Don't go to the Costa Mesa brewery for the run-of-the-mill food, but do go for the beers. This Saturday, at noon, $20 ($25 on the door) gets you five tastings and admission to the onsite concert, which has a not-bad lineup (The Colourist, Dusty Rhodes and The Fling). For full details, and to buy tickets, visit the website.
Proceeds wil benefit two charities—the Surfrider Foundation and the Karl Strauss Brewers Education Fund, which I'm convinced is just a front for people to drink beer and get paid for it. Where can I sign up?