That’s a wrap on another year attending the OC Brew Hee Haw. This year the weather was crazy which made for some challenges, but nonetheless it was a really fun event.
After getting into the event my friend Bob showed me his weather app and proclaimed “it’s gonna pour in like an hour.” I thought to myself, that’s some bullshit, but seeing the radar I began to wonder if my flip flops and very expensive camera was a bad idea. Plus, who the hell takes an umbrella out with them when it’s 80+ degrees out and sunny? Maybe I need to be responsible and check the weather before I leave the house like most adults. Right as the rain started to come down pretty hard, everyone huddled under the big tented area and that’s when I think the event really got underway.
I sampled a bunch of beers but the ones I really enjoyed were the “We Saved Latin” by Noble and the lovely offerings by The Good Beer Company. There was a lot of decent taps that all the breweries brought, I would say it was at a higher caliber of offerings than last year’s event. Both the craft beer novice and the seasoned fan both had a great time at this event.
Despite the surprising rain, the event was still very well-managed and organized. The crowd got a bit more compact under the tent and there was water everywhere, and the tents that were in the rain became an island quite literally. Even with all of those challenges, I never saw the organizers break a sweat. It was so much fun I almost want it to rain at more events! Almost.
Can’t wait to see you guys next year! Cheers 😉