San Diego International Beer Festival

June 14-16, 2019

Five Sessions. Hundreds of Beers. One Glass.

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Save on ticketing fees by purchasing in person at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Box Office.

Session General Admission VIP Lounge
SESSION 1:
Friday, June 14, 2019: 1pm-4pm
$60
Sale: $50 before April 6th
$115
Sale: $105 before April 6th
SESSION 2:
Friday, June 14, 2019: 5pm-8pm
$60
Sale: $50 before April 6th
$115
Sale: $105 before April 6th
SESSION 3:
Saturday, June 15, 2019: 12noon-3pm
$60
Sale: $50 before April 6th
$115
Sale: $105 before April 6th
SESSION 4:
Saturday, June 15, 2019: 4pm-7pm
$60
Sale: $50 before April 6th
$115
Sale: $105 before April 6th
SESSION 5:
Sunday, June 16, 2019: 1pm-4pm
$60
Sale: $50 before April 6th
$115
Sale: $105 before April 6th
Special Event!
GOLD MEDAL BEER PAIRING DINNER:
Thursday, June 13, 2019: 6pm-8:30pm
$78

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: $60

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 VIP session, and admission to the San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons | Vons.
Ticket Price: $115

VIP Lounge Menu

Menu: “There is no Place like Home”

Presented by Chef Barry Schneider, Premier Food Services

Achiote Marinated Beer Braised Heritage Pork “Pibil” Sope
  • Guacamole | Caramelized Pineapple Salsa
  • La Fe Tortilleria Chips | Fresh Salsa Bar
Slow Cooked All Natural Brandt Beef Pot Roast “Slider”
  • Sharp White Cheddar | Mountain Meadow Mushroom Ragout | Potato Roll
  • House Made Kettle Chips | Mesquite Buttermilk Ranch Dip
“Beeramisu”

Just like Tiramisu but with Beer!

  • Ladyfingers soaked in Clown Shoes Brewery Mocha Sombreo Chocolate Stout with Coffee and Vanilla | Cocoa Shavings | Mascarpone | Cocoa Shavings

Menu: Ballast Point Brewery Station

Presented by Chef Colin MacLaggan

“Bonito Blonde Ale” Ceviche
  • Citrus Marinated Local Rock Fish | Bay Shrimp | Jicama | Mango | Cilantro | Avocado | Cucumber
Duck Confit Tostada
  • Blue Cheese Foam | Crispy Duck | Pickled Onion | Micro Cilantro | “Sour Wench” Syrup
“Victory at Sea” Tartelettes
  • Coffee & Vanilla Ganache | Fresh Raspberry

Menu: O’Brien’s Pub / Nickel Brewery Station

Presented by Chef Tyson Blake

Fermented Radish “Taco”
  • Charred Root Vegetables | Chipotle | Chicharon | Baby Cilantro
Birthday Bacon
  • Chili Mango Butter | Pepita Herb Salad | Jicama
Nickel Cake
  • Citrus Lambic Lebneh | Brewers Malt Granola

Beer Pairing Dinner

Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Be the first to taste Gold Medal Award Winning Beers at this exclusive beer dinner experience! 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, preferred parking and a swag bag. (does not include entry into the Beer Festival)
Ticket Price: $78

MENU: Gold Medal Beer Pairing Dinner


Welcome Station

  • Tray Passed American Style IPA
  • Local Charcuterie from Pete Balistreri:
  • Rosemary Garlic & Chili Fennel Salumi | Truffle Ham
  • Cornichons | Temecula Olives | Whole Grain Pale Ale Mustard
  • A Selection of California Cheeses
  • Bread & Cie Baguettes | Rustic Bakery Flatbreads

First Course Paired with American Fruit Wheat Beer

Chef Tyson Blake, O’Brien’s Pub / Nickel Brewery

Fermented Radish “Taco” | Charred Root Vegetables | Chipotle | Chicharon | Baby Cilantro


Second Course Paired with Golden, Blonde or a Beer Flight

Chef Barry Schneider, Premier Food Services

Crispy Heritage Farms Kurobuta Pork Belly “Sisig” | Pickled Papaya “Atchara”


Third Course Paired with a Smoked Porter

Chef Laura Bruce, Brandt Beef, Ranch 45 Restaurant

Smoked All Natural Brandt Beef Eye of Rib | Israeli Cous Cous| Charred Eggplant| Stone Fruit| Bitter Greens| Sour Cherry Smoked Porter Reduction


Dessert Paired with Southern Tier Imperial Mocha Blended Stout with Jahva & Choklat

Chef Barry Schneider, Premier Food Services

“Beeramisu” Just like Tiramisu but with Beer! Ladyfingers soaked in Clown Shoes Brewery Mocha Sombreo Chocolate Stout with Coffee and Vanilla | Cocoa Shavings | Mascarpone | Cocoa Shavings

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: $20 for Fair Admission or $68 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: $70.50 for General Admission or $125.50 for the VIP Lounge