San Diego International Beer Festival

June 15-17, 2018

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

Enter Competition

Pre-Festival Tastings at Albertsons Vons

This info is for the 2017 San Diego International Beer Festival


Is 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!


Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Ballast Point is no longer San Diego’s best kept secret. Winning a jaw-dropping 37 medals over the past 10 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.


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 24 medals at SDIBF, most recently for their IPAs.


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.

St. Archer Brewing

Saint Archer originated as a big idea backed by skateboarders, snowboarders and surfers who all enjoyed a cold adult refreshment at the end of the day.

The Sampling Schedule!

Date Brewery Store
Fri, June 2
3:00 – 7:00PM
2899 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
Fri, June 2
3:00 – 7:00PM
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8650 Lake Murray Blvd
San Diego, CA 92119
Sat, June 3
1:00 – 5:00PM
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1601 S. Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92083
Sat, June 3
1:00 – 5:00PM
Mike-Hess albertsons-tiny
9560 Winter Gardens Blvd
Lakeside, CA 92040
Sat, June 3
1:00 – 5:00PM
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453 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Sun, June 4
1:00 – 5:00PM
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985 Tamarack Ave
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Sun, June 4
1:00 – 5:00PM
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2495 Truxton Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Sun, June 4
1:00 – 5:00PM
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7895 Highland Village Place
San Diego, CA 92129