Why should Orange and Huntington Beach have all the fun? Brea's brewing something special this weekend, as TAPS Fish House & Brewery launches its Craft Brew Festival tomorrow from noon to 3 p.m.
For $50, folks will have 15 beverage tickets and unlimited eats. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Brea, Placentia and Yorba Linda. And the beer ain't just TAPS, either. Hop onwards for the roundup of 34. You heard us. Thirty-four.
Anaheim Brewing Angel City Brewing Ballast Point Bayhawk Ales Beachwood BBQ Bootleggers Brewing Bravery Brewing Cismontane Brewing Dale Bros. Brewing Eagle Rock Brewing Company El Segundo Brewing Company Golden Road Brewing Goose Island Hangar 24 I & I Brewing Inland Empire Brewing JT Schmid's Kinetic Brewing Left Coast Brewing Company Main Street Brewery Monkish Brewing Noble Ale Works Old Orange Brewing Company Pizza Port San Clemente Ritual Brewing Company Stone Brewing Company Strand Brewing TAPS The Brewery at Abigaile The Bruery Tustin Brewing Vailant Brewing
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Whew! They've been doing this at their Corona locale for the last few years already, so this is old hat for TAPS. And if you're questioning the food, well, we've got that list as well. Chef Manuel Gonzalez planned a pairing menu resembling a mini global street fair.
"Chinatown" - Crunchy lobster dumplings "New Orleans" - Bananas foster topped banana bread pudding (Note: Only dessert option) "Cuba" - Mojo marinated chicken skewers "Hawaii" - General Store: Spam musubi (YES!), kalua pork, mac salad, chicken katsu "Italy" - Salami & Capicola stromboli "Mexico" - Picadillo tostada "Middle East" - Shawerma "Japan" - Crispy rice fried calamari "Thailand" - Banana leaf wrapped swai "Milwaukee" - Classic bratwurst "Chicago" - Windy City dog "Los Angeles" - LA dog
We strongly recommend walking shoes and sunscreen this weekend, because all that drinking will eventually catch up with you. We will be somewhere between Hawaii and the Middle East, drinking something refreshing from Pizza Port.