Looking for Something Fun to Do Next Weekend? ACE Is the Place!

The problem:

Looking for the summer fun to continue post-Labor Day? Need a fun staycation or getaway next weekend? Like beer? If you answered yes to any of the preceding questions, have I got a plan for you! The details have been announced for Ace’s sixth annual craft beer weekend, September 9th and 10th—traditionally the largest gathering of local and regional breweries in Palm Springs. The Craft Beer Weekend celebrates the microbrewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers, and those who love them. 

The pitch:

Taste the day away —  Come check out 30 breweries pouring their favorite ales in addition to small bites with guest speakers, live music and art. Drink and eat to your heart’s content, tastings are unlimited and included with your purchase of admission.

From A to Z, breweries attending include: 2 Town Cider, Absolution, Ace Cider, Alesmith Brewing, Allagash Brewery, Anchor Brewing, Avery Brewing, Babes Brewhouse, Ballast Point, Boulevard Brewing, Claremont Brewery, Coachella Valley Brewing, Coronado Brewing, Escape Brewery, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewery, Founders, Hangar 24 Brewing, Kern River, King Harbor, Lagunitas Brewing, La Quinta Brewing, Lost Abby, Mason Aleworks, Mikkeller Brewing, Modern Times, Mother Earth Brew, New Belgium Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Pacifico Brewing, Pentagonal Brewing, Pizza Port, Port Brewing, Refuge Brewery, Saint Archer Brewery, Stone Brewing, and Wandering Aengus Ciderworks.

The plan:

Craft Beer Weekend, Saturday, Sept 9 — Sunday, Sept 10

Saturday, September 9 
Craft Beer Festival
Commune, Noon to 5:00PM
21+. $35. Tickets available online and at the door. 

VIP Brewer Hangout
Club House, 10:00PM
21+. $100 for VIP Full Weekend Pass, includes admission to Craft Beer Festival and Beer Brunch. Tickets available online.
Mix and mingle with the upper echelons of the craft brewing world.

Sunday, September 10
Beer Brunch — The beer brunch on Sunday is in partnership with Ballast Point and prepared by the Ace culinary team of chefs Carlos Salgado and Carlo Guardardo.
Commune, 11:00AM
$75. Tickets available online only. Sales end September 8th.
Six beer-inspired courses paired with brews selected by Ballast Point.

Beer Brunch Menu
Cucumber Aguachile red onion, amaranth
Black Kale & Granola Salad avocado, feta, red onion, chipotle honey, Ballast Point beer vinaigrette
Grilled Avocado Chilaquiles egg yolk sauce, cotija, chile cascabel, pickled red onion, chips
Beer Braised Bacon charro beans, stone fruit, avocado, tortillas
Sour Wench & Berries rose consume, crystalized fennel, meringue, crème fraiche
Doughnut Holes beer custard

Have fun, ya’ll, and be sure to tag @palmspringscom in any postings. We’d love to see your shenanigans! XOK

About David J Castello

David J Castello is the Editor-in-Chief and Chief Operating Officer for the Castello Cities Internet Network (PalmSprings.com, Nashville.com, WestPalmBeach.com, etc). His debut novel, The Diary of an Immortal (1945-1959) was published in 2016.

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