San Diego International Beer Festival

June 16-18, 2017

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

the festival

california’s biggest beer festival

With nearly 200 breweries represented from around the world, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from craft beer art to brewed beer bones! With a stage featuring educational demonstrations with recognized industry professionals to food pairings presented by So Rich Chocolates and Venissimo Cheese — these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!


the beer

We know you’re here for the beer. That’s why we provide this handy list of the tasty concoctions we’ll be pouring!

the goods

Celebrate your love of beer with gifts and wearables from our unique vendors. We’ve got something for you, your buddies, and even your dog!

beer smarts

Study the science behind the suds, or just learn what chocolate to pair with your favorite ale. Our Beer Stage makes learning fun!

fun and games

Our all new Steampunk Ale Pavilion offers games, contests and lots of cheese, right along side Abnormal Beer Co’s Steampunk Ale — specially brewed for the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

the fair

Your ticket to the SDIBF includes a day of fun at the San Diego County Fair. This fair is the largest county fair in the whole United States, so come early or stay late to enjoy all of the fun the fair has to offer!

the vip treatment

The true beer enthusiast doesn’t just want, but needs, to experience the VIP Lounge. The food is amazeballs, the lounge is relaxing, and the upgraded 6-oz. pours really quench your thirst. Come on, you deserve it!

ready to roll?

Join in on the fun with our General Admission or VIP Lounge experiences. With hundreds of beers from around the world to sample and savor, you’re guaranteed a good time!