Bootlegger’s Brewery recently celebrated their 6th Anniversary at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. It was on April 26th (Saturday) from 12pm to 4pm with unlimited pours of over 30 Bootleggers beers and guest breweries added to that list at a beautiful location.
With 4 oz. unlimited beers ahead of me, surrounded by a number of specialty pours to try, live music, games and beer peeps it was like I was a kid in a candy store. A beer-filled candy store.
I had never been to the “The Muck” center before and I must say, it’s impressive. The rolling sprawl of grassy area surrounds a plethora of beer tents stationed outside the Spanish-inspired building that is the museum. It was a sunny and almost hot day with the occasional cloud rolling along the sky, the perfect weather for an outside beer event.
All of the beers were enjoyable, but here were some of the stand-out ones I think were the most memorable: the cask offerings from Bootleggers, the sour I had from Newport Beach Brew Co., and the delicious beers from Monkish. I know, I need to be telling you which beers but honestly it was a month ago and I neglected my untapped account that day. So there.
The event was very well orchestrated and when I saw Cameron running around with an ear-piece I smiled a knowing smile since I always enjoy the events that Cameron has a hand in running. All in all, a perfect pick for a venue (let’s do it again there next year!) and very tasty offerings of beers to sip as I watch the balloon animals get made, faces get painted, jousting get jousted, bulls get ridden and I don’t think I could ask for anything more. The only thing that was a downer is by the time I made it to the back part of the event, all of the beers were tapped and that was reportedly due to all the kegs that were sourced were only 5 gallon kegs instead of the standard 15 gallon which meant that most of the brewery tents ran out within the first few hours of the event. Especially the popular ones. But hey, that means people liked it, right?