San Diego has arguably become the craft beer mecca of the world. With new world-class breweries popping up every year, San Diego has quickly attracted the curiosity of international beer snobs. America’s Finest City’s thriving beer scene celebrates its newfound beer fame by hosting a series of annual celebrations dedicated entirely to craft beer brewing and sampling. From annual festivals to San Diego Beer Week, beer lovers always have something to look forward when they head to this city.
San Diego Festival of Beer
On September 9, the downtown Broadway Pier will play host to the San Diego Festival of Beer. There will be live music and at least 60 different breweries. Admission tickets are $20-$30 and they include 10 beer tastes.
Rock Star Beer Festival
On October 11, the Rock Star Beer Festival visits San Diego, setting up shop at San Diego Waterfront Park. For $35-$50 guests can enjoy craft beer, music and access to the rockin’ after party.
San Diego Brewers Guild Festival
The Guild Festival is on November 7-8, and kicks off San Diego Beer Week. Watch musical performances and enjoy brewery showcases on the Broadway Pier. Ticket prices are $50-$100 and well worth the money.
San Diego Beer Week
San Diego Beer Week lasts 10 days, running from November 7 through the 16, during which the whole county turns into a beer connoisseur’s playground. There will be a seemingly endless amount of brewing events, tasting sessions, educational events, and beer specials around the city. The final celebration takes place at the Beer Garden where local breweries and chefs celebrate craft beer in style. This year’s annual event is already starting to create a buzz around town. If you’re planning an SDBW trip into town, we highly recommend booking your San Diego Beer Week hotel near downtown San Diego as soon as possible.
San Diego International Beer Festival
San Diego’s International Beer Festival is coming back on June 19-21, 2015. The event, located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, includes San Diego Fair tickets along with beer tastings and a souvenir glass. Admission costs between $50 and $100.
If you enjoy a cold craft beer handmade by some of the world’s best brewers, San Diego is the place to be. Book a room at the Pacific Inn, an affordable downtown San Diego hotel, and start planning your Southern California beer vacation today! Call 1-800-571-2933 for more information on available hotel discounts and vacation specials.