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San Diego Beer Fest 2016 Is Around the Corner

By Mike in Downtown San Diego Lifestyle with 0 Comments

This fall, the Broadway Pier will host the 22nd Annual San Diego Festival of Beer, an indoor/outdoor event showcasing almost 60 breweries and 120 varieties of beer. It will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm. Because entry to the event is restricted to adults 21 and over, a photo ID with a birth date is required before entrance to the event.

Featured Brews

Like almost everyone else in San Diego, at 92101 Urban Living, we love a good craft brew. The festival is a great way to discover a variety of breweries, from nationally known brands such as Guinness to San Diego’s own Bay City Brewing Company. In addition to a selection of beer from across the country, local food and munchies will be for sale, as well as a selection of fine wines.


Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, a premier blues act featuring some of the most talented musicians in San Diego, will be performing at the event. Two local radio stations, KGB 101 and Rock 105.3 will also have booths set up, playing classic rock music on the front of Broadway Pier.

Tickets to the Event

Tickets for the festival can be purchased prior to the event online or at the gate. Through the end of August, general admission tickets are available online for $40. Beginning September 1st and at the gate, the price jumps to $50. There are also discounted tickets available for designated drivers at the price of $30 each. General admission tickets include admission to the event, as well as unlimited tastings and a two-ounce tasting glass. The first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir tasting mug as well!

Not only is the San Diego Festival of Beer a great way to have a good time with live music and delicious brews, it is also the largest fundraiser of San Diego Professionals Against Cancer. Since the fundraiser began in 1993, it has raised over $600,000 to be donated to Rady Children’s Hospital and Cancer Angels. The Festival is completely run by volunteers.

If you decide to attend, and you aren’t the DD, don’t drink and drive. While you might just be coming from your downtown San Diego condo, it’s worth it to call a car, take a taxi, or try out the new FRED rideshare program. ')}