September Brews News

Southern California

So I know that September typically means we start diving into our Halloween coverage for the season, and believe me, we will!  But I wanted to share a couple of less spooky and more booze-y events that might be of interest to some of our readers, especially because they're being part produced by groups who have put together other festival events we've covered in the past!

The first is the 9th annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival this Saturday, September 15, over in Silverado Park in the Irvine area.  Brew Ha Ha is the same group that's associated with Sabroso Fest and Back to the Beach Festival--two fantastic events that we've covered in the past.  

The second is the grand opening of Dude's Brewing Company in Santa Monica this Thursday, September 13, featuring a musical performance by punk and alternative band, Unwritten Law (who we've covered in the past two Sabroso Fests).  For beer enthusiasts--and I think there are a lot of you out there--these are a pair of fun events that combine potables and a nice, social atmosphere.  Of course, all things in moderation, and definitely be responsible if you're out drinking.  But as long as we're being adults about things, consider these to be something to do this week!

From the press releases:

Captains Quarters to Perform at 9th Annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 15

Sail Into the End of Summer with Unlimited Tastes from 100+ Beers

[Silverado, Calif.] Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival is proud to announce the Yacht Rock super group Captains Quarters will perform at the highly anticipated 9th annual event on September 15, 2018 from noon to 4 p.m. Dubbed “Orange County’s Favorite Beer Festival,” the event will serve up sips from beloved regional and exciting new out-of-town breweries that are rarely seen in California. Super-fan craft beer enthusiasts will sample both the largest and best selection of craft beer in Orange County, CA from the region's’ top breweries and brewers.

Craft beer lovers will enjoy classic backyard games, live entertainment, and indulge in gourmet food trucks like Mess Hall Canteen, Viking Truck, Meat Up BBQ, Fiesta Gourmet and more, all at the picturesque Lakeview Park venue - a new, but familiar location for the Brew Ha Ha event. Fans of the Brew Ha Ha signature events will remember the location as the original site for the Sabroso Craft Beer & Taco Festival, offering wonderful views of the lake with more shade and improved cell service.

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

The 9th annual event highlights the rapidly growing craft beer scene in Orange County with unlimited tastings from an impressive list of local fan favorite breweries such as Artifex Brewing, Bottle Logic, Chapman Crafted, Bootleggers, Docent, TAPS Brewing and many more.  The festival will also feature new and exciting out of town talent like Burgeon Brewing, Faction Brewing, Melvin Brewing, Wild Barrel as well as many other that are sure to blow the minds of craft beer aficionados and new beer lovers alike.

Brew Ha Ha attendees will be able to rock out to Captains Quarters, the smoothest yacht rock super-group on the West Coast, while sipping on their unlimited tastes of over 100 bubbly ales. Captains Quarters will play many of their crowd pleasers including hits by Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Loggins and Lionel Richie. “We are thrilled to announce Captains Quarters will perform at this year’s Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival,” stated Cameron Collins, Brew Ha Ha Productions. “Their musical stylings are sure to set the tone for a laidback and electric craft beer experience.”

The producers of Brew Ha Ha are eager to follow up the success of Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Round Up, their 5th annual event that showcased more than 80 regional favorites and rarely seen craft beers on July 14 and 15, 2018 at the opening weekend of the world-famous OC Fair & Event Center.

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

Brew Ha Ha Productions is extending their popular free shuttle service to Brew Ha Ha festival goers. The shuttle will take attendees from the event to the Tustin Metrolink Station where guests can easily catch a Lyft, Uber, cab, bus or train to their final destination.

Tickets for the 9th annual Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival are on sale now. General admission tickets are $45 per person and VIP tickets are $60 per person with a portion of the proceeds going to Big Brother Big Sister of Orange County and Inland Empire. Designated driver tickets are available for purchase for $20 upon entry and online. Brew Ha Ha is a 21+, rain or shine event that kicks-off at 12 p.m. for VIP guests and 1 p.m. for general admission on Saturday, September 15th. Taps close at 4 p.m. on Saturday. For festival information visit

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

Photo courtesy of Brew Ha Ha Productions.

About Brew Ha Ha Productions

Brew Ha Ha Productions (BHPP) is one of the largest craft beer national event producers in the United States. Fueled by a desire to promote craft beer, along with visions of creating unique annual events, Orange County based BHHP has enjoyed an unprecedented 180% growth in 2017. Established in 2010, BHHP's Award Winning and diverse events now reach beyond OC and California including festivals in Arizona, Washington, Oregon and other states across the nation. A 'For-Profit' organization whose missions includes giving back, BHHP has helped many non-profits raise awareness and money to further their worthy causes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Inland Empire (BBBS) believes that all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County & Inland Empire was founded in 1958 and is one of the national organization’s top mentoring agencies in the country, serving more than 2,700 children each year.  Their Purpose is for every child to have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.  Their Mission is to provide strong and enduring, one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships for every child who needs and wants one.  Their Vision is to change the life of a child for the better, forever.

Unwritten Law Set to Perform for The Dudes’ Brewing Company Grand Opening Celebration at Santa Monica Place Sept. 13

Tickets on sale now at

Santa Monica Place, the sophisticated, contemporary open-air destination shopping center, is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration of the Dudes’ Brewing Company on Thursday, September 13 from 6 – 9 p.m. with a special live concert by multiplatinum recording rock band, Unwritten Law, on the rooftop deck. Located on the third floor of the center, the newest Westside location features 27 rotating beers on tap, scratch made pizza and salads, and is the first of The Dudes’ five locations to offer local wines.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.

The Dudes’ Brewing Company
Santa Monica Place, third floor
395 Santa Monica Place
Santa Monica, CA 90401

In celebration of its new flagship location at the iconic Santa Monica Place, The Dudes’ Brewing Company is hosting a special grand opening event on Thursday, September 13 from 6 – 9 p.m.  Family owned and operated since 2013, The Dudes’ offers an innovative approach to classic beer styles. The unique roster of brews on tap truly highlight The Dudes’ specialty in utilizing innovative brewing techniques to craft classic beer styles. Fan favorites include the CalifornIPA®, Cerveza Lager Mexicana and JUICEBOX SERIES®: Blood Orange Amber Ale. The new tasting room will host a regular schedule of special events ranging from yoga and beer mornings, trivia nights, comedy shows, and an acoustic music series.

Photo courtesy of Dudes' Brewing Company.

Photo courtesy of Dudes' Brewing Company.

Tickets to the Dudes’ Brewing Company grand opening event are available at:

  • VIP tickets are $45 per person and include priority check-in, priority viewing, and a complimentary beverage ticket.

  • General admission tickets are $20 per person

About The Dudes’ Brewing Company
The Dudes’ Brewing Company is a Los Angeles-based, family owned craft brewery founded in 2013. The Dudes' specialize in innovative approaches to classic beer styles designed to appeal to casual beer drinkers and craft beer fanatics alike. Unique core brews include Double Trunk Double IPA, Grandma’s Pecan English Style Brown Ale, CalifornIPA and Juicebox Series: Blood Orange Amber. All of these beers and many more are available on tap at our tasting rooms in Torrance, Santa Clarita, Huntington Beach, Thousand Oaks, and in our newest spot in Santa Monica. Located on the third floor in Santa Monica Place, this Westside location features 27 beers on tap, local wines, and scratch made pizza and salads.

About Santa Monica Place
Located steps away from the Pacific Ocean in Downtown Santa Monica and adjacent to Third Street Promenade, the unique, all-outdoor Santa Monica Place is home to Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, DVF, Hugo Boss, BARNEYS NEW YORK, Nike, dozens more shops and an inspired collection of restaurants and entertainment experiences including True Food Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Sonoma Wine Garden, The Curious Palate, ArcLight Cinemas and more. Santa Monica Place also is home to a growing set of engaging, digitally native brands, such as b8ta, Ministry of Supply, Monica + Andy, Peloton and others.

For more information, visit or access our Concierge services anytime via text: (310) 499-2928.

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