OC Brew Ho Ho 2012

It’s only a month away, and we can’t wait. It’s the big Orange County craft beer festival that falls in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Of course you know what we’re talking about, right? No, it’s not Festivus, It’s the OC Brew Ho Ho!

Brought to you by the same fine folks who put on our favorite summer beer fest, OC BrewHaHa, this is their first annual Holiday Ale Festival. The Beer Soaked crew just bought our tickets so we will be at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim along with tons of other craft beer fans in Orange County on December 8th. Will you be there?

OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival

Featuring 50+ Craft Beers from SoCal’s Finest Breweries, December 8, 2012

[Anaheim, Calif.] – Saturday, December 8, the producers of Orange County’s “Best Craft Beer Festival,” the OC Brew Ha Ha, are pleased to present the inaugural OC Brew Ho Ho! Holiday Ale Festival at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim.  Award-winning Southern California breweries will be pouring over 50 craft and import beers in support of Yellow Ribbon America – Operation Christmas and the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. The new seasonal festival will feature an afternoon full of unlimited beers tastings, a commemorative festival glass, great food, festive music and a unique holiday shopping experience.

If you’re like us then you appreciate a well-crafted beer. OC BrewHoHo is going to be a great way for us to try out a bunch of special holiday ales, without having to drop an entire paycheck at the local bottle shop.

The event will offer an unprecedented selection of limited release, seasonal, first release and holiday ales.

Event Details:

For the $45 admission fee, you get:

  • entrance to the event
  • a commemorative festival glass
  • unlimited 3 oz. tastes of over 50 different beers
  • live music
  • entrance to the Brewery Expo
  • FREE parking

Tickets are currently available online at http://ocbrewhoho.com

Designated Reindeer (driver) passes are available at the door for $10 and must accompany a paying guest.


Not only will the there be special holiday food menus from The Phoenix Club, but you’ll have other dining options as well. Food trucks like Rancho-a-Go-Go and The Viking Truck will be serving up their goods. The famous Slater’s 50/50 will be on hand with a special Brew Ho Ho Holiday Burger for the event. And don’t forget your beer soaked dessert options! Drunken Udder Ice Cream and Brew Cakes will be satisfying the sweet tooth.

An OC Brewery Collaboration Ale

OC Brew Ho Ho - collaborationWe love a good collaboration. When brewers work together to create something the result is always worth checking out.

In the spirit of the holiday season, the Award Winning Bootlegger’s Brewery, Pizza Port San Clemente and Newport Beach Brewing Company have come together for the first time to create the “Brew Ho Ho Holiday Strong Ale” exclusively for this festival. Brewed with English yeast and chocolate malts, this limited release beer contains subtle hints of sugar and spice for the holidays and will be unveiled for the very first time at the OC Brew Ho Ho! This beer can be enjoyed right away or aged for later. A limited number of bottles of this special beer will be available to purchase at the breweries after the festival.

I can’t wait to give this one a try. Three local brewers who each make great beer on their own are bound to come up with something amazing when working together.

And it’s all for a good cause too…

OC Brew Ho Ho! supports the Yellow Ribbon AmericaOperation Christmas program with their efforts to give local direct support to our deployed and at home troops and their families. Guests may bring an unwrapped new toy to further support their efforts. OC Brew Ho Ho! also supports the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation’s dedication to improving the care and quality of life for children with malignant diseases.

Hope to see you there!


Beer Soaked Erik and the rest of the gang.

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