Drinking beer can be a good way to bond with friends or make a keg lighter so you can ride it down a river. Sips ahoy with this Groupon.
- $50 for two VIP tickets to the Newport Beach Beerfest ($100 value)
Come Saturday, May 24 VIP ticket holders roll up to the Newport Beach Beerfest for unlimited tastings of rare and unique craft beers from Southern California Breweries such as Stone, Eagle Rock, and Saint Archer. Souvenir cup in hand, they enjoy the live tunes of such bands as The Joshua Tree, a U2 cover band. VIPs are granted early access to the event, as well as entry to the VIP lounge featuring limited release beers from Stone Brewing Co., and complimentary cocktails from Cocktail City Vegas.
Newport Beach Beerfest
With its sandy beaches and ample sunshine, Newport Beach seems made for outdoor celebrations. All that's missing are music and a few beers. Thankfully, Newport Beach Beerfest takes care of both.
More than 25 breweries flock to the event, where they set up booths along Back Bay Drive and tap kegs straight from their secret subterranean vaults. Smog City, Eagle Rock, Pizza Port, and other craft beer experts pour everything from stouts and IPAs to blonde ales and hard ciders. Attendees don't have to play favorites either, since a single ticket grants unlimited samples—not to mention a chance to hear some live music. Three bands play the festival, including headliner and U2 cover band The Joshua Tree. Multiple food trucks and souvenir clothing round out the festival's attractions.
Rock Star Beers
Even though it's based out of Las Vegas, Rock Star Beers doesn't limit itself to the Sin City when it comes to planning fun-filled events. They put on events throughout the country that celebrate craft beer, music, and dance-floor mingling from their permanent event residencies that include locations in San Diego, Scottsdale, Orange County, and Hollywood.