Craft beer connoisseurs, get ready to raise your glasses! Craft Beer Weekend
is taking over the Ace Hotel on Aug. 3-4 for a weekend celebrating all things beer.
More than 20 craft breweries will descend upon the Ace and offer tastings of their finest lagers, ales and stouts. Participating breweries include Dogfish Head, Stone Brewing Co., Lagunitas, Firestone Walker and Black Market.
The festivities start Friday night with a beer pairing dinner with renowned beer “doctor” Bill Sysak of Stone Brewing. For $65, enjoy a five-course dinner perfectly paired with the best brews and a talk about all things craft hosted by Sysak. After dinner, the beer will keep flowing in the Amigo Room with DJ Day.
You’ll have a chance to rehydrate in the morning before the party continues. On Saturday afternoon, grab your cups and head to the pool to sample dozens of beers at the Pool Party and Craft Beer Tasting. A $45 wristband will get you access to the party and 10 craft beer tastings. Feast at the poolside BrewBQ as the Woodies and DJ Habanero provide the music.
On Saturday night, enjoy the perfect pairing of tacos and beer at Dogfish Head’s taco party, celebrating Positive Creation, their newest craft concoction.The Clubhouse will also be converted into a beer museum displaying the history of American craft brews.
Come for a tasting or stay for the weekend. The Ace Hotel is offering a special package for Craft Brew Weekend guests, including a two-night stay, two passes to Friday’s dinner, Saturday’s pool party and Dogfish Head’s taco party, as well as a bucket of craft beers when you check in. To reserve your Craft Beer Weekend, call (760) 325-9000.
And don’t forget to book your room early for the 2nd Palm Springs Food Truck Festival
this October. Dozens of food trucks from around Southern California will bring their tasty creations to the Spa Resort Casino on Oct. 27 for a day of mobile gastronomy. Bring your appetites and fill up on fare from your favorite food trucks.