San Diego is home to some of the finest beer in the world and is one of the forerunners of the craft beer movement, boasting more than 90 breweries. To celebrate, innovate and inebriate, San Diego celebrates numerous beer festivals and throughout the calendar.
Staying at the Surfer Beach Hotel, in the iconic SoCal neighborhood of Pacific Beach, sleeping to the sound of crashing waves is a great way to end a day of tasting at one of these awesome festivals. Enter the Promo Code: SUDS to enjoy a 15% discount during any one of the below festival dates!
Enjoying craft beer is a year-round activity though. Below is the San Diego Brewers Guild Map of breweries in San Diego. Print it out and use it as a guide to taste some delicious suds.
The 6th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks.
In February, we welcome the San Diego Winter Brew Fest. The Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).
Now in its tenth year, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the top beer festivals and competitions in the U.S.! Last year, nearly 10,000 beer lovers joined in on one of our five tasting sessions, sipping their way through their choice of 400+ varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more!
Each year, the SDIBF represents an international collection of more than 400 beers from more than 10 countries, in the format of a public tasting event and private competition. SDIBF brings together the brewers and beers to recognize the best in the industry and highlight new and upcoming breweries in one of the most unique venues in the world. Where else can you taste award winning beers, ride the Ferris wheel, chomp on a turkey leg, explore award-winning exhibits and attend a concert all in the same day? This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing on elf the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry. SDIBF was founded in 2007 and has been growing and evolving ever since, welcoming thousands of beer lovers annually!
This grand-daddy of all beer festivals is enhanced by a fierce competition between the world’s finest breweries. In 2015, more than 200 breweries from 11 countries across the globe vied for the coveted Best of Show trophy and Champion Brewery awards.
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county.