San Diego Festival of Beers 21St Anniversary

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21st Annual San Diego Festival of Beer Thanks to our Sponsors

This year we’re excited to celebrate our 21st year with the biggest and best festival yet!

This year’s Festival will return to the Broadway Pier. The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews. Inside the San Diego Festival of Beer, will be food items and munchies for sale in addition to a selection of fine wines for purchase by the glass.  Each ticket includes admission into the event, unlimited (2 oz) beer tastes and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug that is theirs to use throughout the evening and to keep when they go home.

Did you know the Festival is a cancer-fighting fundraiser? Yep, it is! And it’s raised over $600,000 to date!!

The San Diego Festival of Beer is a fundraiser staffed by volunteers with all proceeds benefiting local cancer charities. The San Diego Festival of Beer is the largest fundraiser of San Diego Professionals Against Cancer, a group of local business professionals, who in 1993, decided to throw a new kind of fundraiser. At the time, San Diego’s local beer scene was only just beginning and there were no other beer festivals in town. The newly reformed group asked some of their friends at local breweries to donate some beer and around 700 people showed up downtown at the Embarcadero to drink delicious craft beers for a great cause. Needless to say, the idea was a good one.
The festival has grown every year since, and now draws around 4,000 beer loving San Diegans. It takes an army of 300 amazing volunteers to run the event. To date, over half a million dollars has been raised and donated to local charities like Rady Children’s Hospital and Cancer Angels.


The San Diego Festival of Beer is awarding free entry to San Diego residents who share the same 21st birthday with the cancer-fighting fest! The first 21 beer lovers (who were born on September 18, 1994) to come to the festival’s main entrance on Sept. 18 with a valid ID will receive a complimentary ticket to the festival, where they can celebrate the landmark birthday in style!

Please join us on Friday, September 18 as we get together with our friends and raise a pint for a great cause.

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