San Diego International Beer Festival

June 15-17, 2018

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

Enter Competition

Into the Sunset Pavilion

This is the spot for festival-goers to taste one-of-a-kind beers, relax, and have some fun!


Rare & Unique Beers


Our Brew Crew scaled the highest mountains and swam through raging rivers to bring you the world’s most impossible-to-get beers. Check the tap list to see what they found!

New Fair Beer


Swing by the Pavilion to taste Into the Sunset Blood Orange IPA, our collaboration with Mike Hess Brewing, crafted extra special for this year’s Festival.

On the Spot Contests

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Show us your Best Beer Costume or your Best Beer Belly! Our DJ will be running hourly contests giving you the chance to take home your own ribbon!


Oversized Games

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Echo Athletics will provide larger than life games including Connect 4, Kerplunk and other favorites!

Lounge In Style

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Rustic Events will provide cool farmhouse and rustic lounge furniture and barrels.





schedule of shenanigans

SESSION 1: Friday June 15
Best Pretzel Necklace
1:10PM

String everyone’s favorite beer-pairing snack on a string and wear it ’round your neck. Model your creation and you might win prizes and accolades for your creativity and style!
Beer Stein Holding
2:10PM

Put your muscles to the test! The last one holding two full Steins without dripping wins the contest and a special ribbon.
Best BEERd
3:10PM

We love whiskers! Bring your beer-inspired beard to our contest floor and you may earn bragging rights that’ll make your clean-shaven friends green with envy.

SESSION 2: Friday June 15
Beer Stein Holding
6:10PM

Put your muscles to the test! The last one holding two full Steins without dripping wins the contest and a special ribbon.
Best Beer Shirt
7:10PM
2016-Pavilion_Shirt
We’ve all seen them — those shirts inspired by sayings like, “I’ve only had one in dog beers!” Bring your screen-printed best to this contest, and walk away a winner!
Best Beer Belly
8:10PM
beer-belly
Pint-for-pint, you’ve invested a lot of money in that beer belly of yours. Jiggle on over to the stage floor to strut your stuff and wiggle it just a little bit.

SESSION 3: Saturday June 16
Best Pretzel Necklace
12:10PM

String everyone’s favorite beer-pairing snack on a string and wear it ’round your neck. Model your creation and you might win prizes and accolades for your creativity and style!
Beer Stein Holding
1:10PM

Put your muscles to the test! The last one holding two full Steins without dripping wins the contest and a special ribbon.
Best BEERd
2:10PM

We love whiskers! Bring your beer-inspired beard to our contest floor and you may earn bragging rights that’ll make your clean-shaven friends green with envy.

SESSION 4: Saturday June 16
Best Beer Shirt
5:10PM
2016-Pavilion_Shirt
We’ve all seen them — those shirts inspired by sayings like, “I’ve only had one in dog beers!” Bring your screen-printed best to this contest, and walk away a winner!
Beer Stein Holding
6:10PM

Put your muscles to the test! The last one holding two full Steins without dripping wins the contest and a special ribbon.
Best Beer Belly
7:10PM
beer-belly
Pint-for-pint, you’ve invested a lot of money in that beer belly of yours. Jiggle on over to the stage floor to strut your stuff and wiggle it just a little bit.

SESSION 5: Sunday June 17
Best Pretzel Necklace
1:10PM

String everyone’s favorite beer-pairing snack on a string and wear it ’round your neck. Model your creation and you might win prizes and accolades for your creativity and style!
Beer Stein Holding
2:10PM

Put your muscles to the test! The last one holding two full Steins without dripping wins the contest and a special ribbon.
Best Beer Shirt
3:10PM
2016-Pavilion_Shirt
We’ve all seen them — those shirts inspired by sayings like, “I’ve only had one in dog beers!” Bring your screen-printed best to this contest, and walk away a winner!