San Diego International Beer Festival

June 15-17, 2018

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

Tickets


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Tickets!

Tickets will go on sale in March.

Session General Admission VIP Lounge
SESSION 1:
Friday, June 15, 2018: 12noon-4pm
TBD TBD
SESSION 2:
Friday, June 15, 2018: 5pm-9pm
TBD TBD
SESSION 3:
Saturday, June 16, 2018: 11am-3pm
TBD TBD
SESSION 4:
Saturday, June 16, 2018: 4pm-8pm
TBD TBD
SESSION 5:
Sunday, June 17, 2018: 12noon-4pm
TBD TBD
New This Year
GOLD MEDAL BEER PAIRING DINNER:
Thursday, June 14, 2018: 6pm-8:30pm
TBD

All Ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

San Diego International Beer Festival

General Admission

Includes San Diego International Beer Festival session admission, souvenir tasting glass with unlimited 1-ounce samplings of hundreds of beers, and admission to the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons | Vons.
Ticket Price: TBD/TBD, depending on session

VIP: San Diego International Beer Festival

VIP Lounge

Includes half-hour early session admission to the San Diego International Beer Festival, souvenir glass with unlimited 6-ounce beer samplings, access to a special lounge area overlooking the beer festival, several VIP food stations (with craft beers selected to complement the menu), and unlimited grazing for the first two hours of each session, and admission to the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons | Vons.
Ticket Price: TBD 

MENU: Baja Med Tasting Station

Presented by Executive Chef Barry Schneider of Premier Food Services at the Del Mar Fairgrounds & Racetrack. All courses are paired with award-winning beers from the San Diego International Beer Competition.

Mini Sope Trio
  • Duck “Pibil” | Caramelized Pineapple Salsa | Chipotle Crema
  • Ahi Tuna “Aguachile” | Guacamole | Micro Cilantro
  • Pork Carnitas | Pickled Onions | Cotija Cheese | Salsa Verde
Queso Fundido
  • Fonduta con Chorizo | Mexican Cheese Fondue with Chorizo
  • Fonduta con Rajas y Cebbolas | Mexican Cheese Fondue with Roasted Sweet Peppers and Onions | Served with Freshly Made Flour Tortillas off our Comal
Campechana Y Ceviche
  • Bay Shrimp Campechana | Spicy Tomato Sauce | Cucumbers | Avocado
  • Fresh Baja White Seabass Ceviche | Julienne Peppers and Onions | Lemon | Lime & Orange Juice | Pickled Jalapenos
  • Served with La Fe Tortilleria Corn Tortilla Chips
Bunuelos Bar & Caramel Apples
  • Freshly Made Cinnamon Sugar Buneulos & Hand Dipped Caramel Apples
  • Porter or Stout Chocolate Sauce | Dulce de Leche Caramel | Raspberry Coulis | Whipped Cream | Fresh Berries | Toasted Coconut | Mixed Nut Topping

MENU: Ballast Point Tasting Station

Presented by Executive Chef Colin MacLaggan of Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits. All courses are paired with award-winning beers from the San Diego International Beer Competition.

Cold
  • Compressed Watermelon Salad | Sesame Crusted Fijian Tombo | “Pescadero Pilsner” Smoked Shallot Vinaigrette | Wild Arugula
Hot
  • Pork & Peaches | Crispy Pork Belly | Grilled Peaches | Ricotta Salata | Spiced Honey
Sweet
  • Assorted Mini “Victory at Sea” Ganache & Mixed Berry Tartlets

MENU: Belching Beaver Tasting Station

Presented by Executive Chef Ramiro Guerra of Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill. All courses are paired with award-winning beers from the San Diego International Beer Competition.

Andouille Corn Dogs
  • Southern Style Andouille Sausage dipped in our Hop Highway 78 IPA Cornmeal Batter and served with our Me So Honey Mustard Dressing
Fried Cauliflower And Leeks
  • Local Organic Cauliflower Fried and half way through cooking we add the
    Leeks and toss with a Honey Ponzu Sauce
Cubano Slider
  • Rabid Beaver Braised Pork | Ham | Swiss Cheese | Pickles | Mustard


VIP Mancraft Corner

New! Partnering with Charity Wings Art Center we bring you a hands-on VIP beer craft area that’s fun for all ages! Exercise your creative muscle and think outside the “beer box” with a variety of upcycled beer-centric crafts for the whole family to enjoy!


Father’s Day

New! On Father’s Day Share a VIP experience with the whole family at the San Diego International Beer Festival! Kids under 11 eat free, ages 12-20 have special pricing and everyone’s invited to enjoy the Craft Soda Bar! Flex your creative muscle at the Mancraft Corner and make Dad a unique Pretzel Tie and Beer Box Visor, or a variety of other beer-centric upcycled crafts for the whole family to enjoy!

Beer Pairing Dinner

Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Get a sneak peek the night before the Beer Festival! Watch as the Festival is built and taste Gold Medal Award Winning Beers before anyone else! Enjoy a one-hour reception and a four course plated dinner. Each course paired with a Gold Medal Award Winning Beer from the San Diego International Beer Competition. Includes Fair Admission, dinner, and preferred parking. (does not include entry into the Beer Festival)
Ticket Price: TBD

MENU: Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner

Welcome Station

Gold Medal Beer Pairing:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company Mosaic Session IPA

  • Tray Passed American Style IPA
  • Local Charcuterie from Pete Balistreri | Rosemary Garlic & Chili Fennel Salumi | Dry Aged Berkshire Proscuitto | Truffle Ham Cornichons | Temecula Olives | Whole Grain Pale Ale Mustard Bread & Cie Baguettes | Rustic Bakery Flatbreads
First Course Paired with American Fruit Wheat Beer

Gold Medal Beer Pairing:
North Park Beer Company Covington Cream Ale

Hamachi Crudo | Cucumber | Ruby Finger Lime Caviar | Aguachile Vinaigrette

Second Course Paired with Golden or Blonde Beer

Gold Medal Beer Pairing:
Brouwerij Huyghe Delirium Tremens

Spicy Shellfish “Cioppino” | Wild Shrimp | Carlsbad Mussels | Chorizo Bilbao | Shellfish Broth | Grilled Ciabatta

Third Course Paired with a Smoked Porter

Gold Medal Beer Pairing:
Rip Current Brewing Java Storm

All Natural Porter Braised Brandt Beef Short Rib | Bacon Cheddar Polenta | Grilled Asparagus | Chipotle Demi-Glace

Dessert Paired with Mead or Cider

Gold Medal Beer Pairing:
Redstone Meadery Apple Nectar Mead

Golden Raspberry & Apple Cobbler | Vanilla Haagen-Dazs | Mead Caramel Sauce

Not Drinking? Come anyway!

Non-drinking Admission

Designated drivers, family members and friends can all visit the San Diego International Beer Festival for free with admission to the San Diego County Fair! A non-drinking VIP experience is also available for purchase onsite at the Fairgrounds Box Office or by calling the Box Office directly at (858) 792-4252.
Ticket Price: TBD for Fair Admission or TBD for the non-drinking VIP Lounge

Public Transportation

Fair Tripper

Let us be your designated driver! Adding a Fair Tripper ticket includes round-trip transportation using the COASTER, SPRINTER, or BREEZE.
Ticket Price: TBD for General Admission or TBD for the VIP Lounge