Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival Is Returning This Spring

Sabroso Festival 2018

Synergy Global Entertainment and Brew Ha Ha Productions announced the expansion of the acclaimed Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito. Additional dates will hit cities such as Sacramento, Denver, Tucson and a few more. The festival is set to take place in April and May 2018 in Southern California. It will return to the astonishing Doheny State Beach starting on Saturday, April 7. Each date of the 5th annual taco and craft beer celebration features a world class music lineup including headliners, The Offspring, Vandals, Street Dogs and many more. Music lineups will vary on select dates throughout in adventure across the west coast. For full music lineup details click here!

Synergy Global Entertainment and Brew Ha Ha Productions

California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer, Brew Ha Ha Productions and premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment, produces Sabroso. Most dates will feature craft beer tastings from some of the best breweries in the country. Not only will there be craft beer, the region’s top chefs and restaurants will serve delicious tacos while enjoying Lucha Libre style wrestling, lawn games, contests and more. Due to local alcohol laws and restrictions, the beer tastings will vary by city.

Dexter Holland of The Offspring said, “Tacos and craft beer are two of The Offspring’s favorite things! We’re excited to be bringing Sabroso to new cities in 2018! See you at the shows!”

“Sabroso offers craft beer from some of the best, top-awarded breweries in the nation and pairs them with some of the tastiest tacos in the region. It’s truly an experience unlike anything seen before,” Sabroso co-producer Cameron Collins of Brew Ha Ha Productions said. “The festival will offer everything from savory carne asada and carnitas to delicious fresh fish tacos, and of course, craft beer favorites like IPAs, pale ales, stouts, lagers and more!”

VIP Tastings

VIP early entry tastings will take place from noon – 4:00 P.M. and general admission tastings will start at 1:00 P.M. and end at 4:00 P.M. Those 21+ can sample over 100 craft beers from the finest breweries in the nation. Tastings will feature some of the best local favorites including Avery Brewing, Three Weavers, Seismic Brewing Co., Oskar Blues and many more!


At each festival date, the taco creations will compete for the coveted Sabroso “Best Of Show,” awarded by a panel of highly acclaimed and pre-selected food judges.

Guests are also invited to sample all flavors of Gringo Bandito – Dexter Holland of The Offspring’s top rated hot sauce during the event.

To continue the festivities, Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take the ring fighting for the title of Sabroso Champion. There will be multiple qualifying wresting matches throughout each festival day and one final championship at each show.

Festival Information

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito will run from 1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M with VIP Entry at Noon. Tickets for all dates go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 26 at 10:00 A.M. Tickets start at $29.00 in some markets and $39.50 in others. For each ticket purchased, $0.50 will be donated to a charity in the local festival market. Purchase tickets here.

The VIP Lounge and Early Entry Ticket includes festival admission ticket with craft beer tastings, music festival access, and VIP entry lane with one-hour early entry for craft beer tastings. Additionally, there will be a VIP lounge with access to exclusive beer tastings an special taco vendors, VIP bathrooms and VIP commemorative laminate.

*The festival producers encourage attendees to drink responsibly.


The 2018 Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival powered by Gringo Bandito dates are as follows:

Saturday, April 7 – Dana Point, CA – Doheny State Beach

Sunday, April 8 – Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo

Saturday, April 28 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

Sunday, April 29 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

Saturday, May 5 – Tucson, AZ – Rillito Park Racetrack

Saturday, May 12 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

Sunday, May 13 – Portland, OR – Portland Meadows

Sabroso 2018

* The Offspring and Pennywise perform at every show. Support lineups vary by city.*


Sponsors for the festival include Gringo Bandito, Avery Brewing, Rockstar Energy Drink, Chronic Tacos, Milagro Tequila, Cosmic Fog and many more.

At last year’s sold out Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, 8,500 attendees gathered under the California sunshine for an afternoon of complimentary craft beer tasting with over 40 of the best breweries from Southern California, tacos and much more.  Lucha Libre style wrestlers competed throughout the day at the beachside ring, and professional eaters, including world champion Takeru Kobayashi, took to the stage before The Offspring’s performance for the 7th Annual Gringo Bandito Chronic Tacos Challenge. While runner-up Molly Schuyller, European champion Jesse Pynnönen, and others devoured tacos at an astonishing pace. Kobayashi stole the show by downing 159 tacos in 10 minutes; beating his own 2015 record of 144 tacos.

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FestPop Staff Writer, Katy Loesch

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