This year, America’s Finest City celebrates its 10th-annual San Diego Beer Week (SDBW), honoring its vibrant indie brewing community, presented by the San Diego Brewers Guild and Lyft. From November 2-11, fans will enjoy more than 500 beer-centric events throughout the county, showing off the best of San Diego’s indie brewers. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or new to the scene, this week provides the chance to try all San Diego independent brewers have to offer.
The festivities begin with a Countywide Virtual Toast on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 PM PST. To join in the toast, fans can share photos or videos to social media using #SDBEER and #SDBW. Find a multitude of special events at participating breweries, tasting rooms, bars and restaurants at sdbeer.com/events.
New at Guild Fest
Guild Fest, the official kick-off party to SDBW on November 3, is completely revamped, starting with a brand-new location in Downtown San Diego at Embarcadero South. The day will be filled with unlimited beer samples from more than 60 independent breweries and food will be available to purchase from local craft beer-friendly restaurants.
For the first time ever, San Diego will host neighboring brewery guilds, including:
- Los Angeles County Brewers Guild
- Sacramento Brewers Guild
- Orange County Brewers Guild
- Mexicali Brewers Guild
- …And more to be announced!
Fans may also choose to celebrate with a VIP harbor cruise around San Diego Bay before the main event. Small food bites and specialty beers will be served aboard, including the 2018 Capital of Craft IPA.
Capital of Craft IPA
To celebrate San Diego’s craft beer community, members of the San Diego Brewers Guild collaborated to create Capital of Craft IPA, a West Coast-style IPA with citrus and tropical fruit qualities and a crisp hop finish. Fans can enjoy this beer starting November 2., and it will be on tap throughout San Diego County for a limited time.
San Diego Beer Week – The Capital of Craft