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San Diego Homebrew Festival & Competition
Location: 2896 North Park Way (map)
Date and Time: March 10 from noon to 4 p.m.
Age Restrictions: 21 and over only
Ticket Cost: $35 for standard tickets, $10 for designated drivers

The second Saturday in March will see multiple exciting beer-related events happening across town. In addition to the Best Coast Beer Fest and the Rock Star Beer and Music Festival at Humphreys at the Bay, there will be an event in San Diego celebrating local home brewers! In a city with an avid beer community, it’s fun to highlight hobbyists and those who are passionate about brewing.

The San Diego Homebrew Festival & Competition will draw people from all over the city to celebrate the homemade creations of other craft brew enthusiasts. This event will take place in the parking lot behind North Park Observatory Theater (The North Park Mini Park Site), and is sure to be a lot of fun for brewers and beer lovers alike!


Enjoy All the Tastings You Want for One Price!

There will be over three-dozen home-brewed beers available, as well as multiple local craft beer brewers in attendance. Those with general admission tickets can enjoy as many tastings of incredible, locally made beer as they’d like for the four hours of the festival. There will also be retail and supply vendors, food merchants and more. In addition to enjoying great drinks and tasty food, you can talk about the details of the process with beer professionals on site.

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Tickets are available online here. Those who want to enjoy unlimited tastings for four hours can pay just $35 for this exciting event. People who want to attend, perhaps with a friend, but won’t be drinking, can get a designated driver ticket for just $10.

Beer-Related Fun While Supporting a Great Cause

Like many of the best events in the San Diego area, the San Diego Homebrew Festival & Competition benefits a non-profit organization! The event was created and is put on by the Friends of Jefferson, a non-profit association that raises funds and builds community awareness for the local elementary school. Since 2015, this event has grown to be one of the biggest fundraisers for the group, with the proceeds directly benefiting Jefferson Elementary school.

If you actually brew and you’d like to take part in the competition, you will need to donate at least five gallons of beer via keg, bottles or growlers. You will also have to provide any necessary dispensing equipment. However, there will be a judged award with First, Second and Third place prizes, as well as a Best in Show award that attendees get to vote for.