About 5 year(s) ago by HotelAnaheim’s OC Fest of Ales With summer coming to an all too quick close here in Orange County, we are certain you’re all wondering what big event is on the horizon. Well, this September the good ol’ OC is offering something different that is sure to be a smashing success – the 1st Annual Anaheim’s OC Fest of Ales! On Saturday September 22nd at the Downtown Anaheim Center Street Promenade, the OC Fest of Ales will bring you over 100 different beers to sample, VIP food pairings, a food truck challenge, live music, a home brew challenge, and even a Beer Run 5K! Each of these OC Fest of Ales activities offers a little something unique to participants. “Such as?” you ask breathlessly. Well, the Beer Run injects some fun into the 5K with special on course goodies like OC Fest of Ales Beer Pong and a Beer Batter Pancake Breakfast. Participating teams also receive a 10-15% discount on combo tickets (depending on when the team registers, so hurry!). Which brings us to the tickets! OC Fest of Ales tickets come in a wide variety – from General Admission to VIP Unlimited Passes and even VIP Designated Driver passes – and range from $40 - $95 depending on what you are looking to experience. We recommend the Designated Driver pass as we are staunch advocates of safe and responsible beer tasting. You could also take a taxi to the event and back from Ayres Hotel Anaheim, which is only 3 miles away and offers the plush Ayres Dream Sleeper bed to sink into after a long day of tasting and toasting. So say sayonara to summer and bring on the lager! The OC Fest of Ales is being held in conjunction with the Downtown Anaheim Association and all proceeds (100%!) will benefit the many non-profit organizations supported by the Association.