2015 Taste of Brews’ Twilight Tasting Photos

These photos are from the Taste of Brews’ Second Annual Twilight Tasting that was held at Lyon Air Museum on Saturday evening. I have to start off by saying that this was one of the coolest, most photogenic locations for a beer festival that I can remember attending. As we walked in the door I told Tanya, “I will have to try to find some time to have a beer while I am here.”

While Lyon Air Museum was billed as a World War II museum, the first vehicle we were greeted by was a 1922 Ford Model T Roadster and it just got better from there. A beautiful 1931 Buick and the 1930 Cadillac V-16 Roadster were among my favorite cars; but there were military vehicles of all types and beautiful motorcycles. When you added in the aircraft it was pretty difficult to concentrate on the beer. But to be honest, I am not sure that craft beer was the number one thought of the attendees at this fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Orange County/Inland Empire, The Little Red Dog out of Tustin and Ocean Education Outreach out of Newport Beach. I think it was one of those fundraisers that was priced so that it was more about the charity than the buzz. I don’t know, it just seemed a little classier than the standard local beer festival.

They did have some good food provided by Stonefire Grill, Rubio’s and Sol Agave; and some pretty tasty desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes and Paradise Bakery to go with the various wines I saw being poured, so maybe that had something to do with it. So while I may have stayed for the cool museum pieces, I came for the beer.

There were no lines anywhere that I noticed and we were able to enjoy unlimited brews and ciders from Mission Brewery, Coronado, Phantom Ales, Sierra Nevada, Left Coast, Lagunitas, Four Sons, Barley Forge, Goose Island, Reverend Nat’s, Drake’s, Firestone Walker, Absolution, Einstok and many more. I think this was one of the first events I have been to in a while that no kegs blew in the time I was there.

All in all, it was a laid back event with lots of brews to choose from, some good food and lots of interesting items to look at all while helping to raise monies for local charities. It was a pretty good way to spend a Saturday evening. Cheers!

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