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Orange County Brew Ha Ha   Leave a comment

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Went to a craft beer tasting festival today called the OC Brew Ha Ha. Amazing. According to the Brew Ha Ha website, the event is for a great cause:

“Because our first event was on 9/11/10, we continue our great partnership with the Local 3631 Firefighters Union. Most of our beer is served by off-duty Orange County Firefighters. This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund, a non-profit organization that aids surviving spouses and children of Orange County Firefighters lost in the line-of-duty.”

More than 80 breweries came to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, CA to display and provide samples to beer fans from all over Orange and LA counties. The warm weather and salty food combined to make a great Saturday afternoon outing.

Of course I had to sample as many brews as possible. Although I did not get to taste every single one of them, I did manage to taste some new beers I never had before.

The event reminded me of a Maker Faire event, but for adults only, and the “made” stuff included carbonated alcoholic beverages.

One comment: I wish the food was better. I tried some tacos and they were so salty they were inedible. I wonder of a Southern California EGGFEST can be combined with this event?

I don’t have too many pictures from this event, I was focused on getting in line for as many beer samples as possible. The Winter edition of the Brew Ha Ha — The Brew Ho-Ho Holiday Ale Festival – is on December 13

Here are some pictures from the OC Brew Ha Ha 2014:

Links to Some of the Breweries

NOTE: You must be 21 to enter these sites. . .

21st Amendment

Ace Hard Cider

Artifex Brewing

Auburn Ale House

Avery Brewing

Backstreet Brewery

Bear Republic Brewing Co.

Bootleggers

Bottle Logic

Boulevard Brewing

Bravery Brewing

The Bruery

Cascade Brewing

Cismontane Brewing

Clown Shoes

Craft Brewing

Drakes Brewing

Eagle Rock Brewing

Einstok

Firemans Brew

Green Flash

Hangar 24

Helm’s Brewing

Hoegaarden

I & I Brewing

Leffe

Monkey Paw Brewing

Mother Earth Brew

Noble Ale Works

North Coast Brewing

Ommegang

Oskar Blues Brewery

Rough Draft

TAP IT

Valiant Brewing

Wicks Brewing

Widmer Bros.

Wiens Brewing

 

 

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Posted September 6, 2014 by wayneyoshidakh6wz in Beverages, Local Events

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CQ Magazine Article, “The Science of Ham Radio” Published in the September Issue   Leave a comment

This is a screen capture showing the KH6WZ APRS beacon data from the Discovery Science Center - Meet the Makers event.

This is a screen capture showing the KH6WZ APRS beacon data from the Discovery Science Center – Meet the Makers event.

My article, “The Science of Ham Radio” is published in September CQ magazine: http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_current_issue.html

Coming April 27 – Huntington Beach Factory Five Racing Cruise-In   1 comment

The Factory Five Racing Cruise-In at Huntington Beach is expanded to include both Pier Plaza and Main Street this year. On top of all this, a tour of the Riverside Auto Museum and an autocross event is scheduled for Sunday, April 28.

The event is free and open to the public, an entry fee is charged for Factory Five Racing car display space.

Click here for more information on the 2013 event.

Click here for a quick video of last year’s Moment of Thunder.

Here are some random photos from last year’s event. . . .

 

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Call for Bay Area Makers is Now Open!   Leave a comment

 

Here is your chance to earn some minutes of fame – and show off that secret project you’ve been working on in your garage. . .

Deadline for proposals is March 15, 2013.

I entered last year. Our theme was “Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio!” and generated a lot of interest in our radio clubs.

More information on this year’s event is posted here.

Take a look at some videos from my previous Maker Faire experiences…

My favorite videos from the MakerFaire include a short chat with Jeri Ellsworth and her “key-tar.”

Jeri has some very interesting YouTube videos, too.

And take a look at the giant paella pans cooking away!