The Craft Beer Fest is back for the holidays! Choose from more than 100 selections of local, international, seasonal and hard-to-find specialty craft brews, ciders, wine and craft cocktails. Meet the local brewers, check out beer inspired merchandise and groove to DJ’s in the Seaside Concert Area. Beer & Cider Fest entry is free with track admission. Receive five tastings for $20 or purchase available full-sized portions. Event entry is open to all ages.
Save over 15% on Beer Fest Package including racetrack admission, racing program, beer fest wristband including 5 tastings of beer or cider samples (7 oz), wine samples or mini-cocktails.
Featured Breweries include:
2 Towns Ciderhouse, AleSmith, Ballast Point, Burning Beard , Golden Coast Mead, Ironfire, Iron Fist, Lagunitas, Legacy, Mike Hess, Modern Times, Newtopia Cyde, Resident, Rough Draft, San Diego, San Miguel, Shangri-La
Wolf Pup 5K Run 11-18-17 at Golden Road, Anaheim
The Orange County Brewers Guild is dedicated to the education and promotion of the great craft beer movement happening in our county. Developing sensory analysis skills allows attendees to become familiar with common off beer flavors; an important key to understanding craft beer, its quality and importance of proper storage & handling. This course walks you through some basic off-flavors that can occur. At each class, seven different common off flavors will be tasted and discussed. This course lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Off flavors included: Acetaldehyde, D.M.S., Isoamyl, Contamination, Diacetyl, Papery, Light Struck
Preparing for the Cicerone Certified Beer Server exam with this fun, interactive class put on by the Cicerone Certification Program — the leaders in beer service certification and training.
- Learn the difference between taste and flavor
- Taste different types of malt
- Smell hops from the US and Europe
- Taste and study six foundational beer styles
- Understand the common variations that occur in beer styles
- See how other styles relate to the core six
- Learn how to talk about the flavor of any beer with customers
- Participate in creating flavor descriptions for six classic beers
- Review proper beer service for bottles and draft
- Experience a common off flavor caused by poor beer management
- Learn how to spot a dirty beer glass from across the room
The Orange County Brewers Guild presents our first one-day Brewers Technical Seminar. The OC Brewers Guild mission is to provide promotion and education to the public as well as our members. Through our Training Seminars we look to provide opportunities for brewery members to gain access to key speakers in the industry; to learn about current trends and practices. We have compiled a key headline of technical presenters who can educate a broad scope of attendees as some are just starting out and others who are already well developed in their brewing profession. Topics to address include: Malt, Water, Hops, Yeast, Barrel Aging, Sour beer program, and Quality Assurance.
Speaker Line Up
Ann Spevacek, Pizza Port Brewing Co.
Chris Anderson, Anderson Consulting
John Palmer, Author of How to Brew
Steve Gonzales, Stone Brewing Company
Tyler Schoales, Great Western Malting
Maurine Frey, Garage Brewing Co.
Kevin Osborne, Cellador Ales
Costume Party at Red Bar in Hotel Irvine
Third Annual Eat, Drink and Be Scary Costume Party at Red Bar and Lounge. Get ready for an evening filled with specialty themed cocktails, costume contests with prizes, dancing, DJ, costume party contest, and a scary good time.