Yeah, sadly Big Brew is woefully undersubscribed in Southern Cal. Instead about a thousand of us gather around a lake and drink our homebrew.
This year is the 20th Anniversary of the SC Homebrewers Festival and to celebrate we're having talks by Tomme Arthur, Bryon Burch and Vinnie C. Little known fact (outside of the SCHF at least) Vinnie was critical to the fest getting its start. He convinced his parents to hold the first editions of the fest at their winery in Temecula.
So yes, instead of brewing - I will be celebrating the other side of the hobby and be drinking while listening to all the chatter and dancing to the one and only Maltose Falcons Brews Band.