The OC Brew Ha Ha is hailed as the best craft beer festival in Orange County, and who am I to argue with that? It's the place for beer enthusiasts to convene Saturday at Hidden Valley Park in Irvine, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Fallen Firefighters Foundation in remembrance of 9/11.
More than 60 breweries will bring 150 crafted and import beers for you to sample. Also, enjoy food and entertainment and learn more about craft beers at seminars.
A $40 general admission ticket (noon to 3 p.m.) will buy you a keepsake festival glass, 10 four-ounce tastes, soda and water. A $55 VIP ticket will get you an extra hour from (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.), plus four additional tastes and an exclusive seminar with renowned beer expert Dr. Bill Stone. Or you can attend as a "designated driver" for just $10 with a guest.