San Diego International Beer Festival

June 14-16, 2019

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

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Beer Stage Schedule

We’ve teamed up with The Homebrewer to offer some hands-on programming. Whether your interests lie in the complexities of the science behind the suds, or the simple joy of combining food with your favorite beverage, our stage offers a variety of educational and entertaining offerings.

The stage schedule varies for each session.



SESSION 1
2:00PM
Friday, June 14
Annual Strawberry Belgian Blonde Release Paired with Fresh Summer Involtini presented by Viewpoint Brewing Co Enjoy a Seasonal beer release and summer food pairing curated by the talented brewers and chefs at Viewpoint Brewing Co. Located on the natural preserve right across from the Fairgrounds, Viewpoint is one of the most beautiful location in San Diego to enjoy quality craft beer and cuisine.
3:00PM
Friday, June 14
Beer Crafts with the Women’s Craft Collective Get creative with the Women’s Craft Beer Collective as we learn some knot skills to craft a personalized key fob/bottle opener.  Never be without a way to get your beer open again!
SESSION 2
6:00PM
Friday, June 14
Let’s Get Fried! Presented by Chicken Charlie’s and Societe Brewing You won’t want to miss this ultimate Fair and Beer Collaboration with the legendary Chicken Charlies and Societe Brewing as they delight your tastebuds in this first ever fried collaboration.
7:00PM
Friday, June 14
AleSmith Barrel Aged Pairings presented by Anthony Chen Interested in the art of barrel-aging and blending beers? Anthony Chen, Lead Brewer/Manager at AleSmith, BJCP National level beer judge, and co-Intstuctor with Peter Zien for the UCSD Barrell-Aging Course, will be joined by Alesmith Quality Analyst Lead, Peter Cronin to discuss the story behind the newly opened barrel-aged beer speakeasy Anvil & Stave Room and provide interactive barrel-aged beer blending basics behind this in-depth demo.
SESSION 3
12:30PM
Saturday, June 15
AWARDS CEREMONY The San Diego International Beer Competition Awards Ceremony is the ultimate highlight of the festival. Every brewery at the festival is there because they participated in the San Diego International Beer Competition earlier this Spring. The awards ceremony is the main event where the Best of Show is announced and top winning breweries are awarded.
2:00PM
Saturday, June 15
Wild Barrel Brewing, Dr. Bill Sysak and So Rich! Chocolates Wild Barrel Brewing and Founder of Wild Barrel, Dr. Bill Sysak of Master Pairings, will be partnering with So Rich! Chocolates again for a Craft Beer Pairing. This year, Johna of So Rich and Dr. Bill will be collaborating to bring you a perfect match of Craft Beer and Hand Made Baked Goodies.
SESSION 4
6:00PM
Saturday, June 15
DIY: Brewing Hand Made Beer Soap presented by Beer Can Soap You know the difference between corporate beer and craft beer. Now, learn what makes craft beer soap so different from corporate soap- from the feel, scent, beer and ingredients. In this demo, you’ll taste some beer and smell some scents so you could imagine what your own beer soap would smell like.
7:00PM
Saturday, June 15
Beer and Cheese 101 presented by Venissimo Cheese You do not want to miss this decadent demo that will pair Venissimo specialty cheeses with gourmet craft beers. Cheese master, Rob Graff will teach you the beer and cheese pairing theory so you can throw your own pairing parties! You can also sign up for a class at one of their San Diego Locations.
SESSION 5
2:00PM
Sunday, June 16
The Ultimate Homebrew Tasting! Presented by Garage Brewing Co, Pauma Casino and our 2018 Best of Show Homebrew Competition Winner Kicking off Sunday’s SDIBF session dedicated to the Homebrewer, Garage Brewing Co. and our 2018 Homebrew Competition Winner have teamed up to brew the 2018 Best of Show Beer from our Homebrew Competition. We’ll tap this award-winning beer and share a few more top Garage Brewing Co. beers in this muti-course tasting paired with amazing food from the culinary team at Pauma Casino.
3:00PM
Sunday, June 16
How to Judge like a Pro, presented by The Homebrewer Did you know that you too can be a certified Beer Judge? The process is detailed but straightforward, and will also teach you how to improve your beer drinking and appreciation everywhere you go. Join Master Ranked Beer Judge, Doug Brown, as he describes the basic process for evaluating beers for competition and how to start the process yourself. You will taste beers alongside Doug so that you can get started on the right foot.