OC Beer & Music Festival // Santa Ana





Set in the heart of downtown Santa Ana, OC Beer and Music Festival embodied the chill vibe of this up-and-coming city. DTSA is now one of my favorite places to hang out, dine, and drink some craft beer! For all my beer lovers, Rock Star Beer has blessed up with another great event. You can get unlimited beer samples from local breweries, listen to amazing cover bands, and grab some grub from select food trucks.



With VIP tickets in hand, we were allowed to enter an hour before general admission and experience two VIP venues across the street. At the Festival Hall, Suja served three different mixed drinks using their juice. Even at a beer festival, we got to sample cocktails! Next, we went to The Underground, which was straight downstairs from the Festival Hall. There they had a DJ spinning and they had multiple breweries to taste. Here I discovered my new favorite from Latitude 33, their Honey Hips Blonde was so good! It had hints of honey and citrus and definitely satisfied my craving for a sweet beer. At this festival, there are a variety of booths, like water stations, merchandise and we even talked to a guy who sold organic fruits and vegetables by subscription boxes. After we tried everything in the VIP venue, we headed back to the main building, the Yost Theater.



In the background, they had a Katy Perry and Pink cover band playing top hits, and people were rocking out and dancing just like if the performers were the actual singers. At the Yost, there’s also a 2nd-floor room and balcony, where there was even more brews to try. We had a great time meeting new people, learning about different types of beer and listening to talented artists.
We made sure to Uber to the event and back, definitely take advantage of the unlimited beer until they run out, stay and have a good time!



There were a lot of popular local breweries pouring their top drafts, with a wide variety too. I saw IPAs, stouts, ales, everything across the beer spectrum. There were many different types of beers to taste, so if you’re not quite a beer expert yet, Rock Star Beer festivals are a perfect place to learn. Once you’ve tried them all, rule out your favorite and keep coming back for more. They host multiple events a year, and are expanding to new cities this year! Check out to see if they’re coming to a city near you. Cheers!

Thank you again, Rock Star Beer for having us at another OC Beer & Music Festival!

Life is Brewtiful ♡ // OC Beer and Music Festival






 


Cheers to good music an amazing pours! This weekend I attended Orange County Beer and Music Festival, hosted by Rockstar Beer. It was a half outdoor and half indoor event at the National City Grove of Anaheim. There are two ticket tiers, GA and VIP. Thank you to Rockstar Beer for sending us some VIP tickets which got us in an hour early before GA. We got a ride to the event, which is a smart thing to do if you plan on taking advantage of the unlimited samples. Entry was quick and efficient! Once you get past security, they give you a small cup for your beer samples.



My favorites of the night were The Honey and Pineapple Cider from ACE and The Great Pumpkin from Elysian Brewery! I went back to grab some more, but they ran out by the end of the night. I actually went to Total Wine and More and bought some bottles the next day. 


                                                                      
There were a lot of popular local breweries pouring their top drafts, with a wide variety too. I saw IPAs, stouts, ales, everything along the beer spectrum. There were over 100 different types of beers to taste, so if you’re not quite a beer expert yet, this is the perfect place to learn. Once you’ve tried them all, rule out your favorite and keep coming back for more!  For those champs that know their beer, they also had high alcohol content kombucha and some sprit samples. Don’t forget to eat too, they had a few food trucks and a booth that sold pretzel necklaces and water bottles.














Do you remember that band from our childhood that sings “My Own Worst Enemy”? They were headlining the event! Lit was a huge surprise because I didn’t know they were still around, but they’re still rocking  out and creating new music. They had multiple bands playing throughout the night and the concert hall had easy in and out access. It wasn’t a problem if you wanted to head outside to grab a beer sample, and them come back in when you were done.

Overall, it was an amazing event. When you combine craft beer and incredible music, you’re definitely going to have a great time! Music and free unlimited samples are included in the ticket price so it’s definitely worth it. Be sure to check out Rockstar Beer’s website to see if they have any festivals coming to your hometown!