May 19th, 2018


OMBAC Over The Line Beerfest


OMBAC is hosting the second annual two-day OTL/Beer festival tournament May 19-20 at Mariners Point. Tournament is double elimination format, with winning teams returning on final Sunday.

Tournament Divisions: (Prizes to 1st and 2nd in each division)
Men's Pro
Men's Open
Men's Masters (must be 45 or older)
Women's Open

The event will host 125 teams, at $120 per team entry fee.

General admission for the public with four hour beer tasting - $30
OTL patrons and players alike have demonstrated an interest in craft beer, so this year OMBAC has decided to oblige. Saturday May 20, 2017, beer festival will be held during tournament play. Vendors will include local breweries and food trucks. Players and patrons can purchase OMTOKENS in order to purchase alcohol and food at the event.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-ombac-otl-craft-beerfest-and-tournament-tickets-44279633576?aff=erelexpmlt

May 19th, 2018


Festival of Funk


You are invited to experience The Funk at its highest level. The Festival of Funk is a celebration of sours, saisons, and all things funky, carefully curated from some of the most fearlessly innovative brewers in the world. We've put together a jaw-droppingly rad group of breweries and locked down one of San Diego's most legendary venues for a party of epic proportions.

Attendees will be baptized in the deep and diverse waters of funk, from the delightfully tropical to the intensely sour and everything in between, experiencing the truly amazing variety of flavors these exotic yeast strains and bacteria are capable of kicking out. The Festival of Funk will also be a prime opportunity to pick the brains of some of the most talented and adventurous brewers in the world, so come prepared with your beer-nerdiest questions.

We'll have plenty of food options on site as well as water stations, an outrageously funky DJ mix from Peso, and a few surprises. We'll also have tons of ultra-sexy merchandise on hand for your purchasing pleasure.

All proceeds from Festival of Funk will be benefiting the incredibly kick-ass BikeSD organization, a non-profit working to make San Diego a better place to live, work, and ride.


http://www.moderntimesbeer.com/festival-of-funk

July 15th, 2018


OC Brew Hee Haw


Following another record breaking year, the 5th Annual Brew Hee Haw Craft Beer Roundup will return to the world famous OC Fair opening weekend on July 14 and 15, 2018 with more fun than ever before. The successful, award-winning collaboration between Brew Ha Ha Productions and OC Fair & Event Center offers four hours of unlimited tastings, a commemorative tasting glass and free admission to the OC Fair. Awarded 1st Place at the Western Fairs Association’s Annual Convention for Best Event Within an Event, Brew Hee Haw features dancing, fun games, and unlimited tastings from some of the country’s top breweries.


http://www.ocbrewheehaw.com/about

August 11th, 2018


Surf N Suds Carpenteria


Over 65 craft breweries, ciders, wineries, make Surf 'n' Suds one of the biggest beer festivals around! Come check out the surfboard shapers, great selection of food trucks, and live entertainment by Cornerstone and DJ Hecktik!

This is a beer festival you can't miss! Over 200 beers will be  poured! Voted as the #8 BEER FESTIVAL IN U.S. BY BEERYETI.COM!  

Make sure you get to Surf 'n' Suds safely! Amtrak drops off right at our front gate, and Jump on the Brew Bus can pick you up at Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Santa Barbara (11 a.m.), and M Special in Goleta (10:30 a.m.)! For those riding their bikes, park in our FREE bicycle valet provided by BiciCentro.

Entry includes tastings from any of the 65+ breweries, ciders, and wineries at Surf 'n' Suds. $65 for VIP and $50 for General Admission. VIP entry at 11:30 a.m. / General Admission entry at 12:30 p.m. Last pour is at 4:30 p.m. and event is over at 5 p.m. This year all VIP guests will get a complimentary gift!


​https://nightout.com/events/carpinteria-surf-n-suds-beer-festival-2018-state-park/tickets

May 19th, 2018


Stone Liberty Station 5th Anniversary


Can you believe Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station is reaching it's fifth year in operation? To commemorate, we are throwing a celebration along with the awesome other local businesses in Liberty Station and Liberty Public Market! We will be tapping the best of Kris Ketcham's creations from over the years along with other specialty beers just for the event!

* Add on an exclusive event t-shirt or 4-pack of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Liberty Station 5th Anniversary IPA(West Coast IPA W/Orange & Spirulina) for $20 + tax & crv to your general admission ticket! *

General Admission Ticket ($35)

8 – 3oz pours
A commemorative glass
Light bites from local vendors

Designated driver ($15)

Light bites from local vendors

MEET THE BREWER 1PM - 1:30PM

Don't miss the opportunity to meet Senior Manager of Brewing & Innovation, Kris Ketcham for a up close and personal Meet the Brewers event. No tickets required. Entrance is first come, first serve with your event ticket. Kris will be talking about the last 5 years of brewing at Stone Liberty Station, taking home the gold with his favorite beer and what the rest of his 2018 looks like.


​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stone-liberty-station-5th-anniversary-celebration-tickets-43004807537?_eboga=142711119.1520914532

May 5th, 2018


Rhythm & Brews Festival


The San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual spring festival will take place on Saturday, May 5th from 1 to 4 p.m. Join fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village to celebrate local craft breweries and musicicans. You’ll have the opportunity to sample over 120 beers from over 50 award-winning breweries, all while grooving to live musical performances and enjoying delicious eats from local eateries. Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote awareness and increase the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and participation in community events and San Diego State University College of Extended Studies Craft Beer Program.

New VIP Section! Tented beer garden with exclusive access to San Diego’s most rare and sought after beers. To enhance your VIP experience you will receive three different food items to pair, early festival access and much more!


https://tickets.sdbeer.com/e/2018-sd-rhythm-and-brews/tickets

May 19th, 2018


Surf N Suds Ventura


Join us for our fourth annual Ventura Surf ’n’ Suds Beer Festival at the San Buenaventura State Beach (901 San Pedro St., Ventura) on Saturday, May 19th!  50+ craft breweries and ciders, live entertainment, food trucks, lawn games, and select vendors! Presented by Trek Bikes of Ventura! 

Over 50 breweries and ciders will join us at the San Buenaventura State Beach. Live entertainment including DJ Hecktik! Food trucks, mega size beer pong, and lawn games will all be part of the fun again! 

VIP guests get to enter an hour early (11:30 a.m.) and get to sample limited brews that won't be available during the General Admission Session. We also teamed up with Chop Top Bottle Co., and every VIP guest will receive a complimentary Bottle Neck Shot Glass in Ventura! Limited VIP tickets are available!


​https://nightout.com/events/ventura-surf-n-suds-beer-festival-2018-san-buenaventura-state-beach/tickets

June 10th, 2018


Stone Sour Fest


One of our most popular festivals is back for another round and this year we have a special tart twist in store. This year’s Stone Sour Fest will feature beers from Stone’s very own Stone Mission Warehouse Sour Program in addition to the incredible list of guest sours that made this event so popular.

Your $55 ticket Includes:

- Fifteen 3oz pours
- Commemorative glass to take home
- 75+ sour beers to choose from

*Stone Sour Fest T-shirts are also available online for $20*


​https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stone-sour-fest-2018-tickets-43862379558?_eboga=142711119.1520914532

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