Southern California isn’t just a place notable for its near- perfect weather, it’s also a place known for its over-the-top beer scene. San Diego rightfully receives most of the attention from craft beer fans, but nearby Carlsbad also has its share of craft brew, with new breweries opening at a rapid pace. And local beer will be on display and ready for drinking this weekend for the Carlsbad Brewfest sponsored by Harrah’s Resort Southern California and SR-76 Beer Works. Here is a quick rundown of the essentials:
Event: Carlsbad Brewfest, featuring 60+ craft beers and ciders from 33+ craft breweries and cideries located in Carlsbad and surrounding areas. The festival will also feature live music performed by local band OSS “Oceanside Sound System,” games, and food from local eateries.
Date and Time: Carlsbad Brewfest is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: The festival will take place at Holiday Park located at 3400 Pio Pico St., Carlsbad, CA.
Participating Breweries: The Carlsbad Brewfest is your chance to sample new beer from some of the area’s finest breweries. Participating breweries include Belching Beaver, Booze Brothers, Coronado Brewing Co. Culver Beer, Karl Strauss, New Belgium, SR76, Figueroa Mountain, Latitude 33, Bell’s Inspired Brewing, Firestone Walker, Arcana Brewing, Ballast Point, Absolution, Modern Times, Ironfire Brewing, Legacy Brewing, Bear Republic, Mike Hess, Wiseguy Brewing, Lost Coast, Burgeon Beer, 2 Towns Cider, Four Peaks, Midnight Jack, Refuge Brewery, Rouleur Brewing, Green Flash, Alpine Beet, Guadalupe Brewery and Newtopia.
Admission: $50 gains each adult admission to the festival with full drinking rights. Designated drivers are welcome and will receive a non- drinking pass for only $10. To make an already great deal even better, guests are encouraged to book a stay at nearby West Inn & Suites. Logon to www.westinnandsuites.com , select your room, and enter promo code BREW. You can also make your reservation via phone at 866-431-9378, making sure to mention the same BREW promo code. Then, just bring your printed reservation AND room key to the event for $15 off the regular ticket price! That’s only $35 per person for an afternoon of beer, food, and entertainment.
Carlsbad Brewfest is more than just a beer festival. It is also a charitable fundraiser, with a portion of proceeds earmarked to support Carlsbad Hi- Noon Rotary. Not only do you get to sip on tasty suds, you can be comforted in knowing that part of your expenditures will go toward helping others in need.
Southern California is amazing for countless reasons but its craft beer scene is certainly one of its standouts. Carlsbad Brewfest is the perfect excuse to add more unique beers to your Untappd account while basking in the pleasantness of this lovely seaside town. Visit www.carlsbadbrewfest.org for more information, and make your way to Holiday Park for a weekend afternoon of beer drinking and fun, just north of San Diego.