I got a taste of luxe life in San Juan Capistrano over Christmas at the Inn at the Mission and now not far away is another event that looks extravagant. Below are the details. I will pop back in with why the beer is special at the end…
“The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel’s first Culinary Cookout of 2023 is Brews & Bites – a beachside beer festival with an incredible and diverse lineup of brewers from across the nation and internationally on Sunday, February 19 from 1- 4 pm.
Set on the resort’s lush Dana Lawn that overlooks miles of the Pacific Ocean, attendees will enjoy an afternoon of unlimited beer tastings with a keepsake glass and access to global street food stations serving up wood fire Bavarian pretzels, Korean corn dogs, New Delhi fish and chips, and borracha tacos. Lawn games and entertainment complete the afternoon.”
- Bow & Arrow Brewing Co.
- Peoples’ Republic of South Central
- The Bruery
- Bottle Logic Brewing
- Baja Brewing Company
- Sage Vegan
- OC Local Taproom
This is not a hastily thrown together brewery list. Bottle Logic and The Bruery may not have whales at their tables but even their most basic list of beers are great. Many have not had a beer from Kimberly Rice and Sage and this is a great way to introduce yourself to their beers. They do a lot of farm to table and grow hops via Sow A Heart Farms. For me the headliner is Bow & Arrow from New Mexico. Most of the press is about the owners, and rightfully so, but I have had a couple of their beers and they are great. I say have the beers then read their story.