Pairing event features award-winning cigars, limited release beers & gourmet food
From the producers of the renowned OC Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival comes “Gray Cloud” an intimate afternoon/evening festival on one of Orange County’s most beautiful golf courses, Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo. This exclusive event will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Designed to provide guests with an extraordinarily personal and intimate pairing experience featuring an unprecedented lineup of award-winning cigars, limited release craft beers, along with “small plate,” gourmet food offerings specially prepared by Chef Jeff Platt, this package will be expertly woven together by the internationally recognized master pairing guide, “Dr.” Bill Sysak Craft Beer Ambassador for Stone Brewing Co. and Certified Cicerone. “Dr. Bill,” as he has become known as, will focus on “the finer things” in artisanal pairings and collaboration between chefs, breweries and fine cigars experts.
Both seasoned aficionados and novices alike will enhance their appreciation for fine beer, food, and cigars while watching the sun set overlooking the 18th hole and the gorgeous private lake. Guests will enjoy nine hand selected, limited release beers such as Big Foot Barley Wine from Sierra Nevada, 15th Anniversary Escondidian Imperial Black IPA from Stone Brewing Co, and Cedar Plank Pale Ale from Green Flash. “While our flagship event will always be our Annual Brew Ha Ha held in September every year,” says co-producer Cameron Collins, “we also enjoy showcasing some of the many great aspects of craft beer at smaller events such as our Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival in December. This GRAY CLOUD pairing event takes ‘smaller’ to an extreme but it is going to be an awesome experience.”
Only 250 Full Access tickets are available and range in price from $55 limited release to $75 at the door. Tickest include: nine 6 oz pours of hand-selected, limited release beers, a beautiful commemorative stemmed Belgian style tulip glass, Cigar Aficionado’s 2008 and 2012 cigars of the year, three “small plates” of gourmet food, two free raffle tickets, and free parking. Tickets are available online at www.ocbrewhaha.com.