The happening draws beer enthusiasts from around the United States and the world— as far as Japan, Australia and the United Kingdom. Craft beer has a longstanding and significant financial impact on the region. Last year, San Diego’s robust craft beer industry produced an impressive economic impact of approximately $1.2 billion, driving a total industry revenue of $848 million.
The 10-day event begins on Friday, November 1st and kicks off with a countywide virtual toast at 7:30 p.m. PST — fans can take part by sharing photos on social media using #SDBEER and #SDBW. The beer-centric festivities continue through Sunday, November 10th and consist of more than 500 special events held at participating breweries, tasting rooms, bars and restaurants around the county. For a complete list of SDBW events, visithttps://sdbw.sdbeer.com/events or download the SD BEER App, a mobile application that gives beer enthusiasts access to events, an interactive map, brewery profile listings and more.
Key San Diego Brewers Guild-hosted events:
2019 Guild Fest – Presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild and the Port of San Diego: Saturday, November 2nd – 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This year, 2019 Guild Fest, the official start to SDBW and a showcase of 60+ San Diego County independent craft breweries, takes place in San Diego’s vibrant downtown at Embarcadero Marina Park North. The high-energy event features unlimited samples of 100+ local, craft beers and food for purchase from popular local food trucks and restaurants, including URBN Catering, Global Tacos Grill and Bread & Cheese Catering.
VIP pass holders will first enjoy a one-hour San Diego Harbor Cruise, brought to you by Flagship Cruises & Events, (boarding at 11 a.m. and promptly departing at 11:30 a.m.) before the main event and get early festival entry at 1:30 p.m. Guild Fest benefits the San Diego Brewers Guild and I Love A Clean San Diego.
Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines: Sunday, November 10th – 12 to 3 p.m.
Closing out SDBW is the Beer Garden at the beautiful Arroyo Terrace of The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Guests will enjoy unlimited tasters of local craft beers from 28 breweries, creatively paired with food prepared by 14 chefs, including Jason McLeod of Consortium Holdings, Jason Knibb of Nine-Ten and Brad Wise of Trust Restaurant . The sell-out event is a can’t-miss culmination of the week’s happenings, complete with live musical entertainment and stunning panoramic ocean views.
The Beer Garden benefits the San Diego Brewers Guild and Chef Celebration. 2019 Capital of Craft IPA
TICKETS: Tickets are available at sdbw.sdbeer.com2019 Guild Fest:General admission passes ($50 + tax and service fees) include:
● Unlimited samples from more than 60 local, independent breweries
● Food available to purchase from local craft beer-friendly restaurants and food trucks
● A commemorative tasting cup
● Tasting session from 2 to 5 p.m.
VIP passes ($105 + tax and service fees) include:
● Ticket for a 60-minute VIP Harbor Cruise, brought to you by Flagship Cruises & Events
*Boards at 11 a.m. and promptly departs at 11:30 a.m.
● One general admission pass to 2019 Guild Fest
● Pint of the 2019 Capital of Craft IPA
● Small food bites and specialty beers aboard the boat
● Beer samples during both the VIP Harbor Cruise and Guild Fest
● Early entrance into the main festival, beginning at 1:30 p.m.The Beer Garden at the Lodge at Torrey Pines:General admission ticket ($85 + tax and services fees) includes:
● Unlimited beer samples
● Unlimited food samples
WHEN: San Diego Beer Week: Friday, November 1st – Sunday, November 10th Official kick-off event, 2019 Guild Fest: Saturday, November 2th from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closing event, Beer Garden at The Lodge at Torrey Pines: Sunday, November 10th from 12 – 3 p.m.WHERE: 2019 Guild Fest:
Embarcadero Marina Park North 400 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101Beer Garden:
The Lodge at Torrey Pines 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd. La Jolla, CA 92037
WHO: The San Diego Brewers Guild is proud to be a source for breweries, tradespeople, restaurants and craft beer aficionados. Founded in 1997, the Guild is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote San Diego breweries and create an open line of communication between brewers — connecting a strong and vibrant community. As the American craft beer movement becomes further ingrained in the mainstream marketplace, our local brewing scene will continue to play an important role in the developing conversation as well as the history of craft beer as a whole. For more information about the San Diego Brewers Guild and its members, visit sdbeer.com or follow @SDBrewers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (facebook.com/SDBrewersGuild).
Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding.