Looking for a truly unique, fun experience, and away from the kids? Then look no further than the Props and Hops Craft Beer Festival this Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 1 until 5 PM at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Live music and food vendors complement the afternoon of beer tastings. Choose from over 40 craft beers, watch vintage aircraft take off and land on the tarmac behind the museum, and listen to great live music by John Stanley King and Desert Sol with sexy vocalist Horace Miller.
The breweries will be inside the 20,000 square foot General Ken Miles Hangar. General admission tickets for $65 include glassware while supplies last plus eight taste tickets. The VIP ticket for $85 guarantees early entry at 12 noon, with twelve taste tickets, and signature glassware. Food pairings will be offered during the VIP hour. Additional beer tasting tickets will be available on site. No one under age 21 will be admitted to the Festival – no exceptions! However, friendly dogs of any age, on leash, are very welcome. All attendees must have valid proof of age and must be over 21 years of age. Do not bring infants, you won’t be allowed to enter.
Want to see the scenic Coachella Valley from inside an airplane and taste unique beer? Rare Beer Flights are on sale, as are other Warbird Rides. All rides (except for the C-47) purchased for November 18 include a General Admission ticket to the beer festival. The aircraft flying at the time of the writing of this story are the P-51 Mustang (the horserace of the sky, and the type of airplane that Tom Cruise flies at the very end of Top Gun: Maverick; the T-6 Texan, the T-28 Trojan, and the PT-17 Stearman. Tickets, rides and ticket-T-shirt packages may be purchased in advance through Palmspringsairmuseum.org/props-and-hops-craft-beer-festival.
Entry for everyone is off the South parking lot through the Southern Gate, away from the main museum entrance. Note that Craft Beer Festival tickets are only for the beer festival. Tickets to the rest of the museum will require a museum only ticket. The Palm Springs Air Museum is located at 745 North Gene Autry Trail, between Vista Chino and Ramon Road in Palm Springs. Media sponsor is NBC Palm Springs. Food vendors are Slider Express, Fries Galore, Uncle D’s Smokehouse, Wetzel’s Pretzels, Party Pop, and Papa Headz.
“We are very pleased that Props and Hops has become an annual staple of the local brewers” said Palm Springs Air Museum Vice Chairman Fred Bell. “A huge thank you to all our sponsors and supporters. This event supports the education programs of the Museum.”
Confirmed breweries at press time were 29 Brews, 5174 Craft Beer, Abnormal, Alberta Lane, Babe’s Brewery, Barrelworks, Calidad Beer, Coachella Valley Homebrewers’ Club, Coronado, Drake’s Brewing, Firestone Walker, Golden Road, Good Day, Hangar 24, Helmsman Ale, Hops and Spokes, HP Valley, Idyllwild Brew Pub, Inland Empire Brewers, Knee Deep, La Quinta Brewing, Luchador, Native Son, Tarantula Hill, Thorn, and more.
Tickets to the Props& Hops CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL include entrance to the beer tasting areas only. Separate admission is required for the museum.