Hanger 24 Anniversary Celebration Draws 4,000!
(REDLANDS,CA) – Upon further review, Hangar 24 Brewery celebrated its first birthday Saturday with 4,000 of its closest friends, not 2,000 as previously reported. An official count of raffle tickets and wristbands distributed to each visitor totaled 4,000.
ANNIVERSARY PARTY FACTS:
Attendance: 4,000. A crowd of nearly 900 was on hand for last year’s grand opening.
Beer served: An estimated 20 kegs.
Food served: Johnny’s Tacos and Sports sold 2,000 tacos and another 500 hamburgers and hot dogs combined.
Volunteers: A total of 50 volunteer workers were on hand in addition to full-time employees.
Mystery beer revealed: Imperial Blood Orange Wheat at 9% alcohol by volume made its debut. A limited amount is expected to be available when regular tasting hours resume Monday.
QUOTES FROM OWNER/BREWMASTER BEN COOK:
Q: What are your thoughts as the brewery completes its first year?
A: “The first year has been nothing short of amazing. The community has been completely supportive and looking outside it’s completely evident with (all the) people standing out there right now all celebrating. It’s been a group effort. It hasn’t been just us and it hasn’t been just one thing. It’s been great beer, great employees and a great community that made us who we are.
Q: What was the crowd expectation?
A: “We were hoping for at least 1,000. We’ll more than double that. I apologize to everybody for the long beer lines. Next year will be better.”
Hangar 24 Brewery
1710 Sessums Drive, Redlands, CA 92374