Holiday Happenings: It’s A Wonderful Time For Beer & Christmas Cheer!

Brew Ho Ho ‘Holiday Ale’ Festival 


Brew Ho Ho kick starts the holiday season into full gear which means plenty rare beer offerings, food trucks and more. Guests will have the opportunity to sample holiday inspired ales like. . .

Artifex & Chapman
Yippee Ki Yay!
Imperial Red IPA ‘Ho HoCollaboration’
Fifty Fifty Brewing
Eclipse w/ Vanilla
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout w/ Vanilla
Fifty Fifty Brewing
Eclipse w/ Coffee
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout w/ Coffee
Modern Times
Devil’s Teeth Variant
Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout w/ Orange Zest, Hazelnut & Cocoa Nibs
Unsung Brewing 
Valiant Brewing
BBA Chernyy Medved
Bourbon Barrel Aged Smoked Stout w/ Cherry & Vanilla
Phantom Carriage 
Dolores w/Peppermint
Stereo Brewing
Cranberry Kolsch
Crisp Kolsch w/ Cranberry

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Festivus Beer Pairing Dinnner with Barley Forge Brewing x The Culinary Underground 


“Join us for an exclusive night filled with six seasonal dishes & six curated beer pairings. Grab your closest friends, throw on an ugly Christmas sweater and partake in this holiday inspired feast.”

WHEN: DECEMBER 14TH @ 6:30pm to 9:30pm

WHERE: 2957 Randolph Ave
Costa Mesa, California


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1st Course – Amuse Bouche Cheese Plate

Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam Sphere. Apple Snow. Cranberry Compote. Smoked Chestnuts

Pairing – Don Perfecto Horchata-Style Wit

2nd Course – Chino Farms Winter Salad

Two Louder DIPA Vin. Kohlrabi. Beets. Shaved Fennel. Caprichio de Cabra. Pomegranate

Pairing – Grandpa Tractor Dortmunder Export Lager

3rd Course – Too Many Tamales: Grandma Lupe’s Recipe

Delicata Squash Tamale. Epazote. Shaved Queso Panela . Tamarindo Mousse

Pairing – Two Louder TIPA

4th Course – Intermezzo

Jicima Sorbet. Sweet Potato Gelee. Sorrel. Anjou Pear.

Pairing – Nom Nom Mango Hefeweizen

5th Course – Communal Christmas Table = Family Matters

Mary’s Organic Cornish Game Hen. Winter Root Vegetables. Roasted Parsnip Puree. BBA Fugue State Demi Glace.

Pairing – El Técnico Amber Ale with Agave Extract

6th Course – In the land of Sugar Plums + Frosted Dreams

Panettone Italian Bread Pudding. Eggnog Ice Cream. Gingerbread Crumb. Peppermint Chantilly.

Pairing – High West BBA Fugue State Russian Imperial Stout

Digestif – Vanilla Pecan Maple Amber Ale

Stumptown ‘Sleigh Ride’ Coffee Infused Chocolate Bark
Hazelnuts. Caramel. Black Mission Figs

Ingredients Sourced from Local Artisans At:

Presented By – Greg Nylen, Mary Ann Frericks, Kevin Buckley + Sean O’Shea

Culinary Team – Chef Andrea Machuca, Sous Chef Jonathan Gomez + Pastry Chef Stephanie Snee

Check out ‘American Food Tales’ inspiring video featuring The Culinary Underground  

Christmas Eve Punch Bowl Brunch at El Mercado in DTSA

Do you have plans for Christmas Eve morning yet!? El Mercado has got you covered! On December 24, Chef Daniel Godinez and Chef Nate Overstreet will be preparing a traditional “Comida de Centro” style brunch to indulge, enjoy and celebrate with your loved ones before Christmas Eve festivities. Mixologist Cesar Cerrudo will be featuring a holiday punch bowl to accompany the Christmas Eve brunch.


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