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Craft brewers will be offering a variety of beers all weekend at Palm Desert Food & Wine, March 25-26.

There are two kinds of people: Those who see the pint as half full, and those wondering where half the pint went. But both will be satiated by the beer tastings during Palm Desert Food & Wine, where craft brewers will be pouring some of the truly unique ciders and beers on the planet.

Check out some of the highlights on tap:

Brewery: Belching Beaver Brewery
Don’t miss: ¡Viva La Beaver!
At first pour, this dark and frothy brew smells like a peanut butter 
cup in a glass. But it’s the flavor 
of Mexican chocolate that truly 
sets the beer apart. This peanut butter milk stout is bitter and chocolaty with just the right amount of sweet.

Brewery: ACE Premium Craft Ciders
Don’t miss: ACE Pineapple
It’s the world’s first pineapple cider, and it’s kind of like vacation in a bottle. This nectar of the gods invites you to enjoy summertime, all the time.

Brewery: Bootlegger’s Brewery
Don’t miss: Rocco Red Ale 
A classic example of an American-style red, Rocco Red Ale has enough caramel malts to stand up to the pungent pine and citrus flavors and aromas from the Chinook, Cascade, and Columbus hops. The malty goodness and balanced bitterness are like a warm, comforting letter from home.

Brewery: Babe’s Brewhouse
Don’t miss: 15th Anniversary Beer
Babe’s celebrates its 15th anniversary in April, but the festivities begin as soon as you taste this celebratory brew. The famous Belgian Vanilla Blonde Ale is kicked up a notch by aging it in chardonnay-soaked French oak casks, giving it a depth rarely 
found in a lighter beer.

Brewery: Hangar 24 Craft Brewery
Don’t miss: Orange Wheat
Hangar 24’s flagship beer celebrates the bounty of Southern California using fresh, sun-soaked citrus. This American-style wheat beer employs locally grown oranges throughout the brewing process to create a beer with tang.

Brewery: Lagunitas Brewing Company
Don’t miss: Undercover 
Investigation Shut-Down Ale
A malty and rich beer with a snappy hop finish truly defies style. Imperial mild? Uber ESB? The taste is hard to classify, but we do know for sure that it’s delicious.

Other breweries that will be pouring include Absolution Brewing Company, Coachella Valley Brewing Co., Common Cider, Escape Craft Brewery, La Quinta Brewing Co., El Segundo Brewing Company, Refuge Brewery, and Stone Brewing.