San Diego International Beer Festival

June 15-17, 2018

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

Enter Competition

Pre-Festival Tastings at Albertsons Vons


VonsIs this warm weather making you a little thirsty? Vons & Albertsons have got you covered.

Stop into select Vons & Albertsons stores June 2, 3 & 4 to taste delicious, handcrafted beers from four of the best breweries in the world. As an added bonus, you might find yourself walking away with tickets to the San Diego International Beer Festival, tickets to the San Diego County Fair, or a swanky new t-shirt!

But wait, there’s more! Albertsons and Vons stores are the only place you’ll find coupons to Save $10 on tickets to the San Diego International Beer Festival. 


The Superstar Lineup!

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Ballast Point Brewing Co.

Ballast Point is no longer San Diego’s best kept secret.

Winning a jaw-dropping 40 medals over the past 12 years in the San Diego International Beer Competition, they have grown into one of the biggest and best brewers in the whole dang U. S. of A.

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Karl Strauss Brewing Company

It can be said that Karl Strauss built the foundation for San Diego’s craft beer scene. College buddies Chris Cramer and Matt Rattner opened the doors to their brewery back in 1989. Amber Lager put them on the map, but their legacy of quality brewing has earned them 22 medals at SDIBF, most recently for their IPAs.

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Mike Hess Brewing

As a home brewer for 15 years, Mike Hess turned his passion into a profession. The first brewery in San Diego to purchase a canning line, Hess developed the “Open Mike” can — rather than a standard pop top, the entire lid is removable, which means more aroma and therefore, more taste! Hess’ “Umbrix” took home a 2017 SDIBF Gold for Imperial Stout.


The Sampling Schedule!

Date Brewery Store
Tuesday, May 29
3:00 – 5:00PM
Mission Hills
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515 W Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
Monday, June 4
3:00 – 5:00PM
Liberty Station
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2495 Truxtun Rd Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Tuesday, June 5
3:00 – 5:00PM
La Costa
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6951 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Monday, June 11
3:00 – 5:00PM
Liberty Station
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2495 Truxtun Rd Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Tuesday, June 12
3:00 – 5:00PM
La Costa
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6951 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009