40+ craft breweries to take over MOLAA in spooky beer festival, Halloween Hootenanny

On Saturday, Oct. 30 the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will host a special Halloween-themed craft beer festival featuring over 40 craft breweries, cideries, wineries and hard kombucha makers.

The festival, known as Halloween Hootennay, is presented by Festival Obscura, a macabre-themed event production company, and the people who bring you the Craft Beer LB Festival.

Guest breweries hailing from all over the world will participate alongside local favorites like Beachwood Brewing Co., Brouwerij West, Ficklewood Cider, Liberation Brewing Co., Ten Mile Brewing, Trademark Brewing, Long Beach Beer Lab, Dutch’s Brewhouse and more.

Attendees can also peruse a marketplace with 10+ vendors selling their dark and macabre art, wares and other collectibles. Local DJs will spin their spookiest vinyl with live entertainment by magician Christopher Wonder and sideshow performer Darin “Dangerous D” Malfi.

Food vendors will include 4th Horseman pizzeria, Hamburger Nice, Shady Grove Foods and others.

General admission tickets start at $45 and include unlimited sample pours and a complimentary commemorative souvenir tasting glass. VIP tickets cost $65 and offer one-hour early entry (noon) as well as unlimited sample pours and the commemorative souvenir tasting glass. Designated driver tickets cost $20. A portion of the proceeds will go to help support MOLAA. Click here to purchase tickets.

Here’s the complete list of participating breweries/wineries/cideries:

  • Ambitious Ales
  • Beachwood Brewing Co.
  • Beachwood Blendery
  • Boochcraft
  • Brouwerij West
  • Burnin’ Daylight
  • Calicraft
  • CANArchy
  • Cellador Ales
  • Chapman Brewing
  • Chimay
  • Congregation Ales
  • Dutch’s Brewhouse
  • Eagle Rock Brewery
  • Einstok
  • Eureka!
  • Ficklewood Cider
  • Firestone Walker
  • HofBrau
  • Hop Saint
  • Indie Brewing
  • Kyla Kombucha
  • Liberation Brewing Co.
  • Long Beach Beer Lab
  • Paperback
  • Pizza Port
  • Offshoot
  • Radiant Brewing
  • RIIP Beer Co.
  • Smog City Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Strange Beast
  • Syncopated
  • Ten Mile Brewing Co.
  • Three Weavers Brewing Co.
  • Topa Topa
  • Trademark Brewing
  • Unity Vibrations
  • The Bruery
  • Vampire Family Wines
  • Opaque
  • Rabble Wine Co.

Halloween Hootennay will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend. Guests are required to show proof of full vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken at within 72 hours of the event. The festival will be held both indoors and outdoors. Per county requirements, masks will be required while indoors. MOLAA is at 628 Alamitos Ave.

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