A couple of good beer festivals this weekend.
13th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer
Tonight is the 13th Annual San Diego Festival of Beer in Downtown San Diego. The $25 admission fee gets you 10 tastes, and there’ll be 50 or so microbreweries on hand, so there’s plenty to choose from.
Best of all, all the proceeds from this event go to cancer research (just another way beer helps the world be a better place).
The San Diego Festival of Beer runs from 6pm to 11pm. You can get information and tickets right here.
Side Note: If you’ve still got energy after the festival, there’s a number of great beer bars and restaurants within walking distance from the event. We did a write up on a few of them a couple of weeks ago over at Hop Talk. You can read about the downtown San Diego beer scene (complete with Google map) right here.
Great Tucson Beer Festival
Tomorrow we’re getting up early and driving to Arizona to participate in the Great Tucson Beer Festival at Hi Corbett Field (spring training home to the Colorado Rockies) in downtown Tucson.
That event is $35 and runs from 6pm to 10pm and should be a blast. I’m looking forward to tasting beers from all over the southwest that I’ve never had an opportunity to try (plus I’ve never been to a beer festival in a baseball stadium). Oh — and we’ll actually be pouting beer for Port Brewing / Lost Abbey, so if you make it to the even be sure to drop by our station and say hello.
You can find complete information on Great Tucson Beer Festival right here.
And if you can’t make either event, I still hope you have the opportunity to celebrate the Autumnal Equinox properly by raising a glass to the gods and paying them tribute for a good barley harvest.