1) The Tap List: The details haven’t been finalized but there will be 40 taps max and about 120 to 150 beers. “The tap list is broken up to have a little bit of everything. There are some beers that will be there all day every day and some beers that’ll literally be only one keg and the one keg that’s ever left the brewery. There are a few taps that are dedicated only to rare beers. There will be beers that even I’m excited about trying because I’ve never tried them before.”
2) Prices: The craft beer will most likely cost more than other beers, but that’s not up to Tony. “My job is to run the beer program and curate the beer list. I’m just independently helping them. We’re not handling the beer, we’re not pouring the beer. It’s all done by Best Beverage (the Coachella catering company). The prices aren’t up to me, it’s up to the people who run Coachella.” As usual, everything is cash only at Coachella but there will be plenty of ATMs around.
3) Who’s Pouring: “On both weekends, I will be there, Lauren O’Neill who handles the training for my entire organization (program director for Mohawk Bend and Tony’s Darts Away) will be there and Trevor Farris who’s our head of special operations will be there also. Three of us are going to do crash courses with the pouring staff before we start. One of us will be within arm’s length of the bar itself for pretty much all the pouring hours. But my belief is that the people who are going to walk over to the beer barn to get craft beer are probably going to be more knowledgeable than the people pouring it just because they’re the passionate ones. And these beers aren’t going to need that much explanation.”
4) Which Brewers Will Be There? Like I said, Tony isn’t at liberty to say but he will confirm, “I’m inviting a very small number of select brewers who are going to be attending Coachella. Most of them are from California but there are a few out-of-state guys that are pretty exciting. And we’ll see what the roster of brewers looks like, but again as a beer geek, there are a bunch of people that I’m pretty excited about hanging out with.”