The second annual Sabroso festival hosted by Los Angeles’ greatest rock station KLOS–FM: The Rock of Southern California was held Saturday, April 7 to sold-out crowds. With the breathtaking view of Dana Point’s Doheny State Beach, it was the perfect site for a fun-filled day of great beer and music.
Guests were treated to an all-day beach event of unlimited beer tasting of more than 100 craft beers, countless variations of rock and punk-influenced bands, and a wide assortment of tacos from all over the world. KLOS provided the best booth with tons of notable rock music, as only KLOS does, with an array of adult games such as giant Jenga and giant Connect 4 to add to the excitement of all the great brewing companies.
And speaking of great music one of the highlights of the beer festival was from the band Los Kung Fu Monkeys: “We’re a ska-punk influenced
band that have been together and playing from the Tijuana border and all of Southern California.” The band consists of band members “Bang Bang” Bernie Leos – Lead Vocals; Hecky Verdugo – drums/vocals; “King” Carlo Rojas – lead Guitar; Octavio “Otto Octavius” De La Torre – Bass; Mani “Metals” Dominguez – Trombone; Eddie “The Kid” Cervantes – Trumpet; and T-Rex – rhythm Guitar. The band has been playing the U.S. circuit for 20 years. The band’s influences stem from No Doubt to Sublime and the So Cal Punk Rock scene was a great fit for them at Sabroso Saturday.
Some of the brewing highlights included Alosta Brewing Company, All-American Ale Works, Last Name Brewing, Latitude 33o, Ska Brewing Company, and 2 Towns Ciderhouse.
The All American Ale Works was founded by a group of family and friends, brewing in their garage. The 16+ beer tap is located on La Palma in Anaheim which is a great place for watching local teams Angels and Ducks. Join in on the fun at this All American Ale Works patriotic experience with the highest quality American style ales and lagers.
Founders, Herb Adams, Byron Fisher, and Jamie Caldwell of Alosta BrewingCompany who officially opened their doors in 2013, allow an indoor/outdoor beer tasting venue that is dog-friendly. Located in Covina, California Alosta Brewing Company is the place to be.
2 Towns Ciderhouse displayed some of the most interesting tastings that were a great diversion from the regular stouts, sours, and IPA’s. The Bad Apple Cider topped with a Passion Statement Berry was so delectable the long lines made a fast favorite. 2 Towns Ciderhouse always honors the rich history of cider making and believes in using the whole fruit, Northwest Apples from Oregon and Washington farms.
One of the fan favorites came from Last Name Brewing, a craft brewery and tasting room in Upland, California which featured the Sub-Lemonal. A Lemon Lager which is a German pilsner brewed with local lemons and extra hops was a twisted delight for a beach festival.
Based out of Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing Company often hooks up with local record stores for a day of beer and music. In addition to their great name,
Ska Brewing Company’s creators, Dave and Bill decided to brew their own beer so they could drink boundless beer anytime including flavor-packed favorite flagship brews and robust reincarnation libations.
Latitude 33o has an amazing Blood Orange IPA that is unparalleled with a crisp entry and slightly sweet finish, Latitude 33o’s Blood Orange IPA had fans drinking countless refills.
KLOS-FM – 95.5 on your radio dial in Los Angeles did a great job lining up the most amazing Punk Rock music for this second annual Sabroso festival. Other performances were staged by acts including Pennywise, Street Dogs, Lit, Unwritten Law, and headlined by The Offspring. The Offspring kicked off the night with hits such as Come Out and Play and Self Esteem.