sandwich!

Photo Credit- http://www.beerandbaking.com


Good Beer Hunt with The Good Beer Company

Thursday 6/16 at 11:00am

Bottle scavenger hunt at participating OC bottle shops.  Hours vary based on bottle shop location.  Good Beer Hunt winners will be announced on June 18th in the Tasting Room. More info available at. . .  http://thegoodbeerco.com/hunt/ OC


Honey Double IPA Release @ All TAPS Fishouse & Brewery – All Locations

Thursday 6/16 at 11:00am

OC Honey Double IPA brewed in collaboration with OC native beekeepers Massey Honey. This DIPA will indubitably be the bees knees!



Noble x Cellarmaker “Dank You for Being a Friend” Double IPA Can Release at Noble Ale Works

Thursday 6/16 at 2:00pm

That’s right, our pals from Cellarmaker came down from San Francisco and brewed a badass Double IPA with us. We wanted to celebrate it by having a big release party and oh yeah- this is our FIRST canning run!



Tustin Brewing Co + Stereo Brewing Collaboration Release at TBC

Thursday 6/16 at 5:00pm

Brewmasters + all around good guys -Rick Smets and Jerrod Larsen have teamed up to bring OC some pure unadulterated goodness. . . Intrigued? Stop by TBC Thursday to have a taste! Tustin Brewing Co. 13011 Newport Ave., Suite 100, Tustin. (www.tustinbrewery.com)


Little Layla Beer Release @ Bootlegger’s Brewery Tasting Room

Friday 6/17 at 11:00am

“Little Layla” a Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Golden Strong Ale with Tangerine Zest (11.2% ABV). Dedicated to the daughter of close friends of Bootlegger’s Brewery; Dennis and Nicole Blakeley. Their daughter Layla passed away at a young age from a rare form of childhood cancer. This beer is meant to immortalize Layla and bring awareness to these types of diseases …

For more info visit. . . http://ocbrewers.org/oc-beer-week/

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