There are a whole lot of reasons to attend the Newport Beach Beerfest, and not all of them include beer. (OK most of them do but still, not all.)
For example: If you’re about that gourmet, one-of-a-kind fusion food truck life, then cool, come on down and have yourself a Hawaiian pizza burrito. If you want to listen to a Blink-182 tribute band outside in the fresh, Newport Beach air, well, you’re in luck and a festival of beer is for you. If you’re a single girl in search of a veritable bro-smorgasboard (bro-gasboard?) of guys dressed in Saved by the Bell t-shirts and American flag board shorts, just tell ‘em, “Beerfest me, please.”
Because at a beer festival, there’s really something for everyone, even if you aren’t the least bit in it for the beer.
But if you are, there’s of course that too, poured by breweries small and large, with flavors ranging from the distinct to the reminiscent. You’ve got your custom ciders, daring fusions–spicy beer, citrusy beer, olive oil and onion beer (maybe)–and your time-tested favorites, the crisp blondes, the hoppy IPAs, plus whatever else falls into the barley-malted between.
This year, the Newport Beach Beerfest is happening at Newport Dunes on Saturday, May 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (VIP tickets get you early access at 6 p.m.) The fest will features libations from more than 100 local breweries, a food truckfest and live music by Atlas Genius, Blink180True and Bass Punks.
Plus, to pile news on top of the views and brews (yikes to this rhyming), a portion of the proceeds from Beerfest are donated to a local charity, which organizers say will be announced soon.
So, let’s recap: Good beer, good food, good tunes, good times, good cause. I mean, seriously, what’s not to love?
See ya at at Beerfest, folks.