The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs is going to be hosting their first ever Craft Beer Weekend. This is no small feat for them and they don’t intend to do anything but big! There is going to be a good number of breweries there (Black Market, Stone, Dogfish Head, and more) as well as special events planned all around amazing craft beer.
The first night, Friday, August 3rd 2012, will have a few special events planned. The first being a “Beer Pairing” dinner with “Dr.” Bill Sysak. Afterwards there will be a Craft Beer party hosted by Dj Day!
Saturday afternoon, will consist of a pool party and brew-ha-ha with craft beer tastings, BrewBQ on the grill, live music by surf rock band The Woodies and DJ Habanero on the decks. The Clubhouse is converted to a Beer Museum, showcasing the history of craft beer in America, with a talk by Bill Sysak. Saturday night, Dogfish Head throws a taco party to debut their brand new brew, Positive Contact, a collaboration with Dan the Automator.
Another thing, for those thinking of staying at the Ace Hotel during the event, they will be offering a special deal for the craft beer weekend. Here’s the official offer right from Ace themselves: Book with the code BEER and get two nights in a Standard Room, two passes to the Beer Pairing Dinner, Pool Party and Taco Party, plus a bucket of craft beers at check-in. Call to book at 760.325.9900.
This is going to be an awesome event especially with such great breweries being represented. Black Market is sure to have some great beers coming out for the event so look for the Inland Empire being represented well!
Here’s the schedule one more time for those who like streamlined lists:
6pm : Beer Pairing Dinner with “Dr.” Bill Sysak, Commune, $65
10pm : DJ Day keeps the good times, music and craft beers flowing, Amigo Room, free
11am-6pm : Pool Party and Craft Beer Tasting with live music by the Woodies and DJ Habanero, Commune, $45 gets you a wristband, a cup and ten tabs redeemable for beer tastings
Noon-6pm : The Beer Museum, Clubhouse, free for guests and pass holders
8-10pm : Dogfish Head Taco Party for Positive Contact, Moroccan Patio, $45
À la carte beers available for $4 each throughout the festival. Add this to your calendar on Facebook.